Applicants sought for Washington conference

Applications are due April 1 for an annual conference offering 100 Colorado residents an opportunity to learn more about the people and processes that go into federal policies.

The 2014 Colorado Capital Conference is set for June 17 to 19 in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen, Mark Udall, a Democrat from Colorado, will host the conference along with Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado. Participants will meet with members of Congress, the Cabinet and other officials.

“This conference is an excellent opportunity for Coloradans across the Centennial State to hear directly from decision makers in Washington and get a closeup view of the legislative process,” Udall said. “This unique forum will help participants sharpen some of the knowledge and skills needed to join the larger conversation on public policy while interacting with other civic-minded Coloradans and national policy makers.”

Tim Foster, president of CMU, also praised the conference. “The Colorado Capital Conference is designed to give Coloradans an audience with key decision makers in Washington, D.C., to hear about the top issues of the day and learn more about how they can impact debate.”

Applications are available online at For more information, call 270-5594.

A $325 registration fee covers most meals. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging.