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This year's festival is going to be extra special. We're back together after the pandemic in the awe-inspiring natural splendor of Colorado Springs. David Holbrooke is returning as our curator of films, speakers and discussions. The United States Air Force Academy and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum have invited us to be their special guests.

It's going to be a spectacular three days of films, discussions and connections with one another.

Festival Partner

Original Thinkers

He's back! David Holbrooke returns to L3's film festival with his new company, Original Thinkers, whose's goal is to meld speakers, films and performance into powerful experiences that enlighten and motivate audience members. 

Holbrooke's connection with the best and brightest minds in the industry open the door for L3 members to talk with these thought leaders and visionaries. His well-honed interview skills always lead to deep, informative conversations.

The films will be announced later this year and will revolve around topics like, "Can Each of Us Change the Way We See the World?" Thank you, Joanne and Jim Steinback for reviewing and selecting our films and topics. 

Special Features

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is dedicated to America's greatest athletes and their compelling stories, with the artifacts, media and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. The museum focuses on the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements: friendship, respect and excellence; determination, equality, inspiration and courage. There are 12 galleries and lots of great artifacts and interactive exhibits, making it one of the premier attractions in Colorado.

We'll visit the museum for a special tour. Thanks to Bonnie and David Milenthal for making this connection.

United States Air Force Academy

Integrity First. Service Before Self.

Excellence in All We Do.

Those are the core values of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) and once you're on campus, you'll see and feel the meaning of those words. From its architecturally stunning cathedral to its world-class planetarium, USAFA embodies integrity and excellence. We'll be treated to a behind-the-scenes tour. Thanks to Jenny and Mike Lambert for making this exclusive connection for us. 

The Broadmoor hotel and resort sits in an exceptional natural setting on the shore of Cheyenne Lake situated at the base of Cheyenne Mountain. A member of Historic Hotels of America of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, its visitors have included heads of state, celebrities, and professional sports stars.

We'll visit this treasured site for dinner.


Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

3320 Mesa Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

The red rock sandstone formations set against Pikes Peak, now called Garden of the Gods, have long been revered for their natural beauty. Centuries ago, it was a Native American crossroads where numerous nomadic tribes gathered in peace. According to local stories, the immense sandstone formations were considered sacred ground and because of this, rival tribes laid down their weapons when entering the Garden of the Gods. 

In the mid-20th century, Al Hill looked out across the mesa and knew he'd found his paradise. Hill and his wife, Margaret, dreamed of sharing that view with others and in 1949 purchased the property and created what is now the nationally renowned Garden of the Gods Resort and Club.

L3's block of rooms have breathtaking views of the Garden of the Gods Park and are typically 550 square feet with a king bed and private balcony or patio. If you need to upgrade your room, please call Tammy at 512-785-8422. Additional fees may apply.

Thank You

Our members have connections and they help L3 provide exclusive programming you can't buy from a tour company. These L3 members have made this year's festival even more exclusive.

Film and topic selection:

Joanne and Jim Steinback

Special access to the United States Air Force Academy:

Jenny and Mike Lambert

Special access to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum: 

Bonnie and David Milenthal



Make your travel arrangements to arrive at the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) on Monday, October 4. Our opening event will start at 4 p.m. Travel from the airport to the Garden of the Gods resort is about 30 minutes. Uber, Lift and taxis are available at the airport.

You may prefer to fly into Denver, rent a car and drive to Colorado Springs. Travel time is about one hour and 40 minutes. 

Forum note

5 Guys Forum #2 – Five Mavens should plan to arrive on October 3 in time for a 2 p.m. meeting. 


Make your travel arrangements to depart any time on Thursday, October 7.

Forum note

L3 Couples Forum – The Originals will depart on Saturday, October 9.


Early registration ends on August 25

$3,298 per person, double occupancy

$3,807 per person, single occupancy 

Deposit of $775 per person holds your spot and secures the early registration discount.  

Deposits are refundable until August 25. 

Forum members meeting before or after the film festival will be billed for their additional room nights in their balance due invoicing. Just register for the film festival, we'll do the rest. 

Registration after August 25

$3,798 per person, double occupancy

$4,307 per person, single occupancy 

Registration includes:

• All meals beginning with dinner on Monday, Oct. 4 through dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 6

• Hotel accommodations

• All scheduled activities

• Ground transportation to all scheduled activities

L3 Covid Protocol

As of May 2021, L3's COVID protocol for events:

1. More space aboard vehicles – We are adding vehicles, using larger vehicles and walking.

2. Outdoor venues – We'll eat outdoors whenever possible, weather permitting. 

3. Extra spacing indoors – We will provide extra personal space via additional tables or socially distanced seating in auditoriums. 

4. Enhanced sanitation – Following guidelines from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we will require daily cleaning of vehicles and function space, and the use of face masks and gloves when preparing and serving meals. 

5. Suppliers – We will confirm local suppliers are adhering to the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines.

6. Travelers will be required to wear a mask whenever we are in a vehicle or indoors and when physical distancing is limited. 


The elevation of Colorado Springs is 6,035 feet.