Food for Thought Luncheon

Wednesday, August 16
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center
Mile High Ballroom

Not included in any registration. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online or onsite at the registration desk in the Convention Center Lobby. Must present ticket for entry. If you arrive late, seating and/or meal service may no longer be available.

Keynote Presentation
Scott O’Grady
An American Hero and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Return With Honor
Shot down in war-torn Bosnia, Scott O’Grady shares the six-day, life-or-death ordeal that made headlines, inspired millions and taught us about preparation, teamwork and leadership.

An Air Force fighter pilot, Captain Scott O’Grady was shot down over Bosnia while helping to enforce the NATO no-fly zone in an F-16. Alone—facing death, capture and the elements—he discovered within himself the spirit to go on and relied on the skills learned during a lifetime of preparing for the unthinkable. From O’Grady’s compelling life-and-death story, you learn how to adapt, change and succeed even under the most daunting and trying of circumstances. Even while isolated behind enemy lines, Captain O’Grady remained a member of a carefully drilled team. He details the preparation, teamwork and leadership responsible for his survival and for his dramatic rescue by the U.S. Marines—qualities that are crucial to success in every facet of business and life. The ingenuity and fortitude that kept him alive in hostile territory for six days now inspires audiences to their own groundbreaking achievements.


  • Agency Training Program Certifications
  • Chapter Growth Number Membership Award
  • Chapter Growth Percentage Membership Award
  • Membership Density Award


  • House rolls and butter
  • Farmers Market Salad: Fresh romaine, chopped iceberg and frisee, tossed with marinated cherry tomatoes, sliced mushrooms and julienne red bell peppers, pickled red onions, home style croutons, shredded cheddar cheese with ranch & red wine oregano vinaigrette dressing
  • Marinated grilled chicken breast with a roasted chicken jus, Colorado peach & jalapeno chutney, house-made mac-n-cheese and haricot verts
  • Rocky Road chocolate tart
  • Water, coffee, decaf, hot and iced tea