COSA Session RFP deadline approaching – April 26th

COSA Community,

This is a reminder, one week left to be a part of the action. RFP submittals are due next Friday April 26th. We’ve received some great proposal’s to date, but still need many more and we’re asking you to send us your ideas. Don’t delay, details below…

So, do you have open space, natural resource management, or conservation expertise that you can share? We are seeking presentations for the 2019 COSA conference, which is themed “Past Reflections, Future Destinations – Celebrating 20 Years”This year’s conference will be held September 16-18, 2019 at the Steamboat Grand Hotel, in Steamboat Springs.

Again, the deadline to submit your proposal is Friday, April 26th 2019.

In keeping with this year’s theme, we strongly encourage lessons learned, stories of inspiration and success, and innovative forward thinking topics:

In addition to sessions surrounding lessons learned, stories of inspiration and success, and innovative forward thinking proposals, the following ideas for session topics were requested by attendees following last year’s conference. (The COSA Steering Committee wants to encourage you to submit all session topics you feel will be engaging and expand our collective knowledge):

· Urban open space and small program challenges and accomplishments

· Stewardship, restoration and trail projects; wildlife/natural resource management

· Oil and Gas; both sides of the conversation

· Social Media and Politics of Open Space

· GIS technology in land management; advanced acquisitions strategies; research and monitoring

· Generation WILD project updates; grant writing and management

Think creatively! What are you and your partners doing that will inspire others?

Workshops are 60 or75 minutes in length, expect roughly 20-40 people in attendance per session (overall conference attendance is expected to top 300 people). Preference will be given to interactive presentations that invite dialogue, discussion, and constructive debate.

Please go to the COSA website, or use this link to submit session proposals:

All proposals are due by close of business on Friday, April 26, 2019, in case you missed it.

Thank you, and have a great weekend!

Colorado Open Space Alliance Steering Committee

Rob Burdine

City of Lafayette

Open Space Superintendent

Office – 303-661-1310

2014 National Gold Medal Award Winner

CAPRA Certified Agency