colorado meeting planners

Colorado Incentive Travel Ideas

By Beth Buehler A friend from Aspen once told me living in Colorado is like a vacation every day. So true. Whether residing in the mountains, on the Front Range or along the Western Slope, there is great access to amazing outdoor recreation, terrific places for local food and drink, and mind-expanding cultural opportunities. What… Read more »



Pre & Post Meeting Extensions for Colorado Meeting Attendees

By Beth Buehler You just received word that the annual conference you attend or the strategic planning meeting you’ve been invited to is being held in a town you have been dying to visit. Shall we say Vail, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Boulder, Glenwood Springs or another one of Colorado’s amazing cities and mountain towns?… Read more »



Millennial Meeting Planners Share Preferences

By Stacy Daeffler A youthful and experienced panel of millennial meeting planners was on hand at Destination Colorado’s annual Town Hall Meeting held recently at Table Mountain Inn in Golden, Colorado. Current trends, lines of communication, use of social media, the evolution of meeting planning and supplier relationships were among topics discussed by four Colorado-based… Read more »



How to get people to return promptly from a meeting break

By Beth Buehler When there is chattering and laughter in the hallways and meeting break spaces, you know successful networking is underway (or maybe that means the build-your-own supreme nachos is going over extremely well!). People snatching spare minutes on their smart phones and iPads also is a common sight as job duties must go… Read more »



What to bring to a destination meeting if you are in charge

By Deb Brannon Planning a destination meeting can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when trying to anticipate what you will need on-site to make the meeting or event a success. I just went through this process with planning the 2015 Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference in Crested Butte held in mid-September. During my pre-planning process, I thought… Read more »



Planning a Destination Meeting

By Beth Buehler Why plan a destination meeting? For companies seeking to bring employees or clients in from offices around the country, it can be a treat to meet in a place that is both productive and fun. Or it might be because it’s time to get the staff out of town, head somewhere within… Read more »



Creating Experiences Attendees Remember

By Todd Gehrke Cultivating experiences attendees reminisce about is a very valuable element of the sourcing and planning process of meetings and events. I say reminisce because it’s one thing to have a memory, but it’s another to look back and relive an engaging and positive experience.



What’s New for Meeting Planners in Colorado

By Buehler Buehler Our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office compiled a great list of what’s new in the state just for meeting planners! Here’s a glimpse of what might appeal to corporate, nonprofit and association groups.



Meeting & Event Planning 101 Checklist

By Melissa Layton Planning a corporate group event, large or small, can seem like a daunting task managing endless details and a lot of moving parts. When it all comes together, culminating with a successful program and happy clients, there is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment that is euphoric.



Meeting Planning: Its Not What You Know but Who You Know

By Beth Buehler I’ve planned my fair share of meetings and events as a downtown district manager, community development coordinator, public relations and marketing firm owner and magazine editor over the years. Writing an insightful article is much like developing a successful meeting. It’s all about the sources. Sources are people who can provide meaningful,… Read more »