2018 Rocky Mountain Region & Colorado Wing Conference

April 27 - 29, 2018

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DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs

1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906



SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Major General Mark E. Smith, Civil Air Patrol National Commander

For more information about Gen Smith, his biography can be found at

Maj Gen Smith Biography

WHAT'S ON THIS PAGE

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Registration dates and instructions.

SPECIAL REGISTRATION EVENTS Friday TLC, Saturday and Sunday Cyber details

CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES Courses, Breakout Sessions and Special Exhibits. 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Weekend schedule of events.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS Hotel information and reservation link.

DRESS CODE   What to wear for the Conference and Banquet.

FAQs Frequently asked questions.

CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS Document list.


 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DETAILS

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Register by 18 March 2018 to Receive Special Discounted Rate!

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Please read instructions carefully before purchasing tickets. 

  • Register by 18 March 2018 to receive Early Bird discounted ticket pricing.
  • Please review the package and ticket details prior to purchase.  Tickets are non-refundable.
  • If registering for more than one person, please provide correct information for each attendee.
  • Lunch and Banquet menu options are available for selection when you register.
  • There is a special CyberSecurity Track on Saturday that requires registration.  There is limited space available and sign-up is on a first come-first served basis.  Register for the CyberSecurity Track when you purchase your Conference Tickets.
  • Cadets must have unit approval to attend and must be chaperoned for the entire conference by either a senior member or family member.  Conference staff is not responsible for cadet supervision. A CAPF 32 must be collected by supervising senior member.  Cadets who do not have a supervising senior member or parent present during the entire conference will be sent home.  Cadets must present a copy of the CAPF 32 and CAPF 161 at conference check-in.

 

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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW THROUGH 18 MARCH 2018

  • All Access Conference Package (Early Bird) - $110
  • Banquet + Conference Package (Early Bird) - $100
  • Meet & Greet + Conference Package (Early Bird) - $65
  • Banquet & Cadet Ball Only Ticket (Early Bird) - $45
  • Conference Only Ticket (Early Bird) - $55 +service charge
  • Meet & Greet Only Ticket - $10 +service charge
  • TLC Course Ticket, Friday - $15 +service charge
  • Cyber Principles Course Ticket, Sunday - $15 +service charge

STANDARD REGISTRATION FROM 19 MARCH THROUGH 22 APRIL 2018

  • All Access Conference Package - $130
  • Banquet + Conference Package - $120
  • Meet & Greet + Conference Package - $75
  • Banquet & Cadet Ball Only Ticket - $55
  • Conference Only Ticket - $65 +service charge
  • Meet & Greet Only Ticket - $10 +service charge
  • TLC Course Ticket, Friday - $15 +service charge
  • Cyber Principles Course Ticket, Sunday - $15 +service charge


STANDARD REGISTRATION ENDS 22 APRIL 2018!


 

SPECIAL REGISTRATION EVENTS

FRIDAY - TLC COURSE

This is the CAP Training Leaders of Cadets Course designed to prepare adults to contribute as Cadet Programs Officers on a squadron level.

Limited number of seats.  Register now to reserve your seat.

SATURDAY - CYBERSECURITY TRACK

This is a four-part breakout session that is suitable for Senior and Cadet Members.  The first session of the day, CyberSecurity: How to be safe at Home and Starbucks, is open to all attendees – no pre-registration required.  The remaining three breakout sessions require a separate registration which is available when you purchase your Conference tickets.

Limited number of seats.  Register now to reserve your seat.

SUNDAY - CYBER PRINCIPLES COURSE

This is a stand-alone course that is primarily designed to be taught at the squadron or small team level, and is suitable for Cadet and Senior Members.

This course is designed to familiarize students with the principles of cyber security and information assurance. Students will learn common terms and definitions along with basic principles like: cryptography, current threats, and ethics.  This is not part of the main set of breakout sessions for Saturday.   A link to the public course material can be found here: Cyber Principles Course  

Limited number of seats.  Early Bird Registration is limited to one cadet and one senior member per squadron, unless additional attendees are required to meet Cadet Protection requirements.  Please register your attendees using the ‘Register Now’ link above and e-mail COWingConference@gmail.com to add your name to the Cyber Principles Course wait list.




CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

THURSDAY PRE CONFERENCE EVENTS

Board of Governors Meetings* TBD

FRIDAY PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) 0800-1730

Board of Governors Meetings* TBD

Conference Check-In 1530-1930

Meet & Greet 1900-2100

SATURDAY CONFERENCE EVENTS

Conference Check-In 0700-0900

Opening Ceremony 0800

General Session and Awards 0800-1000

Breakout Sessions 1000-1615

STEM Kit Display 1000-1600

Exhibitor Fair 1000-1600

Social Hour 1800-1900

Banquet 1900-2100

Cadet Ball 2100-2330

SUNDAY EVENTS

Commanders' Call 0800

Cyber Principles Course 0800-1730


*Portions of the Board of Governors Meetings may be open for members to observe.  Information will be posted as it becomes available. 


 

HOTEL INFORMATION

RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW!

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/C/COSP-DT-CAP-20180427/index.jhtml

Special CAP rate of $129/night.

You may also reserve your room by calling (719) 527-4693 or (719) 527-4633. Please reference the 2018 Civil Air Patrol Colorado Wing Conference to make sure you get the reduced rate of $129/night.

CAP SPECIAL RATE AVAILABLE THROUGH 18 MARCH 2018 OR UNTIL BLOCK IS FILLED!



 

CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

NATIONAL BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING - Thursday & Friday

COURSES

TLC Course - Friday

This is the CAP Training Leaders of Cadets Course designed to prepare adults to contribute as Cadet Programs Officers on a squadron level.

Cyber Principles Course - Sunday

This is a stand alone course that is primarily designed to be taught at the squadron or small team level, and is suitable for Senior and Cadet Members.  This is not part of the main set of breakout sessions for Saturday.   A link to the public course material can be found here: Cyber Principles Course

SPECIAL EVENTS AND DISPLAYS

Cadet Scale Model Competition - Saturday

CAP STEM Kit Program Display - Saturday

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SATURDAY

Ask OPS...All About the Mission Lt Col Bill Waite, Maj Bill O'Connor, Maj Von Campbell, COWG Directors OPS/ES

What's New in Cadet Programs – Lt Col Don Bolles, Lt Col Nathan Van Dam, COWG Director Cadet Programs

CAP CyberSecurity Track – Maj Bill Blatchley, CAPNHQ Cadet Cyber Programs Specialist

Hurricane Harvey, Lessons Learned – Lt Col Rick Woolfolk, IC – TXWG Hurricane Harvey Disaster Response

Eye Witness Attack on Pearl Harbor – Richard Hugen

What Makes You Tick, and What Ticks You Off – Wayne MacKirdy

CAP Uniform Wear Lt Col Buddy McCormick, COWG Vice Commander

Mentoring Future CAP Leaders – TSgt Salvatore Chiporo, WYWG Director of Cadet Programs

Additional breakout Sessions from Emergency Services, Operations, Transportation, Safety, IG, Public Affairs, Professional Development, Logistics, Aerospace, Cadet Programs, Character Development, Finance, Administration & Personnel, Critical Incident Stress Management

EXHIBITS - SATURDAY

[Coming Soon!]




DRESS CODE


CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

For the TLC, General Assembly, and breakout sessions: AF style blue shirt with slacks/skirt; aviator shirt with gray slacks/skirt; corporate working uniform (polo shirt with gray slacks).


PRESENTER ATTIRE

AF style service dress or corporate service dress preferred. May wear AF style blue shirt with slacks/skirt; aviator shirt with gray slacks/skirt or Civilian business casual.


BANQUET ATTENDEES

AF style mess dress (seniors), AF Service Dress, AF style semi-formal (cadets), corporate semi-formal, pant suits (women), semi or formal civilian attire (both cadets and seniors).

 

 

 

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send any conference related questions to COWingConference@gmail.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the Conference?

It is always a good idea to bring proof of purchase to the Conference.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

It is preferred that the name on the ticket match the person that attends as all items in the conference package will be based on the information provided during registration.  If there are any changes, please notify the organizer at COWingConference@gmail.com.

Is my registration transferable?

Please contact the organizer to request registration transfers.  Additional fees may apply for registration transfers.

What is the last date to register?

The last date to register is 22 April 2018.

Is there a gluten-free meal option?

If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please indicate them when you register.  We will make every effort to provide appropriate meals for you.

Is the Cadet Ball only for Cadets?

Any member who has purchased a Banquet ticket may attend the Cadet Ball.

Do I need to attend the Conference to attend the Cadet Ball?

No, you do not need to attend the Conference, however you MUST purchase a Banquet ticket to attend the Cadet Ball. If you would like to bring a non-CAP guest to the Cadet Ball you must also purchase a Banquet ticket for your guest.


 

CONFERENCE RELATED DOCUMENTS

 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
CAPF 32Christina Jones 1/15/2018101.06 KBDownload
Flyer - Cadet Scale Model CompetitionChristina Jones 2/9/20181.93 MBDownload
Invitation to Submit Presentation ProposalChristina JonesBreakout Sessions9/21/201726.34 KBDownload
Maj Gen Smith BiographyChristina Jones 1/18/201836.50 KBDownload
Presentation Proposal FormChristina JonesBreakout Sessions9/21/201724.21 KBDownload
Registration Form - Cadet Scale Model CompetitionChristina Jones 2/9/201814.58 KBDownload
Rules - Cadet Scale Model CompetitionChristina Jones 2/9/2018125.92 KBDownload