Colorado has long been a popular destination for medical and legal conferences and continuing education programs of all types. Frequently the reason is the ability to mix business conversations and learning with activities like skiing, snowboarding, rafting, hiking, fishing and more.
Resorts and guest ranches can provide a perfect blend of education and free time, with recreation typically right out front and back doors or that is easily accessible nearby. Resorts also offer ballrooms to boardrooms and everything in between, such as restaurants with private dining space, patios for mixers and casual conversations by a fire pit, and breakout spaces with beautiful views. Ranches and resorts also are ideal places to bring along a significant other and/or a family, providing plenty to do while class is in session as well as unique options for receptions, dinners and outings that involve the whole crew.
Full-service hotels in any Colorado destination also can help point the way to nearby attractions and activities and provide the space and expert staff needed to smoothly execute general sessions, breakouts, networking and meals. Meeting planners, destination management companies, state associations, convention and visitor bureaus, tourism offices and Chambers of Commerce also are rich sources of ideas and can help link continuing education groups to all the possibilities, including Colorado-based experts in the fields of law, medicine and all sorts of additional diciplines. Plus, they can help welcome experts and attendees traveling in from neighboring states or afar.
Colorado’s central location and continually growing and constantly improving primary airport hub, Denver International Airport (the fifth busiest airport in the nation and 15th in the world), make the state easy for attendees to access by plane, train or automobile. There are airports throughout Colorado to make traveling to other cities and mountain towns convenient, and Amtrak travels through hubs like Denver, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. Transportation providers can help meeting-goers travel from Point A to Point B, including from DIA to various destinations.
It’s always more fun to learn in a place you also can enjoy visiting. Check out the variety of options Colorado can offer all four seasons of the year.