The Mountain-Plains Museums Association’s Annual Conference is known as a premier training and networking venue for those who work in MPMA’s region of ten states in the west. This is where the networking begins. Provocative programming will get you thinking about all the possibilities in your museum or in your career. Come away inspired and energized about your profession. Learn what is new in the profession. Then, go back home and make a difference in your community.
And what better place for updates and eyes-wide opening opportunities than Denver. Why? Colorado was ranked as the fourth happiest state in 2015 by WalletHub. Maybe it’s because the city gets a ton of sunshine--nearly 250 days with some sun a year on average. Or perhaps because it’s one of the fittest cities in America.
The city is super high. And no, not because marijuana is legal. But Denver is literally high up — 5,280 feet above sea level to be exact, earning its “Mile High City” nickname. Altitude sickness can be a problem here for those not used to this altitude so limit your alcohol intake and drink plenty of water while you are here.
Colorado is home to the Rocky Mountains and 58 fourteeners. It is a magnet for adventure seekers. Just a short drive from Denver, you’ll find some of the country’s best skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and rafting. Colorado has more than 20 natural hot springs, the perfect way to unwind after a long day of outdoor activities.
Denver has lots of museums and collections worth seeing. This conference will take you to many of them.