Registration Rates: 
 - Member: $240
 - Non-Member: $300
 - Member One-Day: $175
 - Non-Member One-Day: $230
 ** Early registration ended on 9/14

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2015 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference
In it for the Long Haul
October 6-8, 2015
Westin Riverfront Resort
Avon, CO

2015 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference:
Register Today!

We are proud to announce the 10th Annual Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference, hosted by the Colorado Watershed Assembly, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education, and the Colorado Riparian Association. This conference, taking place in Avon, CO from October 6-8, 2015, works to expand cooperation and collaboration throughout Colorado in natural resource conservation, protection and enhancement by informing participants about new issues and innovative projects and through invaluable networking! 

In 2015, the conference will focus on what is needed to help ensure long-term sustainability for river health, public education, and organizational management.

Visit this page often for updates:
  • Registration is OPEN. Register online or by mail
  • The Conference Packet is now online! Find it here
  • The Draft Agenda is now online. Find it here
  • Sponsors - Interested in sponsoring the 2015 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference? Find the sponsor information form here and pay online here (you can also pay with check through mail using the sponsor form). If you have any questions, please email Bill McKee at for more information. 
  • Don't forget to book your hotel room at the Westin Riverfront Resort in Avon, CO by September 14! Reduced rates are available and the resort fee (which includes complimentary wireless, fitness center, daily newspaper, and parking) will be waived at checkout. Reserve soon for these reduced rates by calling 970-790-6000 and asking for the group rate for the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference or by going to our event specific website
Exciting events to look forward to at this year's conference include:
  • A packed agenda with a lot of interesting talks from accomplished speakers on a variety of topics focused on long-term sustainability. 
  • Two thought-provoking plenaries to open the conference - the first on defining resiliency in Colorado communities and the second on a case study in the Yampa. 
  • A captivating Keynote Address by Wallace J. Nichols, author of Blue Mind, followed by a book signing by the author. You can also purchase the book today to read before the conference for a more engaging experience during the keynote! Learn more about his Blue Marble Project, which aims to share random acts of kindness across the world here and by watching the video below!
  • Our first evening-only poster session on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00pm.
  • A screening of The Great Divide, a documentary film about the timeless influence of water in both connecting and dividing an arid state and region. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film's producer, Jim Havey.
  • Another exciting field workshop at Camp Hale on Thursday morning.
  • Free pre- and post-conference workshops for those who want to take advantage of the entire conference experience. More information about the workshops can be found here!
  • Interactive socials with important networking opportunities. 
  • And so much more!

Thanks to Tom Schillaci for creating the below video with highlights from the 2014 Conference!