2017 Base Redevelopment Forum | October 2-4, 2017 | Denver, CO | Reserve Your Room


More than 20 years ago, the flags came down at Lowry Air Force Base and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, a potentially devastating one-two punch to the Denver metropolitan area economy. Since then, concurrent redevelopment efforts assembled plans that have made Denver and Aurora the most successful base closure communities in the country.

The 2017 Base Redevelopment Forum will take a close look at how the Lowry and Fitzsimons projects came together and what other closure communities can learn from them. Key players from both redevelopments will share their experiences and lead tours that will give attendees a first-hand look at the results.


12:00-5:00 PM — Registration Open

Registration is open

1:00-1:30 PM — Welcome to the Base Redevelopment Forum / Opening Session

1:30-2:30 PM — General Session

2:30-2:45 PM — Networking Break

2:45-3:45 PM — General Session

3:45-4:00 PM — Networking Break

4:00-5:00 PM — General Session

5:00-6:00 PM — Celebrating Denver/Aurora Reception

An opportunity to honor all those throughout the metropolitan area who played a key role in the community’s response to base closures.

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM — Registration Open

7:30-9:00 AM — LRA Directors Council Breakfast

Invitation-only meeting for LRA directors and deputy directors

8:00-9:00 AM — Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:00 AM — General Session

10:00-10:15 AM — Networking Break

10:15-11:15 AM — General Session

11:15-11:30 AM — Networking Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM — General Session

12:30–4:30 PM — Mobile Reuse Lab (Tours of the Former Lowry and Fitzsimons Bases)

  • Pick up your grab-and-go lunch before we embark on the afternoon site tours of Lowry and Fitzsimons.
  • Discussion of topics including:
    • Now that we’re 20 years out from the base closures, what issues have come up recently that were not contemplated originally and how have the communities addressed them?
    • How does an LRA integrate one closure (Buckley Annex) into another (Lowry AFB)?

5:00 PM — Buses Return to Hotel

5:30-6:30 PM — Networking Reception

8:00-10:30 AM — Registration Open

8:00-9:30 AM — LRA Directors Council Breakfast

Invitation-only meeting for LRA directors and deputy directors

8:00-9:00 AM — Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 AM — General Session

9:30-9:45 AM — Networking Break

9:45-10:45 AM — Concurrent Sessions

10:45-11:00 AM — Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM — Concurrent Sessions

12:00 PM — Conference End


Thank you to our 2017 Base Redevelopment Forum Hosts

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October 2-4, 2017

The ART Hotel
1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Reserve Your Room
The ART, a boutique hotel located in the heart of the Denver Museum District, is one of the highest-rated hotels in the city.  Opened in 2015, the ART features art-curated accommodations and unparalleled service.
ADC has secured a room block at the discounted rate of $199.  To make a reservation, click here.


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