Presentations

B. Travis Wright, MPS and Kate Wright, MBA have written and produced multiple publications, presentations, and documentaries on the topics of Rollins Pass and the Moffat Tunnel in Colorado.

“Articulate, passionate, and informative: strategic and passionate advocacy that uses tact and historic facts to make its case.”

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ABOUT OUR PRESENTATIONS

In addition to the titles published and available worldwide on Amazon, Kate & Travis also have been published as the primary authors or co-authors to other academic research publications, including those documenting archaeological discoveries they have made or contributed to on Rollins Pass.

Each of our books, presentations, and documentaries about Rollins Pass and the Moffat Tunnel involve tens of thousands of hours of work in consultation with experts across the country. We always enjoy reading compelling reviews, yours if we are so honored, and would like to be able to share your words and thoughts on our recommendations page with others.

View presentation samples as well as writing samples of our work; you can also read more about each publication, presentation and documentary, below:

Rollins Pass Rewind

Rollins Pass: What Matters Most?

Rollins Pass-ion: An advocacy and dispute resolution masterclass

Rollins Pass: Past and Present Documentary

Rollins Pass: Images of America (2018)

Rollins Pass: Postcards of America (2018)

Rollins Pass: Past and Present (2022)

Made in the USA: each of our books are printed in South Carolina on American-made paper and manufactured entirely in the United States.

ON WHY WE CHOOSE NOT TO SHARE CORE PRESENTATION MATERIALS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

We sometimes receive inquiries about whether we can provide a copy of our slide deck via email, external hard drive, hard copy, or by an online link. Due to the extensive investment of time, effort, cost, and resources involved in creating our presentations, we have established a policy of not sharing these core materials and source files. The following points outline the key reasons for this decision:

Significant Investment: Creating and crafting our presentations has entailed tens of thousands of hours of meticulous work. This includes comprehensive research, the integration of high-quality images and videos spanning both historic and modern eras, and the development of custom and graphically-intensive content. Additionally, we have conducted extensive fieldwork to capture unique footage and engage in research as well as volunteer initiatives; our efforts directly contribute essential data to our presentations. For well over the past decade, we have continuously refined our presentations to ensure the highest quality and the incorporation of the most up-to-date information, coupled with new discoveries and streamlined historical research.

Complex Animations: Many individual slides contain up to six dozen layered animations, crucial for delivering dynamic, captivating content, and to aid the audience’s understanding of complex and conjoined timeframes and ideas. As a result, these intricate animations are tailored for live viewing and do not translate effectively to sharing or printing, often appearing overlapped and illegible when printed.

Slide Volume, File Size, and Technical Requirements: The master deck encompasses approximately 2,500 slides, with a variable core file size ranging from 30-40 GB in Apple Keynote format (file size varies due to new content under development and existing content undergoing revision). This extensive volume of proprietary content and large file size exacerbates the complexity of sharing logistics, notwithstanding the near-certainty of performance and readability issues on standard systems. The presentation is also not compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint. In fact, our presentation demands state-of-the-art hardware, specifically a Mac system powered by Apple silicon M-series Max or Ultra processors. Minimum specifications include a 16-core CPU, 40-core GPU, 16-core neural engine, two ProRes encode/decode engines, 128 GB of memory with a memory bandwidth of 400GB/s to ensure optimal functionality for building, preparing, and presenting our slide deck. These systems guarantee peak performance, minimal latency, and flawless delivery.

While the complete slide deck remains proprietary, we may entertain reasonable, individual requests from specific groups or agencies necessitating particular images or screenshots. Such requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Of course, a sampling of our delivered presentations remain available to the world on YouTube. We extend our gratitude for your understanding and respect for the significant effort and resources invested in the development of our presentations. Upholding their integrity and exclusive use, as our intellectual property, is paramount to us and to our efforts to protect, preserve, and restore the area for future generations.

OUR COMMITMENT TO AUTHENTIC IMAGERY: WE DO NOT USE SYNTHETIC OR ARTIFICIALLY-GENERATED IMAGES

All photographs and video we use and publish are directly made with a camera, except for scanned images or archival video of historical significance. We do not use synthetic or artificially-generated images that appear lifelike. While we may employ smart tools or AI-powered enhancement techniques, these methods do not result in significant alterations to the image as a whole, nor do they create misleading representations. The enhancements we apply do not modify the appearance of the subject beyond the way the subject appears in nature.

The primary purpose of our work is to inform the public.

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