Western Pathways Conference 2017

Denver, Colorado
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Notable Speakers

The Honorable:
Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado
Governor Steve Bullock, Montana
Governor Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota

Allen Blue
Co-Founder & Vice President of Product Management, LinkedIn

Denise Peppard
 Chief Human Resources Officer, Northrup Grumman Corporation

Melody Schopp
Secretary of Education, South Dakota
President, Council of Chief State School Officers

Monique Rizer
Executive Director, Opportunity Nation

Kim Clark

Commissioner of Church Education, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 
Former Dean, Harvard Business School; Former President, BYU Idaho

Zoe Baird
President and Chief Executive Officer, Markle Foundation

Matt Sigelman
Chief Operating Officer, Burning Glass Technologies

Joe Garcia
President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Senior Executives from Walmart, IBM, PwC, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
...and many more!

Agenda at a Glance


8:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Pre-Conference Field Trips (sign up during registration)
  • Cyber Security & Data Science Pathways
  • WarrenTech, Jeffco Public Schools
  • CareerWise Colorado
  • Lockheed Martin & University of Colorado
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Group Meeting for State Team Leaders
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Rooms Available for State Team meetings
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Conference Check-in Open
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Opening Session
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Plenary Session
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Networking Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Dinner & Program


8:00 AM - 9:45 AM: Breakfast & Program
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM: Plenary Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch Program
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: State & Program Showcase
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Interactive Sessions
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Coors Field
     Premium, infield, club level seating
     Price: $66, select in registration

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Sampling Denver’s Restaurant Scene with Conference Colleagues


8:00 AM - 9:45 AM: Breakfast Program
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Lunch & Closing Session
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: State Team Meetings

Conference schedule subject to change.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payments can be made by credit card, purchase order, or check. Payment in full is due prior to the start of the conference. 

    Conference Fees:
    General Registration   $495 
    Early Bird Registration*  $445
    State Team Members**  $395
    *Early Bird registration ends at midnight on April 14th.
    **State Team Members will be sent a discount code by their State Team Leads.

    Purchase Orders:
    Please make checks out to Arizona State University. For questions regarding purchase orders, please contact Aaron Wiley at aaron.wiley@asu.edu. Payment is due prior to the start of the conference. 

    Checks* can be mailed to: 
    OKED Finance
    Arizona State University
    1475 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 200
    Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    *Please make a note that your check is for the Western Pathways Conference 
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