50 for Colorado
For more than 25 years, 50 for Colorado has been providing our program participants with exclusive access to some of the most important segments of the Colorado economy. Designed for Colorado leaders and business executives, 50 for Colorado offers an exceptional blend of thought-provoking content from industry leaders, behind-the-scenes perspectives of the business forces that shape our great state, and valuable networking opportunities. Each month, participants will interact with the best that Colorado has to offer, from cutting-edge discoveries at the University of Colorado to established veterans of our state’s business and politics. With a balance of campus-based learning, day trips and overnight excursions, 50 for Colorado offers an unmatched examination of the reasons Colorado has proven itself an important global hub of business and intellect.
Is this the leadership program for you?
- 50 for Colorado is the perfect venue for leaders and executives to build a network with others across a wide range of industries who share a common passion about the future of business in Colorado.
- Receive a balanced, non-partisan overview of the Colorado economy from industry leaders and experts.
- Discuss ideas and thoughts and share experiences with a network of program peers and industry experts.
- Be a part of an elite alumni network with over 1,000 leaders.
2013 Schedule & Topics
Friday, January 18, 2013
Program Kickoff and Colorado Economic Outlook: Boulder
Friday, February 8
The Growth of Construction and Real Estate: Denver
Thursday and Friday, March 7-8
The Business of Military and Defense: Colorado Springs
Friday, April 5
Sports and Recreation: Working Hard to Play Hard: Denver
Friday, May 3
The Energy Economy: Golden, Empire & Kremmling
Friday, June 14
Beverage Production: Golden & Boulder
Friday, July 12
Global Leaders in Entrepreneurship: Boulder
Thursday and Friday, September 5-6
Agriculture and Eastern Plains Economy: Burlington
Friday, October 11
Healthcare and Colorado’s Bio-Tech Leadership: Denver
Friday, November 8
Colorado Arts & Entertainment/Program
Each year a class of approximately 40 participants is selected from a cross-section of Colorado industries based on demonstrated business experience and community leadership. Every effort will be made to ensure that selections reflect the diversity of the state.
The selection process strongly considers applicants who:
- Have a strong commitment and interest to remain in Colorado
- Will commit the time necessary to fully engage in 50 for Colorado
- Demonstrate business and leadership skills
- Have employer support to commit to the program
Participants are selected by the 50 for Colorado selection committee on the basis of the candidate's application.
Tuition of $4,200 (a limited number of partial scholarships are available) includes:
- 12 days of interactive learning
- Lunch provided on class days
- Accommodations, meals and travel on 2 overnight trips
- Materials and Resources
- Networking events
Applications and nominations are not being accepted at this time.
Notable companies supporting current and/or former 50 for Colorado Participants include:
- AAA Colorado
- AG Edwards and Sons, Inc.
- Alliance Construction Solutions Inc.
- American Heart Association
- Arrow Electronics, Inc
- Aspen Skiing Company
- AT&T Wireless
- Ball Aerospace
- Bank One
- Black Hills Energy, Inc.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado
- Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
- Brownstein Hyatt & Farber, P.C.
- CB Richard Ellis, Inc.
- CBS4 – KCNC TV
- Charles Schwab and Co.
- CO Department of Transportation
- CO Office of The Attorney General
- Colorado Rockies Baseball Club
- Coors Brewing Company
- Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
- Debourgh Manufacturing Company
- Eastman Kodak Company
- Ernst & Young
- Exempla Healthcare
- General Moly, Inc.
- Hewlett Packard
- Hyatt Hotel Corporation
- Kaiser Permanente
- Key Bank
- Kinder Morgan Inc.
- King Soopers
- Level 3 Communications
- Lockheed Martin Astronautics Group
- Lucent Technologies
- Marsh & Mclennan Companies
- McAfee Inc.
- Merrill Lynch
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- PROJECT C.U.R.E.
- Qwest Communications
- Sun Microsystems, Inc.
- Suncor Energy (USA), Inc.
- The Children’s Hospital
- Third Way Center
- United States Air Force
- University of Colorado at Boulder
- US Rugby Football Foundation
- Wells Fargo Bank
- Western Union
- Xcel Energy