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Pre-Conference Meetings
Pre-Conference Meetings
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2016 Conference Dates

Thur. April 28 & Fri. Apr​​Il 29, 2016
Keystone Conference C​enter​
Keystone, CO​​​​​​​


Each year the Partners in the Outdoors Conference offers the opportunity​​ to host a Pre-Conference meeting for all of our attendees and their respective ​organizations. 

Most of these meetings are open to the public as well as any interested conference attendees. Please contact the lead for each meeting if you wish to attend. 

Pre-Conference Annual Meetings
Thursday, April 28, 2016 9am-11am

​Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE)

Key Contact: Katie Navin   Email:​

Conn​​ecting Outdoor and Environmental Education to Standards

Join CAEE at the Partners in the Outdoors Conference for a pre-conference session to discuss how environmental and outdoor education programs can support and enhance standards based curriculum and activities being taught both in and outside the classroom.  During the session, we will:  

  • Provide the basics on how to navigate the Colorado State Academic Standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. ​​

  • Identify tools to help you correlate programs and lessons to academic standards to better speak to the teachers you serve.

  • Share information about available environmental education curriculum guidelines and resources.

Bring a resource with you to get started on your correlations!

 To register for this event visit

Colorado Scenic Byways - MEETNG WILL BEGIN AT 8:30am

Key Contact: Lenore Bates  Email:


  • National Scenic Byway Foundation Program Update 
  • Colorado Tourism Office
  • State Program Update (Economic Impact Tool)
  • New Program Guidance Summary
  • Roundtable (Bicycle Tourism...)

​​Friends of State Parks Rendezvous

Key Contact: Matt Gray   Email:​

Join the Friends of Colorado State Parks (CSP Friends), at their 2nd Annual Rendezvous during the Partners in the Outdoor Conference.  Our gathering will include updates on the statewide CSP Friends organization and the growing benefits this network will have for local individual groups across Colorado. 

In addition, we'll learn from expert trainer and messaging guru, Brianna Doby (CEO of Positive Rhetoric), about how to tell the story of our work (locally and statewide) to funders, supporters, and friends. Leader and members of State Park Friends Groups, you don't want to miss this amazing pre-conference session designed just for you!​​

​State of Colorado's Natural Resources ​
(Attendance by Invitation)

​Gateway Community Summit (National Parks Conservation Association-NPCA)
(Attendance by Invitation)

CPW ​Public Information Officers 
(Attendance by Invitation)

Colorado Outdoor Industry Advisory Council
(Attendance by Invitation)

Conference Sponsors & Planning Partners​​

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


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

Interested in becoming a sponsor?View Sponsorship Opportunities​​ Information