Update: A revised agenda will be posted soon; however, I wanted to let everyone know our plans for the evening of May 23. We are thrilled to announce to that the gourmet chef at the Sage Creek Grille in Custer has agreed to host us for an evening of fine dining and socializing. More details to come!

Our agenda for this event is linked above. While we have a full schedule for the two days of the event, we have also worked to build in time for you to network with your colleagues.

Due to the nature of the retreat setting, casual attire is recommended and comfortable shoes are encouraged. Cell phone service and Internet access are limited and somewhat sporadic.

Travel Information

For those traveling in by air, we will have transportation available for you at the airport. Please send us your itinerary so that we can coordinate travel from the airport to the conference resort.

We have made arrangements for accommodations for all regional and national participants at Palmer Gulch for the evenings of May 22 and 23. If you need additional lodging, or special accommodations, please let me know.

For those driving in to Palmer Gulch, you may check in on May 22 anytime after 3:00PM MDT. For more information, please visit the lodge website or contact me.

Directions from I-90, Rapid CityExit 61 is a right hand exit directing you to Hwy 16 truck. Stay on Hwy 16 truck for 8.5 miles. Turn left on Hwy 16 West at the stop light. Continue travel on Hwy 16 approximately 10 miles. Take the right hand lane to Hill City and continue through Hill City on Hwy 16. Travel 3 miles beyond Hill City and turn left on Hwy 244. Palmer Gulch/Mt Rushmore KOA is on the left side.

Directions from Denver, COI-25 North to Wyoming Exit 126 East on Wyoming 18/20 to Lusk North on Wyoming 18/85 to Mule Creek Jct. East on 18 to Jct. 18/89 South Dakota North on South Dakota 89 to Custer North on South Dakota 385 to South Dakota 244 East on South Dakota 244 for 5 miles.