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2023 Fall Conference & Delegate Assembly

October 6-7, 2023
Hotel Colorado
526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Our Fall Conference focuses on a specific topic of importance to board members each year culminating in a Saturday Delegate Assembly. Multiple opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors. Join your colleagues for a time of networking, learning, and meeting exhibitors that are here to support your district efforts. 


Below you will find helpful resources that were discussed during the Voting Webinar:


It is now time to select your district's voting delegate (and alternates) for the 2023 Delegate Assembly. Every district is allowed to have ONE voting delegate to participate in the assembly (either in-person or virtually). We are implementing a new remote voting system this year, so we must insist on strict deadlines and will need your assistance in submitting this form by September 12, 2023 by 5 p.m. Voting delegates should be voted on/selected by your district's Board of Education.

If for any reason delegates are selected or reported after this deadline, districts will have to submit a proposal to the CASB Board of Directors for appeal to be reviewed on September 22. We appreciate your assistance to complete the delegate form before the September 12 deadline. Please let us know if you have questions or special circumstances.


For the first time, virtual voting will be offered to members for the 2023 Delegate Assembly in a trial run. This option will be open to voting delegates who wish to attend the assembly on October 7 virtually. Pricing for this option will be $25 per person to help with the cost of the voting software. When filling out the form you must use the information for the district's official voting delegate. Each district is allowed to have one voting delegate.

Following your completion of the registration form you will receive a Zoom link for the Delegate Assembly. More information regarding the virtual voting software will be sent out in a few weeks. CASB will be hosting a webinar to go over the voting software and answer any questions. Virtual attendees are required to attend this webinar.

At the Delegate Assembly, Legislative Resolutions will be debated and voted upon. The work of the CASB Bylaws Review Task Force will be presented at the Fall Conference portion on October 6. They will NOT be discussed or debated at the Delegate Assembly but WILL be discussed and debated at the December Convention/Business Meeting.

Things to Note Regarding Virtual Voting:

  • Since this is a new process, members voting virtually will NOT be able to participate in floor conversations
    • Members will be able to hear discussions being made in person via the Zoom but will ONLY be allowed to vote virtually
    • Virtual attendees will NOT be able to submit floor resolutions
  • Only ONE voting delegate from each district will be allowed to attend the Zoom
    • All other non-voting members will not be allowed to participate virtually
  • You MUST pre-register and you MUST complete the voting delegate form
  • All virtual attendees will be responsible for their own internet connection and technology
    • Votes will not be redone or paused due to a bad personal internet connection
  • Virtual attendees MUST have their cameras on at all times during the Delegate Assembly
  • If you are registered to attend in person you CANNOT cancel and change to virtual attendance
  • An alternate cannot be recognized virtually or in person unless that alternate was submitted by the September 12 deadline along with the 'elected' delegate


Proposed Resolutions Booklet


Friday, October 6, 2023

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Coffee with CASB

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Opening General Session with Scott McLeod J.D., Ph.D.

The power of deeper learning for preparing 'future ready' graduates
Fueled by college / career readiness concerns, new technologies, and state policy changes, numerous ‘deeper learning’ schools are emerging across the country that aim to prepare ‘future ready’ graduates. Deeper learning schools emphasize student interest, agency, empowerment, and meaning-making, as well as real-world relevance and robust technology usage. In his keynote, Scott will focus on why deeper learning is a powerful move for school districts and will highlight numerous examples of students and educators around the world doing amazing things in their schools and communities!

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Creating Your District's Legislative Platform

    Join Caty Husbands and Matt Cook as they walk through the necessary steps to create a district’s legislative platform. Learn what worked and didn’t work as the Englewood School District journeyed through this process.

  • Legal Quick Hits: What you need to know 

    Review hot legal topics impacting public education. Learn how these issues may impact your district, and leave with practical tips for compliance.

  • Deeper Learning Fireside Chat

    You are invited to join Scott McLeod for a more casual conversation. Scott will field questions and concerns, address contemporary challenges, and share additional ideas, strategies, and resources for enabling deeper learning in Colorado school districts.

  • BigFuture: Helping All Students Chart their Path Led by College Board Kelly Doubleday, Noah Hurianek & Sarah Orlowski
    BigFuture is a free online planning guide to help students find the career that’s right for them and the education they
    need to reach it. Built by students, insights from professionals and over 100 years of College Board expertise, BigFuture
    simplifies a complicated process into steps that all students can take to explore careers, plan for college, and pay for
    college. Join us to learn how educators can leverage BigFuture tools to help students plan for life after high school. We
    will also highlight how students in the classes of 2024 and 2025 can qualify for $500 and $40,000 scholarships every
    month by taking steps toward their career and education, like building a college list or starting a career list. Students
    whose families earn below $60,000 have extra chances to earn scholarships from BigFuture. Attendees will also hear
    about BigFuture programs, community events, and recognition.

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. General Session & Lunch - Bylaws Discussion with Lindley McCrary and John Graham

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • How Should School Board Members Think About Technology?

    ChatGPT... Artificial intelligence... TikTok... Snapchat... Social media... Cell phones... The technology tools coming at children and schools are fast and furious. As board members, how should we think about new technologies for our students and educators? How do we get past unfamiliarity, fear, and nostalgia to recognize the power and potential of digital technologies while also being cognizant of their limitations and drawbacks? Join Scott - who is the director of the only university center in America dedicated to school technology leadership - for a robust discussion, some larger perspective, and numerous resources on this topic!

  • Set for Success: Empowering new school board members through effective onboarding

    As school boards transition, it’s important to make sure new members are effectively onboarded to ensure they can be productive and efficient in their new roles. This interactive session will provide practical strategies and best practices for successfully onboarding new school board members. Attendees will learn how to create an effective orientation process, establish clear expectations, establish communication strategies, and identify opportunities for ongoing development. In addition, we will provide tools and resources for evaluating the effectiveness of the orientation process and making relevant improvements. Join us for this informative and engaging session, and leave with actionable steps to improve your onboarding process, making sure your school board members hit the ground running.

  • Unpacking CASB Legislative Resolutions for Action and Impact!
    Resolutions approved by the CASB Delegate Assembly help to support and guide the advocacy work of CASB. These resolutions go far beyond statements of support. Join your fellow CASB members as we discuss how the resolutions process is used to influence legislation at all levels of government.

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Closing General Session with David Flaherty, Magellan Strategies

Opinions of Public Education, Proposition HH, & School District Ballot Measure Best Practices

CASB’s favorite opinion pollster David Flaherty will share the results of a September statewide survey covering a range of public education issues. His research will include data demonstrating how Proposition HH is shaping opinions of state education funding and future school district ballot measures. To keep things local for school board members, David will present the survey results by the twelve CASB Regions. Moreover, he will discuss school ballot measure best practices incorporating survey research data. In addition, this session will be interactive and include real-time audience poll questions throughout the presentation. We look forward to an informative and engaging session you will not want to miss!

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Delegate Tech Set Up

5:45 - 7:15 p.m. President’s Reception

Saturday, October 7, 2023

7:30  - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Delegate Check In (In-person & virtual)

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Delegate Assembly (In-person & virtual)

Register Here
Pricing Early Bird - Before August 27 After August 27
Member - Friday & Saturday $400 $500
Member - Saturday In Person Only (Delegate Assembly) $100 $150
Non-Member - Friday & Saturday $600 $700
Additional Friday Reception ticket (for guest) $65 $75
Virtual Delegate Assembly (This will be available for
members at a later date)
- $25
Member - Walk-Ins  n/a


Notice of cancellation and requests for refund must be submitted in writing via email: Gabriella Gonzales, [email protected].

  • A cancellation fee of $50 will be applied to the refund.
Refunds cannot be made after 4:00 pm, Friday, September 22, 2023. Guarantees are made to the hotel and vendors in advance; therefore, we are unable to grant refund requests after this date.

In the event of a medical emergency, please contact CASB. If granted a refund, a late registration cancellation fee of $75 will apply. Medical emergency refund requests will not be considered after Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

Hotel Information: Room availability will be for October 5 & 6 (two nights).
The Hotel Colorado

526 Pine St  I  Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 I  (970) 945-6511

Two queen beds or king bed - $199/night, $12/night for overnight guest self-parking

Available until September 12, 2023

Room Block Reservations

If you need to make your reservation tax exempt you will need to fill out the two forms linked below and send them in AFTER you make your reservation via the booking link.

Once you make your reservation, it WILL show tax. You have to send the liked (2) forms below filled out for the hotel to remove the tax on the reservation.

EITHER, email these forms to: [email protected] OR Fax them to: 970-945-7030

Tax Affidavit 
Credit Card Authorization
Other Hotel Options





Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D.  

A Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P-12 school leadership, deeper learning, technology, and innovation. He is on a mission to make students’ day-to-day learning less boring and more meaningful and relevant. He is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the only university center in the U.S. dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and is the co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He also is the co-creator of the 4 Shifts Protocol for lesson/unit redesign and the founder of both the annual Iowa 1:1 Institute and EdCampIowa.

Scott has worked with hundreds of schools, districts, universities, and other organizations and has received numerous awards for his technology leadership work, including the 2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Scott blogs about leadership and innovation at Dangerously Irrelevant and is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at regional, state, national, and international conferences. Scott also hosts two podcasts, LeaderTalk and Redesigning for Deeper Learning.

Scott currently serves as a Getting Smart New Pathways Fellow, ISTE Community Leader, InnEdCO Ambassador, and on NAESP’s Professional Learning Advisory Council. He has written or edited 4 books and 170 articles and other publications, and is one of the most visible education professors in the United States. In Spring 2023 he is road tripping while on sabbatical to explore what deeper learning looks like in elementary and middle schools.



David Flaherty  

David Flaherty is the CEO and founder of Magellan Strategies, a public opinion research firm serving school districts, local governments, special districts, and public policy organizations since 2007. He has spent three decades designing and managing hundreds of public opinion surveys and focus group research projects. His particular area of opinion research expertise is managing complicated voter opinion ballot measure survey projects.

David learned the art and science of public opinion research working in Washington, DC, for fourteen years, from 1992 to 2006. He mastered questionnaire design, focus group-qualitative research, and message development strategies working for the Republican National Committee, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Census, and Americans for Prosperity.

David is very proud to have helped hundreds of Colorado governments, school districts, and special districts achieve voter approval for various ballot measures funding a wide array of school district needs, operations, and capital projects. David is a native of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and a 1991 graduate of the University of Delaware. He lives in Broomfield, Colorado, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons, Jack and Bobby.


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