Altruism Institute
A once in a lifetime experience for park & recreation professionals
2020 Program - Monday, September 7 thru Thursday, September 10

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What can I expect after I register?
    Once you have registered for the Institute, you will receive a Profile & Request Form for completion as well as an Institute Schedule. The Profile & Request Form is where you will have the opportunity to tell us a bit more about yourself, your travel plans, select your shirt size, etc.
  2. How should I prepare for my trip?
    Once you have committed to participating in the Institute, you will need to make travel arrangements while keeping in mind that the Institute will begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 3 at the Hotel Boulderado. Packing for Colorado in September will be a pleasure - mild daytime temperatures averaging in the mid 70's with 50's in the evenings, lots of sunshine, and beautiful landscapes await you. Pack for comfort - casual attire is encouraged. Don't forget things like sunscreen, sun glasses, a hat, your camera, walking or hiking shoes, a jacket and play clothes!
  3. Getting to and from the Institute
    Plan to arrive at Denver International Airport on Monday, September 4th , prior to 2:00 pm if at all possible (program begins at 4 pm). SuperShuttle and Uber/Lyft are an option from the airport in the event you do not wish to get a rental car. The ride from the airport to Boulder is approximately 40-45 minutes. The Institute will finish by no later than 1 p.m. on Thursday, therefore, participants are encouraged to schedule return flights for anytime after 3:30 pm on September 7th.
  4. Will I get any prep materials in advance?
    Approximately 6-8 weeks out from the Institute you will receive a Resource Packet that will include readings, information about the host region, and a variety of other valuable information intended to help you you prepare for the Institute.
  5. What is the Colorado Gear Package?
    All Institute participants will receive a Colorado Gear Package which will include a high quality outerwear shirt, daypack, a water bottle and other Colorado brand goodies as keepsakes of the Institute experience.
  6. Why just 30 participants?
    Due to the intensive nature of the content and an interest in making sure the program is grounded in conversation (and not lecture), it is important that participation numbers be limited. We wish to create an interactive experience for everyone involved.