Conference Hotel Announcement & Request for Agenda Feedback


We are excited to announce the conference hotel for our 2011 annual conference, The Curtis Hotel!  The Forum’s annual conference will be August 1-3 in Denver, CO.

The Curtis (part of the Hilton Doubletree family) is a fun one-of-a-kind boutique hotel in downtown Denver only steps away from the 16th Street Mall and the Denver Performing Arts Center.  The hotel boasts a complimentary business center on the same floor as our meeting space, a newly renovated fitness center, and an on-site Starbucks.  Each floor of guest rooms has its own theme and all the rooms come with:

  • an oversized desk
  • comfortable reading chair
  • 26” flat screen TV
  • iPod docking station
  • complimentary high speed wired and wireless Internet access (even in the meeting rooms!)

We have negotiated a great rate of $149/night which will also be available 3 days before and after our programming for those interested in building extra time in Denver around the conference.  The Forum’s conference will begin with lunch on Monday, August 1 and end with lunch on Wednesday, August 3.  You can make reservations at the Curtis by calling 800-525-6651 and identifying yourself as a part of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers group or by going to www.thecurtis.com and using the code, FRA, in the group/convention box.  This discounted room rate will be available until June 29th.

The conference planning team has also begun thinking about the agenda for this year’s program and we’d like your feedback on our initial direction.  The team has identified three main themes and some session topics and we’d also like to hear your own ideas about you want to see at this conference.  We hope to build an agenda that will meet the needs of the network but we can’t do this without your help.  Please take five minutes and fill out the online survey by Friday, February 25.

See you in Denver!

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