The beauty of seminars and workshops is that the number of possible Colorado venues and towns where groups can meet is only limited by group size, number of breakout rooms needed, style of meeting rooms required and technology/AV options. If a theatre or auditorium is needed, a conference center, college or performing arts center can work well. It can be fun to walk between a couple of venues for a breath of fresh air between sessions, receptions and meals like in downtown districts such as Grand Junction where there is a convention center, hotels and historic theatre within a few blocks that feature loads of locally-owned shops and restaurants and an amazing array of sculptures along the way.
Summers are a great time to tap the resources of college campuses, with state and private schools sprinkled throughout Colorado in towns like Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Gunnison, Alamosa and Durango. Most if not all have conference and meeting services departments.
Colorado resorts make it easy to mix learning and hands-on productivity with a bit of leisure on the side. Come back refreshed each morning or afternoon with a few hours on ski slopes, biking and hiking trails, in the spa and at indoor/outdoor fitness classes. In larger towns, book a downtown hotel with easy access to great lunch spots and shopping that attendees can enjoy for a few hours between sessions.
At night, tie into a seminar or workshop theme with a dinner or reception at a local attraction, perhaps it is a museum, zoo or a winery. Have a local expert with knowledge about the topic on hand to greet attendees and provide a short presentation or make it totally unrelated and Colorado-driven like a cowboy poet and musician or a brewmaster and a distiller who can talk about trends and the growth of their industries in the state and provide samples.
Bring in your own experts or tap Colorado’s expansive pool of speaking and teaching pros who can address a variety of topics. The options are endless for productive seminars and workshops that also blend in a unique touch of Colorado.