Meeting Facilities in Colorado’s Summit County

By Beth Buehler Head to Summit County in Colorado and tap a huge cache of year-round activities, a wide range of lodging properties and venues, Lake Dillon and historic towns like Breckenridge and Frisco. Well-known ski resorts like Copper Mountain, Keystone and Breckenridge also will influence attendees’ interest in attending a meeting or event.  … Read more »

Five Tips for Administrative Professionals Who Plan Meetings

By Beth Buehler In tandem with Administrative Professionals Day on April 24, 2019, Destination Colorado would like to salute all the great admins out there who plan meetings and are part of meeting planning teams. Without their attention to detail and ability to rally the troops, many a meeting, reception, retreat and more just wouldn’t… Read more »

Best Colorado Places for Small Conferences

By Beth Buehler For more than a decade, I worked as the director of a downtown nonprofit and a downtown revitalization consultant for the Main Street programs in Colorado and Iowa, efforts that were based on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Four Point Approach to re-energize central business districts. In both states, award celebrations… Read more »

Top Annual Meeting and Event Planning Conferences in Colorado

By Beth Buehler Colorado’s meeting and event industry has a reputation. A good one! This reputation is tied to partnering for success versus competing for territory. As a result, there are just a few larger annual conferences that bring the industry together, instead of a bunch of smaller conferences all year long. Destination Colorado, a… Read more »

Is it OK to Bring Spouses to Destination Meetings?

By Beth Buehler It typically depends on the organization hosting the meeting and the purpose of the gathering. For a team retreat, it’s not okay to bring a spouse as this is meant to be a gathering of a team and likely involves team-building and very specific topics and purposes. In other situations, it adds… Read more »

Tips for Environmentally Conscious Meetings

By Mitzi Forrester Practicing environmental consciousness is a 21st century must! Much of society is constantly looking for ways to be more thoughtful and learn how we can do our part to care for the environment. It’s logical then that this effort spills into the meeting and events realm. The sustainable and green meetings trend… Read more »

Colorado Meetings Week and Global Meetings Industry Day

By Beth Buehler As we start heading toward spring, meetings and events industry professionals around Colorado and the world are preparing to celebrate and recognize an industry that impacts so many people and businesses. Plans are well underway for Colorado Meetings Week, March 11-13, 2019, and Global Meetings Industry Day only a few weeks later… Read more »

Find Your Path to a Meeting or Event Planner Career

By Deana Mitchell, CMP, DMCP, CCSE I regularly hear from individuals who are looking to have a career in the meeting and event world. Some are already in school for this path, and others want to learn at a young age or are considering changing their careers later in life. First, what does a meeting… Read more »

How to Choose a Destination for Association Meetings

By Beth Buehler Planning an association meeting isn’t much different than a corporate meeting, but the likelihood that people are traveling from throughout a particular region, state like Colorado or across the country or globe is highly likely. Also, most people attend association meetings to learn, take care of business regarding their particular industry issues,… Read more »

Meeting Venue Variety in Aspen, Colorado

By Beth Buehler From humble mining beginnings to a cultural renaissance and the emergence of skiing, Aspen, Colorado provides a wealth of amenities for groups. Long a destination of choice for the rich and famous, Aspen has retained a small town feeling that any meeting attendee visiting can plug into and has cultivated a wide… Read more »