DENVER (June 12, 2024) – Almost 24,000 meeting attendees were among the first to meet in the newly expanded Colorado Convention Center (CCC). Three groups from across the country and around the world convened in Denver this spring including the National Science Teaching Association’s (NSTA) National Conference on Science Education, the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) Annual Meeting and the Red Hat Summit. Red Hat specifically was able to book their summit thanks to the expanded Bluebird Ballroom and pre-function terrace, without which they would have had to alter their plans.

Within walking distance of more than 12,500 hotel rooms, the CCC is ideal for any size meeting or convention group. And thanks to the rooftop expansion project completed in 2023, it's one of the most advanced conference center in the nation. The Terrace Level with the Bluebird Ballroom is the newest addition to the Colorado Convention Center, featuring 80,000 square feet of new multi-function, column-free ballroom space, 35,000 square feet of pre-function space and a 20,000-square-foot outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown Denver.

“The American Academy of Neurology brought its 2024 Annual Meeting to the Colorado Convention Center, and we felt fortunate to be one of the first groups to experience the expansive and flexible space of the Bluebird Ballroom,” said Kelly Ricker, chief learning officer of the American Academy of Neurology. “Throughout the week, our 11,500 in-person attendees were able to enjoy the space with its breathtaking mountain views. The Bluebird Ballroom is an excellent combination of form and function, providing groups a unique space to gather and do business.”

With 300 days of sunshine, a walkable downtown, thriving arts and culture, an award-winning, Michelin-rated culinary scene and the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Denver was the perfect setting for the NSTA, AAN and Red Hat conventions.

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