The Courage to Risk Conference is a collaborative conference comprised of a variety of organizations committed to the educational success of students with diverse learning needs. The mission of the CTR conference is to provide quality educational experiences to parents, students, teachers, and community members; to provide networking experiences for participants; to motivate those working with students with diverse learning needs. The CTR committee seeks to accomplish this by planning a conference in Colorado for educators and families of students with diverse learning needs.

The 28th Courage to Risk Conference will be held January 27th and 28th, 2017 at the historic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Please click here for the Call for Papers

Future conferences:

  • January 19 – 20, 2018
  • February 1 – February 2, 2019
  • January 31 – February 1, 2020
  • January 22 – 23, 2021

Sponsoring Organizations

  • Colorado Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
  • Colorado Council for Exceptional Children
  • Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities
  • Colorado Department of Education
  • Colorado Society of School Psychologists
  • Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Division on Career Development and Transition
  • The International Dyslexia Association, Rocky Mtn. Branch
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children