We invite you to join us at NATOA’s 40th Annual Conference being held August 31-September 3 in beautiful Denver, Colorado. Together we will ascend the very pinnacle of local government programming and communications policy from our luxurious base camp at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. (Ok, let me take a deep breath, give the mountaineering metaphors a rest and tell you about the plans we are making for a terrific conference.)
The Conference Committee and Colorado Communications and Utility Alliance (CCUA), NATOA’s Colorado Chapter, are planning an agenda that will provide you with useful information that is custom designed for our field. As always, NATOA’s Conference will provide a unique blend of educational sessions, roundtable discussions, networking events, keynote speakers, a tailor-matched exhibit hall with the vendors and consultants that you want to meet, and an exciting video awards event to close out the Conference. Be sure to check out the pre-conference opportunities for additional training opportunities that can be added on for a nominal fee.
On Wednesday we’ll be building in some free time with an opportunity to see a little of Denver prior to our reception at the Denver Athletic Club. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will have an opportunity to visit the nearby, stunning Denver Art Museum; stroll to the bustling 16th St. Mall or take-in the golden domed State Capitol. We will reconvene at the Denver Athletic Club for a fantastic event featuring delicious food, fun and games, plus an outdoor deck overlooking downtown Denver.
If you have time before or after the conference, you can take advantage of Denver’s beautiful mountain setting by hiking at the nation’s highest municipal parks, such as Echo Lake or Summit Lake, or drive all the way to the top of 14,264 ft Mt. Evans.Rocky Mountain National Park is a mere 90-minute drive from our hotel!
If you are staying in Denver after the Conference, join fellow NATOAn’s for a Colorado Rockies baseball game as they host the Cleveland Indians on September 4 at 6:40 pm at Coors Field. Colorado has so much to see and do, we encourage you to take advantage of the time there and the holiday weekend to make the most of your trip.
We look forward to seeing everyone as we hear from experts, learn from our colleagues, and introduce newcomers to the field at NATOA’s Annual Conference in Denver!