Parent & Family Programs Western Regional Conference
University of Colorado Boulder | March 23-24, 2020

Come join us in Colorful Colorado beneath the majestic Flatiron Mountains. The goal of this gathering is to bring together our western regional students affairs and higher education professionals who engage with college students’ parents and family members to share common challenges, best practices, and innovative strategies as we continue this work.

Now is your opportunity to share your knowledge with your colleagues in the West! 


Submit a Program Proposal

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Important Dates

December 16 – Educational programs proposal submission process begins

February 7 – Education Program Proposals due at 5:00pm (MST).

February 21  Notification of selected Educational Programs

March 13  Registration for the conference closes

March 23-24th  Western Regional Conference

What to include in your proposal:

Educational program proposals should include specific participant learning outcomes and be grounded in both research and theoretical frameworks, if applicable. Additionally, proposals must address how the information presented can be adapted to different types and sizes of institutions.

Need help getting started? Read this helpful guide from the National conference.  How to Develop a Successful Educational Program Proposal for the AHEPPP National Conference. 



Best Western Plus Boulder Inn
Phone: 800-233-8469 and reference code, “AHEPPP”
$119 for king bed, $124 for two queen beds.
Includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet and parking.
Room block will released to general public 30 days prior to event 

Travel Information

To travel to the University of Colorado Boulder it will be best to travel into Denver International Airport (DIA). We have set up a conference code to use the Green Ride shuttle to travel from DIA to the Best Western Plus hotel for our conference guest. You can reserve your trip using this website now: Green Ride Boulder  - CU New Student and Family Programs  

If you would like to utilize public transportation, there is also the AB1 bus line on the RTD that will travel from DIA to Boulder. This will not bring you directly to the hotel and you will need to transfer bus lines, walk, or use a Ride Share service from the Boulder Broadway-Euclid station to the Best Western Plus. You can learn more about the RTD options and plan your route here:

Event Schedule

Monday, March 23

11:00am – 1:00pm

Conference Check-in

11:30am – 12:30pm

Optional Campus Tour with Journey Leader Mentor

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Opening Session/Welcome

2:00pm – 2:50pm

Block I (Option A)

Block I (Option B)

3:00pm – 3:50pm

Block II (Option A)

Block II (Option B)

4:00pm – 4:50pm

Block III (Option A)

Block III (Option B

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Networking hour

Tuesday, March 24

9:00am – 9:50am

Block IV (Option A)

Block IV (Option B)

9:50am – 10:10am

Morning Coffee Break

10:10am – 11:00am

Block V (Option A)

Block V (Option B)

11:10am – 12:00pm

Block VI (Option A)

Block VI (Option B)

12:10pm – 1:30pm

Lunch and Closing Session

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Optional Campus Tour with Journey Leader Mentor


Registration is $95 for both AHEPPP members and non-members. The deadline to register is March 13, 2020.