Western Regional Rendezvous
TU volunteer leaders and supporters from across the West will converge with Gila trout and Rio Grande cutthroat trout in the land of enchantment for an enlightening and inspirational experience starting Friday, May 29th in the ancestral lands of the northernmost of the 19 pueblos in beautiful Taos, New Mexico.
We look forward to meeting you in Taos this May!
The TU Western Rendezvous is an occasion to be inspired – by tried and true lessons from volunteer leaders, inspiring conversations with newfound friends, and a thoughtful agenda in a beautiful place. The event will feature opportunities to discuss the unique issues facing the region as well as a chance to network and build relationships with fellow TU volunteer leaders.
The planning committee invites you to bolster your conservation toolkit while learning about the unique features of New Mexico through activities meant to highlight regional culture, tribal relationships, and coldwater conservation histories of unique trout species. From the impressive scenic venue and the hand-picked session leaders to the fun community building events and the unique fishing opportunities, we hope that you are inspired by your experience!
REGISTRATION COMING SOON
The draft agenda will be released soon!
Friday May 29 – Half-day seminars and workshops
Friday Night – No Host Dinner TBD
Saturday May 30 – All-day seminars and workshops
Saturday Night – Fundraising dinner for the NM Council
Sunday May 31 – Morning workshops and optional afternoon activities
Accommodations for the Western Regional Rendezvous are provided by Ski Taos’ premier Silver LEED certified property, The Blake. The resort exudes the soulful nature of Taos, shaped by northern New Mexican culture and developed with efficiencies to respect the natural surroundings.
Discounted lodging rates at The Blake are available for a variety of lodging options. Call 888.262.8398 and ask for the TROUT UNLIMITED group rate. The discounted room block expires on Tuesday, May 5, 2020:
- Single Queen: $175 (includes resort fee)
- Dbl Queen: $175 (includes resort fee)
- King: $175 (includes resort fee)
- King w/ balcony: $175 (includes resort fee)
Nestled in scenic wilderness, the nearest major airport service is the Santa Fe International Airport (SAF), approximately 100 miles away. Attendees may also consider flying into Albuquerque (ABQ) and driving (approx. a two-and-a-half-hour drive). There are a variety of regional transportation options including trains, private companies, rideshares, and more here. Local transportation options include public transit and private transportation companies (Uber).
The 2020 registration options are coming soon!
* You can register for the entire weekend, or register for one day only at a discounted rate
** Attendees may register to bring spouses/guests to the dinner on Saturday night
**** A meeting-only registration will be available for only $25 per day to those who hope to attend a few workshop sessions but not join us for meals or evening events
For questions, e-mail Lisa Beranek at firstname.lastname@example.org