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


We regret to inform you that the AHEPPP Western Regional conference scheduled for March 23-34 at the University of Colorado Boulder has been canceled
Due to the COVID19 situation (including Colorado being in a state of emergency) and resulting restrictions being asked of our host institution and attendees, we have been forced to cancel. We hope to be able to reschedule for a future date. When rescheduling information becomes available, it will be widely shared with you and the AHEPPP community. 
Additionally, we hope to make the educational material available to you via webinar. More information to come!
As always, we encourage you to lean on your AHEPPP colleagues for support. Please feel free utilize our member listservs, Facebook groups or your mentors as best meets your needs. 
We wish you health and peace as you navigate this situation with your own campus community.

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.




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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 


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)

Educating and Empowering Parents and Families
without Breaking the Bank: A Review of Adoptable and Collaborative Program Proposals  

Block I (Option B)

Navigating Social Justice Conversations with Parents and Families

3:00pm – 3:50pm

Block II (Option A)

Creating Space & Setting Boundaries with Parents/Families

Block II (Option B)

Digital Media Use & Its Consequences in College Aged Populations

4:00pm – 4:50pm

Block III (Option A)

Executive Functioning and Mental Health in College Students in the 21st Century


Block III (Option B)

Roundtable Discussion topic: 

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Networking hour

Tuesday, March 24

9:00am – 9:50am

Block IV (Option A)

Collaborating Across Campus to Support Families


Block IV (Option B)

Turning Parents into Partners Beyond Orientation

9:50am – 10:10am

Morning Coffee Break

10:10am – 11:00am

Block V (Option A)

Supporting Commuter Students & Their Families

Block V (Option B)

Expanding the Family Experience

11:10am – 12:00pm

Block VI (Option A)

Parents as Partners


Block VI (Option B)

Speaking Up: Helping Students Build a Self-Advocacy Toolkit


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.