Sunday, October 8, 2017

 All Day
Local Area Tours

Acquaint yourself with Denver through a tour of the city.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcome Meet & Greet

Arriving early for the conference? Join us for a drink and to catch up with old friends and meet new ones for this informal and casual gathering. Feel free to bring guests.

Monday, October 9, 2017

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Signature Workshops

10:15 am – 11:45 pm

Concurrent Session

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Opening Lunch

The official kick-off of the conference begins with a lunch and opening remarks.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Concurrent Session
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Transportation to Welcome Reception Venue
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception, hosted by MSU Denver

Kick-off CUMU by joining MSU Denver at their Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center—an on-campus, full-service learning laboratory—for an evening reception and learn how a public/private partnership is supporting Colorado’s growing hospitality industry.


Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby of the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown with opening remarks from incoming MSU Denver President Janine Davidson. Then head out in small groups for faculty-led tours of the Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center that includes the 150-room hotel, a 72-seat student-run restaurant, light sensory analysis lab for wine, and demonstration theater and labs. Along the way, sample food prepared by students, enjoy beer from the on-site brewery, and a wine tasting with faculty.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:30 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast and Opening Keynote
Kick off the first full day of the conference with breakfast and thoughtful remarks from speakers.

10:15 am – 11:45 am

President’s Roundtable (invite only)
During this Presidents and Chancellors only working session participants will hear from experts and institutional leaders that have developed best practices, engage in robust discussion among peers, and develop strategies for returning home in several areas.

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Concurrent Session
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Luncheon Plenary

Enjoy a meal and thoughtful discussions during the luncheon plenary.

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Session - Lightning Rounds (45 minutes) + Sessions

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Poster Session Coffee Break

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Concurrent Session

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Sponsor Information Session

Get to know the sponsors who made this year's conference possible and take advantage of special offers available to conference attendees.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

New Member Meet and Greet

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Reception, Sponsored by the University of Denver

See a bit of Denver and learn about how the University of Denver contributes to the growth and vitality of the metropolitan area and beyond.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

7:00 am – 11:00 am
7:30 am – 9:00 am
Team Breakfasts & Professional Development/Networking

The final day of the conference will open with an informal breakfast featuring numerous opportunities for networking and development, as well as for team discussions.

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Prospective Member Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:30 am


Concurrent Session
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session

12:00 pm  1:30 pm


Luncheon Plenary

The 2017 conference will wrap up with a final closing luncheon plenary.

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