Denver receives accolades from far and wide, including some of the top meeting planners in the country. Read what others are saying about their meeting and conference planning experiences in Denver!


We chose Denver for our 2017 and 2021 meeting to give us a great, walkable urban location. In just one day our attendees can join us at the hotel for a networking breakfast, move to the convention center for a session, go out into the city for lunch and then take off into nature for an off-site tour in the afternoon!

—Rosina M. Romano, CMP
Entomological Society of America

From the moment I began working with VISIT DENVER, I knew I was going to have one of the most successful board meetings to date! 

I work with countless convention and visitors bureaus during the year, and hands down, VISIT DENVER was one of the best and most responsive CVBs. It’s really hard when I’m planning meetings in other cities because it only means I can’t work with VISIT DENVER. My Denver meeting was perfectly orchestrated, the board of directors I took loved the hotel suggestion as well as all the dinner places we visited. If there was anything I needed help with regarding suggestions or negotiations, VISIT DENVER was a huge help! If you are hesitant about going to Denver, I say go for it. You are in absolutely great hands, and you won’t regret it. 

—Andrea Jauli
Division Supervisor
Industrial Fabrics Association International

My staff and I attend large dental meetings all over the world and, if given a free choice of cities, we would still choose Denver to hold our annual convention hands down. 

The customer service combined with the value in Denver is incomparable. Everyone, from the bureau to the center to the suppliers, even the service staff at local restaurants, holds our attendees in high regard which is experienced by all during their visit. Our relationships with the industry in Denver keep us looking forward to our January Denver convention year after year.

—Elizabeth Price, MBA, CAE
Rocky Mountain Dental Convention

The city that continues to go the extra mile even after the meeting’s over.

Denver really did its part to make our meeting attendees feel welcome during the annual meeting. From the simple layout of the center to the great restaurants in the downtown area, our attendees had a wonderful time. We are eager to bring our meeting back to Denver in the near future! The added bonus was the CVB repurposing the welcome banners into tote bags to send to the office after the meeting was long over. 

—Ushma Suvarnakar
American Anthropological Association

Take your convention to Denver and it will be the easiest one you’ve ever planned! 

The service and assistance that you will receive from VISIT DENVER is unmatched anywhere else in the country. The city is laid out perfectly with thousands of sleeping rooms within walking distance to the convention center and easy-to-navigate public transportation. You will definitely see an increase in attendees who want to extend their stay to take advantage of everything Denver has to offer. No other location offers the perfect combination of great climate, ample meeting space, hotel proximity, limitless walkable dining and entertainment and affordability!

—Conni Catlett, CMP, PMP
Director, Tradeshow Marketing Strategy
Cardinal Health

Denver is truly the “Best of all Worlds” when it comes to hosting a major citywide medical convention. 

It has it all… A state-of-the art convention center, outstanding hotel community, infinite selection of restaurants and entertainment, diverse climate, and is one of the most walkable, clean and safe convention destinations in the U.S.! Denver’s favored location and international airport make it a meeting location that rivals other cities in terms of ease of travel. Denver ranked one of the highest destinations in AAD member/attendee satisfaction, and is now a regular city in our Annual Meeting rotation!

—Timothy A. Moses, CMP
Director, Meetings & Conventions
American Academy of Dermatology

Our Denver meeting was a HUGE success! Our attendees loved it and keep asking when we are going back! 

Our 15,000—mostly female—attendees loved how walkable and safe the city was and could not get enough of the fun, friendly options in the city. They thought the center was well organized, loved the great friendly service, and barely needed to pull out their maps to find their way! THAT’s a real accomplishment with our group! My team of planners loved it just as much. We had all the support we needed and felt great going in, and even better at the end of our meeting! Denver made US look good!

—Ellen Shortill
Director, Convention and Meetings
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

I have done many conferences and I catch myself often saying, “This city should contact Denver on how they handle this.” 

Or “This convention center would be so much easier with whom to work if they would take a look at Denver’s convention center.” I’ve often thought Denver should give training events on the value of great service to others interested in stepping up their programs. Keep it up Denver! It is always a breath of fresh air to have the opportunity to work with VISIT DENVER.

—Rhonda Baker
Assistant Director
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising

Being the third-largest medical organization in the U.S., it is our mission to provide our attendees with an location that delivers a value-added meeting experience. 

Denver delivers that experience not only with a variety of entertainment options but with the facilities and professionalism to produce a first-class meeting event that bolsters our members practices and strengthens their profession. Denver has always delivered a value added-experience that achieves our mission. Thanks Denver.

—Tom Pellet
Director, Meetings & Conventions
American Academy of Family Physicians 

Our association holds meetings in Denver every year and there is always something new and exciting to offer our participants. 

Whether it is dining, shopping or entertainment, the combination of our meetings with any of the hotel/convention/special event facilities the city has to offer make it a package that it tough to beat and one that our participants have come to enjoy any time they get to come to Denver.

—Thad Larson
Senior Director, Association Marketing & Events
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Denver is THE meeting destination!

The ease, convenience and affordability of flying in and out of Denver International Airport is a major attraction for our attendees. In addition, the downtown area offers so much in the way of restaurants, shopping and fun activities. In particular, the 16th Street Mall has a plethora of shops and restaurants within quick and safe walking distance of several hotels and the convention center. I know when booking Denver that we’ll have a successful meeting with survey results rating Denver as a top destination!

—Natalie Fleet

Denver has something for everyone! 

It’s a fantastic city that offers a very lively and walkable downtown with many nearby hotels. It showcases a myriad of restaurants, microbreweries, and cultural events that our attendees love. The 300 days of sunshine and views of the mountains draw attendees into the massive “playground”—golfing, hiking, biking, skiing—you name it. The energy in Denver is invigorating. I loved it so much, I moved here.

—Beth Croll, CMP
Director, Conferences and Events