Schedule

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Wednesday, November 7

CHECK-IN at HOTELS
 1:00 – 4:00 PM, at your leisure

COLORADO DELEGATES ONLY
 2:00 – 3:00 PM 
All hot springs representatives from Colorado gather for a special session.

at Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge in the Iron Mountain conference room

415 East 6th Street

MEET & GREET at the WORLD’S LARGEST MINERAL HOT SPRINGS POOL
 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Exclusive VIP Visit to Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
This is a very rare opportunity with private access to the pools when they are completely drained for routine maintenance.

Check-in at registration table in the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort Pool admissions lobby

Reception at The Grill at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort – appetizers, beer, wine, beverages

401 North River Street

WELCOME DINNER
  6:10 – approximately 8:30 PM

Welcome Dinner at the historic Hotel Colorado
with a historical perspective from Bill Kight, Executive Director, Glenwood Springs Historical Society

526 Pine Street

Thursday, November 8

PRESENTATIONS and DISCUSSIONS

  at Morgridge Commons conference facility
  815 Cooper Avenue – 2nd floor
  breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:30 – 8:50 AM
Welcome and Introductions
Get to know our hot springs representatives!

9:00 – 9:20 AM
Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards 
by Don Genders, CEO, Design for Leisure

9:30 – 9:50 AM
Building a New Hot Springs
by Mogli Cooper & Steve Beckley, co-owners Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO

10:00 – 10:20 AM
Balneology Association of North America (BANA)
by Janet Abbott

10:30 – 10:50 AM
The Waters: Spa Cultures, Dream Times and Conscious Cosmos
by Prof. Jonathan Paul De Vierville

11:00 – 11:20 AM
The Wellness Aspects of Bathing with Liquid Sound
by Carolin Gey, Director, Liquid Sound North America

11:30 – 11:50 AM 
Transforming Resorts Into Vibrant Destinations
by Jeff Birkby, a Montana geothermal energy consultant & hot springs book author

12:00 – 12:50
Lunch provided – Gourmet Italian selections

1:00 – 1:20 PM
Geothermal Resort Issues and Chlorination Legal Challenges in Montana
by Jeff Birkby, a Montana geothermal energy consultant & hot springs book author

1:30 – 1:50 PM
The $10-million Renovation of the 90-year-old Ouray Hot Springs Pool
by Tom Kavanaugh, Manager, Ouray Hot Springs Pool and Fitness Center

2:00 – 2:20 PM
Hot Springs Design and Community
by Walker Christensen, DHM Design

2:30 – 2:50 PM
Water Quality – Clarity and Sanitation
by Allen Clawson, Principal/Managing Partner, Cloward H2O

3:00 – 3:20 PM
Hot Springs Water Rights: What They Are and What They Aren’t
by Mark Detsky, Dietze and Davis, P.C.

3:30 – 3:50 PM
Hot Springs Water Quality and Discharge Permitting Challenges
by Angie Fowler, PE, Water Services Sector Leader, SGM engineering

4:00 – 4:20 PM
Global Wellness Institute’s Hot Springs Initiative
by Charles Davidson, Peninsula Hot Springs – Victoria, Australia

4:20 – 4:30 PM
The Success of the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop
 
by Vicky Nash, Tourism Industry Specialist, Resort Trends, Inc.

4:30 – 5:00 PM
Developing a Hot Springs Industry Network

Discuss next steps to keep this positive momentum going!

Dinner on your own.

Evening: Leisure time to enjoy the hot springs. Resorts are open until 10:00 PM 

Friday, November 9

BEHIND-the-SCENES SITE TOURS

8:30 – 8:55 AM
BREAKFAST
– at Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge in the conference rooms, lower level

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
SITE TOURS
  50-minute tours at three facilities

  3 groups of 30 people each

Iron Mountain Hot Springs
Tour guides: Steve Beckley and Mogli Cooper

Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves
Tour guides: Patsy Steele and David Anselmo

Glenwood Hot Springs
Tour guides: Steve Matzl and Brian Ammerman

shuttles to and from Iron Mountain Hot Springs
– pickup and drop off in front of Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge

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