2016 HPRCT Conference

The HPRCT 22nd Annual Conference is being held at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO from Tuesday, June 14th- Thursday the 16th at 4:00 pm. Training will be provided on Monday June 13.

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is a direct flight from many major airports and home to the United States Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods,  The Cog Railway, and Pikes Peak.


The Garden of the Gods
The Garden of the Gods

In August, 1859, two surveyors started out from Denver to begin a town site called Colorado City. While exploring locations, they came upon a beautiful area of sandstone formations. M.S. Beach suggested that it would be “a capital place for a beer garden,” when the country grew up. His companion, Rufus Cable, exclaimed, “Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.” The name stuck.  The beauty and history of the 1,367-acre Garden of the Gods Park, has been designated as a National Natural Landmark.

The Cog Railway
Pikes Peak Cog Railway

The Broadmoor’s Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway holds a unique distinction as the highest cog railway in the world. Wonder how this legendary Pikes Peak train came to take visitors to the top of America’s Mountain? One of the tourists who visited the Pikes Peak region in the late 1880s was Zalmon Simmons, inventor and founder of the Simmons Beautyrest Mattress Company.  Mr. Simmons rode to the summit of Pikes Peak on a mule. The arduous, two day trip was the only way to reach the top in those days.  Mr. Simmons was awed by the scenery but determined that the views should be experienced in a more civilized and comfortable manner.  Thus, the railway was born.

United States Air Force Academy
The united states Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs
The united states Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

The Academy welcomes all visitors to one of our country’s National Historic Landmarks. We invite visitors to enter the installation through the North Gate between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., beginning Thursday, May 21st. Since the Academy is still under heightened security measures directed by NORTHCOM, non-DoD cardholders must present one form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license.

For more ideas, check out the Visit Colorado Springs website!

Hotel Registration

You can now book your rooms on-line now at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

The 2016 HPRCT conference rate is $199/night ($179 plus a $20 Facility service charge) plus tax.  This rate is good for the nights of June 9-19.  For special HPRCT rates when booking your room click here to link to the hotel reservation desk.

The cut-off date for receiving the special conference rate is May 23, 2016.

You may also make reservations for the HPRCT block by calling toll-free 1-800-588-0250 (United States and Canada), and ask for reservations in the 2016 HPRCT Annual Conference block.  If you have any problems with your reservation, please contact Mary.webb@hprct.org.  Remember hotel reservations must be made by May 23, 2016 to receive the HPRCT rate.

Conference Registration

NOTE: THE LINK TO THE ON-LINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION WILL BE ACTIVE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.On-line registration is available here.  Or, if you need to register off-line and make payment via check or similar means, you can download the 2016 registration form here.  (THE REGISTRATION FORM IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED).Please print it out, fill in the form, and mail it to the address provided.