• 28th Annual Serving Up Hope Luncheon on Nov. 2

    POSTED September 29, 2021

Thirteen Colorado hospitality organizations are joining forces for the 28th Annual Serving Up Hope luncheon on Nov. 2, 2021 at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies’ Denver’s Table program. 

Gathering industry professionals from around the state, the event has raised more than $30,000 annually for Denver’s Table in previous years. The goal for the event is to give Food Bank of the Rockies the ability to provide in excess of 100,000 meals to neighbors during the upcoming holiday season.  

Serving Up Hope is sponsored by the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado, a coalition of professional meetings industry-related organizations that promotes collaboration and fosters growth of the meetings and events industry in Colorado and beyond. Incorporated in 2000, MIC now includes 13 national and local member organizations either founded in Colorado or within state chapters.

Food Bank of the Rockies, a nonprofit organization, distributes on average more than a million meals a week through their direct service programs and partner agencies. In 2020, FBR provided food and necessities to approximately 572,000 adults and 219,000 children across Colorado and Wyoming.

For more information about Serving Up Hope or MIC, email Sydney Rhea at dir_communications@mic-colorado.org.

Being environmentally friendly is more important than ever with 83% of organizations taking sustainability into account when planning gatherings according to the 2022 Global Meetings and Events Forecast produced by American Express Meetings & Events.


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First conference under leadership of new association managers Kinsley Meetings

The Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference & Tradeshow returns to a fully in-person gathering at Colorado Convention Center in Denver on March 1–2, 2022. The annual MIC conference attracts more than 1,000 participants, including approximately 350 meeting and event planners along with suppliers and others who attend from around the country.

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