Colorado Meetings + Events

Meet Steve Spangler

Mad science experiments have garnered Steve Spangler 185 million views on YouTube as the guy who originated the Mentos and Coke geyser. He’s since licensed the product for use in education and toys, founded Steve Spangler Science to make science-related toys, created more than 1,300 online videos, and appeared on Denver’s KUSA-TV 9News more than 1,000 times as of May 2015.

Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Photo Safari

For its 13th annual Customer Appreciation Event, Destination Colorado put a new lens on with a Photo Safari held in Estes Park. An evening reception was hosted by The Stanley Hotel, followed by breakfast hosted by the YMCA of the Rockies and Estes Park, a photo safari in Rocky Mountain National Park (with tips and tricks provided earlier by Erik Stensland), box lunches sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Park Inn and Boulder CVB, and 100th Birthday party for the park at Prospect Inn on the following day.

Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Awards Gala

Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter (MPIRMC) gathered at the Pinnacle Club by Grand Hyatt Denver to celebrate the year’s accomplishments. MPIRMC 360°, the theme of the night, was inspired by the spectacular views from the Pinnacle Club, and the 150 guests dressed in Rocky Mountain chic attire.

Sweet Charity: A New Style of Fundraiser

The economy is warming up, the party scene is hot and charity events must be sizzling to succeed. Within the past decade, we went from boom time to one of the tightest budget crunches in recent history and back to solid ground. Colorado’s nonprofits are delighted in the change of circumstances; however, now, more than ever, they feel the pressure to create fundraising events that are truly memorable and impressionable.

RAW SPACES

Fire Pits & Fireplaces Create a Colorado-Classic Atmosphere

There is something about circling around a fire, whether a more controlled experience like fire pits and fireplaces or natural and wild in the form of a campfire or bonfire. As we’ve been out and about visiting properties and taking in unique Colorado experiences, fire keeps coming to the forefront. Is it a trend? We’re not sure, but here’s a glimpse at some of the coolest yet hottest fire settings and performers in the state.

Cozy Mountain Fires

New Venue Spotlight: The Wild Game

There is a new option for meetings and special events in Evergreen, approximately 25 minutes from downtown Denver. Evergreen residents Dave Wilson and Sean Lynch redeveloped the former BMC West property into the Evergreen Mercantile Building and also developed The Wild Game with six meeting and entertainment spaces encompassing 24,500 square feet.

Red Rocks Named a Historic Landmark

The National Park Service and Department of the Interior recently named Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp a National Historic Landmark. Red Rocks Park, located in Morrison west of Denver, is renowned for having the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world, which was built by men who lived at the camp.

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