Convention

Agenda

Convention Agenda

Plans are in the works another great agenda! Beginning in late fall we will publish the agenda for 2022. As usual, we will continue to provide many educational sessions.  Bring your staff members to enhance their knowledge.

The Tuesday Night Social Event is a work in progress. The theme will be announced in the fall.

The Wednesday Evening Banquet and Silent Auction won’t disappoint either!

Below is the agenda from the last convention so you can get an idea of the convention format.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Monday, Feb 3rd Schedule of Events
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vendor Setup
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM CROA Board of Directors Meeting- All Members Welcome
Tuesday, Feb 4th Schedule of Events
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Vendor Setup
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Show Registration
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Key Traveler Trends in Planning and Booking Adventure Experiences
Douglas Quinby, CEO, Arival
10:45 AM – 12:00 AM General Membership Meeting Part 1 – RESTRICTED TO MEMBERS ONLY
Board of Directors
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on Your Own
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CROA General Membership Meeting Part 2 – RESTRICTED TO MEMBERS ONLY
This meeting will include updates for recent and upcoming legislative work, public relation efforts and plans for 2020. The Board of Directors Election will be held.  A more detailed agenda will be available at the meeting.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Bureau of Land Management Discussion
Tim Finger | Colorado State Recreation Lead | U.S. Bureau of Land Management | Lakewood
K. Shane Dittlinger | Outdoor Recreation Planner | U.S. Bureau of Land Management | Kremmling Field Office
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Trade Show Open
Opening Reception
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM +++ Murder Mystery – Its back!  This was such a success last year that it was frequently requested again.  – Like last year, bring your Sherlock Holmes skills and we will bring the beer and food!
Wednesday, Feb 5th Schedule of Events
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee and Danish in Lobby
Trade Show Open – Make Appointments
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM Legal and Liability Issues Panel Discussion
Ryan Winter & Peter Middleton | Attorneys at Law | Hall & Evans, LLC | Denver
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Twelve Ways Not to Waste Your Marketing Dollars
Ethan H Decker, PHD | Applied Brand Science | Boulder
12:00 AM – 12:30 AM Drought risks to Colorado’s commercial rafting industry: learning from the past to plan for the future
Adam Wlostowski, PhD & Keith Jennings, PhD | Water Resource Scientists | Lynker | Boulder
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch for Attendees and Vendors
Keynote Speaker – Chris Akers | Economist | State Demography Office | Denver
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM Trade Show Open – DEDICATED VENDOR TIME
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Banquet and Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker –TBA
Update on the Colorado Water Plan by Colorado Trout Unlimited
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM Silent Auction and Door Prize Drawing
Thursday, Feb 6th Schedule of Events
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee and Danish in Lobby
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Trade Show Open
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM America Outdoors Association Update
Aaron Bannon | Executive Director | America Outdoors Association | Lander/Knoxville
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Worker Compensation Review – What Are You Missing
Wendy Strong Wilbanks, AINS CPCU | Senior Underwriter |  Pinnacol Assurance | Denver
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Google in 2020: What the changes in 2019 mean for your business in 2020
Richard Lesher | Account Director & Digital Strategist |VolumeNine, a digital marketing agency | Denver
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Keeping It In the River –  Instream Flow Water Rights and Recreational In Channel Diversions
Linda J Bassi | Chief | Stream and Lake Protection Section | Colorado Department of Natural Resources | Denver
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch in Vendor Hall
2:00 PM Trade Show Closes
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM What’s the Latest with the Recent & Proposed DOT Vehicle Rule Changes
Bob Randall | Attorney at Law | Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell | Denver
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Federal Motor Carrier Review

Ryan Byers | Trainer | Front Range Compliance Services | Arvada
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Vendor Take Down