Conservation Excellence Conference - Request for Proposals

CCLT's Conservation Excellence Conference

March 21 - 23, 2017 (Tuesday - Thursday)

University of Denver

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - In-depth half-day Seminars
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Plenary and Concurrent 75-minute Sessions
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Concurrent 75-minute Sessions

Request for Session Proposals

CCLT's Annual Conservation Excellence Conference is the place for the land conservation community across the Rocky Mountain region to share knowledge and network. With more than 250 attendees annually, CCLT's conference helps define and influence the future of land conservation in the Intermountain West. 

Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts is seeking session proposals for inclusion in the 26th anniversary event, Conservation Excellence 2017.

The deadline to submit session proposals is Monday, November 21, 2016. Please download the RFP guidelines and reply directly to Amanda. 

Registration will open in January. If you are interested in sponsoring, please email us at

  • We hope to create and present a 'Health Track' this year. Do you have expertise or partnerships to be able to facilitate learning? 
  • We are seeking proposals for communications topics again this year.
  • What are current trends for Colorado and western land conservation?
  • What are the big issues in your area of expertise right now?
  • What were you inspired by a session or discussion at Conservation Excellence 2016 or other meeting or conference you attended in the last year?

To submit a proposal, please download the RFP guidelines and email your proposal to Amanda by November 21, 2016.

Western Slope Fund Development Symposium

Join the Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days (WS RPD) Interim Committee for the Fund Development Symposium in Delta.

     Date: Wednesday, November 16
     Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
     Location: Delta
     Cost: $75 Regular Price

Fund Development Symposium Sessions:

  Morning Sessions
     Principles of Fund Development (Introductory)
     Setting the Stage for Fund Development Success (Advanced)
  Afternoon Sessions
    Grantwriting for Rural Nonprofits (Introductory)
     Rethinking Revenue: Impact Investing for Nonprofits (Advanced)

Rural Philanthropy Days is a statewide program of

Storytelling Workshop

This November, Lafayette Open Space, in conjunction with Parent Engagement Network and other co-sponsors, is bringing Odds Bodkin to Boulder County for two storytelling performances and a storytelling workshop.   Please join us for one or all three!

1. "Stories of the Land" - performance at Angevine M. S. in Lafayette.  (For families, but all ages, 7-107 will be mesmerized!)

2. "Door to Imagination" - storytelling workshop.   For teachers, parents, etc.     EE professionals will love this! 

3. "StoryEarth" - performance exploring the synergy of story and science at CU's Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex.  (For adults and high school students).

For information and tickets for all these events, see   and for info on Odds himself, see