Leaders’ Conference

2016: St. Julien Hotel & Spa, Boulder, CO

LaSalle St. Securities proudly honors its top-performing representatives at our annual Leaders’ Conference. All advisors who generate $250,000 in production qualify to attend. The conference is our way of showing gratitude to our leaders and it also serves as a great opportunity for them to network and improve their business!


The 2016 conference will begin Thursday, September 8 and end Sunday, September 11. This year, we will be visiting the beautiful Boulder, Colorado.


The 2016 Leaders’ Conference will feature exciting guest speakers and sponsor presentations as well as opportunities to discuss product initiatives, industry trends and business practices.


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We will be hosted by the luxurious St. Julien Hotel & Spa. The venue was awarded Best Hotel, Best Spa, Best Massage, Best Live Jazz Venue and Best Place to Dance at the 2015 Best of Boulder Awards.

The St. Julien is within walking distance of downtown Boulder. We will have easy access to over 200 shops and restaurants–including the historic Pearl Street Mall, miles of hiking and biking trails, beautiful golf courses, the immaculate University of Colorado-Boulder campus and, of course, the breathtaking scenic views that only Boulder, Colorado can

Our Leaders’ Conference is a generally informal affair. Attendees are asked to stick to the agenda, but will be given every opportunity to explore Boulder, Colorado at their own leisure.





The St. Julien Hotel & Spa features

  • Luxurious bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate glass showers
  • 10,000-square-foot spa with 12 treatment rooms
  • Infinity pool with whirlpool and outside terrace
  • Complimentary fitness center with the latest cardio and aerobic equipmen
  • Business center
  • 650-space public parking garage below the hotel
  • Signature restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace framing the Flatiron Mountains
  • Complimentary Internet access, wired and wireless



Check Out The 2016 Leaders’ Conference Agenda Below:

–Thursday, September 8, 2016–

4:00 pm | Check-in at St. Julien Hotel & Spa

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Vendor Booth Setup | Xanadu II

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Welcome Reception | Redgarden Lower Terrace

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm | Mark Contey Opening Remarks | Redgarden Lower Terrace

–Friday, September 9, 2016–

7:00 am – 8:00 am | Breakfast (visit vendors booths in Xanadu II to stamp your card for prize drawing) | Great Room

8:00 am – 9:30 am | Opening Remarks – Mark Contey, SVP Business Development, LaSalle St. Securities, LLC

                                      President’s Remarks (Tribute to Jay Carstensen) – Jack McDermott, President, LaSalle St. Securities, LLC

  Fidelity Investments Session on Market Landscape – Mike Hickey | Xanadu III

9:30 am – 9:45 am | BREAK

9:45 am – 10:05 am | Allianz Speaker | Xanadu III

10:05 am – 10: 25 am | MVP Speaker | Xanadu III

10: 25 am – 10:45 am | BREAK

10:45 am – 11:05 am | Midland Speaker | Xanadu III

11:05 am – 11:25 am | Eagle Speaker | Xanadu III

11:25 am – 12:30 pm | LaSalle/Fidelity session – DOL regulations/Political Environment | Xanadu III


–Saturday, September 10, 2016–

8:00 am – 9:00 am | Breakfast (visit vendors booths in Xanadu II to stamp your card for prize drawing) | Great Room

9:00 am – 9:05 am | Saturday Agenda Review | Xanadu III – Mark Contey, SVP Business Development, LaSalle St. Securities,LLC 

9:05 am – 9:25 am | Sierra Investments – Terry Spath | Xanadu III

9:25 am – 9:45 am | Voya Speaker | Xanadu III

9:45 am – 10:00 am | BREAK

             10:00 am – 10:45 am | LaSalle St. Securities/Sortino Investment Analytics | Xanadu III – Jim Baldwin and Jim Kaffin

10:45 am – 11:05 am | Cole Speaker | Xanadu III

11:05 – 11:20 am | BREAK

11:20 am – 12:30 pm | LaSalle St. Securities Rep Panel | Xanadu III

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm | Prize Drawing | Xanadu III

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Explore Boulder

5:15 pm | Meet in Lobby for Transportation to Dinner

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Cocktails | The Flagstaff House

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | LaSalle St. Securities Wrap-Up Dinner | The Flagstaff House

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Transportation Back to St. Julien Hotel

–Sunday, September 11, 2016–

12:00 pm | Checkout



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 When in Boulder:

With the great outdoors just steps away and urban adventure right outside your hotel door, boulder pearl styou’ll find an incredible variety of things to do in Boulder, Colorado.

Boulder has plenty of outdoor activities to get you out in the fresh Colorado air.  Right at the foot of the Rocky Mountains among the piney foothills, Boulder boasts hiking, climbing, and biking trails that will satisfy your need for an easy outing or a rigorous challenge.

Balace your visit with some urban exploration.  Dining, shopping, art galleries and community events will keep you entertained.  After dark, enjoy live music venues, breweries and nightlife hot spots.


Pearl Street

The brick-paved Pearl Street is Boulder’s heart and soul — a central gathering place where locals and visitors alike come to stroll along the storefronts and shop, dine at buzzed-about restaurants, sip coffee or throw back a microbrew. If you do only one thing in Boulder, visiting this historic mall should probably be it.


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Boulder’s beloved Flatirons — those slanting, massive slabs of sandstone that form Boulder’s backdrop from just about any angle — tend to have a slightly mystical effect on visitors. Gaze up at them from the hiking area’s beautiful meadow, where dozens of trails lead off into the foothills, then hike right up into the Flatirons if you are seeking a bit more exercise and adventure.




Local Food Tasting Tours

So much to taste, so little time. Let an expert guide your taste buds straight to Boulder’s
best bites. Join Local Table Tours‘ for a tour, with themes that include downtown dining,
coffee-and-pastry, cheese, farmers’ market and cocktailsJill_s restaurant

More delicious flavors await at Celestial Seasonings. This major tea manufacturer’s 45-minute tour includes tastes of any of their teas, plus a visit to the unforgettable mint room. Celestial Seasonings was named one of the country’s best food factory tours by USA TODAY’s Readers’ Choice.



Winery, Brewery and Distillery

Boulder’s been beer central for decades, and now wineries and distilleries are among the dozens of reasons to say “cheers” in Boulder. Take a driving or walking tour from Boulder Brew Tours or behind-the-scenes tastings at multiple breweries. Learn the tricks of the distilling trade at Vapor Distillery, and then swill delicious cocktails. Or try a self-guided winery tour and sips of reds and whites at Boulder Creek Winery, Augustina’s or Boulder Wine Studios, a collection of three wineries. Find more toast-worthy tours here.


University of Colorado-Boulder

Architecturally stunning and full of lovely gathering spaces, the CU campus is worth a stroll UCBoulder footballthrough just to admire the setting. But there are also a few attractions that are
worthy of your can’t-miss list: Old Main (the school’s original building dating back to 1876), Mary Rippon Theatre (home stage for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Macky Auditorium and Fiske Planetarium being chiefly among them. Here’s a guide for Things to Do at CU.