Colorado Council Annual Conference

Annual Conference Poster

“Bringing it Back” 

When: Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Location: Embassy Suites and Conference Center, Loveland, CO 80639 

Lodging: Get your room at the Embassy Suites now – Click here for special conference rate of $133/night!

Registration costs: REGISTRATION CLOSED

  • Early Bird: BEFORE November 21: $115
  • Late: November 21 or later: $140
  • Session Presenter (max 3 per session): $95

Professional Development: 6 hours of PD will be offered from CCHS/CR for attendees

*Per Larimer County guidelines, masks are required indoors unless actively eating or drinking*


 Schedule of Events  

Thursday, Dec. 2 

  • 6-7 p.m.           Early Check-in 
  • 7-8:30 p.m.      Welcome Reception

Friday, Dec. 3 

    • 8-9 a.m.           Check-in 
    • 9-9:50 a.m.      Session Block 1
    • 10-10:50 a.m.  Session Block 2
    • 11-11:50 a.m.  Session Block 3
    • 12-1:30            Lunch, Keynote, Awards
    • 1:40-2:30 pm   Session Block 4
    • 2:40-3:30 pm   Session Block 5


Annual Conference Program


 Meet the Keynote!

President Headshot

Allana Forté, Esq. (she/her)

Senior Vice President
Chief Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer
Chief People and Culture Officer
Jacksonville University

Ms. Forté attended the University of Florida where she received her degree in Telecommunications with a focus in Education. She attended law school at Stetson University College of Law where she pursued her J.D. with a concentration in trial advocacy. Upon graduation, Ms. Forté practiced criminal law for the Ninth Judicial Circuit.

In her current role, Ms. Forté is a member of the President’s Cabinet and serves as general counsel, chief compliance officer, and leads the office of people and culture at Jacksonville University.

Most recently, Allana served as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment and Director of Admission at the University of Denver. (GODU) Prior to that role, Allana served as the Director of Admission at Jacksonville University and Florida Coastal School of Law. She started her higher education career at Stetson University College of Law.

Ms. Forté’s work portfolio also includes civil litigation and she worked for two Fortune 500 companies: Merrill Lynch Global and Citibank Global. 

Allana was appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission where she serves as secretary. She also chairs the Employee section of the Human Rights Commission. Their mission is to serve and support the community with a focus on the underserved, historically disadvantaged, and communities of color.

As a trained advocate, Allana considers her transition to higher education seamless, as she went from advocating for her clients to advocating for students. As Allana transitioned from enrollment management to the legal side of the house, Allana admits “while practicing law was stressful, basing my career on the decisions of 17-year-old students may be one of the greatest challenges of my life”. In her current role, she is equally excited to advocate for students and employees to ensure policies and recruitment efforts provide access and equity.

Ms. Forté’s passions include social justice work and community mentorship. In her spare time, she teaches Higher Education Law and Policy at Colorado State University, serves on the University of Florida Alumni Board, and is a member of the Jacksonville Women’s Network, and Florida Bar. She also enjoys yoga, Jeopardy, listening to podcast and having game night with her family.