DATES &

Details

Registration, fees & payments

Registration for the core meeting and pre- and post-meeting tours include accommodations, meals, transportation to and from COS airport, local transportation and activities. To register, simply click on the link to the right and follow the prompts.

Pre- & Post-Tours

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations up until May 2, 2022 will result in full refund of core meeting fees.  After May 2, cancellations will be made only for documentable and serious medical emergencies or death in the member’s immediate family. In these instances, members will receive a refund minus a $150 processing fee. 

Cost
$350 / person
Registration limit -- first come, first served
50 writers & photographers
Registration

March 30 - April 15, 2022

Food & Drink

All meals included. Alcohol not included unless otherwise noted.

Waitlist

Registration is capped at the first 50 FLC members to sign up. If the meeting is already full, you won't be able to register. In that case, please email pk@pikes-peak.com to be added to the waitlist.

Kinship Landing
Kinship Landing
Mining Exchange
Mining Exchange

Lodging & Transportation

Lodging and local transportation, including to and from Colorado Springs Airport are included in meeting fees.

Lodging information: PPRAA will book your rooms, links for informational purposes only.

Transportation information:

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Getting here

Information about airfare, the Colorado Springs Airport, and other key details about arranging transportation to and from Colorado Springs.

Air travel

Colorado Springs Airport offers non-stops to and from Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

What to pack

Casual attire is appropriate, but we recommend layers because of changes in altitude and 30-degree differences between daily highs and lows, and different elevations.

Checking in

Check in to the hotel you selected during registration and make yourself at home, then get ready for a fun-filled week.

FAQs

$350. This fee includes lodging, meals, local transportation and core meeting tours. It does not include gratuities, and we encourage you to tip your guides and drivers.

Go to this link and follow the instructions. This page is password protected.  The password should be in your email.

If you have a hotel preference, check the box and we will do our best to accommodate your request on a first-come, first-served basis. 

You can sign up for a pre-meeting and/or post-meeting tour here. If you want to stay on your own, the meeting hotels are offering a reduced rate with some limited availability.  We also have some industry partners offering special rates.  Contact our director at pk@pikes-peak.com for more info.

Click here to see the schedule. While there may be some minor adjustments, this is pretty much what to expect.

Good question. Weather in Colorado Springs in June features average highs in the mid-70s to low-80s. Lows at night hover in the 40's. We receive an average of 25 days of sunshine for the month, and humidity is typically low. We will be traveling to various altitudes, so you should be ready to put on or shed layers. We wear shorts and short-sleeved shirts most of the time, but a fleece pullover is never far away.

Casual and comfortable are the operative words for your attire. Bring a fleece, light jacket, a pair of shorts, a pair of pants and comfortable walking shoes. Consider your activities and pack accordingly – quick dry shirt and swimsuit if you’re river rafting, closed-toe shoes and long pants if horseback riding, for example. If you are signed up for a pre- or post-tour at The Broadmoor, pack something nicer. And since you will be at higher altitude, do not forget sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a water bottle. Check out this blog for more info on what to pack.

We’re a sub-alpine desert, which means we’re higher in elevation with very little humidity.  The good news: the heat is dry and the cold does NOT chill you to your bones.  A few important things you need to know:

  1. Colorado Springs sits at just over 6,000′ above sea level, so get plenty of rest.
  2. Avoid higher elevations for the first day or two to adjust.
  3. Go easy on the alcohol (which can be tricky with all our great breweries and distilleries!)
  4. Wear sunscreen. Those 300 days of sunshine a year are for real!
  5. Drink lots of water. And start drinking extra before you come.  Being well hydrated will help you acclimate to the elevation faster than anything else.
  6. Bring lotion and chapstick.

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is just a fruitcake toss to the east of town. We will be providing transportation to and from the airport for all meeting participants. Denver International Airport (DEN) is 85 miles from downtown Colorado Springs. If you fly there, you are responsible for getting yourself to your hotel.

Cañon City: 45 miles, 50-65 minutes
Fort Collins: 132 miles, about 2.5-3 hours
Cripple Creek: 45 miles, 50-65 minutes
Grand Junction: 287 miles
Denver: 65 miles, 1-1.5 hours
Pueblo: 42 miles, 1 hour
Durango: 302 miles, 4.5-5 hours
Trinidad: 127 miles, 2.5-3 hours
Estes Park: 138 miles, 3-3.5 hours

(These times and distances are approximate)

Since many of the mountains in the Pikes Peak region rise to 14,000 feet and most attractions on average are located at 7,000 feet above sea level, the altitude can produce some unusual sensations. The symptoms for altitude illness include a headache, touch of nausea, feeling unusually tired, or experiencing shortness of breath. One of the most important things visitors to the Pikes Peak region should know about altitude sickness is that it can be significantly minimized or even prevented by following these simple guidelines while traveling:

  • Stay below 7,000 feet the first day (the city of Colorado Springs is 6,035 feet above sea level and Canon City is 5,332 feet above sea level)
  • When sightseeing, work your way up to higher altitudes
  • Avoid strenuous exercise the first day
  • Drink more water than usual since your body will dehydrate more quickly
  • Reduce alcohol intake, which has a greater effect at this altitude
  • Avoid salty foods
  • Give your body time to adjust (there is a lot to see and do at the lower altitude levels)

If you follow these simple suggestions, you are sure to enjoy each day of your conference.

For Freelance Council questions contact David and Christine.

David Lang dlang@dlapr.com and phone number is 213 393 2151

 Christine Loomis christine.loomis.edits@gmail.com, phone 720 317 5197

 

For meeting- and region-related questions contact Mona and Tom Mesereau.

Mona Mesereau, mona@mesereaupr.com, 720-284-1512

Tom Mesereau tom@mesereaupr.com, 720-219-2334

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