February 1-3, 2024

2024 Organizer Convention

Organizer Convention

February 1-3, 2024
Virtual sessions via Zoom

Standard: $180 through December 31
Late-Add: $200 through January 25

Lauren DeMarco
Marketing Manager – Colorado Springs Sports Corporation

Originally from the east coast, now residing in Colorado Springs, Lauren enjoys staying active by running and going to the gym. In her spare time, you can find her at Whole Foods, Costco or frequenting a local juice bar. She loves being creative in the kitchen and hopes to one day write her own cookbook!

Rickey Frierson
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion – Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University

Dr. Frierson has spent the last 15 years presenting internationally and domestically on issues of social justice, diversity and inclusion, and underrepresented student success within higher education. He is an inspirational speaker for high schools, colleges, and community organizations. Dr. Frierson is the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion for Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. His research interest centers on institutional accountability and effectiveness in student success and completion at predominantly white public institutions. More succinctly, Dr. Frierson takes pride in assisting administrators, superintendents, principals, professors, teachers, counselors, and institutions in examining proactive strategies to create efficient and fruitful educational experiences for their diverse students, staff, and faculty. Dr. Frierson has published articles, submitted book reviews, and has written book contributions that all stem around efficiencies of education.

Rickey says “I subscribe to the belief that every individual and organization can be successful when an inclusive vision, a common goal and a united purpose is established. Because of this, I have dedicated my professional and academic studies to assist and train education leaders and institutions in examining proactive strategies to create efficient and fruitful educational experiences for their diverse students, staff, and faculty.”

Rickey has a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from University of Houston; a Masters in Organization Development from Friends University; B.S. in Business Management and a Minor in Leadership Studies and Programs from Kansas State University. He also holds a Civic Leadership Development certificate from the Kansas Leadership Center and a diversity certification from Sedgwick County Social Services.

Coral Laski
Program Manager – Exponential Impact

Coral oversees all aspects related to Programming at Exponential Impact (XI), including curriculum development and scheduling, networking and developing relationships among community members and participants, coordinating guest speakers, organizing small and large events, along with designing and distributing surveys to collect feedback and data about the success of each program.

Coral’s background is mostly in higher education where she has been a college instructor with University of Colorado – Colorado Springs since earning her master’s degree in communication studies in 2011. She has also held a variety of administrative and program development positions within the University before embarking on her own entrepreneurial journey starting a consulting business, which ultimately led her to find Exponential Impact.

Coral’s knowledge and experience with programming, curriculum development, and public speaking, combined with her passion and enthusiasm for the entrepreneurial and small business community assists XI in scaling their offerings and creating exponential impact in their community!

Steve McCauley
Director of Donor and Program Services – USA Cycling

Steve has been with the USA Cycling Foundation since its inception in 2000, working donor development, special events and overall operations. During his tenure with USA Cycling, Steve has also managed Collegiate Cycling and Regional Athlete Development Camps, launching USA Cycling’s Junior athlete programming in Europe in 2006. He has assisted USA Cycling with international relations for the last 20 years. Steve is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder with a B.A. in Spanish Literature.

Angela Schreffler
Owner – Centennial Nonprofit Consulting, LLC

Angela (she/her) has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. Angela’s passion is in helping organizations achieve their goals and strives to do so in a collaborative, iterative, practical, and approachable way. She started working in the nonprofit sector immediately after graduating college by serving two years in the AmeriCorps program and can’t imagine a world in which she isn’t helping nonprofits thrive. Growing up in a lower-income family and having to rely on nonprofits as part of a support system, Angela understands the vital role nonprofits play in ensuring families have access to needed resources.

Coach Convention

November 12-13, 2023
Virtual sessions via Zoom

Cost: Certified Coaches – $25  |  General Public – $35

November 13 sessions are free to all.

Hannah Baranes
Assistant Coach – 2023 U-24 Mixed National Team
Will Deaver
Managing Director – Competition & National Team Programs
John Groess
Head Coach – 2023 Mixed Beach National Team


Will the Organizer Convention be held in-person or virtually in 2024?

The Organizer Convention will be virtual in 2024. All sessions will be held online via Zoom.

How do I register if I am attending on behalf of a USA Ultimate affiliate or state-based organization?

Contact Leah Dolan-Kelley, and she can get you registered.

Are registration fees refundable?

If you are no longer able to attend the Organizer Convention, we will refund your registration fee until January 18, 2024. After that, no refunds will be granted.

We can also transfer your registration to someone else who will be able to participate in your place.