Conference Schedule

Sun-Wed, June 26-29, 2022, Golden, Colorado (elev. 5,675 ft.)
Headquarters: American Legion Taylor Miller Post 21,

500 9th St., Golden; 303.279.6200
All meetings, workshops, and meals are at the American Legion meeting room unless otherwise noted

Sunday, June 26
2:00pm            Board of Directors Meeting (open to all members)
5:30pm            Registration, Opening Reception, Happy Hour and Light Buffet
7:30pm            Presentation of Contest Submissions

Monday, June 27
9:45am            Meet at the Argo Mill in Idaho Springs (I-70 exit 240; elev. 7,526 ft.)
10:00am          Argo Mill Tour including mill, tunnel, museum & gold panning
12:45pm          Lunch – Make-your-own Deli Sandwich Buffet
1:30pm Workshop – Writing for Your Photos, Taking Photos for Your Writing by Dawn Wilson, president of NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association)
3:00pm            Break
3:15pm            Workshop: Art of Photography by Steve Cochrane
4:30pm            Anne Sullivan Writers Forum, Barb Laine, moderator
6:00pm            Dinner – Pasta Duo & Caesar Salad Buffet
6:45pm            General Membership Meeting – President Virginia Staat

Tuesday, June 28
8:30am            Meet at Safeway at corner of Waterton & N. Rampart Range roads to carpool to Roxborough State Park, 4.5 miles
8:45am            Arrive at Roxborough State Park– park entrance fee is $10/car
9:00am            Guided Walk on Fountain Valley Trail (2.2-mi. loop) in groups of 10-12
11:45am          Leave park for American Legion (32 mi, 45-60 min.)
12:45pm          Lunch – Assorted Wraps Buffet
1:30pm            Workshop: Droning On! Photography with an Altitude by David Nelson, Evergreen (CO) Camera Club
2:30pm            Break
2:45pm            Photo Critique with Fred Lord & Dan Bernskoetter
4:00pm            Free time & dinner on your own

Wednesday, June 29
5:00am            Sunrise Photo Shoot, location TBA (sunrise 5:36am)
9:00am            Free Time – OR – field trip to Dinosaur Ridge for 10am Guided auto tour Dinosaur Freeways and Crustaceous Seaways (1.5 hr., $11; min. 8 people, max. 16)
12:15pm          Lunch – Soup & Salad buffet
1:00pm            Workshop: How to Write with Voice by Dan England, writer frequently published in Colorado Outdoors
2:30pm            Break
2:45-4:00pm   Auction, David Staat, auctioneer
6:00-9:00pm   Banquet – Herbed Seared Chicken Breast & Seared Atlantic Salmon, Vanilla Porter Cheesecake and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, June 30 – Post-conference field trips 
High Elevation Field Trip to Mount Evans (14,271 feet elev.) – see Jack’s Jaunts in our Mar-Apr newsletter for why you want to take this trip. A timed entry permit is required by advance registration.
            – OR – 
A choice of several lower elevation trips