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Colorado is known for teaming up to make sure groups like symposiums are expertly served by the venues, caterers, audiovisual companies, speakers, transportation providers and activities that are the best fit, whether in cities, mountain communities or college towns. One of the largest symposiums held in Colorado annually is the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium held every April in Colorado Springs. Not only does the event fill the town’s largest property, The Broadmoor, it requires partnerships with other nearby resorts and accommodations like Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

When the purpose of a gathering is as specific as a symposium, it can be easier to drill down into the type and size of meeting space needed, whether it is a ballroom, breakout spaces, lecture halls or luncheon spot conducive for conversations and sharing of knowledge. Colorado has a variety of hotels that can provide all of this in one spot or consider a freestanding convention or conference center in towns like Pueblo, Telluride, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Denver with lodging only steps away. Universities and colleges also can provide the ideal setting in summer months when campus life is less busy and meeting space is available along with experts in various subject areas.

Colorado also is home to organizations like the Aspen Institute that hosts its own symposiums and owns an International Association of Conference Centres certified property, Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen. Look for these and other Destination Colorado partners who are experienced in hosting intellectual gatherings like symposiums and providing services like audiovisual, transportation, planning and activities.

Colorado businesses, organizations and institutions of higher learning are known for encouraging curiosity, creativity, networking and collaboration. For example, Colorado Innovation Network (COIN), a public-private partnership launched in 2011, is a statewide network of innovation leaders in education, industry, startups, government and research. Host a symposium in a state that is both meeting friendly and on the cutting edge and tap into this vibe as well as an energetic pool of potential attendees, speakers and suppliers.