12th Annual

2024 Rendezvous Participant Information

July 29 - August 1, 2024 | Westminster, Colorado

Social & Networking Activities

Buddy Program

Are you interested in becoming a “buddy” for someone in the PPI community or are you seeking a little support for the conference?  Whether you’re eager to foster a sense of belonging and connection or in need of guidance and companionship, the buddy system has you covered.  Buddies play a vital role in fostering inclusivity by providing support, assistance, and encouragement to their assigned buddy, including introducing them to fellow members, facilitating interactions, and sharing personal insights for mutual growth. Don’t miss this chance to enhance your conference experience through meaningful connections and support.

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Newcomers Reception

Monday, July 29th | 4:45pm - 5:30pm

Welcome! You Belong Here! 

If you’ve joined the PPI community within the last few years or if you’re passionate about welcoming new members, you belong here!  Join us to forge new friendships and engage in a purposeful activity designed to cultivate connections and a sense of belonging.  Depart with newly formed bonds and an interactive experience to deploy in your profession.  

* This is not the typical PPI reception, which will occur later.  Instead, it’s an opportunity for newcomers to connect before the conference begins. * 

Dutch Treat Dinner Groups

Tuesday, July 30th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

We will organize small (usually 4 to 5 people) dinner groups for those who would like to go to a nearby restaurant for a “Dutch Treat” dinner on Tuesday, July 30th.  This is a great way to meet other like-hearted, like-minded professionals, as well as a wonderful way to enhance your learning and collaborative experience at the event. RSVP Here 

Gala Dinner

Wednesday, July 31st | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Gala Dinner will take place on Wednesday, July. 31st at 6:30pm at the Westin.  Reservations are required for the Gala dinner.  There is no additional cost for registered attendees.  Suggested attire is smart casual.  RSVP / Purchase Additional Tickets Here

Open Mic & Sing-Along

Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday, July 31st | 8:30pm - 10:00pm

In a long-standing Rendezvous tradition, we will be hosting informal drop-in Open Mic & Sing-Along on Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday, July 31st.  These will be informal gatherings starting around 8:30pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend and if you are inclined to participate by playing a musical instrument or singing along, we encourage you to bring a tablet or phone to access lyrics (and chords) on http://www.ultimate-guitar.com.  We will be providing two acoustic guitars and some hand percussions.  Feel free to bring an instrument if you have one!

Pre/Post Rendezvous Activities


Monday, July 29th | 10:30am

The secret to living is giving!  It is also the best way to bond in a group.  Join us for coffee at 9 AM (MT), and volunteering with the Missionaries of Charity in Denver at 10:30 AM (MT), where we’ll be helping out a homeless shelter for women.  It’s an experience that will be a deathbed regret if you don’t make it. 

Please contact Amanda Koplin directly at amanda@koplinconsulting.com to RSVP with the subject: Volunteering before PPI. 

*This is an at-your-own-risk activity and is not sponsored or organized by the Purposeful Planning Institute*


Monday, July 29th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Love Pickleball? Like Pickleball? Pickleball Curious? 

All are welcome – beginners to experts – for a fun few hours of pickleball (America’s fastest growing sport) at the nearby Pickleball Food Pub on Monday July 29th, from 1-4 PM (MDT).  No experience necessary.  We have instructors to get us started, and a fun switch-around way of playing that ensure everyone gets a turn, and a chance to play lots of people. 

Please contact Kjarten Jansen directly at graddhaviking@graddha.com to RSVP with the subject: Yes Pickleball! 

*This is an at-your-own-risk activity and is not sponsored or organized by the Purposeful Planning Institute*

Pre-Rendezvous Activity: Who are you Becoming? A Breathwork, Cold Plunge and Leadership Conversation

Monday, July 29th | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Facilitator: Logan Gelbrich and Harvey Martin

To launch Rendezvous 2024, join internationally known human performance and leadership coach Logan Gelbrich and San Francisco Giants performance coach Harvey Martin, a global though leader, to both experience and build capacity for enhancing your own journey and the purposeful journeys of your clients.  Gelbrich, the author of the bestseller, former professional baseball player, and has competed in the international CrossFit Games will equip participants with a simple framework for leadership in a group dynamic and provide guidance for advisors to differentiate technical vs adaptive challenges.  Martin, also a former professional baseball player and author will lead participants through several somatic exercises such as breath work, sound therapy and hot/cold stressors.  

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Nature Hike at Chautauqua Park, Boulder

Thursday, August 1st

Get outside on a moderate hike with colleagues.  This has always been a popular post Rendezvous offering.  There are endless trails available to us in the Boulder Area.  We will leave immediately after lunch.  Your guide will have a trail map and arrange transportation.  You bring water, a snack and all of your enthusiasm.

Please contact Marlis Jansen directly at marlis@graddha.com to RSVP with the subject: Nature Hike 

*This is an at-your-own-risk activity and is not sponsored or organized by the Purposeful Planning Institute*

Denver Botanical Garden Tour

Thursday, August 1st

Back by popular demand!  Enjoy a few more hours with your Rendezvous colleagues as we stroll through this beautiful botanical garden.  Hailed as one of the top five botanical gardens in the nation, there is a combination of seasonal exhibits and year round mature specialty gardens.  We will depart after lunch and spend about 1.5 hours on the property.  

Transportation is TBD, but if you need to go straight to the airport after the tour, we will try to arrange a way to store your luggage. 

Please contact Marlis Jansen directly at marlis@graddha.com to RSVP with the subject: Garden Tour 

*This is an at-your-own-risk activity and is not sponsored or organized by the Purposeful Planning Institute*

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