When is it? 

Sign Builder 1 and 2 are on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 22 and 23.  Creative Builder is on Wednesday, October 23. 

The Forward Conference kicks off with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening.  General Sessions and Breakouts begin on Thursday morning and continue into Friday with a ½ day of sessions.

Where is it? 

Everything takes place at the Gaylord Rockies.  Training, networking events, general sessions, breakouts and accommodation – all under one roof!

Who will be attending? 

Directors, managers and team contributors representing airports, banks, resorts, corporations, stadiums, hospitals, hotels, casinos, universities and more.  The conference is open to end-users and those considering Visual Communications for their business.

Can I sign up for training and not the Forward Conference?

Sign Builder I and II as well as Creative Builder will be offered at a discounted rate for Forward attendees.Training will not be offered for non-conference attendees.

Will F&B be covered? 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the trainings on Tuesday and Wednesday. During the Forward Conference, breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.The Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening and the Afterparty on Thursday will both provide food and beverage.

What does the $23 daily resort fee provide?

  • High-speed internet access in all guest rooms

  • Complimentary use of the basketball & tennis courts

  • Local, toll-free and domestic long-distance phone calls

  • Complimentary use of hotel bicycles

  • Two bottles of purified water

  • Scheduled shuttle service from commuter rail stop

  • Complimentary access to on property water amenities

  • Complimentary seasonal afternoon treat

  • Complimentary Daily Fitness Class

  • $10 Daily Dry-Cleaning Credit

If I fly into DIA, what are my transportation options to get to the hotel?

An Uber/Lyft will run about $12-15 one-way

The Gaylord Rockies offers a complimentary shuttle that runs every half hour from the 61st and Pena train station between the hours of 6:00am-11:00pm. The shuttle will pick up guests in front of the station. The shuttle will have the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center emblem on it so guests can spot it easily. For shuttle service back to the train station, the shuttle will pick up guests on the front drive. 

Train Station

61st and Pena Station

2.2 miles SW from Hotel


Can I drive to and park at the resort?

Absolutely!  Self parking is $29/day; Valet parking is $39/day