1. Why is downtown Denver an ideal setting for world-class entertainment and hospitality?
2. How do Denver's most notable placemakers work in tandem with real estate executives to create places where people want to be?
3. What are the best development practices for Denver? How can we look into the past to understand how we should build for the future?
4. What are the challenges and successes of creating entertainment centers? Why does design matter?
5. What will downtown look like in the next decade? What will the next generation of placemakers bring to downtown?
Tabor Center is downtown Denver’s premier mixed-use complex consisting of a 30-story Class AA office tower, retail center, and a Four Diamond Westin Hotel. Located at the confluence of LoDo, the 16th Street Mall and 17th Street, it is a short walk from shops, restaurants, hotels and Union Station. Recently completed renovations of the plaza, lobby and common areas add to its distinctive presence, and ensure that Tabor Center will remain the most prestigious business address in downtown Denver.
|7:30 AM - 8:30 AM||
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
|8:30 AM - 9:15 AM||
Placemakers of Denver: The Stories Behind the 5280 Culture
|9:15 AM - 10:00 AM||
Major Developments of the Mile-High: How Downtown Is Preparing to Become an International Hub
|10:00 AM - 10:30 AM||
1200 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Ballroom: Suite 1300
Parking Information: Tabor Center Garage - accessible from Lawrence and Larimer. Maximum daily rate is $21. Take office elevators for the most direct route to the event.
PLACEMAKING: In the 2003 book Placemaking: The Art and Practice of Building Communities, Placemaking is defined as "the way in which all human beings transform the places they find themselves into the places where they live."
DENVER: Standing tall at 5280 feet with a population of nearly 685,000, the mile-high city may be tiny in comparison to coastal hubs, but its demographics continue to dominate national headlines. In the last decade, Denver ranked as No. 1 city to live, fastest growing cities and most educated cities in the U.S.
Behind the skyscrapers, restaurants and buildings, there are exceptional people who make this city great. Those are Denver's placemakers, the ones who create, entertain and advance an original culture for our urban core. They craft beer, bring us to championships, make us laugh and appear on Bravo TV. They are the reason Denver's real estate community can continue to prosper.
This April, we are honored to present Denver's most notable placemakers. We'll delve into their stories, from their biggest challenges to their most incredible successes, and how they plan on making their next visions for downtown come alive.
As always, there will be plenty of opportunities to network and make deals with the best local players in the industry. We look forward to seeing you there!
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