Career Development Retreat for Postdocs

Breckenridge Colorado
August 31, 2023 to September 1, 2023

While doing a postdoc is an exciting time in a researcher's career, it also comes with its challenges. The difficulties of the past couple of years created extra obstacles to networking and developing a research career. This retreat is a unique opportunity to meet other postdocs in the atmospheric and related sciences, make new connections, share experiences, and prepare for the next career steps. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Breckenridge. (Note: Breckenridge sits at 9600 feet (2.92 Kilometers) in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado so we strongly advise you to hydrate before you arrive to reduce the chance of getting altitude sickness

Topics of the retreat were curated by postdocs at NCAR|UCAR and include: DEI training, project management, leadership and communication skills, and personal finance and planning. 5.12 Solutions, a leadership development group, and NCAR staff will facilitate the retreat, with additional speakers and facilitators rounding out the program.

See below for restaurants and other things to do in Breckenridge.
(Don't miss the Troll in the things to do link!)

Brief list of restaurants close to the Village at Breckenridge.

Bird and Cow ($$)
113 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Empire Burger ($$)
La Cima Mall, 500 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Ollie's Pub & Grub Breck ($$)
180 Jefferson Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Breckenridge Brewery & Pub ($$)
600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Michael's Italian Restaurant ($$)
326 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

--Mexican Food
Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina ($$)
600 S. Park Ave., Breckenridge, CO 80424 

Sancho Tacos & Tequilas ($)
520 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

BoLD Restaurant and Bar ($$)
505 S Main St #B1, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Google Map of the restaurants in the local vicinity of the Gravity Haus.

Things to do in and around Breckenridge.

Trivia night on Wednesday evening August 30th. 
7-9 PM
Main Street Trivia Night
Broken Compass Main Street Taproom 
Address: 520 S Main St Unit 2V, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Staff of EdEC and the Advanced Study Program frequently visit Breckenridge in the summer and will gladly answer any questions you may have.

Credit National Postdoctoral Association

Photo credit National Postdoctoral Association