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2021 Conference Update: October 17, 2020

The feedback from our September 2020 Conference Survey was overhelming....our members want an in-person conference in 2021. The planning committee is currently re-imagining what our conference will look like in what we hope will be the aftermath of Covid-19. We must balance the desire for educational sessions and networking events with the health, safety, and best interests of attendees, keeping in mind the long-term sustainability of our organization as well.

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Following rumors of a shiny metal in the waters of Colorado, three brothers from Georgia came to Cherry Creek in the South Platte River basin near what is now Denver. They soon began prospecting, eventually finding gold in Little Dry Creek. When news of this discovery spread, the Colorado gold rush was on. Prospectors in search of quick fortunes flocked to the Colorado Territory. The rush to new-found wealth revolutionized mountain transportation systems, the mining industry, and the living conditions of miners and their families in Colorado.


In what is now Summit County, a small mining settlement named Breckenridge started in 1859 with yet another discovery of gold. Mining methods progressed through the time, as miners used every means of locating and extracting the precious metal. This area of Colorado saw the discovery of placer gold mining. Along the blue river, the new method of hydraulic mining was used for the first time. Dredging for gold along the Blue and Swan Rivers was another method that was popular for the process. Today while stream fishing along the Blue River in spots the tailings from dredging can be seen along banks of the river.


“Gold Rush at the Great Divide” is our 2021 theme, reflecting both the long history of gold mining the region and its location at the headwaters of the largest river systems in the United States. Training workshops and concurrent session tracks will follow this central theme. The conference is multi-disciplinary, providing hydrologic warning training experience for field personnel, engineers, hydrologists, forecasters, water resource managers, emergency management officials, and others. The program will include a wide range of keynote presentations, workshops, and detailed technical sessions that cover the needs of communities from those just getting started to those that already have advanced systems. There is also an extensive exposition showcasing the latest products and services.

2021 Conference Planning Timeline

Call for Abstracts

October 31, 2020

Hotel Room Block opens for Reservations

TBD

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information Posted       

TBD*

Online Registration Opens

TBD*

Abstract Submission DEADLINE

March 1, 2021**

Presenter Selection Notification

Ongoing

Conference Program Posted

February 2021

Early Bird Registration Discount DEADLINE

March 11, 2021

Sponsor Advertising DEADLINE

March 31, 2021

Sponsor Registration DEADLINE

May 8, 2021

Exhibitor Registration DEADLINE

May 8, 2021

Speaker Change DEADLINE

May 8, 2021

Hotel Reservation Deadline

May 31, 2021

Online Attendee Registration DEADLINE

June 11, 2021

Conference Begins

June 21, 2021

*Note: We are currently working out the details of a revised agreement with Beaver Run due to Covid-19. We will send out a notification when more concrete exhibitor, sponsor, and registration details become available.
**Note: Abstract submittals will be reviewed weekly and acceptance notices sent promptly. Submit early to help secure your speaking slot on the agenda. Early submission/acceptance will be given preference.

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2021 NHWC Conference Agenda

Sunday, June 20, 2021

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NHWC Board of Directors Meeting Invitation Only (Dinner Provided) – TBD Offsite

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Networking & Hospitality Suite – Imperial Suite

Monday, June 21, 2021

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Pre-Con Meeting Invitation OnlySummit Gallery Peaks 9-10

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Registration & Speaker Services – Floor 3 Foyer

 

Exhibitor Set-Up – Colorado Ballroom

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Golf Scramble – Offsite: Keystone River Course

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ALERT2 Technical Working Group Meeting Invitation Only (Dinner Provided) – Summit Gallery Peak 9

 

Training & Professional Development Committee Meeting Invitation Only (Dinner Provided) – Summit Gallery Peak 10

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Networking & Hospitality Suite – Imperial Suite

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Hot Breakfast – Colorado Ballroom

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open – Colorado Ballroom

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration & Speaker Services – Floor 3 Foyer

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Training Workshops – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break – Colorado Ballroom

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Training Workshops – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch – Colorado Ballroom

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Training Workshops – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break – Colorado Ballroom

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Training Workshops – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome Social (Dinner Provided) – Outdoor Tent

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Networking & Hospitality Suite – Imperial Suite

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration & Speaker Services – Floor 3 Foyer

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Hot Breakfast – Colorado Ballroom

7:30 am – 8:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open – Colorado Ballroom

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Plenary Session – Colorado Ballroom

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break – Colorado Ballroom

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

NHWC Members Meeting (Lunch) – Colorado Ballroom

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break – Colorado Ballroom

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exhibitor Reception (Dinner Provided) – Colorado Ballroom

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Networking & Hospitality Suite – Imperial Suite

Thursday, June 24, 2021

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration & Speaker Services – Floor 3 Foyer

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Hot Breakfast – Colorado Ballroom

7:00 am – 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open – Colorado Ballroom

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Breakout Sessions – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break – Colorado Ballroom

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Exhibitor Drawing (Lunch) – Colorado Ballroom

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break – Floor 3 Foyer

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions – Coppertop II, Coppertop III, Summit Gallery Peak 9-10, Summit Gallery Peak 11-12

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NHWC Awards Banquet (Dinner Provided) – Imperial Ballroom

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Networking & Hospitality Suite – Imperial Suite

 

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