Here you'll find everything you need to know about what makes Denver, CO a leader in building vibrancy from the neighborhood, up, and discover the beautiful venues that hosted to our comprehensive program.
Showcasing Denver, Colorado
With roots as an American frontier town, the Mile High City has long been a hub of diverse, vibrant communities. Today’s massive influx of young people moving to the region is spurring investments in new and upcoming downtown enclaves and long-standing communities alike.
From vibrant LoDo (Lower Downtown), to Larimer Square, from historic Union Station to the burgeoning RiNo Arts District and Mariposa neighborhood, Denver’s ambitious urban regeneration projects are building vibrancy across the city's center to its surrounding suburbs. Denver’s setting in the heart of the Rocky Mountains has driven the city’s commitment to sustainable urban development. And the region’s numerous public parks, thriving local food scene, expansive public transit system and active placemaking projects are earning Denver a reputation as one of the most livable cities in the United States.
Denver, CO has been ranked as:
#1 BEST PLACE FOR BUSINESS AND CAREERS (Forbes)
TOP 10 FASTEST GROWING CITIES (CNN)
#5 GREENEST CITY (Siemens Green City Index)
TOP 5 GREENEST CITY (Travel and Leisure)
TOP URBAN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD CITIES
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Parkway
Denver CO 80204
Denver Art Museum served as our central conference “hub,” where we convene for our first full day of inspiring plenary sessions on Tuesday, September 13, and returned on Wednesday, September 14 for opening and closing keynotes, to network during meal times, and to explore the exhibitor hall.
The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, with a collection of more than 70,000 works of art divided between 10 permanent collections including African, American Indian, Asian, European and American, modern and contemporary, pre-Columbian, photography, Spanish Colonial, textile, and western American art. The museum's holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world. In 1971, the museum opened what is now known as the North Building (pictured), designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti and Denver-based James Sudler Associates. The seven-story structure, 210,000-square-foot building allowed the museum to display its collections under one roof for the first time. This architectural icon remains the only completed project in the United States by this important Italian master of modern design.
History Colorado Center
Denver CO 80203
Home to the bulk of our studio sessions on day two of the conference, the History Colorado Center's distinctive event spaces are as diverse as Colorado's past. A significant portion of the proceeds associated with our rental of the History Colorado Center will be donated towards History Colorado Center's local education and conservation projects.
The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
1536 Wynkoop Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202
The Alliance was our location for the EcoDistricts Accreditation Training — our full day Summit shoulder program on Thursday, September 15. The Alliance Center is Colorado’s Hub of Sustainability. The Alliance team works to connect changemakers to increase their impact and innovative ideas toward advancing sustainability. They provide shared office space and programming to enhance the productivity and innovation of The Alliance Center tenant-partners. They also conduct educational events that share examples of what’s working. The environment of The Alliance Center is one that enables important collaborations to happen organically, which they believe is an essential ingredient to advance sustainability. The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, which owns and operates The Alliance Center, also runs programs in Sustainable Energy - working to drastically reduce the state's fossil fuel energy footprint - and Building Innovation - providing a model for cutting edge green buildings that reduces buildings' energy footprint and that others can follow.