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Colorado Convention Center Expansion Welcomes First Groups

Science teachers, neurologists, and IT professionals are among the first to experience the expanded Colorado Convention Center in Denver

By Todd R. Berger

6.20.24 Three groups were among the first to experience the expanded Colorado Convention Center
The expanded Colorado Convention Center hosted the National Science Teaching Association’s National Conference on Science Education, the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting, and the Red Hat Summit. || Photo by Jacob, courtesy of Adobe

Almost 24,000 meeting attendees were among the first to meet in the newly expanded Colorado Convention Center. Three groups from across the country and around the world convened at the center in Denver this spring including the National Science Teaching Association and other science educators for the National Conference on Science Education in March, the American Academy of Neurology for its 2024 Annual Meeting in April, and IT professionals from across the globe for Red Hat Software’s Red Hat Summit in May. Red Hat specifically was able to book its summit thanks to the expanded Bluebird Ballroom and pre-function terrace.

Within walking distance of more than 12,500 hotel rooms, the Colorado Convention Center is ideal for any size meeting or convention group. And thanks to the rooftop expansion project completed last year, it’s one of the most advanced conference centers 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 multifunction, 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,” says Kelly Ricker, chief learning officer of the American Academy of Neurology, in a prepared statement. “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.”