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 27th Courage to Risk Conference will be held January 22nd and 23rd, 2016 at the historic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Registration will open between October 15th and 20th. Please check back then.

Unfortunately, we’ve just learned from Dr. Temple Grandin, that she will not be able to join us for the 2016 conference after all. However, we are pleased to announce that our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Barbara Oakley who presents on Learning How to Learn. Check out her website at barbaraoakley.com and her youtube videos and you’ll be as excited as we are.

Please click here for informaton on our speakers

Future conferences:

  • January 27 – 28, 2017
  • January 19 – 20, 2018
  • February 1 – February 2, 2019
  • January 31 – February 1, 2020
  • January 22 – 23, 2021

A new FREE mobile app is available! Please click here for more information.

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