• Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    POSTED February 5, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    POSTED February 5, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    POSTED February 5, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    POSTED February 5, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    POSTED February 5, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    POSTED February 5, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    POSTED February 5, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    POSTED February 5, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

     
    POSTED February 5, 2018
     

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.

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet. This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.

 

Whether a team is still working from home, or has made a phased return to the office, the past few months have seemed monotonous with not as many in-person meetings and events to break up work weeks. Meeting with a group boosts motivation, and Zoom meetings can’t compare when it comes to rallying morale. After months at home, planning small meetings and corporate getaways away from home is a great way to motivate and revitalize a team’s performance–especially when the destination provides all of the benefits that Colorado offers.

 

As working from home has become the norm since March, so has connecting with coworkers using webcams and Skype. Button downs and sweatpants have become a work-friendly outfit, and Zoom happy hours were the only way to grab a drink with friends. Especially for teams that used to meet in the office every day, a chance to shake up the (new) same old and safely reconnect in person is much needed after months apart. An out-of-state trip could be a memorable way to sync up with coworkers again, as well as do wonders for motivation and productivity upon return.