Thursday Sessions

8:00 am

Registration & Expo Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Associate Council Annual Business Meeting 

Open to all associate members

9:00 am - 10:30 am

CCA Board Meeting and Annual Business Meeting

Open to all members

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

CCA Past Presidents' Lunch - Invitation Only

This is an invite-only lunch in honor of CCA Past Presidents

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

CCA Past Associate Chairpersons' Lunch - Invitation Only

This is an invite-only lunch in honor of CCA Past Associate Chairpersons

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Opening General Session

Speaker:  Nicholas Wyman

Nicholas Wyman for the past 25 years has shone a light on the mismatch between employers seeking qualified staff yet the hordes of people who remain unemployed. Nicks advocated for and created solutions on workforce issues of the 21st Century. He is an international expert, particularly zeroing in on Apprenticeship and CTE education and training models in the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Australia. He taps out opinion pieces for Forbes, Quartz and Fortune, makes appearances on National Public Radio, he has notched top education writer on LinkedIn globally and recognized for his leadership in education. He wrote the international award-winning  book, Job U. Nick holds an MBA, has studied at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government plus is a Winston Churchill Fellow. He’s a third-generation writer, who started his own career earning a trade in commercial cookery, was awarded Australian Apprentice of the Year in 1988 and captaining Australia’s gold-medal-winning Culinary Youth Team before becoming a chef specializing in fish at the London Ritz Hotel.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workforce Panel Discussion

Listen in, as CCA’s Randy Drennen leads a conversation with some of Colorado’s leaders in workforce development working in a variety of forums.  Hear about what Cherry Creek Innovation Campus is doing with high school students to teach them about construction trades and expose them to the career opportunities that are waiting beyond graduation.  Get updated on new developments within Construction Careers Now and how the over 1000 program graduates are doing within the industry.  Check in with the founder of Colorado’s newest heavy equipment operator training school and learn how technology will play a key role in developing the next generation of workers in our industry.


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Healthcare 2020:  Where is it Headed?

Speaker:  Den Bishop

Why has healthcare become so political? Can’t we just get the government out of healthcare? Can’t the government just give us all free healthcare? Everyone seems to have an opinion on the government’s role in healthcare, and Holmes Murphy President Den Bishop isn’t afraid to tackle them all.

Den’s goal is to simplify and educate on hot 2020 election topics so you won’t be swayed, moved, or manipulated by lies or truth-twisting presidential campaign promises. If a topic is hot enough to be in the news, Den’s able to take it head on and offer solutions.

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Associate Council Fun Night

Ticket to this event is included with your General Admission.  Mix and mingle with exhibitors, contractors and associate members in the trade show hall.  Drinks, food and fun included! 

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Afterburner Suite

Don’t let the party stop early! Join Worldwide Rental Services in Suite # for the traditional after burner party. Snack, drink and enjoy games while you unwind from the day.