Colorado business training, workshops, and events

Webinar on Water Loss and Asset Management for Small Water Systems
July 23 at 12:00 p.m. MT
Utility mapping can assist your water system with asset management and water loss reduction if you know how to utilize it correctly. Join the Smart Management for Small Water Systems project this webinar that will answer all your questions about mapping for water loss and asset management. Examples of topics include: different maps, mapping, and data collection technologies; types of attributes that can be collected; and the analysis that can be done within the context of an asset management and water loss reduction framework. Register and learn more here .
Colorado’s Mutual Prosperity (COMP) Program Informational Webinar
July 25 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Offered by the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC).  This webinar covers the recently announced Colorado’s Mutual Prosperity (COMP) Program, a program designed to encourage collaboration between key economic development stakeholders in Colorado’s urban and rural communities by expanding the benefits of large, urban job creation projects.
Learn how the program will be implemented and how it will use existing economic development tools to incentivize employers to hire on-site employees in urban communities as well as remote employees in rural communities. This program also includes an incentive for companies who allow employees to work in a rural location at least three days a week. A Strategic Fund cash incentive in addition to applying for Job Growth Incentive Tax Credits (JGITC) is now available.  More info here.  
Global Business Development Opportunities Lunch-n-Learn: Growing in Germany & Doing Business in Dubai
July 31, 11:30am-1:00pm – FREE event – RSVP HERE
OCO Global, in collaboration with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, are hosting a lunch and learn discussion on opportunities for Colorado companies to expand into Europe and the Middle East. On behalf of OEDIT, OCO Global provide international expansion services to Colorado companies as they look to export to Europe and the Middle East. Join Gareth Hagan, OCO’s Commercial Director as he presents opportunities for you to succeed across these diverse markets. This event is free and open to the public.
Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center Workshops
Join SBDC in the Vail Valley for these workshops – more info and register
Finance Essentials for Small Business – August 8
Startup to Scale Up – September 13-14
ROAR Women’s Leadership Conference
August 4 in Breckenridge
ROAR will focus on developing emotional intelligence through keynote address from a local life coach and exercises designed to improve leadership abilities.
AARP Livable Communities Conference
August 21 at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge  – FREE!
Nearly one out of every five Coloradans will be 65 years or older by 2030, a demographic shift that holds both challenges and opportunities for Colorado communities.
AARP Colorado is organizing a one day conference that will bring together national, state and local policy experts with government and community leaders to explore the potential creation and development of age- friendly communities for people of all ages. The conference will feature presentations on best practices by local communities and opportunities for future networking.  Attendance is free, a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. To rsvp or for additional information please respond to the AARP Colorado State Office at:


The 2019 CML Annual Seminar on Municipal Law 
Sept. 27-28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park.
This seminar provides expert Colorado-specific information relevant to the daily practice of municipal attorneys in the state, as well as opportunities to network with peers. CML has contracted special lodging rates, and online reservations and registration are now open. For more details, visit 
Small Town, Big ideas: Downtown Institute for Business
Sept. 10 in Manitou Springs – More info and register here
Across the country and the world communities are realizing to the power of the creative economy and experiential business. Manitou Springs has been supporting creative entrepreneurs before it was trendy, and in partnership with Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) and APA Colorado will share the tools, resources, and networks essential to building the systems to feed the business ecosystem.  Join us for this innovative day in collaboration with the Manitou Arts Center and Start Up Colorado Springs!
American Planning Association Colorado Conference: 
Elevated Planning: Balancing Place and Change! 
Sept. 18-20 in Snowmass Village, CO – more info and register here
Check out the preliminary program and register online at
Grand County Economic Summit
September 12 at the Headwaters Center in Winter Park
Come join for the afternoon to hear about: Colorado Demographer – State and Grand County projections; Northwest Regional Workforce Center – cost of living and employee wages; updates and work station. Agenda coming soon!
Housing  Colorado Now Annual Conference
Oct. 8 – 11 – Keystone, CO
In 2019, the Housing Colorado Now Annual Conference will celebrate 31 years as Housing Colorado’s
signature event, which gathers affordable housing professionals for creative, inspiring, and thought-provoking education. We will continue to build from our past successes to shape Colorado’s future-a future of more affordable options and excellent, safe housing for all. The time for solutions and collaboration is now! Come join us as we tackle the big issues together and find ways to develop and preserve our state’s housing.
Campsight Breck 
Sept. 22-24
An innovation and marketing unconference for outdoor industry brands, adventurous visionaries and bold storytellers. More info here!
Sustainable Tourism Training Program
October 28-29 in Vail, Colorado
Offered by Walking Mountains Sustainability and Actively Green.
Gain practical insights and effective steps to improve your sustainability practices Learn best practices and standards for sustainability in tourism and hospitality Earn a certificate in Sustainable Tourism. Register at:
Drive, Lead, Succeed Conference – Economic Development Council of Colorado
October 9 – 11 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs CO – more info here
This annual conference aims to provide the knowledge, tools, and connections that are vital to foster a growing Colorado economy:  Gather the industry’s top influencers and thought leaders together to share knowledge and answer questions that no one else can; offer new and vital tools and solutions to pressing economic issues facing Colorado’s professional economic development community;
Facilitate quality collaboration and opportunity to exchange fresh, new ideas among Colorado’s leading Economic Development professionals, business and non-profit leaders, government officials and more.
State Demography Summit
November 1st at Arapahoe Community College
Save the date for the 37th Annual State Demography Summit. This one-day summit will present updates to SDO population estimates and forecasts, and provide up-to-date information for county and municipal planners, data analysts, economic development professionals, and others.  This year’s summit will offer continuing education credits for real estate appraisers, real estate brokers and members of the American Institute for City Planners (AICP).  Registration will open September 2, 2019.