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2008 Conference

The 2008 State of the Rockies Conference (April 6-8, 2008)

The fifth annual State of the Rockies Conference was held April 6-8 on the Colorado College campus and marked the launch of the 2008 State of the Rockies Report Card.

The 2008 Rockies Keynote Speaker was Ms. Gale Norton, Former Secretary of the Interior.


2008 Conference Schedule

Sunday, April 6 ~ Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Conference Events Free & Open to the Public

Sunday, April 6, 2008

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM – Local Food Picnic with Live Music • Armstrong Quad
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM – “People’s Choice” judging of the student Photo Competition • Lobby, Armstrong Hall
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM – State of the Rockies Film Showing • Armstrong Theater

The Missoula Chicken Debate
Nobody’s Home
Keepers of the Flame
Voices Beneath the Peak
The Lost People of Mountain Village
The Hatch
A Land Out of Time


Monday, April 7, 2008

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM – State of the Rockies Workshops

Affordable Housing in Colorado Springs: Existing Options and Future Opportunities
• Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center
Renewable Energy: Residential Solutions to a National Issue
• Slocum Commons, Slocum Hall
Managing Recreation in Colorado's Wilderness and Wildlands
• Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM – 2008 Rockies Keynote Speaker: Ms. Gale Norton, Fmr. Secretary of the Interior, addressing Rockies resource management issues • Armstrong Theater

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM – State of the Rockies Workshops

Immigration in Colorado Springs: Connecting Colorado College to Local Immigrant Communities
• Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Restoration Opportunities in the Fountain Creek Watershed
• Slocum Commons, Slocum Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Celebrate the Rockies with light dinner • McHugh Commons
7:30 PM – Speaker: Woody Beardsley, President and CEO of Hybrid Energy Group, "Colorado’s New Energy Economy, Perspective From the Field" • McHugh Commons

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