Conference Schedule

Friday Evening, October 16th: 7 PM Taylor Hall Auditorium

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary of the Headwaters Project by Dr. John Hausdoerffer

 Headwaters Retrospective: Community & Prosperity by Dr. Laura McCall

Headwaters Anthem by Alan Warters

Introduction of Dr. Devon Peña by Dr. Lynn Sikkink

Keynote speaker: Dr. Devon Peña

Saturday Morning, October 17th at Aspinall-Wilson Center



light breakfast


Welcome to Saturday Headwaters What is Prosperity? Video Montage Eerie Whack, Don't Turn Back, a short tory by Karen Hausdoerffer


Triple Bottom Line panel (“The 3 Es: Environment, Social Equity, and Economics”)

  • Environment: Jessica Young & Gunnison Sage Grouse
  • Economics: Carolyn Riggs & The Brick Cellar Bar & Sushi Bistro
  • Equity: Erika Vohman & The Equilibrium Fund

   Saturday Afternoon, October 17th at Aspinall-Wilson Center


lunch with Aaron Abeyta’s Letter to Headwaters 



  • High Country Citizens’ Alliance will be holding their 10th annual Sustainable Communities Symposium   featuring leaders of the Transitioning movement and State Representative Kathleen Curry. They  will offer a free Transitioning panel. For more information, please visit: Http://
  • Western State College Sustainability Tour with Dr. John Hausdoerffer, Director of Environmental Studies
  • Break


Coffee, tea & snacks

  Saturday Evening, October 17th: 5:30 PM Taylor Hall Auditorium Introduction of Dr. Vandana Shiva by Western State College’s President Helman Dr. Vandana Shiva’s Earth Democracy keynote address   Saturday evening dinner will be on your own; there are myriad choices in Gunnison and Crested Butte.   Sunday Morning, October 18th: 9 AM Kelley Hall ·  Breakfast and “Gourde Passing” during which everyone who chooses is allotted 2-3 minutes to share thoughts about    the weekend, share a poem, reading, song, etc. ·  Ideas to take home, final debrief, and plans for the future.