2019 Schedule

PHIR, with sponsorship from Colorado Health Institute and Mothers’ Milk Bank, is proud to announce the availability of a Lactation/ Pumping/Mother’s Room at the conference.


Registration8:00 AM5:00 PM
Pre-Conference Session8:00 AM5:00 PM
Exhibitor Load-in2:00 PM5:00 PM
Registration7:00 AM5:00 PM
Breakfast7:00 AM8:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Keynote Speaker: Emily Braucher
Program: Our Brains and the Challenge of Engaging Underserved Communities
8:15 AM9:45 AM
Exhibits9:00 AM5:00 PM
Breakout Sessions10:00 AM5:00 PM
Lunch12:00 PM1:00 PM
Evening Networking Event – TBA

6:00 PM7:30 PM

Morning Fitness – 5K Run/Walk and Fitness Class6:30 AM7:30 AM
Registration7:00 AM5:00 PM
Breakfast7:30 AM8:45 AM
Exhibits9:00 AM5:00 PM
Breakouts9:00 AM5:00 PM
Lunch12:00 AM1:15 PM
CPHA Business Meeting12:30 PM1:15 PM
Poster Sessions & Networking5:00 PM6:00 PM
PHiR Reception & Ignite and Awards Celebration & Networking

6:00 PM7:30 PM

Fitness Class – Yoga6:30 AM7:30 AM
Breakfast7:00 AM8:15 AM
Registration7:00 AM12:00 PM
Closing Keynote Speaker: Charles Brown, MPA
Program: Why Equity Matters: From the Urban Core to the Rural Countryside
8:30 AM9:45 AM
Breakout Sessions10:00 AM12:00 PM

2019 Call For Ignite Submissions

This format of “learning” has been spreading across the country and even the world. Encapsulated in the Ignite motto “enlighten us, but make it quick,” each talk is exactly five minutes long. Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds.


  • Breathless: On Top of Colorado’s Highest Peak – Mt Elbert.
  • Subtle Sensory Clues: Influence or Choice?
  • Please…Check Your Dictionary.
  • Buddhism, Science and Unleashing the Artist Within.
  • Can Self-Help Books Help?
  • What Attending Eleven Different Schools Taught Me About Changes.
  • Help! I’ve Fallen Into My Inbox and Can’t Climb Out!
  • Lessons from Teen Idols
  • Association Lessons from Dr. Seuss.
  • So What if it Feels Uncomfortable?
  • What Seven Jobs in Seven Years Has Taught Me.
  • What Health Equity means to Me

Please enter your Ignite submission below, detailing your ideas for an Ignite presentation. Presenters talk on any subject related to your life or work: something you are personally or professionally passionate about. It does not have to be public health related or tied to research. Please submit a title, outline of your Ignite presentation, one reference who would recommend you as a good Ignite speaker (and contact information), along with speaker contact information.

To enter your Ignite submission click here.

Deadline: May 31, 2019 Friday 5pm Mountain Time

If your Ignite submission is accepted, you will be asked to submit your slides beforehand and be given the option to rehearse prior to the Conference.  

For more information on Ignite, click here to check out this blog.
*If you have any questions about this format or your ignite submission, please contact info@publichealthintherockies.org.

The Colorado Public Health Association invites you to join us for our annual Public Health in the Rockies Conference on August 27 through August 30. This year’s event will take place at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado.

If you have any questions, please reach out to info@coloradopublichealth.org.