Meet the Initiators Behind Initiate Conference 2023!

Our Story: Initiate Conference was Born and is Back!

In 2018, a small group of professionals from Grand Junction got together with an idea to bring professional development opportunities to the Western Slope for those of us in marketing, sales, leadership, and communications. Through planning, research, and the idea that we all succeed when we're all doing our best, the Initiate Conference was born! The only marketing and communications conference on the Western Slope! 

From panelists to keynotes, to awesome lunch discussions and puppies, we've tried to create an opportunity for networking with fellow professionals and provide creative inspiration and planning for you and your organization to have the best year yet!

Our entire executive committee is made up entirely of volunteers. The Initiate Conference is hosted by the Experience Education Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. When we started down this path, we knew it needed to be a non-profit. The event is done out of a passion for our community, and profession. It's a labor of love, to say the very least. 

Now, in 2022, we are entering our third year. We hope you're ready to tackle a new year and take on the information and tools that our conference speakers are ready to provide.

If you're ever interested in joining our executive committee or sponsoring the event, we'd love to talk!

And as always, thank you so much for being a part of the Initiate Conference. We wouldn't be able to make this happen without the belief and support of so many. You're the reason we do this, and we love seeing and hearing all the great stories that come out of this event.

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The Founder of Initiate Conference: Dusti Reimer

Dusti Reimer is the passionate founder of Initiate Conference! From the non-profit organization, Experience Education Foundation, this conference is here to serve you and your expertise in the world of public relations and marketing! Dusti is a 2005 Colorado Mesa University graduate and has been practicing public relations and communications ever since! She also is the proud owner of Elevate PR in Grand Junction!

She is a loving mom, a runner at heart, and loves sharing her creativity through Initiate! 

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Creative Coordinators

Meet Kaitlyn Fark and Ashley Andrews! Both are 2022 Colorado Mesa University Graduates! The two of them are in charge of all things social media and digital engagement. Kaitlyn and Ashley also help bounce ideas off of Dusti to give you the best conference in the Western Slope yet! They are so excited to see what is to come and to meet everyone at conference!