Full program released for CSU Water in the West Symposium; Governor Polis joins speaker lineup

Denver, Colo. – Colorado State University System today released the full program for the second annual Water in the West Symposium, with more than 20 experts confirmed from across the globe.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis is confirmed to address the audience, and National Geographic Partners Chairman Gary Knell is joining as the event’s keynote speaker.

Speakers represent a variety of water interests, such as recreation, business, agriculture, utility, and research. The Symposium, which sold out in 2018, is an initial offering of the CSU Water Building, one of three buildings that will comprise the future CSU Campus at the National Western Center.

A kick-off reception with Barton Seaver, a sustainable chef, author, and seafood expert, will be held in the evening of March 13.

Sessions will commence on March 14 and include panels focused on solutions to water-related challenges in a variety of topic areas:

  • Colorado;
  • Food, Beverage, and Agriculture;
  • Recreation and the Environment;
  • Data and Technology;
  • Finance and Funding;
  • Sustainability dialogue led by former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

A full list of speakers, additional event information, and registration is available at nwc.colostate.edu/water-in-the-west-2019.

Registration closes March 8.


Colorado State University Campus at the National Western Center

The CSU Campus at the National Western Center will focus on research and educational programming in the areas of food, water, health, energy, and the environment within its three buildings: the CSU Water Building, CSU Animal Health Complex, and CSU Food and Agriculture Center. Each of the CSU buildings will provide collaborative research and incubation spaces, and interactive and family-friendly educational opportunities. For additional information, visit nwc.colostate.edu.


By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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