Event Snapshots


Event Snapshot: MIC Educational Conference & Trade Show

The 15th Annual Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show was held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on March 18 with record attendance of 1,100 professionals and 125 exhibitors from 25 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Event Snapshot: Ninth Annual Best of Colorado

Colorado Meetings + Events’ ninth annual Best of Colorado readers’ choice awards and Hall of Fame induction was an evening of networking, celebrating and enjoying delicious food and beverage. More than 450 were in attendance on March 16 at Mile High Station in Denver to cheer on the winners and inductees. 

Event Snapshot: ISES Peppermint Party

Vehicle Vault in Parker was transformed into all things red and white for International Special Event Society Denver’s Peppermint Party in December. Members were encouraged to put a little “pep” into their holidays with tasty food and drink, sweet sounds of live jazz music, time spent in the peppermint lounge and favorite holiday scents at an oxygen bar. 

Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

Members of the International Special Events Society (ISES) Denver Chapter relaxed and networked in the “safe house” before being divided into five “families” for a Godfather-themed culinary meeting on August 26. The families battled to come up with the perfect crostini topping but only after all weapons were checked at the door of Italian-inspired Baldoria on the Water in Lakewood. An outline of a body on the floor, flickering candles in rock-hewn alcoves and crime tape helped set the stage. 

Event Snapshot: NACE Root to Flower

The National Association of Catering & Events Denver Chapter, with the help of Catering By Design, explored the bounty of Colorado farms on a pleasant summer evening at blanc in Denver. At this plated dinner, members learned about Colorado products, best ways to prepare the abundance, what produce is best during the different months of the state’s growing season, and where to buy locally sourced products like bison, quinoa and honey.


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