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Sep
21
Tue
Fourth Annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede At UW
Sep 21 – Sep 26 all-day

A global community of developers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, legislators, researchers, educators and students will attend the fourth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, featuring the Wyohackathon, Sept. 21-26 at the University of Wyoming.

The event also will be livestreamed for audiences around the world.

“The Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, like the new UW Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation (CBDI), is blockchain inclusive,” says Steven Lupien, CBDI director. “The stampede’s theme, ‘Future Forward,’ represents our efforts to move ahead in all areas of blockchain, including cryptocurrency, smart contracts and digital assets that will create new entrepreneurial and technological opportunities for Wyoming and the world.”

Registration, speaking, sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available at www.wyohackathon.io.

Among keynote speakers are Caitlin Long, CEO of Avanti Bank in Cheyenne; Wyoming U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis; Charles Hoskinson, founder of Cardano; Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum; Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of Aave; Cal Evans, cryptocurrency lawyer and strategy expert; Julian Sevillano, head of the Digital Assets Group at Promontory Financial Group; Chris Snook, CEO of SDK Co.; Joel Neidig, CEO at SIMBA Chain; Emin Gün Sirer, founder and CEO of Ava Labs; and more blockchain leaders.

Event programs include:

Sept. 21 — The Startup Stampede will highlight the companies of the future, with presentations by those who founded them. Companies can sign up at wyohackathon.io/startupstampede.html.

Sept. 21-22 — The Wyoming governor’s newly appointed permanent Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology will hold a public meeting to draft legislation and take stakeholder input. The meeting will be held in Room 506 of UW’s Coe Library.

Sept. 22 — The Sandcastle Invitational is a competition for “the best and most promising blockchain, AI and other technology startups,” with cash prizes awarded.

Sept. 22 — The Stampede Finance Conference offers a deep dive into the evolving world of finance; how blockchain technology is pushing decentralized finance; and what impact that will have.

Sept. 23 — The Stampede Business Conference offers a day of speakers and workshops that will help attendees understand the Wyoming legislative environment, use cases, practical application and business opportunities presented by digital technologies, such as blockchain.

Sept. 23 — The Stampede Law Conference will examine the new laws in Wyoming that impact blockchain and crypto businesses and help form the ecosystem.

Sept. 24 — DAO Day (decentralized autonomous organization) will include speakers and workshops to help attendees understand what DAOs are and why DAOs could change the way companies, communities and other groups are fundamentally organized.

Sept. 24 — Future Forward is a day of speakers and panels discussing initiatives that will drive positive economic development for future generations.

Sept. 24-26 — The Wyohackathon is a competition involving various challenges surrounding the area of blockchain technologies.

The Wyoming Blockchain Stampede is presented by CBDI; UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the College of Business; the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Computer Science; and the College of Law.

Title sponsors are IOHK and Blockchain.com. Presenting sponsors are SIMBA Chain, Blue Ocean Digital Management, Brock Pierce, Harmony and Edge196. Innovator sponsors are Avanti Financial Group and Testamint. Hacker sponsors are Socratic Consultancy and Gresham International.

For more information about the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, go to www.wyohackathon.io; follow on Twitter; join on Telegram at https://t.me/WyoHackathon; connect on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/wyohackathon; or visit

Sep
22
Wed
The Big Event-UW Student Volunteer Sevice
Sep 22 all-day

UW students want to say thanks by volunteering for you! The date of the Big Event is October 9, 2021, and only outdoor projects will be accepted this year. Registration is first come first serve and the request deadline is September 24th. Contact the SLCE Office at (307) 766-3117 or slce@uwyo.edu with any questions. Site requests can be submitted at uwyobigevent.com.

 

UW Fall Outdoor Guide Certification Course
Sep 22 all-day

The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is offering an online guide certification course this fall for both aspiring and veteran guides.

The noncredit, self-paced course — offered over two six-week periods — consists of videos, quizzes, short assignments and knowledge checks. Students will learn and apply core competencies that are necessary and relative to outdoor guiding with clients.

The course is related to a broad range of outdoor guiding, such as hunting, fishing, rock climbing, rafting, wildlife viewing, cycling, hiking, snowmobiling, ATVing (all-terrain vehicle), horseback riding, skiing, tour operating in national parks and other outdoor recreation pursuits.

Whitney Caskey, the course developer and instructor from Jackson, says the content covers how to provide an immersive experience for clients, but “the real magic is what takes place within group discussions among participants.”

“Since everyone comes from different corners of the guiding world, there is a cooperative learning experience, and the diverse perspectives and insights gained from one another have proven to be invaluable,” she says. “It turns out that wildlife guides have a lot to learn from climbing guides and hunting guides, and vice versa.”

As director of Wildlife Expeditions, a Jackson Hole guiding company, Tanya Anderson required all of her guides to take the course.

“I feel good going into training, knowing that everyone on the team has received training in interpretive skills, naturalist skills, leave no trace and sustainable tourism; has an understanding of the land management agencies we work with; and understands the need for diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry, as well as definitions for the vocabulary used,” Anderson says. “I can start our training at a higher level, build on what guides have learned in this course, and focus on content knowledge, policies and practices specific to our business.”

Each session of the course is expected to take approximately 30-45 hours to complete and includes optional content. The first session is currently underway. To register for the second session, which will take place Oct. 8-Nov. 19, click here.

Additional courses will be offered seasonally in alignment with guiding industry needs. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants per session and costs $325 to enroll. Employers who enroll 10 or more guides qualify for a discount.

The certification does not currently have an expiration, though guides are encouraged to remain active in the field and to take continuing education.

For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/haub/.

UW Free Virtual Language Lessons
Sep 22 all-day

Registrations are now being accepted for the popular World Language and Culture Program (WLCP) at the University of Wyoming this semester. A total of 18 nonformal world language and culture sessions are available free via Zoom.

The WLCP is a volunteer and service-learning program that offers free world language and culture sessions to members of the UW community and to those interested throughout the state.

Informal sessions in American culture and English conversation; Arabic, Armenian, Egyptian, French, German, Hebrew, Israeli, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhala, Sri Lankan, Spanish, Sudanese, Turkish and Uzbek — along with aspects of culture — begin Monday, Sept. 13, and end Saturday, Dec. 11.

Classes will be offered virtually throughout the day and early evening, generally once a week. To view the schedule or to register for a class, go to www.uwyo.edu/wlcp/index.html. The schedule also can be found on Facebook.

The WLCP was developed in 2013 by Dilnoza Khasilova, a UW graduate who earned her doctoral degree in literacy studies, and is a current Global Engagement Fellow in UW’s Global Engagement Office, and supported by Amy Roberts, an associate professor in the UW College of Education. The program was launched in 2014 with the help of both UW’s local and international communities, including UW’s graduate students, faculty, staff and undergraduate exchange students who volunteered to teach their target languages and cultures.

“Due to the increase in Delta variant cases and COVID-19 restrictions and policies, we will start offering our classes via Zoom again this semester. We want to stay safe and healthy,” Khasilova says. “Going virtual in 2020 allowed us to be inclusive and offer our service to the entire state of Wyoming, and some learners even are joining our classes from different states and countries.”

The WLCP provides opportunities to build a community of learners; develop cross-cultural understandings; service learning and teaching; volunteerism; engagement; internationalization; and language and culture exposure. The volunteer WLCP facilitators and instructors include both local and international students; faculty and staff; UW members who travel overseas or speak a world language; alumni; exchange students; visiting scholars; and both local and international community members.

The Associated Students of UW; the UW College of Education; the Global Engagement Office (International Students and Scholars, Education Abroad); and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages collaborate with the WLCP, assisting with scheduling the classrooms, recruiting volunteers and supporting cultural events on campus to celebrate world languages and cultures.

For more information, email the WLCP at wlc@uwyo.edu or go to www.uwyo.edu/wlcp/index.html.

UW Homecoming Parade Applications
Sep 22 all-day

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 UW Homecoming parade.

The parade application, which includes rules and regulations, is available online at www.uwyo.edu/homecoming.

Applications are due to the UWAA office in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located at 222 S. 22nd St., by Monday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. They also can be emailed to Marisa Reilly at mreilly@uwyo.edu or faxed to (307) 766-6824.

UW Homecoming is Oct. 16-23, with the parade scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. The parade will begin at Ninth Street and Ivinson Avenue.

This year’s Homecoming theme is “Come Home, Cowboys.” UniWyo Federal Credit Union is the sponsor of this year’s Homecoming.

For more information about the parade, call Reilly in the UWAA office at (307) 766-4166 or email mreilly@uwyo.edu.

Alcoholics Anonymous VIRTUAL Meetings
Sep 22 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings 7 days a week in Laramie. . Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, meetings are being held virtually now using the Zoom app and/or website.

Follow this link for virtual meeting schedules, links and more info

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Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings 7 days a week in Laramie. Here is a look at the Wednesday meeting schedule.   Closed means its for AA Members or those that think they have a problem with alcohol. Open means it is for anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous. Call (307) 399-0590 with any questions.

 

7:10am

Civic Center, 710 Garfield Street, Room 260

Downtown Group, discussion meeting, closed

 

12:00pm

Civic Center

Downtown group, discussion meeting, open

 

7:30pm

Civic Center

downtown group, discussion meeting, closed

 

 

Sep
23
Thu
The Big Event-UW Student Volunteer Sevice
Sep 23 all-day

UW students want to say thanks by volunteering for you! The date of the Big Event is October 9, 2021, and only outdoor projects will be accepted this year. Registration is first come first serve and the request deadline is September 24th. Contact the SLCE Office at (307) 766-3117 or slce@uwyo.edu with any questions. Site requests can be submitted at uwyobigevent.com.

 

UW Fall Outdoor Guide Certification Course
Sep 23 all-day

The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is offering an online guide certification course this fall for both aspiring and veteran guides.

The noncredit, self-paced course — offered over two six-week periods — consists of videos, quizzes, short assignments and knowledge checks. Students will learn and apply core competencies that are necessary and relative to outdoor guiding with clients.

The course is related to a broad range of outdoor guiding, such as hunting, fishing, rock climbing, rafting, wildlife viewing, cycling, hiking, snowmobiling, ATVing (all-terrain vehicle), horseback riding, skiing, tour operating in national parks and other outdoor recreation pursuits.

Whitney Caskey, the course developer and instructor from Jackson, says the content covers how to provide an immersive experience for clients, but “the real magic is what takes place within group discussions among participants.”

“Since everyone comes from different corners of the guiding world, there is a cooperative learning experience, and the diverse perspectives and insights gained from one another have proven to be invaluable,” she says. “It turns out that wildlife guides have a lot to learn from climbing guides and hunting guides, and vice versa.”

As director of Wildlife Expeditions, a Jackson Hole guiding company, Tanya Anderson required all of her guides to take the course.

“I feel good going into training, knowing that everyone on the team has received training in interpretive skills, naturalist skills, leave no trace and sustainable tourism; has an understanding of the land management agencies we work with; and understands the need for diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry, as well as definitions for the vocabulary used,” Anderson says. “I can start our training at a higher level, build on what guides have learned in this course, and focus on content knowledge, policies and practices specific to our business.”

Each session of the course is expected to take approximately 30-45 hours to complete and includes optional content. The first session is currently underway. To register for the second session, which will take place Oct. 8-Nov. 19, click here.

Additional courses will be offered seasonally in alignment with guiding industry needs. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants per session and costs $325 to enroll. Employers who enroll 10 or more guides qualify for a discount.

The certification does not currently have an expiration, though guides are encouraged to remain active in the field and to take continuing education.

For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/haub/.

UW Free Virtual Language Lessons
Sep 23 all-day

Registrations are now being accepted for the popular World Language and Culture Program (WLCP) at the University of Wyoming this semester. A total of 18 nonformal world language and culture sessions are available free via Zoom.

The WLCP is a volunteer and service-learning program that offers free world language and culture sessions to members of the UW community and to those interested throughout the state.

Informal sessions in American culture and English conversation; Arabic, Armenian, Egyptian, French, German, Hebrew, Israeli, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhala, Sri Lankan, Spanish, Sudanese, Turkish and Uzbek — along with aspects of culture — begin Monday, Sept. 13, and end Saturday, Dec. 11.

Classes will be offered virtually throughout the day and early evening, generally once a week. To view the schedule or to register for a class, go to www.uwyo.edu/wlcp/index.html. The schedule also can be found on Facebook.

The WLCP was developed in 2013 by Dilnoza Khasilova, a UW graduate who earned her doctoral degree in literacy studies, and is a current Global Engagement Fellow in UW’s Global Engagement Office, and supported by Amy Roberts, an associate professor in the UW College of Education. The program was launched in 2014 with the help of both UW’s local and international communities, including UW’s graduate students, faculty, staff and undergraduate exchange students who volunteered to teach their target languages and cultures.

“Due to the increase in Delta variant cases and COVID-19 restrictions and policies, we will start offering our classes via Zoom again this semester. We want to stay safe and healthy,” Khasilova says. “Going virtual in 2020 allowed us to be inclusive and offer our service to the entire state of Wyoming, and some learners even are joining our classes from different states and countries.”

The WLCP provides opportunities to build a community of learners; develop cross-cultural understandings; service learning and teaching; volunteerism; engagement; internationalization; and language and culture exposure. The volunteer WLCP facilitators and instructors include both local and international students; faculty and staff; UW members who travel overseas or speak a world language; alumni; exchange students; visiting scholars; and both local and international community members.

The Associated Students of UW; the UW College of Education; the Global Engagement Office (International Students and Scholars, Education Abroad); and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages collaborate with the WLCP, assisting with scheduling the classrooms, recruiting volunteers and supporting cultural events on campus to celebrate world languages and cultures.

For more information, email the WLCP at wlc@uwyo.edu or go to www.uwyo.edu/wlcp/index.html.

UW Homecoming Parade Applications
Sep 23 all-day

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 UW Homecoming parade.

The parade application, which includes rules and regulations, is available online at www.uwyo.edu/homecoming.

Applications are due to the UWAA office in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located at 222 S. 22nd St., by Monday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. They also can be emailed to Marisa Reilly at mreilly@uwyo.edu or faxed to (307) 766-6824.

UW Homecoming is Oct. 16-23, with the parade scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. The parade will begin at Ninth Street and Ivinson Avenue.

This year’s Homecoming theme is “Come Home, Cowboys.” UniWyo Federal Credit Union is the sponsor of this year’s Homecoming.

For more information about the parade, call Reilly in the UWAA office at (307) 766-4166 or email mreilly@uwyo.edu.