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2017 Spring Convention
The 2017 CDGRA Spring Convention & Trade Show will be held March 8-10, 2017
  • Location: National Western Stock Show Complex~ Denver
  • Hotel: Ritz Carlton~Denver (only $199/night!) : Click here to Book
  • Trade Show: Thursday March 9th, 2017 from 12pm-5pm (NWSS Complex: Hall of Education~ 3rd floor)

Parking at NWSS: Park in Lot K. No permit needed Wednesday-Thursday. Permits will be distributed for Friday.


Convention Agenda

Wednesday March 8, 2017: (@ Ritz Carlton~ Denver)

Check In/Registration ~ 11:00am-1:30pm (Surprise guest in front of RITZ between 11-2!)

General Ranch Member Meeting ~ 2:00pm-4:30pm (@ Ritz Carlton~ Denver)

**Ritz Carlton Hospitality: Setting the bar (GM Grant Dipman)

Welcome Reception  ~ 5:00pm (@ Ritz Carlton/ Elways)


Thursday March 9th 2017:  (@ NWSS Complex *Hall of Education~ 3rd Floor*) 

Continental Breakfast/ Registration OPEN @ NWSS ~ 7:30am-8:30am

General Ranch Member Meeting ~ 8:30am-9:30am

Keynote Speaker (Ron Marks)  Managing and Motivating Millennials ~ 9:45am-12:00pm

Trade Show & Tastings/Samples ~ 12:30pm-5:00pm

CDGRA Marketing Meeting ~4:00pm-5:00pm

Social Hour & Dinner at NWSS 5:00pm-7:00pm

Exclusive Movie Showing w/ Colorado Horse Council: Harry & Snowman ~7:00pm


Friday March 10th 2017: (@ NWSS Complex *Hall of Education~ 3rd Floor*) 

Continental Breakfast/Registration OPEN @ NWSS  ~ 7:30am-8:30am

CDGRA General Session~ 8:15am-8:45am

Taking Your Social Media to the Next Level: Dave Fluegge (With the CTO) ~8:45am-9:30am

Insurance Hot Topics: Employment Practices/Liability & Valuing Personal Property Properly 9:30am-10:00am

Employment Law Updates: Michelle Ferguson w/ Ireland Stapelton Group ~ 10:00am-11:00am

Meet The New Heritage & Ag Director at the CTO: Jill Lammers ~11:00am-11:30am

Update from Cathy Ritter~ Director of the Colorado Tourism Office: 11:30am-12:00pm

Updates from the Capitol: Jeff Thormodsgaard (TIAC Lobbyist) 12:00pm-12:30pm

President’s Send Off 12:30-12:45pm

CDGRA (Incoming Board) Board Meeting: 1:00pm-2:00pm

**Optional Horse Safety Certification (Coors Room) at 2:00pm-4:00pm**


Registration is OPEN:

** At this time, our online forms are down. Please fill out the form and either mail a check or call the office (303-859-7932) with credit card info.
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