The Rocky Mountain West is characterized as much by its vibrant and diverse communities as by its sweeping plains and rugged mountains. The annual Western Places | Western Spaces conference explores the social and development issues facing communities—from large cities to small towns—as well as concerns about managing and preserving our natural heritage.
2023 Western Places | Western Spaces Conference
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law is soliciting session and speaker proposals for inclusion in the 2023 Western Places | Western Spaces annual conference.
Framing the Future: Investing in Solutions for a Thriving West
The West is facing a series of compounding crises that threaten our way of life in the region. Extreme temperatures are impacting the ongoing drought, urban heat islands and public health, vulnerability to fire, our agricultural economy and food security, and our energy infrastructure. And yet people continue to move to the West, creating further pressure on our natural systems, our transportation and housing systems, and driving up the cost of living—especially the cost of housing—which jeopardizes the vitality of the entire region.
Although the challenges are growing, so are the creative solutions that communities can use to address these crises; mitigate their risks; adapt to a changing environment; advance diversity, equity, and inclusion; and build in resiliency to forge ahead when times get tough.
We invite you to contribute your knowledge and expertise in the 2023 Western Places | Western Spaces conference by submitting a proposal for a session, tour, or speaker. Download the RFP Guidelines to learn more about this year's theme and topics, as well as how to develop your proposal.
- September 16, 2022: proposals due
- Late September: applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals
- November 2022: registration open
- March 9 & 10, 2023: RMLUI’s Annual Land Use Conference
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Sponsorship & Promotional Opportunities
Our conference is not possible without the generous support of our sponsors. These financial contributions help fund our programs and conference activities, including top-notch keynote speakers, plenary lunch events, and tours. Conference sponsorship provides visibility and underscores your company’s commitment to sustainable communities and informed and ethical land use and development practices.
Equally important are our Aspen sponsors, who provide in-kind marketing and promotional support.
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is committed to providing facilities that are accessible to persons with and without disabilities. We encourage anyone who requires assistance to contact Lisa Loranger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-6319 for further information.