Dan Dykstra

Dan brings over 30 years of collegiate conference and event planning expertise to Conference Services at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to his arrival, Dan spent 18 years as director at Georgia Tech building a highly successful and nationally recognized conference services operation. He also held conference and events positions at his Alma Mater, Colorado State University. Dan remains an advocate for the collegiate conference and events industry, and enjoys both the opportunities and challenges of this growing profession.

Dan has been active in Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I). Dan is an ACCED-I past president and a recent recipient of the Jack Thornton Distinguished Service Award. He is a frequent presenter for webcasts, educational forums, regional meetings and annual conferences for ACCED-I and a variety of affiliated associations. Dan has also contributed to several articles focusing on collegiate and hospitality issues, trends and hot topics.