Colorado Art Festival Sampler


Colorado is a state blessed with oh-wow natural beauty, and perhaps that is inspiration for its equally out-of-control art scene. Each summer and fall, art festivals in the cities of Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver bring the state’s artists and their work to the fore.

Return from Colorado in Some Western Duds

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Boulder, Colorado and Denver may be the “New West.” Colorado Springs. Colorado: A Mecca for Art Lovers. The post Return from Colorado in Some Western Duds appeared first on Smart Meetings.

4 Reasons Colorado Is Calling You

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The meetings market is front and center for Marriott in Colorado, where Connect recently visited Marriott Convention & Resort Network’s member hotels: the Denver Marriott Tech Center , Sheraton Downtown Denver , Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, and the soon-to-open Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. Upon opening, the resort will be the largest hotel by room-count in the state of Colorado, with the grounds spanning across 85 acres.

Sustainable Cannabis-Grow Facility Rises in Western Colorado

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The challenge of the project was managing the intricate details of building a cannabis facility that is different from a standard greenhouse

Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Holds Record-Breaking Event


Recently, Smart Meetings had the pleasure of attending the Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado’s first-ever two day annual conference. MIC of Colorado is a coalition made up of 13 organizations involved in the meetings and events industry.

Breckenridge, Colorado: A Main Street, Not a Mainstream Kinda Town


Main Street Breckenridge, Colorado , is known for its incredible shopping and dining scene, but it also serves as the central hub of everything Breckenridge, with fun events, festivals, music, and an abundance of activities for your attendees.

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Combat Elevation Symptoms at Aspen’s High Altitude

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Colorado is America’s highest state,” a tour guide told Smart Meetings on a recent FAM trip to Aspen. Tips & Tools altitude altitude kit aspen colorado fall falling humidity lip balm mountain mountains oxygen resort resorts resqwater sea level ski snow snowfall st.

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10 Best Historic Hotels in the U.S.


The Broadmoor — Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Broadmoor also includes Penrose Rooms, the only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Colorado. The popularity of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton has made history cooler than ever.

6 Smart Moves: Wellness Edition

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The trained massage therapist has previously worked at Mii Amo Spa in Sedona, Arizona, and The Peaks Resort & Spa in Telluride, Colorado. More : 5 Smart Moves: Who’s Cooking Edition. Doreen Young Oxford Club, Spa & Salon at The Oxford Hotel in Denver hired Young as spa director.

Where to Host Your Next Conference: 8 Best Locations

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Denver, Colorado. Las Vegas, Nevada. Atlanta, Georgia. Burley, Idaho. One of these things is not like the other. When it comes to planning a conference, location is key. After all, would you rather travel to a thriving city or a small town? Today’s conference attendees expect more.

7 Smart Moves at W San Francisco, Kimpton Los Angeles and More

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Amy Kerchof The Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins, Colorado, added senior sales manager Kerchof to its team. More: 7 Smart Moves at Delano, ExCeL London & More. Vanessa Mina W San Francisco appointed Mina as W Insider.

Fall in Puppy Love at Meetings

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Photo credit: Douglas Barnes/AP Images for Hilton. Get your puppy-petting hands ready for Smart Monday at IMEX America on Oct. Courtesy of MPI, Paws for a Break is returning to Level One of Galileo/Marco Polo/Casanova Foyer at The Venetian and The Palazzo Congress Center.

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Top 5 Foliage Destinations


Rocky Mountain National Park (Denver, Colorado). Colorado Convention Center is a comfortable walking distance from more than 8,700 hotel rooms, 300 restaurants, nine theaters and shopping outlets. of meeting and event space, Colorado Convention Center qualifies as a top meeting facility. The time to plan for fall events has arrived! After all, the brisk season is only about a month away.

Marriott Continues Growth with Plans for 40 New Luxury Properties


The Luxury Collection will have 10 new properties opening in remarkable locations across the globe, including Los Cabos; Savannah, Georgia; Vail, Colorado; and Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Photo of Solaz, from The Luxury Collection, set to open in Los Cabos Mexico in 2018.

4 Eco-Conscious Convention Centers for Your Next Green Meeting


Colorado Convention Center. At Colorado Convention Center in Denver, every meeting is a green meeting. While it’s now common for convention centers to include sustainability initiatives in their operating policies , not all such programs are created equal.

Train Stations Blend History and Art to Make Unique Events Venues

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Pulling into St. Louis Union Station at the dawn of the 20th century, passengers were not just arriving at another stop on the rails.

New Ski Conglomerate Purchases Deer Valley Resort


established in the early 1900s, invests in publicly traded securities, real estate, investment funding and privately held companies, including four Colorado resorts run by Aspen Skiing Co.

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Are You Vetting Your Speakers for Inappropriate Actions?


One of the oldest tricks in the event professional’s bag is booking a big-name speaker to get people in the seats. A little star power can be a powerful motivator for selling tickets or convincing people to stay until the last day of a conference.

Ride the Rails on 7 Scenic Trains


Royal Gorge Route Railroad in Canon City, Colorado. The leaves are changing color , the air is getting crisp and the trains are chugging along. Trains were the main form of transportation in yesteryear and they are a great way to keep fall meetings moving.

Colleges and Universities in the Mountain Region

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At the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, a 500-acre campus at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, staff aims high to meet your every expectation. Colorado College. Colorado Springs, CO. Colorado State University. Colorado School of Mines.

Broadmoor Hotel Proposes Massive Addition to Exhibition Space

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Colorado Springs Gazette, News. The Broadmoor hotel wants to more than double its Broadmoor Hall exhibition space to attract more meetings and conferences. ( The Gazette ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

City Guide – Denver


Located just minutes from the Colorado Convention Center, Guard & Grace is a modern steakhouse focused on wood-fired fare. Denver is home to eight professional sports teams including the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, and the Denver Nuggets.

City Guide – Denver


Located just minutes from the Colorado Convention Center, Guard & Grace is a modern steakhouse focused on wood-fired fare. Denver is home to eight professional sports teams including the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, and the Denver Nuggets.

A Global Events Industry Report from the International Live Events Association

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The conference brought together 30 leaders in the events industry to discuss and analyse the wins and challenges of the space last August in Denver, Colorado. Every once in a while event organisers, amid the hectic schedules their roles require, come together at events that focus on them for a change. Admission was one such experience, and the recent Global Event Forum hosted by the ILEA is another.

Conference Hotel Brings Local Producers to the Conference Table


Our trip took place during the popular Peach Festival in Palisade, Colorado. For example, Colorado Mountain Jams, a family-owned operation, provides private label preserves for our hotel’s restaurants and catering events.

Podcast: Spigot Labs & how their event tech is being used at Craft Beer events in the US

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Scott linked up with host James Dickson from his base in Denver, Colorado, to discuss the innovative tech that his company have developed for operators of beer festivals. This week’s episode of the podcast welcomes Scott Vitale from Spigot Labs. The post Podcast: Spigot Labs & how their event tech is being used at Craft Beer events in the US appeared first on Event Industry News. Editor's Choice Event Technology Festival & Outdoor News Podcasts

Denver’s Luis Benitez on Supporting a Newly Acquired, 20,000-Plus Attendee Show

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After a long five months of speculation, Outdoor Retailer owner Emerald Expositions announced in July that it would be taking its business to Denver — in large part due to the lobbying efforts of Luis Benitez, director of the recently established Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office.

How TEDxMileHigh Increased Attendee Engagement with Mobile App


The Denver-based TEDx organization, TEDxMileHigh, brings audiences together throughout the year to spread big ideas and elevate inspired citizenship in Colorado. How the Denver-based TEDx organization sparked new levels of engagement while saving thousands on printing costs.

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What Can Churches Tell Us About Conferences?

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Josh Packard, a sociology professor at the University of Northern Colorado, never expected to be involved with the meetings industry. “[People] are choosing alternative ways of getting together and doing things.

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Zerista shortlisted for 2 Event Technology Awards

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With offices in Tucson, Arizona, Denver, Colorado, and London the event tech company has supplied to events all over the world including Bio International Convention, Forrester Events, the Phocuswright Conference and Secure World Expo. Looking for a go-to event technology solution that maximises pre- and post-event engagement gives personalised matchmaking and networking solutions and offers year-round marketing? Zerista’s event app encompasses all this and more.

How Do You Solve the ‘Manel’ Problem for Medical Meetings?

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Those submissions come in at a rate of 50-plus a day, according to Elizabeth McCullagh, an auditory neuroscientist and a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado.

Local Group Storms the Convention Center, Fortunately


In fact, hundreds of stranded motorists had to be rescued throughout the day from Interstate 25 between Denver and Colorado Springs. Off-season dates and rates attract social, athletic, and youth groups with good reason: Winter weather can complicate fly-in business events.

Experience the Warmth of Meetings with Magnolia

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Nestled in the heart of the Mile High City, Hotel Magnolia Denver , a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, is conveniently located near to a diverse collection of points of interest including Coors Field and the Colorado Convention Center.

Hotel Indigo Opens in Downtown Denver


The artwork is to evoke memories of the Colorado gold rush. Locally inspired boutique hotel Indigo opened its newest hotel in Denver’s booming Union Station neighborhood this week. The hotel offers 180 guestrooms and 1,388 square feet of meeting and event space.

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Rocky Mountain Highs at MIC Conference & Trade Show


The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado cites increased demand for the extended format, which will focus on industry education and networking. “I The yearlong effort will collect unopened hygiene products and donate them to local Colorado nonprofits.

People on the Move

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The Colorado Convention center has hired four new event managers who will support the planning, organization, and execution of over 250 events annually — Melanie Jaramillo, Miranda Fries, Kyley Neff, and Jacqueline Mackey. Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

5 Smart Moves at Palace Hotel, Wilmington Convention Center and More


Previously, Amour held the title of director of operations for Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Kevin Boland Palace Hotel San Francisco, The Luxury Collection appointed Kevin Boland director of sales and marketing.

‘One of the Worst Hotels on the Planet’ Is Now a Must-Visit Property

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After a nine-month, $6-million renovation, the first-ever SCP Hotel is now open in Colorado Springs. Skim the Google reviews of the now-closed Knights Inn on South Circle Drive in Colorado Springs, and it’s safe to say that you wouldn’t have wanted to spend one night of your life there.

Top Historic Hotels Feature Memorable Meeting Venues


The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs. For example, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is designed for meetings even though it has an elegant, diverse expanse that caters to both leisure and business travelers. The Broadmoor , Colorado Springs.

Le Méridien Denver opening September 14, 2017


The Unlock Art program includes a complimentary tour of the Clyfford Still Museum , tastings at Renegade Brewing, Colorado Cider Company access, a tour at Bee Squared Honey Farm, and such exclusive offerings as stirring the mash at Leopold Brothers Distillery.

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