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The Rockies Mean Business.

Enhance your skills, network with industry leaders and drive more business at Connect Rockies—the event for planners and suppliers focused on national association, corporate and international meetings and events in the Rocky Mountains. Experience a quality packed day of general sessions, roundtables, preset appointments and networking.







Connect Rockies is the business marketplace where RFPs are placed, dates are secured and relationships are developed for future business.



2019 Agenda

Subject to Change

Monday, March 4
1-2:30 p.m.Optional Activity: Denver City Tour
Hop on a coach to learn more about one of the hottest meetings and events destinations out there. You will get a glimpse at Denver's hotel package, diverse neighborhoods and cultural offerings.

To register, please select this option during sign-up.
3-4 p.m.Registration
3:30-4:45 p.m.Opening Session
5-6 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
7-9:30 p.m.Welcome Reception at Denver Milk Market
Network and nosh your way through Chef Frank Bonanno’s latest restaurant concept, the Denver Milk Market. Located in the vibrant Ballpark Neighborhood, this 16-venue cornerstone of the historic Dairy Block will provide a tasteful and unique experience for your first night in the Mile High City.

Bus transportation will be provided.
Tuesday, March 5
8-9 a.m.Breakfast
9-10:15 a.m.General Session
10:30-11:30 a.m.Marketplace Appointments
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.Lunch
1-2 p.m.Marketplace Appointments




2018 Speakers

Traci Brown
Body Language Trainer
Darrell Hammond, Sr.
Higher Ground Consulting, Inc.
Body language and persuasion expert, speaker, author and 3-time U.S. Collegiate Cycling Champion, Traci speaks globally and is a frequent guest on TV, where she inteprets body language in current events. Darrell’s 30 year career in human resources led to many years in increasingly responsible executive positions. He has over 15 years as a master trainer and executive coach. Advisor and consultant to boards, executives, teams, corporations, numerous government agencies, elected officials, and non-profit leadership teams, Darrell has expertise and passion for team building, leadership and organizational effectiveness. He is known for his energy, humor, analogies and straight talking style.

2018 Education

Subject to Change

Wednesday, April 18
3:30-4:45 p.m. | Opening Session

Presented by Traci Brown

Are you winning the game of two truths and a lie? You play every day—especially in the hospitality industry—and don't even know it. Win the game across the teller line, in the loan department and with your team to dramatically improve your bottom line. Learn how to detect fraud in statements before signing on that contract line! In this fast pased session you will learn the system to separate the lies from the truth in today's headlines, your job, and in your own life.

Thursday, April 19
9:30-10:45 a.m. | General Session

Presented by Darrell Hammond, Sr.

Difficult people are everywhere. Don’t believe it? Just look in the mirror. We all come from different backgrounds and possess different values, perspectives and opinions. This workshop explores how we can develop a shared communication model with others. We will learn about communication styles and how best to listen and speak to those who appear to be critical and confrontational.