The trip was funded in thanks to the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and the San Luis Valley Museum Association. The majority of the sessions were held on the beautiful and expansive campus of CU-Boulder. The conference provided a variety of breakout session options from Social Media education, label-making, and fundraising tips including how to celebrate, provide a community event and raise funds from upcoming Aug 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. The conference provided a wonderful opportunity for the group to network with professionals from across Colorado and Wyoming. The conference also gave us an opportunity put our name in the hat for a potential to host a future CWAM right here in the San Luis Valley. The Valley group attendees also jumped at an opportunity to submit their applications to be considered for a collections peer assessment by CWAM trained volunteers.
All-in-all it was a great trip for all. We came home excited by the newly sparked ideas, connections and opportunities! Can’t wait till the 2018 conference to be held in Casper, Wyoming!! Road trip!!!
Thanks again to the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and the San Luis Valley Museum Association for funding this trip.