Past Conventions

CFO Conventions have occurred since 1963 and are located throughout the state.

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Pueblo 2020

Dates: Postponed to 2022

Venue: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pueblo North

Speaker: Michael Parr, American Bird Conservancy President

Keynote Address: Bird Conservation

2019

Montrose 2019

Dates: June 13-17

Venue: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Montrose, CO

Speaker: Nathan Pieplow

Keynote Address: Birding by Ear

2018

Longmont 2018

Dates: May 17-20

Venue: Best Western Plaza Hotel

Speaker: Scott Taylor

Keynote Address: Evolutionary Biology in birds - Black-capped Chickadee research

2017

Steamboat Springs 2017

Dates: June 1-5

Venue: Colorado Mountain College

Speaker: Sheri Williamson

Keynote Address: Hummingbirds: Small Wonders

2016

Lamar 2016

Dates: May 5-9

Venue: Rodeway Inn - Cow Palace

Speaker: Garth Spellman

Keynote Address: The Past, Present, and Future of Ornithology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2015

Salida 2015

Dates: June 4-8

Venue: Gateway Inn & Suites

Speaker: Jeff Mitton

Keynote Address: A Naturalist's Interpretation of Interacting Species

2014

Sterling 2014

Dates: Aug 28 - Sep 1

Venue: Ramada Inn

Speaker: Jon L. Dunn

Keynote Address: Shorebirds in Colorado: When to Expect Them, & What to Look For

2013

Cortez 2013

Dates: May 16-19

Venue: Baymont Inn and Suites

Speaker: John Vanderpoel

Keynote Address: Full Chase Mode: Highlights of a 2011 Big Year

The tall stately form and long needles (often over 15 cm long) at least three to a leaf fascicle distinguish west slope Ponderosa (var. ponderosa) from east slope Ponderosa.

Trinidad 2012

Dates: May 17-20

Venue: A. R. Mitchell Museum & Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

Speaker: Dr. Brian D. Linkhart

Keynote Address: Shedding Light on Climate Change Effects and Migration Patterns in Flammulated Owls

2014

Grand Junction 2011

Dates: May 20-23

Venue: Doubletree Hotel

Speaker: Jeff Gordon

Keynote Address: Ten Birds That Changed Birding

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