Conference Information & Speakers


CONFERENCE (Same fee to attend in person or online)

  • BCTA/NA Members: $250 USD
  • Nonmembers: $295 USD

If you will be attending in person: See below for details on reserving Lodgings or Day Passes (If you will not be staying at YMCA of the Rockies you must purchase a Day Pass for each day you attend the Conference.)

Registration includes 90-day access to recordings of Conference presentations, available the week following the live event.

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 (for Virtual or In-Person Attendance)

 For BCTA/NA members attending the Conference in person, a limited number of scholarships for Conference registration fees are available.  Please contact us for more information. Scholarship amount if awarded will reduce registration fee to $100.  (For BCTA/NA members only.)

Lodging & Day Passes

Please reserve lodgings by July 1, 2023.

Lodging for the Conference, Three (3) nights: Thursday, September 7, Friday, September 8, Saturday, September 9.

  • $480.00 USD Double Occupancy
  • $759.00 USD Single Occupancy. 
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Lodging for the Post-Conference Workshop: Those attending the post-conference workshop will be responsible for locating and booking their lodgings for any days after September 9.

Lodging for Family/Friends: If any family or friends will be coming with you to Estes Park but not attending the Conference, you will be able to reserve lodgings  for them. When you register yourself for the Conference, you will find instructions for this on the Conference lodging registration form.

Roommates for Double Rooms:

  • If you reserve a double room and wish to share a room with a particular Conference attendee, you will need to communicate directly with them to arrange this, and indicate their name when you complete your Conference registration form. The two of you will be matched as roommates once Conference registration forms have been received from each of you. 
  • If you will be sharing a double room with someone who is not attending the Conference, you will be asked to indicate this on your Conference registration form.
  • If you reserve a double room and are not able to arrange for a roommate on your own, we will look for another Conference attendee needing a roommate to share your room. You will be charged for a double room. However, if we cannot find a roommate for you, you will be invoiced for the additional funds for a single room. (NOTE:  If you are placed with a roommate and after arriving at the conference decide you want a single room, you will be invoiced for the extra amount required for a single room, plus the extra amount required for the roommate you were to be rooming with.)

Please note: Conference registration fees are non-refundable, and due to provisions in the contract with YMCA of the Rockies, payment of food and lodging is not refundable after July 1, 2023.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected].

Day Passes

If you will not be staying on the YMCA property, a $30 USD day pass is required per person (for each person in your party) for each day you are on the YMCA property. This Day Pass will give you access to the YMCA facilities.


Three meals a day are included with Conference lodging reservations. When you register for the Conference, you will have the opportunity to indicate dietary restrictions (including vegetarian, vegan, or other restrictions). Participants with special dietary needs are encouraged to bring their preferred food options and snacks with them. Please note there will be no stoves, ovens or microwaves available. Some rooms might have a mini-fridge, but we will be unable to determine this in advance.

For those not lodging at the YMCA of the Rockies, Day Passes do not include meals, however, meals can be purchased at the dining hall.  Breakfast: $13.00 USD, Lunch: $15.00 USD, Dinner: $17.00 USD

Travel Information

The YMCA of the Rockies elevation is just over 8,000 feet.  It may take you two or more days to acclimate to this elevation. Please bring a reusable water bottle as you will need to drink more water than normal to avoid elevation sickness.

The Denver airport is 1 hour 45 minutes away.  When making travel arrangements, please take this into account.  The Denver airport is very busy and you will need extra time to get through security.

Shuttle service from the Denver Airport can be arranged through The BCTA/NA will not be making shuttle arrangements for the Conference.