Conference Schedule

RMOWP Conference 2018  —  Alamosa, Colorado
Saturday – Thursday, September 22 – 27

Meetings & Group Meals at Adams State University, room 309 in the SUB (Student Union Building), except as noted. (Updated 4 September 2018)

Saturday, September 22
8:00am            Carpool from Super 8 for Pre-Conference Wild Horse Photography Field Trip ($$ including lunch; filled)

Sunday, September 23
8:00am            Carpool from Super 8 for Pre-Conference Wild Horse Photography Field Trip ($$ including lunch; filled)
6:00pm            Registration, Opening Reception, Happy Hour and Light Buffet – Colorado Welcome Center, 610 State Ave. (the old train station), Alamosa (included in registration fee for registrants & guests)

Monday, September 24
7:30am          Carpool from Super 8 to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (35 mi.)
8:15am           Meet at the Dunes Parking Area near the Drop-Off Point
8:30am           Guided walk in dunes with ranger & park photographer Patrick Myers
12:00pm        Lunch at Great Sand Dunes Group picnic Area, next to the Dunes Parking Area (included in registration fee)
1:30pm           Explore national park and surrounding areas, including nearby Zapata Falls, on your own
5:30pm            Dinner in the Dunes – BBQ ($$); if inclement weather in Rm 309 at ASU
6:30pm            Dunes sunset (6:57pm) and Dunes by moonlight (full moon 8:54pm) photography on your own

Tuesday, September 25
7:30am            Carpool from Super 8 to Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (8 mi.; rough entry road)
8:00am            Guided walk & driving tour with refuge manager Suzanne Beauchaine
12:00pm          Lunch (soup & salad buffet, $$)
12:45pm          Presentation of Photo & Video Contest Submissions
1:45pm            Break
2:00pm           A Cetain Slant of Light: The Poetruy of the Postcard, a Writing Workshop with Peter Anderson, Outdoor Writing Specialist at Adams State University
3:00pm            Break
3:15pm            Board of Directors Meeting (open to all members)
5:30pm            General Membership Meeting
6:00pm            Dinner (Italian Buffet, $$)
7:00pm            Showcase of Selected Members Photography with Jack Olson & friends
8:00pm            Photo Critique with Fred Lord & Dan Bernskoetter

Wednesday, September 26
6:15am           Sunrise Photo Shoot with Fred Lord (sunrise 6:53am)
8:30am           Anne Sullivan Writers Forum with Kenita Gibbins & Virginia Staat
10:30am         Visual Fluency: Empower your Images with the Language of Graphics, a Photography Workshop with Bill Horton
12:00pm         Lunch (Soup & Deli Buffet, $$)
12:45pm         Outdoor Survival for Photographers & Writers with Peter Kummerfeldt
1:45pm            Break
2:00-5:00pm   Auction
6:30-9:30pm   Banquet (Apricot Glazed Roasted Turkey & Braised Beef Sicilian, $$) and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, September 27
7:30am            Post-Conference excursion on Cumbres and Toltec Narrow Gauge Steam Train – Carpool to Antonito train station ($$, includes lunch)