NLSSA2011 NLSSA Fall Training Conference Guest Agenda ♦ September 18-23 ♦ Denver, Colorado 
(As of August 22, 2011)

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   Sunday |Monday |Tuesday |Wednesday |Thursday |Friday

Sunday, September 18

 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Early Registration

6:00 pm


3:00 pm

Hospitality Suite Open
Monday, September 19

8:15 am - Noon


7:30 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast: offered at hotel

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Opening Ceremony/Member Orientation

Introduction, NLSSA President Jimmetta Peoples
Welcome, Brandon Schaffer, Colorado Senate President
Member Orientation, Rod Welsh: Membership Committee Chair

10:15 am

Van departing promptly from main hotel entrance


Coors Brewery Tour

Coors Brewery produces more than 24 million barrels of beer each year.  This 40-minute walking tour of the plant gives visitors a close-up look at the process, including malting, brewing and packaging.  The tour ends with a short tasting session in the Coors hospitality room, where guests can sip limited servings of Coors products and a few of the company's craft-style brews, like the Belgian-style Blue Moon.   

12:30 pm

Return to Denver 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Joint Reception with NLPES Staff Section at Magnolia Hotel

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite Open
Tuesday, September 20

 7:30 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast: offered at the hotel

10:45 am

Van departing promptly from main hotel entrance

Red Rocks Amphitheatre Tour (Guided Tour Begins at 11:30 am)

Tours depart from the merchandise counter inside Red Rocks Visitor Center and include interactive educational displays featuring the geologic and music history of Red Rocks, an amazing Performers Hall of Fame display, free screening of Oscar-winner Donna Dewey's documentary and "best of" Red Rocks concert footage.  You'll also learn about the geology, wildlife and history of the surrounding park.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch at Red Rocks Grill

Deep in the heart of beautiful downtown Morrison, CO and just outside of the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater lays Red Rocks Grill.  Located at the end of the main strip of town, 415 is one of the oldest buildings in Morrison.  This building was erected in 1875, one year before Colorado became a state.  Many businesses have called 415 Bear Creek Ave. their home, but for Red Rocks Grill it has been home since 1994. 

1:30 pm 

Return to Denver

6:00 pm

Depart to Coors Field

Rockies/Padres game begins at 6:40 pm

9:00 am   

Hospitality Suite Open

Wednesday, September 21

7:15 am - 8:45 am 

Breakfast: offered at hotel

9:00 am 

Van departing promptly from main hotel entrance 

Shopping on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado

The Mall is a four block outdoor pedestrian mall boasting a show of seasonal flowers and native trees.  On any given night street performers and musicians entertain while passers-bye pause to enjoy. Beautifully perserved historic buildings continue all along East and West Pearl where the shopping and dining continues.  Boulder maintains many of its historic buildings from the city's origins as the supply center for mining operations during the late 1800's.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch at the Med

For more than 17 years, the locally owned "Med" has been offering a menu that brims Italian, Spanish, French and Greek cuisine.  The extensive menu boasts tapas, fresh salads and seafood, paella, pastas, grilled and organic specialties, wood oven pizzas and house made deserts.

6:00 pm 

Dinner (on your own)

7:00 pm

Hospitality Suite Open
Thursday, September 22

7:15 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast: offered at the hotel

10:00 am 

Walking Over to the Capitol Building

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Tour of the Colorado State Capitol (with NLSSA Members)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch at the Capitol

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Governor's Residence at Boetcher Mansion

Governor John Hickenlooper and First Lady Helen Thorpe wish to express their sincere thank you for your interest in the Colorado Governor's Residence, and encourage you to come visit this elegant house, known fondly as "Colorado's Home." Built as a private residence in 1908, the house has been available for the use of Governors  since 1960, both as a home and for official Governor's functions.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Molly Brown House

The Molly Brown House Museum is a house located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver, Colorado, that was the home of American philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret Brown.  Brown was known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" because she survived the sinking fot he RMS Titanic.  The museum now located in her former home presents exhibits interpreting her life and that of Victorian Denver.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

State Dinner at the Broker Restaurant

8:30 pm

Hospitality Suite Open
Friday, September 23

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast: offered at the hotel

9:00 am

Meeting Adjourns: Members Depart for Home