Meeting Planners Blog

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Destination for Meetings and Events: Grand Junction, Colorado

Grand Junction is located along the Colorado River in the heart of Colorado’s wine and orchard country and surrounded by beautiful flat-topped mountains. Fresh produce and outdoor recreation abound here, along with top-notch indoor and outdoor meeting and event space for all sorts of gatherings.

Small Meeting Venues in Colorado

While large meetings sometimes get all the glory and ink, it’s really small meetings that make up the largest percentage of gatherings. So it seems a perfect time to look at just a sampling of great small meeting venues in Colorado…

Destination for Meetings and Events: Gateway, Colorado

One of Colorado’s most distinct destinations for meetings in Colorado in terms of scenery is the small community of Gateway located on the Western Slope along the 133-mile Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway. Not only will groups be in awe of the views, they’ll be well-served by Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa only an hour south of Grand Junction.

How to Host a Successful Virtual Trade Show

What happens when an annual association trade show that links planners and suppliers from throughout Colorado can’t happen due to COVID-19? Destination Colorado came up with a solution and got to work! One of the big bonuses of transforming the in-person Front Range Trade Show into a festive virtual Colorado Meetings Showcase held on Dec. 9, 2020 was having the ability to include planners from across the United States and beyond.

Destination for Meetings and Events: Snowmass, Colorado

With more than 70,000 square feet of Snowmass meeting facilities and a 3,332-acre ski resort with a big roster of year-round mountain activities, Snowmass serves as an inspirational backdrop for numerous memorable gatherings annually. From a high-tech ballroom for live-stream and in-person meeting combinations to on-mountain team-building, Snowmass can accommodate groups of many sizes in its 32 lodging properties.

Colorado Demonstrates How to Host Meetings During COVID-19

For two days in early October 2020, Destination Colorado teamed up with the Aspen Chamber Resort Association to demonstrate how to host meetings during COVID-19 while keeping both attendees’ health and a great experience at the forefront. During the annual Customer Appreciation Event, Destination Colorado interviewed several attendees to gather feedback and learn about how properties around the state are working with groups to make in-person events a reality again.

Meeting Safely During a Pandemic

A snapshot of how Destination Colorado and its partners have demonstrated meeting safely during a pandemic and thoughts from organizers and attendees.

Destination for Meetings and Events: Palisade, Colorado

Palisade is one of Colorado’s western slope destinations for meetings and events you might not be familiar with. It’s a small community of just over 2,700 full-time residents but is sure to capture the hearts of planners and attendees alike with scenic splendor, outdoor activities and prime location in the heart of the state’s wine and orchard country.