• Wings Over the Rockies Announces New Sister Facility

     
    POSTED February 8, 2018
     

Wings Over the Rockies (Wings) is proud to release its plans for its new nation entertainment and education campus, Exploration of Flight. Designed to highlight the future of aviation and space centers, Exploration of Flight is an impressive 15-acre campus that will act as the sister facility to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood. Exploration of Flight will be located on the south side of Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado.

“This facility will be unique to the nation,” explained Wings Over the Rockies President & CEO, John Barry. “Our Air & Space Museum in Lowry will concentrate on the past while the Exploration of Flight Campus at Centennial Airport will focus on the present and future. One organization, two locations."

The aerospace-focused Colorado nonprofit has spent more than a decade in the planning and fundraising portion of the project but is expecting phase one to be complete in summer 2018. The gallery will feature interactive exhibits and activities designed to enthrall and educate visitors about aviation. With world-class shows, a thrilling simulator, tours of Centennial Airport, live takeoffs and landings, the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery will enable guests to experience flight like never before.

The Hilton Denver Inverness, a 302-room hotel, resort and conference center located in the Englewood neighborhood of Denver, CO, announced a new partnership with Audio Visual Management Solutions (AVMS), an audiovisual company providing audio, video, lighting and staging solutions for meetings and conference spaces.

 

Summer is just around the corner, so I’ll be sharing some great options for groups that didn’t make it in time for the summer 2018 issue of Colorado Meetings + Events, which is heading to the printer soon. What I like so much about Colorado is that even though the state has its fair share of mountain towns, no two are alike. Here are some fun options for groups to consider in Grand County, home to Winter Park and other great towns like Fraser, Grand Lake, Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs and Granby.

 

The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) hosted 1,210 attendees at the Colorado Convention Center for the 18th Annual MIC Conference & Trade Show on March 13 and 14, 2018.

The first day of the conference included a deep dive risk management workshop for meeting professionals facilitated by Brenda Rivers from Andavo Meetings.

There was also an educational session on creating authentic, memorable and impactful event experiences, moderated by Greg Bogue, vice president of experience design from Maritz Global Events.