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Renegade Retreat 2023

October 9th - 12th, 2023

Boulder, CO

We’re excited to gather our team and Board for our annual in-person gathering of meetings, activities, and meals! We will have food options for all diets, including vegan & vegetarian. Please see below for our current schedule of events, and we’ll see you soon!

**Please take a moment to complete your informational Renegade Retreat form**

Colorado travel tips: sunscreen, layer options including light jacket, sunglasses, and water bottle. To prevent altitude sickness, be sure to drink plenty of water! It’s also notable that at higher altitudes, the effects of alcohol can be more pronounced than at lower elevations.

*Unless noted, event default location is Boulder Marriott (2660 Canyon Blvd) and suggested attire is business casual. Transportation will be provided to group events.

Renegade Retreat 2023

October 9th - 12th, 2023

Boulder, CO

We’re excited to gather our team and Board for our annual in-person gathering of meetings, activities, and meals! We will have food options for all diets, including vegan & vegetarian. Please see below for our current schedule of events, and we’ll see you soon!

**Please take a moment to complete your informational Renegade Retreat form**

Colorado travel tips: sunscreen, layer options including light jacket, sunglasses, and water bottle. To prevent altitude sickness, be sure to drink plenty of water! It’s also notable that at higher altitudes, the effects of alcohol can be more pronounced than at lower elevations.

*Unless noted, event default location is Boulder Marriott (2660 Canyon Blvd) and suggested attire is business casual. Transportation will be provided to group events.

Monday, October 9th

Meeting Location (meals & sessions): Sanitas Room; 5th Floor

- Lead Staff & Board -

8:00a - 8:30a | Breakfast at Boulder Marriott

8:30a - 12:00p | Board Meeting - 2024 Operational Planning

12:00p - 12:30p | Lunch at Boulder Marriott (board and select staff)

12:30p - 3:00p | Board Meeting (with select staff)

  • Board present on their projects and pick for following year

- ALL CAF Staff & Board -

- 3:30p Vans Leave

4:00p - 5:30p | Masa Seed Foundation

6:00p - 8:00p Ollin Farms Dinner | CAF Staff & Board

NOTES:

We will be taking a tour on a working farm. Sensible shoes for dirt paths & grass recommended. Dinner is outdoors, we recommend bringing a jacket. Overall casual attire otherwise.

Fred Noland:

Fred Noland is the creator behind our Renegade Retreat logo this year. His specialty is visual storytelling, whether in animation, comics, or illustration. Noland’s comics have appeared in the New Yorker, Popula and the East Bay Express. Fred lives in Oakland, California, where he is an avid but unremarkable cyclist and a proud poppa.

Masa Seed Foundation:

MASA Seed Foundation focuses directly on growing and adapting Farm and Garden Seeds for local and national distribution. Their Mission/vision entails securing a Front Range Seed Bank of tried and true, rigorously selected heirloom and traditional food plant varieties that are adaptable to climate shifts and front range soils. Securing seeds is foundational work for a deeper sense of regional food sovereignty. Supporting the depth of research entailed in raising seeds will help support MASA’s Farm to Food Bank initiative to feed as many people as possible from our 20 acres of seeds and 50 tons of produce from our seed production fields.

Ollin Farms Dinner:

8627 North 95th Street | Longmont. Ollin Farms believes in the principles of regenerative agriculture. The goal of this family farm is to produce top quality farm products while continuing to increase the diversity and health of the local ecosystems. Join us for a conversation with Mark and Kena of Ollin Farm’s about their partnership with BVSD and the opportunities that local farms have to sell to school districts. Cocktails, music and dinner to follow.

Tuesday, October 10th

Meeting Location (meals & sessions): Montrachet Ballroom; 1st Floor

7:00a - 8:00a | Little Yoga Studio Class (optional) 2525 Arapahoe Ave. Unit E, Boulder, CO 80302

8:00a - 8:30a | Breakfast at Boulder Marriott

- 8:45a Vans Leave

9:00a - 11:00a | Boulder Valley School District / Growing Gardens

  • Dress note: Must wear kitchen-safe attire at BVSD. Long pants, close toed shoes, hair in a hat (CAF provided) or hairnet.

11:30a - 11:45a | Break at Hotel

11:45p | Lunch at Boulder Marriott

  • Fellow Panel

1:00p - 5:30p | CAF Staff & Board Meeting

  • 2024 Operational Planning (small groups)

5:30p - 5:45p | Break at Hotel

- 5:45p Vans Leave

6:00p - 8:00p | Dinner at Avanti - CAF Staff, Board,Families, and Guests
We will take board and staff headshots on this night. All Chefs - please wear White Chef’s Coat for headshot picture.



Wednesday, October 11th

Meeting Location (meals & sessions): Montrachet Ballroom; 1st Floor

7:30a - 8:00a | Breakfast at Boulder Marriott

8:00a - 12:00p | Communications Training - (Pre-Reads)

12:00p - 12:30p | Lunch at Boulder Marriott

12:30p - 2:30p | 2024 Strategic Planning

  • Small Groups

2:30p - 2:45p | Break at Hotel

- 2:45p Vans Leave

3:00p - 5:00p | Chautauqua Trail Tour - Join us at Chautauqua for a speaker event with guided hike to follow.

5:30p - 5:45p | Break at Hotel

- 5:45p Vans Leave

NOTE: There is an easy hike up to the speaker event, followed by a guided hike. Recommend hiking clothes, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. We ask that all CAF Team members participate in the speaker event, hike is optional. We will be going straight from Chautauqua to dinner.

6:00p - 8:00p | T/ACO Team Dinner

Thursday, October 12th

7:00a - 8:00a | Little Yoga Studio Class (optional) 2525 Arapahoe Ave. Unit E, Boulder, CO 80302

8:00a - 8:30a | Breakfast at Boulder Marriott (Montrachet Ballroom; 1st Floor)

8:30a - 12:00p | CAF Staff Meeting (Montrachet Ballroom; 1st Floor)

12:00p - 1:00p | Lunch at Boulder Marriott (Montrachet Ballroom; 1st Floor)

- Airport Shuttle leaves at 1pm -

Following lunch, we will be closing out our time together as a team. Select team members participating is the budgeting portion of the retreat will stay for the remainder of Thursday & Friday.

1:00p - 4:00p | Budget Retreat (Sanitas Room; 5th Floor)

4:00p - 5:30p | Break at Hotel

- 5:30p Lobby Call Time

6:00p - 8:00p | Rayback

Friday, October 13th

Meeting Location (meals & sessions): Sanitas Room; 5th Floor

8:30a - 9:00a | Breakfast at Boulder Marriott

9:00a - 12:00p | Budget Retreat

12:00p - 1:00p | Lunch at Boulder Marriott

1:00p - 4:00p | Budget Retreat



Travel tips

Airport

For Arrivals: Eight-Black Shuttle Group will be providing transportation from DIA airport to Boulder Marriott. The pick up area is on the west side of the airport at baggage claim on Level 5 (Jeppesen Terminal). You will receive a text message from Eight-Black letting you know that your shuttle has arrived and what door to meet your drive at. Eight-Black will attempt to contact you in the event that you do not arrive in time for your shuttle. If you are unable to make your shuttle pick up, please plan to ride share to the location aligned with our retreat schedule at that time.

Click HERE to find shuttle pick up information.

For Departures: Eight-Black will provide transportation to DIA airport following lunch on Thursday, Oct. 12th. Those of you leaving late afternoon/evening or at a later date, please plan to ride share to the airport and submit your expense for reimbursement.

General Transportation

CAF will provide vans for all group activities, starting with Monday afternoon trip to Masa Seed Foundation.

For all van drivers and leader, please click HERE to review protocol.

Hotel Check In - TBD

Addresses

  • Boulder Marriott - 2660 Canyon Blvd, Boulder
  • Masa Seed Foundation - 1367 N 75th St., Boulder
  • Ollin Farms - 8627 North 95th St., Longmont
  • BVSD Central Kitchen - 6500 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder
  • Chautauqua - 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder
  • T/ACO - 1175 walnut St., Boulder

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