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2016 OLD SPANISH TRAIL CONFERENCE
GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO

Conference Newsletters and Program Updates

Check for program updates by viewing these conference newsletters:

Newsletter 2

Newsletter 1

Program Overview

Download the conference agenda here.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time

Activity

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Early Registration at the Clarion Inn -Grand Junction, CO

6:00 - 9:00 pm 

Chuck Wagon dinner - Fort Uncompahgre, Delta, CO (Separate registration/fee required, free transportation from the Clarion Inn)

               

Friday, July 29, 2016

Time

Activity

7:00 - 11:00 am  

Registration (includes late registration available if not going on field trip) at the Clarion

8:30 - 10:15 am

Back to the Trail Field Trip (leave 8:30/back 10:30)

10:45 - 11:00 am  

Opening Remarks from Ashley Hall, OSTA President

11:00 - 11:50 am

Prof. Steve Stern, 150 Years of Environmental Change on the Trail

11:50 - 1:00 pm

Lunch on your own

1:00 - 1:55 pm  

Panel Discussion, Engaging Your Community

2:00 - 2:25 pm 

National Park Service Centennial

Break with refreshments

3:00 - 3:55 pm 

David Bailey, Distant Treasures in the Mist

4:00 - 4:55 pm 

Rod Martinez, Desert Photography, Techniques, Challenges and Rewards

5:30 - 6:30 pm 

Reception - FREE with your registration!

          

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Time

Activity

7:30 - 9:00 am 

OSTA Annual Meeting (public invited)

9:30 - 10:30 am 

Las Colonias Field Trip (leave 9:30/back 10:45)

11 - 11:55 am 

Dr. David Miller, Expeditionary Art on the North Branch

11:55 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch on your own

1:00 - 1:55 pm 

Chris Miller/Steve Baker, Restoring Fort Uncompahgre

2:00 - 2:55 pm

Jon Horn, The North Branch of the Spanish Trail over Cochetopa Pass    to the Valleys of Western Colorado.

Break with refreshments

3:30 - 3:55 pm

Highway 50 Historic Corridor

4:00 - 5:00 pm 

Panel Discussion, Digging Deeper

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Banquet - Special recognitions, awards, give-aways.
Guest Speaker:     Ute Storyteller Larry Cesspooch
(Separate registration/fee required)

         

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Museum of Western Colorado in Grand Junction will host a private tour of the museum - free to conference goers

Self guided tours, Fort Uncompahgre, Dinosaur Journey, Colorado National Monument, etc.

Note: Conference schedule is subject to change.

 

 

 

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