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Meals and Banquet Information
Meals and Banquet Information
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2016 Conference Dates

Thur. April 28 & Fri. Apr​​Il 29, 2016
Keystone Conference C​enter​
Keystone, CO​​​​​​​
The following meals are included in your full Partners in the Outdoors conference costs. 

Wednesday Evening

​Forever Colorado Social
Locally sourced small plate hors 'doeuvres



Opening Plenary Buffet Lunch 

  • Lunch will begin at 11:15am
    • Plenary Session will begin at 12:00pm
      • ​Meghan Chaney, Civic Canopy
        • ​2016 Partners in the Outdoors Map
      • ​Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, The Arvana Group
        • ​Cultural Relevancy in the Outdoors: What does it mean, and where do we begin

Networking Breaks

  • ​​C​offee, ice tea, lemonade and water will be provided​​.​​​​

​​Partners in the Outdoors Awards Banquet

​​​​​The Awards Banquet will begin after networking hour at 6:30pm. This plated dinner will be a celebration of all partner organizations in attendance.​ Business Formal/Semiformal Attire.

Banquet Speakers:

Bob Broscheid
Director​, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Bob Broscheid is an avid outdoorsman who loves Colorado and its abundant natural and recreational resources. Broscheid took the helm at Colorado Parks and Wildlife in 2013. He holds a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the National Conservation Leadership Institute. Prior to becoming Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, he was a biologist, Habitat Branch Chief and Deputy Director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.


Christian Beckwith

Director, SHIFT Festival

The founder and director of SHIFT and of its parent organization, The Center for Jackson Hole, Beckwith grew up on a farm in Maine, spent a year in Italy as an AFS student, received a BA in English Lit from the University of Vermont, and studied in Canterbury, Kent, England, as a Buckham Overseas Scholar (where he learned how to climb in the process). In 1994, he moved to Jackson, Wyoming, where he started his first publication, The Mountain Yodel. In 1996 he became the youngest person to edit the world’s premier mountaineering journal, The American Alpine Journal. In 2002 he co-founded Alpinist Magazine, an archival-quality climbing quarterly that Reinhold Messner called “the greatest climbing magazine in the world today.” More recently, he started the surfing, skiing and climbing extravaganza, The Alpinist Film Festival; coordinated the Teton Boulder Project, which developed a Jackson Hole bouldering park to honor Teton pioneers; launched Outerlocal, a social media website for adventure athletes; and started the Town Pump, a summertime bouldering series. He has made expeditions to Kyrgyzstan, Alaska, Peru and Tibet, skied the Grand Teton half a dozen times, and established numerous first ascents and descents around the world. Beckwith advocates a “place-first” approach to outdoor recreation that prioritizes the well-being of our places over the activities we love to do in them so that we may avoid the tragedy of the commons and the loss of John Muir’s legacy. He lives in Jackson with his wife, Dr. Giovannina Anthony, and their daughter, Soleil.


  • ​Morning Breakfast Buffet 
    • Breakfast will begin at 7:00am
  • Networking Breaks​
    Coffee, ice tea, lemonade and water will be provided​​.

  • Friday Keynote Speaker Plated Lunch​
    • ​Lunch will begin at 11:30am

​​CPW has made arrangements for dietary restrictions. When registering please note any needs you may have.

​If you have forgotten to include your dietary needs please contact Lauren Truit​t​ no later​ than April 20, 2016​. ​​​

Conference Sponsors & Planning Partners​​

Thank you to our 3rd Annual Partners in the Outdoors Conference Sponsors.


Contact Lauren Truitt
Phone: (303) 291-7252​​​​​​​​

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