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 »

The Destination Meeting Has Concluded … Now What?

By Beth Buehler This question can lead to a variety of answers. When planning a destination meeting in Colorado for example, it’s a nice touch to provide attendees with some options and ideas for post-conference vacation days, as this is a state that has a prominent spot on many peoples’ bucket lists. Or it might… Read more »

Colorado Stand-Alone Convention and Conference Centers

By Beth Buehler Convention center and conference center … what’s the difference? It seems like the terms are used a bit interchangeably. Convention centers typically aren’t part of a hotel; however, there are conference centers that aren’t part of a hotel or resort complex, too. So for the purpose of this blog, the focus is… Read more »

Destination Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is an ideal year-round destination choice. The region shines with mild year-round weather and an abundance of arts and cultural districts alongside an array of unique venues and properties that make it the perfect option for your group. Here are a few of many reasons to make it your next event destination. It’s… Read more »

How to Pick a New Meeting Destination

By Beth Buehler Some groups like to change up their meeting location every year. Others prefer returning to the same destination because it continues to work well for attendees and sweet relationships have been formed with local suppliers. I enjoy going to different destinations every year for the Colorado Governor’s Conference on Tourism with Crested… Read more »

Denver Hotel Meeting Space

By Beth Buehler   If you aren’t familiar with the Denver metropolitan area’s hotel meeting space scene, there is one word that describes it: booming. As a Colorado native and someone who has been following the meetings and events scene closely for the past 14 years as editor of Colorado Meetings + Events magazine, the… Read more »

Team-Building at Colorado Guest Ranches

By Beth Buehler Guest ranches in Colorado are uniquely positioned to offer team-building activities that provide a fun taste of the West and unite groups in a way that keeps attendees engaged and enthusiastic. Instead of wondering “When will this be over?” the question will be “What’s next?”  Destination Colorado checked in with Brady Johnson,… Read more »

Realize What a DMC Can Do For You

What Can a DMC Do For You? “DMC” stands for Destination Management Company. A DMC is a professional service company with extensive, local knowledge, …established relationships with the best vendors… and all the local resources you need to realize your vision. From transportation… to teambuilding… to brewery tours… …and everything in between! We can plan… Read more »