Serving Up Hope @ Gaylord Rockies
Nov 14 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Plan to attend the
26th Annual Serving Up Hope (SUH) Luncheon
sponsored by the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado benefiting The Food Bank of the Rockies

Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 11:30am – 1:30pm


The Gaylord Rockies is offering a discounted rate of $169 per night with an additional $23 nightly resort fee

Join  your industry colleagues at a unique event to network and reconnect, while exploring creative food stations in a fun, progressive atmosphere.  Sample cuisine showcasing the talents from great restaurant and hotel chefs in Colorado’s burgeoning culinary industry while supporting the Food Bank of the Rockies!

Ticket Prices:

Individual Table of Ten
$45 until 09/24
$55 until 10/27
$65 until 11/14
$450 until 09/24
$550 until 10/27
$650 until 11/14


Register Now

About Serving Up Hope

The Serving Up Hope (SUH) Luncheon began in 1994 as Network for the Needy. It started when hospitality organizations decided to work together toward the common goal of ending hunger in our community. Almost everything is donated and 100% of the proceeds benefit Food Bank of the Rockies and its Denver’s Table program. At last year’s SUH luncheon MIC of Colorado donated over $24,000 and over 14,000 meals to the Food Bank of the Rockies.

About Food Bank of the Rockies

  • Last year, through our direct service programs and partner agencies, we distributed
    nearly 60 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 131,000 meals
    each day to children, seniors and families in need.
  • Today, FBR has extended its reach across Northern Colorado, providing food and supplies to
    more than 500 hunger-relief programs.
  • Since 1978, FBR has provided more than 567 million meals for people in need.
  • For more information, please visit:

For more information, please contact SUH Co-Chair

Aimee Palifroni

Can’t wait to hear what restaurants and hotels are participating?! Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, or Link with us on LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information at your fingertips. Use #SUH2019 to stay in the know!


(Registration for the MIC Educational Conference and Trade Show, March 10 and 11 at the Colorado Convention Center, is opening early August. See for sponsor and exhibitor information. Services and Venue RFP’s for 2020 events are available here until August 1st)

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)
Apr 14 @ 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join #EventProfs from around the world on April 14, 2020 to virtually celebrate #GMID20 and break the Guinness World Record for largest audience for a virtual conference!

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) was created to be an international forum for advocacy, awareness and celebration for the events industry, and why events mean business.

In 2020, GMID will look very different and we need your help in taking it virtual!

This year, the impacts of the Covid-19 virus have been felt around the world. No event has been left untouched, we are all reeling from the effects that this global pandemic has had on our industry and communities.

Based on advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) and government around the world, we are not encouraging live events for GMID. But we will still meet and come together – and we’re going to break the world record doing it!

You’re Invited to be part of this grassroots attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest audience for a virtual conference.

In this fast-paced and engaging 30 minute session, we’re connecting with thousands of #EventProfs from all over the world to celebrate #GMID20 virtually.This interactive session is designed to provide attendees with a forum to have their voices heard while contributing to valuable industry research, all while connecting with each other.

Join us for an uplifting show of unity as we recognize the positivity, resiliency, and tenacity of the people who make up our amazing industry.

Sign up today: 

Join the conversation: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn


Your Brand, Your Job Search – MIC Job Board Seminar
Mar 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

MIC is excited to announce our new MIC Job Board to help our local events industry recover from this past year.  Please visit to check it out! See press release here.

To kick off our MIC Job Board, we are inviting you to join MIC for Your Brand, Your Job Search a complimentary Zoom webinar on March 25, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Register now, space may be limited!

As a job seeker, you are a product in the job seeking marketplace competing against other job seekers to get a job offer. Self-branding is the ability to confidently, strategically and intentionally highlight and connect your skills, accomplishments, experiences and personality while you are searching for a job.

In this Webinar sponsored by MIC, featuring Andrew Hudson from the popular Colorado job board ‘Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List.’   Andrew will discuss the basics of self-branding in your job search and how job seekers can create a powerful self-brand that results in more interviews and more job offers.  The webinar will be moderated by Debra Fine, keynote speaker, trainer, and author (

Learner Objectives:

  • Self-branding your abilities
  • Strategically highlight and connect your skills, accomplishments and experiences
  • Search for a job with confidence

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


About Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List

jobslistlogoAndrew Hudson’s Jobs List has been Colorado’s premiere job board for  20 years.  Started in 1998 with a few hundred followers,  today, more than 35,000 subscribers receive the weekly updates and hundreds of thousands more visit AH Jobs List each month.  Currently, AH Jobs List posts more than 1,000 jobs per-month and according to a recent survey, 70% of employers posting jobs found Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List the best site for finding new employees.

In addition, AH Jobs List holds Career Bootcamps throughout the year.  AH Jobs List Career Bootcamps are intensive three-hour interactive small-group seminars that help get job seekers out of their job-seeking rut and make their minds swim with fresh job-seeking ideas and a new perspective on how to market and brand their unique skills and experiences.

AH Jobs List has also held large job seminars and job fairs and through these events, more than $150,000 has been raised for local charitable organizations including the Red Cross, the Denver Zoo, the Mi Casa Resource Center, Volunteers of America, local Tsunami relief and the Samaritan House homeless shelter.

We are always looking for new ways to improve the site and welcome comments and advice on how to make the site even more helpful and effective for job seekers and employers alike.

About Andrew Hudson

Andrew Hudson 100.jpgYes, Andrew Hudson, me, is actually a real person.  I’ve actually had people email me thinking I’m an avatar, or a made-up person that is part of a bigger corporate scheme. But I’m all too real. I live and work in Greenwood Village where Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List is my full-time job.

My passion for the past 20 years has been helping jobseekers find work and helping employers connect with the best professionals.  It’s what I love to do.  I feel very fortunate that I have turned what was a hobby into a full time career.  Knowing that I’m able to help people with their job search and with managing their careers brings me great satisfaction.

Prior to taking on AH Jobs List as a full time endeavor, I had spent more than 20 years working in a variety of marketing, public relations and advertising roles.  I was the Director of Communications at the Regional Transportation District and I also served as the press secretary for a United States Senator and for the Mayor of Denver.  I led the marketing and advertising division at Frontier Airlines and also served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for ARCADIS, U.S., a global environmental engineering firm based out Arnhem, the Netherlands.  

I am also a professional bassist and perform in a variety of jazz clubs and festivals throughout Colorado.

I’m a proud third-generation Coloradoan and I live in Englewood, Colorado with my beautiful wife, Christine who is the CEO of the Denver Foundation.  We have three children, Nick, Julia and Mateo.

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)
Apr 8 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado and the Colorado Event Alliance (CEA) invites you to the Meetings Mean Business Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) virtually and complimentary on April 8th from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. for “The Future of Navigating Live Events: A conversation with planners and venues.” Join us for a conversation between venues and planners about how we collaborate to navigate the return to live meetings and events and how we meet safely. See panelists here.

Registration is here: 

See the MIC Calendar for “watch parties” – We are stronger together

City & County of Denver,  Colorado Proclaims
April 8, 2021 as GMID Day

State of  Colorado Proclaims
April 8, 2021 as GMID Day

City of Cheyenne, Wyoming Proclaims
April 8, 2021 as GMID Day

State of  Wyoming Proclaims
April 8, 2021 as GMID Day



WASHINGTON – Ambassadors of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) have issued the following statement on Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), which is still set to take place next on Thursday, April 8, 2021

“The current landscape for meetings and events is one of the most challenging in our history. Even so, industry professionals rise to the occasion time and time again – from GMID 2020, where event planners in all regions swiftly pivoted to virtual; to today, where business and destinations are holding safe in-person events and embracing the hybrid model as necessary. Following this positive trajectory, we are hopeful that we will see the same success during GMID celebrations in 2021.

We look forward to coming together on April 8 in all settings, stronger and more united than ever, to demonstrate the unwavering value of our industry with leaders in business, government and the media. Showcasing our industry’s value has never been more important – particularly at the state and local levels.

Anticipating that protocols for hosting safe in-person events may continue to shift and vary by location, MMBC urges all GMID event hosts to continue basing their planning decisions on information from local public health authorities, continuing to embrace hybrid and virtual events as mandated. Industry professionals based in the U.S. should also refer to MMBC’s online reopening tracker – updated regularly with the latest state-by-state requirements.

Last but certainly not least, we’re pleased to introduce the 2021 GMID theme, Meet Safe, complemented by the launch of – a platform created in partnership with Simpleview to showcase the many safe meetings and events taking place across the U.S. We welcome and encourage all industry professionals to submit their stories in the days and months ahead.

As with GMID 2020, be sure to follow along and visit for information on resources for event hosts, registration details and additional tools for industry advocates amid COVID-19, and consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and Events Industry Council (EIC) for best practices.

21st Annual MIC of Colorado Education Conference and Trade Show @ Colorado Convention Center
Jun 2 all-day

Thank you so much for your interest in MIC 2021, we are looking forward to working with you as a sponsor/exhibitor. As we are sure is the same with your business, our opportunities are ever-changing. As restrictions loosen and we continue working with the most creative minds in the business, please know that these sponsorship/exhibit benefits may be adjusted. We will make sure we are in constant communication with you regarding any changes or updates.

If you have any questions or if there is anything specific you would like to discuss, please feel free to reach out to or 720-733-8000.

Details are being created in a constantly changing environment. We and we are working hard to create a safe and memorable event. Registration is here.

2021 Agenda Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus
Planner Information Planner Qualifier Form
Exhibitors by Company Name Exhibitors by Booth Number
Trade Show Floor Plan
2021 MIC Exhibitor Kit
Official 2021 MIC Room Blocks here
Registration is open and here
See who is coming (as of 5.30.21)
Planner (Live) $150
(Virtual) $100

Professional Speaker

Unemployed from Industry, Furloughed, Laid off $100.00 Student
Exhibitor Booth
Exhibitor Booth + Two Pre-Qualified Planners (Placed by MIC Council)
Corner Booth
Inside Double Booth
Additional Exhibitor
Additional Sponsor Attendee
Supplier Not Exhibiting

Virtual Attendance is also an option this year:

Creating a safe, worry-free event experience is our top priority

MIC 2021 will be conducted in strict accordance with Federal, State, and Local safety protocols.
This year at MIC

  • Face Masks will be required
  • Social distancing will be practiced
  • Health checks upon entering the building will be set up
  • And fun will be had!

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate through many ongoing updates to ensure our conference provides a safe and secure environment for all.

The Colorado Convention Center operates under the guidelines of ASM Global’s “Venue Shield” and has earned the GBAC STAR Facility accreditation for cleanliness and sanitation and the State of Colorado’s 5 Star Certification. The Center has upgraded processes and products to safely welcome guests back, with some of the primary focusses on air hygiene, reducing touch points, and thoroughly sanitizing the existing touch points.

VISIT DENVER is continually monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 and is following the lead of local, state, and national health and travel authorities. To find the latest on city and state mandates Click here.

For those that are unable to travel to Denver or are not yet comfortable meeting in person, our virtual conference option will connect you to the live and on-demand content and networking, and provide an integrated conference experience.

We can’t wait to reunite and return to an in-person conference safely!

Get a Feel For Denver – Safe to Explore

Thank you to our Sponsors:












22nd Annual MIC of Colorado Education Conference and Trade Show @ Colorado Convention Center
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day
GBTA Education Program @ Drury Hotel - Westminster
Apr 12 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
GBTA Education Program @ Hyatt Regency Aurora
Jan 10 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM