Conference recaps

Re-live the fun you had — or see what you missed. We have conference summaries going back to 2005.

2017 Conference Wrap-up - With 59 human participants and one dog, the 2017 conference in Sierra Vista, Arizona, had the second highest attendance in recent memory, surpassed only by the Ouray, Colorado conference, with 67 attendees, in 2015.
Conference 2016 – Beautiful Bryce Canyon - Forty-three RMOWP members and guests made the trip to Bryce Canyon National Park for the 2016 conference, including two longtime members who surprised us when they walked through the door because they had forgotten to register.
Farewell to Ouray - by Don Laine The fall colors were great, the weather mostly great albeit a bit cool, the road construction annoying, and the crowd a whole lot of fun at RMOWP’s 42nd annual conference, which took place in late September in Ouray, Colorado. There was a record turnout – at least as far back as the […]
Conference 2014: Glacier National Park – Incredible! - Fifty-five people – an unprecedented 18 of whom were new to the group – gathered in West Glacier, Montana to explore Glacier National Park with RMOWP’s local guru Tom Ulrich. It was unforgettable – Tom shared his phenomenal knowledge of the flora and fauna,
Conference 2013 was grand! - Forty-plus persons descended on Fruita, Colorado, to explore and enjoy. We came… we saw… we photographed. We talked… we ate… we watched presentations… and we learned. Workshops were informative and fun. Field trips were fascinating. Weather was cooperative if a bit warm at times.
2012 Conference Fades into History - Taos, New Mexico Sunday – Thursday, June 10-14 Another conference has come and gone, and this year’s event in Taos, New Mexico offered several firsts, the most significant being RMOWP’s first all-day writing workshop, “Paint Your Prose with Pizzazz,” presented by RMOWP member and award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young. Offered as a pre-conference program, […]
2011 Conference in Capital Reef - Some 36 RMOWP members and friends gathered at the Sandstone Inn, Torrey, Utah just outside Capitol Reef National Park the 8-12th of June 2011. Greeting old friends and meeting new, we explored Cathedral Valley and the more regularly frequented parts of the park, attended informative workshops, cheered when the auction raised over $5000 for the […]
2010 Conference Highlights - Yellowstone National Park – September 8-12, 2010 Old Faithful erupted right on schedule and bison, bear, elk, and their associates in the animal kingdom posed handsomely, as over 50 lovers of the great outdoors gathered in Yellowstone National Park for RMOWP’s 37th annual conference. The early September weather was perfect – especially for those who […]
2009 Conference Wrap-up - Zion National Park, March 25 – 29, 2009 Despite the shaky economy and chilly March weather, this year’s conference in Zion National Park in southwestern Utah had an excellent turnout, with more than 50 participants. As in the past few years there was a good mix of long-time members and newcomers, with eleven individuals who […]
2008 Conference Highlights - Estes Park, Colorado ~ The Eastern portal of ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK June 8-12, 2008 About 50 RMOWPers plus a few friends and family members gathered in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado in June for the 35th annual conference of Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers. Conference participants represented a dozen states. While Colorado claimed the […]