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A life of panhandling on the streets of Denver is brutal, boring and soul-crushing. Many of those who do it are long-time substance abusers, caught in a vicious cycle: You wouldn’t stand out there 12 hours a day unless you desperately needed heroin, and then only another dose of heroin would get you through another [...]

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The High Park Fire west of Fort Collins has burned 58,046 acres and is 45 percent contained, according to fire officials. Extreme heat, low humidity and gusty, westerly winds will combine Monday to stoke the Colorado wildfires, creating difficult and even more potentially dangerous conditions for firefighters. The fire has destroyed 181 homes, making it [...]

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Who says you have to go halfway around the world to find gripping images? Craig Walker spent a year covering assignments in Denver, and in between shot an award-winning series on an Marine vet grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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all events are at The Glob*** (unless otherwise noted) Sept 16-18, 2011

IF YOU STILL NEED TO REGISTER, DROP $100 in the APAD Paypal Account PLEASE, OR BRING A CHECK/CASH WITH YOU TO DENVER

FRIDAY 9/16

8pm – Kevin Moloney – freelance photographer, adjunct instructor of photojournalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder (taught Chip Litherland everything he knows)

9:15 pm- Sol Neelman, a few words on being the “Weird Sports” photographer

10pm-late – Sol Neelman’s book release/signing party, and a toast to Sol (AT THE CURTIS HOTEL BAR “The Corner Office“***)

SATURDAY 9/17

11am – Tim Rasmussen, Denver Post DOP

12:15 pm – Craig Walker, Denver Post photographer, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, 2010 3rd place Newspaper POY

1:30pm – Rob Haggart, A Photo Editor

– pizzas/drinks delivered between speakers — Lunch at the Glob –

2:30pm – Ben Rasmussen, one of the most exciting young photographers I know with a real passion for personal projects

3:45pm – Sonya Hebert, Pulitzer Finalist, 2011 Dart Award winner, 2010 Casey Medal winner, remarkable storyteller and multimedia journalist with heart

wrap by 5pm Saturday.

7:30pm – SCREENING of Restrepo (AT THE DENVER POST Auditorium***)

SUNDAY 9/18

11am – Matt Slaby, co-founder of LUCEO images

12:15 pm – John Moore, 2008 Magazine Photographer of the Year, Getty Images badass and all-around nice guy

1:30pm – Melissa Farlow, newspaper turned freelance photographer with over 14 National Geographic stories under her belt

2:45pm – Randy Olson, National Geographic freelancer, 2003 Magazine POY, 1992 Newspaper POY, Robert F Kennedy Award winner, Nikon Sabbatical grant winner… shall I go on…

Should wrap by 4pm on Sunday.

*** PERTINENT ADDRESSES ***

The Glob – 3551 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216, east of the Platte River, on the wrong side of both tracks, and one door over from Rhinoceropoli

The Curtis Hotel (and “The Corner Office” bar) — 1401 Curtis St. / corner of 14th + curtis street, Denver, CO 80202

The Denver Post — 101 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202

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