What to Know Before You Go 

How to Register

Registration opened in November and will be open at regular rates until February 16, 2020.  After that date, you have only one week to register (online registration closes on February 23) at an increased cost, with a $50 late fee.  Your district may have registration links designed especially for PEs, PENs, and AGs on their website or click on the "Register" link below.  If you are registering as a guest, partner, District Leader or PETS Committee member or facilitator, you can access appropriate registration links here:  Register

How much does it cost?

Registration for the full PETS conference (from Friday evening through Sunday morning, plus pre-PETS sessions) is $400. Many of our six districts cover the cost of the conference for their PEs and AGs, and may assist in costs for PENs in attendance. Cost for your district and registration type is indicated as part of the registration process or check with your District Governor Elect (DGE) to confirm your district's practices. 
Some participants (including satellite or other club officers, district leadership, or guests) may select individual meals to attend. Total registration for these registrants will be the sum of the meals selected. 

When Does it Start?

That depends on a few different things:  What District you are in and what you signed up for!  Check with your DGE or Assistant Governor to find out what time you need to be in attendance. Of course, if you sign up for the Friday Afternoon Pre-PETS Electives (which is highly recommended), that will impact your arrival time.

Types of Classes

There are two basic types of classes:  District Sessions and facilitator led PETS training for PEs, PENs and AGs. You will find the schedule of these sessions, as well as the schedule for plenary speakers at meals, in your program. You will find your personal assignments for PETS training sessions on your name badge.
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All meals, from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast, are included in PE, AG, Committee Member and Facilitator registration. While we encourage PENs to attend the entire seminar, they may select either full registration, including all meals, or select from a variety of meal package options during registration. Likewise, Guests, Partners, and District Leadership can select a meal package to match their time at PETS. 


You will be very busy while you are at PETS!!  Most attendees, when walking out of the hotel on Sunday, think to themselves, “Wow!  That sure went by fast!”  PEs and AGs are expected to attend all events assigned and other participants will get the most out of the experience by participating fully.  Hospitality Rooms, offered after dinner on Friday and Saturday evening allow for socializing and building your support network, both in and out of your own District. Also, try sitting with people you don't know during meals. It's a great way to get to know other Rotarians.  To see the complete schedule, click here:  PETS Schedule and Speakers

What to Bring

Besides your luggage, there’s not a lot you have to bring.  You will want to bring a workbook to take personal notes from classes, plus bring a lot of fresh ideas and enthusiasm. There is NO wireless in the classrooms, but iPads and tablets are acceptable for taking notes. 
What to Wear
Rotary-themed attire is strongly encouraged (check out the vendors all weekend). Business casual attire is appropriate for training sessions, as well as all meals, general and district sessions, with the exception of Saturday evening. For the Saturday evening dinner with RI President Elect, Holger Knaack, tie and/or sport coat is suggested for the men, and a skirt/dress/pantsuit is suggested for the ladies.
How To Get From the Airport to the Hotel
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Driving directions

The hotel is best accessed from Interstate 70 or Quebec Street and is to the southwest of that intersection.
From I-70: Travel west on Interstate 70 to exit 278 for Quebec Street South. Stay to the right and cross Smith Road. The hotel is 1/8 mile on the right.
From Quebec Street: Driving South - pass Smith Street and turn right on 39th Avenue to the hotel. Driving North - turn west on Smith Road, just before the I-70 overpass. Turn left at the first cross street (Quebec Street)

Wireless Connectivity

There is free wi-fi in the lobby of the hotel and in your rooms.  There is no wi-fi in the classrooms. 

Who Puts on High Country PETS?

High Country PETS is a cooperative effort among 6 Districts, ranging from Montana to Colorado and including Utah, Wyoming and parts of Nebraska and Idaho. The PETS Committee is made up of District Governor-Elects from each of the 6 Districts involved, along with many operational support members. 
To see who’s on the Board, click here: PETS Committee