Colorado business training & workshops

Drive, Lead, Succeed Conference – Economic Development Council of Colorado
October 9 – 11 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs CO
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.
Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference
September 26 –  October 1 in Denver
The conference is an ideal environment for tourism experts and industry leaders to explore avenues to build upon past successes and discuss future directions. Participants may assess current activities and formulate new, innovative approaches to market the state and their individual locales and businesses. For more information and to register,
Building Better Places Training
Nov. 6 – 8 in Grand Junction
Effective local leadership is essential to successful communities. The Building Better Places training, Nov. 6-8, in Grand Junction, helps local leaders develop the skills they need to effectively plan for growth and change. Over two and a half days, community teams will cultivate leadership abilities and an understanding of planning, policy, development tools, community engagement, and strategies for implementation. Each team will leave the training with a shared understanding of market conditions, opportunities for quality growth, key barriers impacting projects in their community, and how to overcome them. Communities across the American West, including Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Utah are invited to apply to attend. Team applications are due Sept. 16. Visit programs/training.
CampSight Breck – Creating Good: How to Create Stories + Use Creative Marketing to “Nudge the Universe in a Positive Direction”
Sept. 22 in Breckenridge – Early bird registration ends Sept. 2 – Register here.
An innovation and marketing unconference for outdoor industry brands, adventurous visionaries and bold storytellers.  CampSight is back with a completely new format this fall.
It will be a one-day “Day Camp” — on Sunday, Sept. 22 with the Breck Film Fest + Breck Create.More info and register here. 

Deal Making with Urban Renewal: Western Slope Redevelopment & Reinvestment Symposium
September 16 & 17 in Montrose, Colorado
Offered by Downtown Colorado, Inc.  This workshop in the series will focus on strategies to make successful deals with urban renewal. Join us to continue the conversation and build on URA topics. We will focus on project proforma, closing the funding gap, successful negotiating, among other redevelopment topics. Agenda will be relased soon. Register here.
Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag
November 4-5 in Denver
Join the premier group of upcoming leaders who are building innovative solutions to the global challenges facing agriculture and transforming the food system.  Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag is designed to build a stronger future for our food and agriculture sector by bringing young and emerging leaders from across the agriculture and food supply chain together for hands-on industry relevant training and leadership development. Accepting nominations: We need your help in identifying the best of the best in food and ag! These are the next generation of top-tier leaders who are paving the way for a healthy, productive food system through their innovation, thought-leadership, and work ethic. Nomination period will run from now through September 13, 2019. You may nominate your emerging leader(s) once per day. We’re looking for a brief description of why they’re a great leader in food or ag, their name, and a photo, if you have one. Nominate here.  More info on the 2-day event here.
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.
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:
State Demography Summit
November 1st at Arapaho 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.
Land Use Law Annual Conference
December 5 & 6 in Denver
Now in its 25th year, Tom Ragonetti’s Annual Conference on land use law takes place Dec. 5-6, in Denver. This conference gathers the top experts and land use professionals from across the state to discuss the most important topics in land use law. In just two days, this conference gives new and veteran practitioners the opportunity to discuss critical current issues presented from a wide range of perspectives. To register, visit