We are making some exciting changes at the APWA Colorado Chapter. Recently, the Chapter Officers initiated the planning for the first statewide APWA Annual Conference. The idea was conceived through a brainstorming meeting of several of the Past Presidents of APWA to reinvigorate our organization and keep it thriving while providing important services to our members. The Annual Conference will provide a broader networking and learning opportunity for all our members including a fun social event.
We have set the dates for the first full two-day conference for Monday, October 13th and Tuesday, October 14th of 2014, so mark your calendar. It is planned to be hosted at the beautiful Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in the Denver Tech Center, south of Denver just off of I-25. This Conference will replace the Management Conference we have been holding in May of each year. Therefore, no Management Conference in May of 2014. The good news is that this same committee along with some key APWA leadership veterans will be ushering in the new APWA Annual Conference with years of experience in planning and executing conferences. We are also considering moving the 2015 APWA Awards Banquet to be part of the new 2014 Annual Conference. However, the 2014 Awards Banquet will still be held this January of 2014.
The APWA Annual Conference will be hosted over two full days and will include a reception and evening entertainment on the first day of the conference. We will include both general sessions as well as two to three tracks to provide presentations on a variety of topics to serve all our APWA members. Our intent is to bring all our members together at one conference. We will be sending out surveys over the next months as we plan this grand event to hear from you on what topics you may be interested in learning about. We also want feedback on the evening event that you would find entertaining. So watch for those surveys and provide your responses. We are also considering putting out a Call for Papers, so look for that notice as well. We will also have sponsorship opportunities and will provide this information to participate as the Conference approaches.
We are looking forward to hosting this amazing event and hope that you will join us on October 13th and 14th of 2014 for the new APWA Annual Conference!
Sponsorship and registration information coming soon!