The IARR 2018 main conference will be held on July 12-16th, 2018, in beautiful Fort Collins, CO, at Colorado State University. Rated by numerous magazines (e.g., Money, Forbes) as one of the best places in the country to live and visit, Fort Collins is a beautiful destination for IARR members. The city lies at the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, just 60 miles north of Denver, and 50 miles north of Boulder. The city offers many recreational activities, restaurants, cultural attractions, and an exciting nightlife scene. The city boasts production of over 70% of the state’s craft brew production, with over 11 breweries, resulting in some naming it the “Napa Valley of Beer.” The Cache La Poudre river also flows through the city from the Poudre canyon just north of town; this river has been nationally designated as “Wild and Scenic” and offers many outdoor recreation options such as hiking, climbing, white water rafting, kayaking,  and river tubing (in calmer areas of the river).
 
The main conference site will be Colorado State University, which is just 1 mile, or a 10-15 minute walk to historic old town. Harper Goff, who created Disneyland’s Mainstreet USA, grew up in Fort Collins, and modelled it after the beautiful historic buildings still lining the downtown streets. A pre-conference event will also be held at the CSU Mountain Campus. This 1,200 acre campus lies 50 miles north of Fort Collins at 9,000 feet in a beautiful mountain valley and offers a ropes course, beautiful hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing opportunities.
 
Stay tuned for more details and updates on activities and events for this conference!
 
Local Colorado State University Organizing Committee:
Jennifer J. Harman, PhD (Chair, Department of Psychology)
Zeynep Biringen (Co-chair, Human Development and Family Studies)
Gwen Fisher, PhD (Department of Psychology)
Rosa Martey, PhD (Department of Journalism and Technical Communication)
Lynn Shore, PhD (College of Business)

Program Committee
Lisa Neff, PhD (Chair, University of Texas at Austin)
Other members TBA

Here are some pictures of Fort Collins: