Tentative Conference Schedule

RMOWP Conference 2018  —  Alamosa, Colorado
Sunday – Thursday, September 23 – 27

Meetings & Group Meals at Adams State University, room 309 in the SUB (Student Union Building), except as noted. Blanks will be filled in as they are nailed down.
(Updated 10 March 2018)

Saturday, September 22
8:00am            Carpool from Super 8 for Pre-Conference Wild Horse Photography Field Trip ($60 including lunch; for details click here)

Sunday, September 23
8:00am            Carpool from Super 8 for Pre-Conference Wild Horse Photography Field Trip ($60 including lunch; for details click here)
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
8:30am          Carpool from Super 8 to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (Explore national park, see Zapata Falls and Nature Conservancy’s Zapata Ranch bison – precise times to be determined)
12:30pm          Lunch at Great Sand Dunes Group picnic Area (included in registration fee)
1:30pm            Guided ranger walk
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
8:15am            Carpool from Super 8 to Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge (rough road)
9:00am            Guided walk with Wildlife Refuge Ranger
12:00pm          Lunch (soup & salad buffet, $18)
12:45pm          Presentation of Photo & Video Contest Submissions
1:45pm            Break
2:00pm            Workshop TBA
3:00pm            Break
3:15pm            Board of Directors Meeting (open to all members) or Free Time
5:30pm            General Membership Meeting
6:00pm            Dinner (Italian Buffet, $22)
7:00pm            Showcase of Selected Members Photography with Jack Olson & friends
8:00pm            Photo Critique with Fred Lord

Wednesday, September 26
6:30am           Sunrise Photo Shoot (sunrise 6:53am)
9:00am           Anne Sullivan Writers Forum with Kenita Gibbins & Virginia Staat
11:00am         Workshop TBA
12:00pm         Lunch (Soup & Deli Buffet, $18)
12:45pm         Workshop TBA
1:45pm            Break
2:00-5:00pm   Auction
6:30-9:30pm   Banquet (Apricot Glazed Roasted Turkey & Braised Beef Sicilian, $25) and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, September 27
7:30am            Post-Conference ride on Cumbres and Toltec Narrow Gauge Steam Train – Carpool to Antonito train station ($90 adults, $45 children 12 & under, includes lunch)