Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:41 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — The Steamboat Institute’s Freedom Conference will take place outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the first time in its history, the conservative think tank announced Sunday. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported that the event will move to Beaver Creek, situated 86 miles (138 kilometers) south of Steamboat Springs and 109 miles (175 kilometers) west of Denver. The 12th annual conference is scheduled for Aug. 28 to 29. The institute's chairman Jennifer Schubert-Akin cited local restrictions related to COVID-19 as the main reason for the location change.