Friday, June 28, 2019

Opportunity: Think Big, Move Mountains Conference 2019

Attend the Think Big Conference
August 27-29, 2019

Think Big is a conference for young adults and young adult service providers in Colorado. Attendees come from the state, county, local areas, and communities across Colorado, and all play a role in helping young adults identify and overcome barriers, set education and career goals, and transition to adulthood and independence.

When: August 27-29
Where: Hotel Talisa in Vail, Colorado
Youth and young adult serving professionals and young leaders ages 16-24 


Conference registration is a two-part process:
1) Register using link below. 
2) Book your room by calling Hotel Talisa at 970-479-1527. Reference the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment - Think Big (rooms are $169/night). 


Young adults ages 16-24 are encouraged to submit an application to attend the conference. Apply using the link below to have your room and registration covered by the Colorado State Youth Council. Selections will be made in early July. 
Young Adult Application

Presentations and workshops at Think Big will focus on youth services and development. See below for topics that will be covered at the conference. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please submit an application
  • WIOA
  • Career Pathways
  • Special Populations
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Work Readiness and Coaching Practices 
  • National Youth Engagement Models
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Social Enterprise Models
  • Mental Health & Self Care 
Possible Youth Tracks
  • Youth Empowerment 
  • Art as Activism 
  • Social Justice 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Storytelling 
  • Communication and Networking 
If you have questions about the conference, please contact Steve Wright at [email protected].
Thank you to our partners for support with the event:
Rocky Mountain Workforce Development Association
Colorado Department of Education
Colorado Department of Human Services
Local Workforce Regions