Schedule Day 1

Monday, April 29, 2024

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conference Registration

 

Pick up your name tags and get your questions answered.

2:30 pm – 5:30 PM

 

Buzzworthy Workshops

Members Only

Buzzworthy Workshops are concurrent workshops on Monday Afternoon. You can select one workshop for each time slot. This year we will have an Owners Track, a NextLevel Leadership Track, and a HARDI Track.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

 

New Member/First Timers Meet & Greet

All first time attendees welcome

Meet in a smaller group with fellow new Members, the BLUE HAWK Board of Directors and Staff.

6:30 Pm – 8:00 PM

 

 

 

Meet & Greet

Featuring the New Product Showcase.  All attendees including guests.

Kick the event off at the Meet & Greet and also take a look at some of the new products launched in 2023 – 2024.

Schedule Day 2

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Members Only Breakfast

Get fueled for a full day of meetings

8:00 am – 9:50 am
Member-Owners Meeting

Mandatory

BLUE HAWK update, Board of Directors election, and other important co-op updates

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Peer-2-Peer Networking Groups & Role Roundtable Discussions

Members Only | Mandatory

Peer-2-Peer Networking Groups and other Role-based Roundtable Discussions

11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Guest Activity:
Delicious Denver Food Tour

Guests Only | Optional

Taste unique and delicious dishes from five award-winning local restaurants and learn fun history about the Mile High City on this afternoon downtown Denver walking food tour.

12:00 pm – 1:15 PM
Awards Lunch

All Attendees

Awards lunch for Members, Vendor Partners, Alliance Partners and Solution Partners

1:30 pm – 5:18 PM
Face-to-Face Meetings & Alliance and Solution Partner Center

Mandatory

10-minute meetings between Members and Vendor Partners/Alliance Partners/Solution Partners

6:30 pm – 9:30 PM
BLUE Out BASH!

All attendees including guests

IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR BLUE ON for this epic party celebrating BLUE HAWK and everyone who makes it great. So start putting together your BLUEout-fit to show your support of the best co-op in the industry!

Schedule Day 3

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

6:30 am – 7:30 am
Attendee Breakfast

All Members, Vendor Partners, Alliance Partners, and Solution Partners

Get ready for the day after the BLUE Out BASH. Feel free to come in your BLUE face paint!  We promise there will be coffee.

7:30 am – 12:21 pm
Face-to-Face Meetings &
Alliance and Solution Partner Center

Mandatory

10-minute meetings between Members and Vendor Partners/Alliance Partners/Select Solution Partners

1:00 pm – 5:00 PM
BLUE HAWK Gives Back
Brother’s Redevelopment Paint-A-Thon

Optional Activity

Join us as we continue to Paint The Town BLUE and lend our time and talents to the efforts of local Denver non-profit, Brothers Redevelopment. Through their Paint-A-Thon, volunteers donate their time and energy to paint the homes of deserving older adults. Volunteers have painted the exterior of more than 7,500 local homes.

Schedule Day 4

Thursday, May 2, 2024

7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Adventures Out West Jeep Tour

Optional

All Members, Partners, and Guests welcome

Enjoy a Garden Of The Gods Foothills Tour in the open-air Jeeps highlighting Colorado Springs’ most well-known landmarks: the Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Canyon, and Helen Hunt Falls. Colorado History, Railroad Tunnels and amazing scenery throughout red rock park will provide an adventure you’ll never forget.

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Private Water Fly Fishing Day Trip

Optional

All Members, Partners, and Guests welcome

The Best Colorado Fly Fishing you will find, and only
60 minutes from Denver. You will be fishing for trophy sized Trout with experienced guides on nearly 3 miles of private water on the North Fork of the South Platte River.

Buzzworthy Workshops

Members Only
Monday, April 29, 2024

Click titles below for full details 

Session 1

Members Only
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Monday, April 29, 2024

Owners Track: Hear from fellow Members how they use BenchMark BLUE data in their day-to-day business.
Owners Track: Hear from fellow Members how they use BenchMark BLUE data in their day-to-day business.

Paul Giudice, CoMetrics - Moderator & Member Panel

HARDI Track: What should you expect the rest of the 2024 cooling season and into the full-blown A2L transition?
HARDI Track: What should you expect the rest of the 2024 cooling season and into the full-blown A2L transition?

Alex Ayers & Tim Fisher, HARDI

NextLevel Track: What's your Value Proposition?
NextLevel Track: What's your Value Proposition?

Dr. Norm Clark, Texas A&M

Session 2

Members Only
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Monday, April 29, 2024

Owners Track: Learn more about ESOPs as a succession planning option from actual ESOP companies.
Owners Track: Learn more about ESOPs as a succession planning option from actual ESOP companies.

Member ESOP Panel

HARDI Track: What does good distributor profitability look like in the Midst of Lingering Inflation, Easing Demand, and Yet Another Product Transition
HARDI Track: What does good distributor profitability look like in the Midst of Lingering Inflation, Easing Demand, and Yet Another Product Transition

Zak Perge, HARDI

NextLevel Track: Sharpen your Sales Management and Team Development Skills.
NextLevel Track: Sharpen your Sales Management and Team Development Skills.

Dr. Norm Clark, Texas A&M

Session 3

Members Only
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Monday, April 29, 2024

Owners Track: Top BLUE HAWK Members reveal their acquisition strategy and approach to purchasing independent HVACR wholesalers.
Owners Track: Top BLUE HAWK Members reveal their acquisition strategy and approach to purchasing independent HVACR wholesalers.

Member Panel

HARDI Track: The Real Key to Scale
HARDI Track: The Real Key to Scale

Stella Gary-Keane, HARDI

Buzzworthy Workshops

Members Only
Monday, April 29
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

MORE INFORMATION

Get your BLUE ON for the BLUE OUT!

Sponsored by:

BLUE HAWK Gives Back 

Space is limited sign up now to help!

Sponsored by CPS Products/Five-Two-One

$50 per volunteer

Open to all attendees and guests

Wednesday, May 1 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join BLUE HAWK for the Paint the Town BLUE Gives Back Paint-A-Thon. Working with Brother’s Redevelopment, this has become one of the state’s largest volunteer events serving older adults. Created in 1978, the Brother’s Redevelopment Paint-A-Thon is a free service for older adults or disabled homeowners who need their homes painted, but cannot afford a commercial paint job.

Volunteer teams are essential to the event’s success. Valuable volunteers donate their time and energy to paint the homes of these deserving homeowners. On every Paint-A-Thon project, Brothers Redevelopment staff ensures homeowners meet age and income guidelines, screen the property for need and size of project, work with homeowners to determine their color choices, carry out all EPA regulations that pertain to lead-based paint.

The Gives Back Project: Prep and Paint an older adult or disabled homeowner’s home.

Price includes: lunch, volunteer shirt, all supplies and transportation.

Optional Activities

Delicious Denver Food Tour

Optional Activity

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
$130 per person

THIS EVENT IS FOR GUESTS ONLY. IT TAKES PLACE DURING THE FACE-TO-FACE.

Taste unique and delicious food from award-winning local restaurants and learn the fun history about Mile High City on this afternoon downtown Denver walking food tour.

Cost includes: tour guide, gratuity, food, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.

IF YOUR GUEST HAS DIETARY RESTRICTIONS MAKE SURE THEY ARE LISTED ABOVE.

 

Colorado Foothills Jeep Tour

Optional Activity

Thursday, May 2, 2024
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
$225 per person

See the front range from the comfort of fun modified jeeps. Helen Hunt Waterfall, Cheyenne Canyon, and Garden of the Gods are some of the most beautiful and serene location in Colorado Springs, and you’ll see them all on this tour!

Cost includes: transportation, jeep tour, gratuity and snacks

Private Water Fly Fishing

Optional Activity

Thursday, May 2, 2024
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
$850 per person
$100 for non-fishing attendee/guest (see below)

Join us for the best fly fishing in Colorado. You will be fishing for trophy sized trout with experienced guides on nearly three miles of private water.

Cost includes: transportation, all rental equipment if needed (rod/reel/waders), terminal tackle, flies, beer, wine and soda, lunch and access to a lodge for breaks.

If you don’t fish, or have a guest who doesn’t fish, but they would like to join this adventure as a non-fishing participant, they can enjoy lunch, the great outdoors, access to the lodge, happy hour and spectating for $100.

Conference HQ

Hyatt Regency Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
303-436-1234

Room Rate: $249 plus tax

Experience the buzz of downtown from Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Located one block from the 16th Street Mall and walking distance to Denver Center for the Performing Arts, our hotel offers a stylish stay in downtown Denver with access to the 27th-floor Peaks Lounge, the highest-rising lounge in the city with spectacular Rocky Mountain views.

Don’t Delay, Register Today!

Deadline for Registration is March 11, 2024

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