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Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

Denver’s McNichols Civic Center Building was decked out Willy Wonka style on June 20, 2017, for the ninth annual International Live Events Association (ILEA) Denver Excellence Awards. Members and guests celebrated the accomplishments of their peers and enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing. A team of judges from the Chicago chapter of ILEA selected the winners.

Signature Drink: Adrift Tiki Bar White Wave

INGREDIENTS:
—2 oz. Prairie Organic Gin 
—1 oz. apricot brandy
—1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
—1 oz. creme of coconut

DIRECTIONS:
Pour in shaker over ice, shake and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel or flowers and a pineapple frond. 

Courtesy of Adrift Tiki Bar, Denver 

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Event Snapshots: MIC Conference & Trade Show

The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado hosted a record attendance of over 1,200 attendees at the 17th Annual MIC Educational Conference & Trade Show on March 14-15 at the Colorado Convention Center (CCC). This is the first year a second day was added for all attendees. Next year’s conference will be held March 13-14, 2018 at CCC. 

Canadian Charisma Brings a Touch of Plaid to the Table

The International Live Event Association – Denver Chapter hosted its 12th annual Designer Showcase on Feb. 21 at Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel in Lone Tree. The event highlighted collaborative efforts of members and other event colleagues in the form of four trendsetting vignettes, each illustrating a city where an ILEA chapter is located. 

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