Homeland Defense Symposium, Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Circle. For people who have professional interest in homeland defense, security, civil support, emergency response and the mission areas of NORAD/ USNORTHCOM will benefit from this event. Oct. 12-14. Visit
www.coloradospringschamber.org for more.
Rural Land Preservation Group Meeting, a non-profit association of ranchers and concerned citizens dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of Teller County and surrounding areas. Fri., Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 633-3334 to reserve a space.
Candidate Forums, sponsored by the Citizens Project: Candidate and Issues forum, Thurs., Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m. at the Le Baron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. Call 520-9899 for more.
Southern Colorado Economic Forum, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$50. Learn about employment trends, factors influencing business operations, quality of life, average wages in business sectors, retail and wholesale trends, construction trends and more. Wed., Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit http://web.uccs.edu/scef/2004forum for more.