Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 25th by 5 PM

Presenters will be notified by Friday, March 8th, if their presentation has been selected.

Please email questions about the submission process to Amy Phillips, Colorado Mountain College, Coordinator of Student Support Services:

Silent Auction

In an effort to spice up the event, we will hold a SILENT AUCTION to this year’s conference.  The money from this event will go back to CCA to help fund future professional development and provide advocacy for all Colorado TRIO Programs.

Our hope is that you can think of someone (or two, or three) who might want to donate an item for the event. Or perhaps you have a number of departments on campus who would donate and you could put together a basket. Another thought we had was that people may want to donate something and have it shipped directly to the conference. See below for the address where items can be shipped.

We ask you to keep in mind that donations should benefit people from everywhere in Colorado – not location specific.  We are not limited in content, since this is for adults, so wine/beer, and the likes, are perfectly acceptable. Is there something you would like to share from your region? Feel free to use your imagination and help us to celebrate all of Colorado!

You may use this Silent Auction Donation Letter. This may provide an easy way for you to reach out and explain our mission. As a non-profit organization, we will provide donors with the tax deductible information upon receipt of items for the auction.  Thank you for your time and efforts, we look forward to seeing what you gather!

Items may shipped directly to:
Colorado Mountain College
ATTN: Kearstin Cameron, M.Ed
TRIO Success Center
3000 County Rd. 114
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Morgridge Commons

at Colorado Mountain College

815 Cooper Ave.

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601



We have blocks of rooms at two different hotels.  Reservations are now open!

  • Call the hotel directly to make reservations. Online reservations are not available.
  • Reservation cut-off date for both is March 18, 2019.
  • You must bring tax-exempt certificate to waive sales tax.
  • Group rate is good for two nights: 4/17 & 4/18.
  • Both have a 7-day cancellation policy. Individual reservations cancelled after April 9, 2019 will be charged the full amount for the reservation.
  1. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort Lodge

½ mile walk from conference location over Grand Avenue Bridge; adjacent to Glenwood Hot Springs and Yampa Vapor Caves

Reservation Phone #: 1-800-537-7946

Group Code: ASPIRE

Room Type & Cost per Night:  Double Queen — $129

Use of hot springs resort pool included on 4/18 & 4/19!

(Pool closed for maintenance on 4/17.)

  1. Hotel Denver

One block from conference location; adjacent to Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub

Reservation Phone #:   970-945-6565 | 800-826-8820

Group Code: TRIO

Room Types & Cost per Night:

  • Double Queen — $160
  • Single Queen (Interior) — $130
  • Single Queen (View) — $140

Who We Are

The purpose of the Colorado Chapter of ASPIRE (CCA) is to provide professional development and education policy advocacy for TRIO professionals in Colorado. TRIO programs and its staff work with first-generation, low-income youth, and adults to increase opportunity for success in secondary and post-secondary education

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