What You Need to Know to Plan a Corporate Event at the Colorado Convention Center

The Colorado Convention Center opened in 1990 as a state-of-the-art event facility—and an unusual one. More than 100 meeting planning professionals worked with the architectural team on the venue’s design, the result of which is a venue that’s known for being both practical and user-friendly. It’s in the midst of a convention center expansion project, expected to be finished in 2023. The completed project will add around 235,000 square feet to the Denver meeting space, including a new ballroom, pre-function space, and an outdoor terrace.

Location and Contact Information

The Colorado Convention Center is located on 14th Street in Denver, Colorado.

Street Address: 700 14th St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Web Contact: https://denverconvention.com/contact-us

General Inquiries: info@denverconvention.com

Sales and Booking: (303) 228-8000

Event Management: (303) 228-8000

Exhibitor Services: (303) 228-8027

How to Book an Event in Denver

The Colorado Convention Center is a popular event venue. As such, it’s never too early to start the planning process. The venue will assign an Event Manager to your event as much as two years out from the scheduled event date. But, as a general rule, it’s sufficient to book the venue around 12 to 18 months in advance of the event.

Rooms and Spaces

This Denver convention center currently boasts a total of 2.2 million square feet of space. That includes:

  • 584,000 square feet of exhibition space
  • 100,000 square feet of breakout and meeting spaces
  • A 94,000-square-foot ballroom

The Center’s expansion project, scheduled for completion in 2023, will add a further 235,000 square feet, for a total of 2.55 million.

Exhibit Hall: The exhibit hall is the venue’s primary event space. It includes six individual rooms that range in size from 90,000 to 100,000 square feet each. Total square footage is 584,000, all on the same level.

Mile High Ballroom: The event venue has multiple ballrooms, but at 50,000 square feet, the Mile High is currently the largest. It has a capacity of 3,000 to 5,000 guests, depending on how the space is configured.

Four Seasons Ballroom: This mid-sized ball room clocks in at 35,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 3,500 people.

Meeting and Breakout Spaces: The meeting floor comprises a total of 63 meeting rooms, which collectively provide 100,000 square feet of meeting facilities.

Bellco Theatre: This indoor amphitheater has a seated capacity of up to 5,000 people.

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Event Types at the Colorado Convention Center

This Denver conference center hosts hundreds of high-profile events every year. Notable regulars include:

  • The Great American Beer Festival
  • The Colorado State Spelling Bee
  • The Denver Auto Show
  • The World Science Fiction Convention

It’s a great option for medium and large events of all kinds, including trade shows and conventions, conferences, and more.

Even though the venue is best known for its large and high-profile exhibitions and trade shows, it’s still welcoming to smaller events. With dozens of flexible meeting rooms available, it’s an ideal venue for smaller meetings and conferences.

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Exclusive and Preferred Vendors and Services

The CCC has a number of exclusive services and preferred vendors. Make sure to contact the venue for up-to-date information on vendors and exclusive service providers.

Audio System: The event venue operates an in-house audio system. Only in-house Technical Services staff are authorized to operate the system. Event planners have the option of engaging a third-party audio service but must coordinate this with the venue.

Audio-Visual Services: Provided by Image Audiovisuals

Catering: Exclusively provided by Centerplate Catering

Electrical and Engineering: Exclusively provided in-house by CCC staff

Internet and Telecoms: Exclusively provided by Smart City Networks®

CCC Amenities

Childcare: Meeting Rooms 610-612 are permanently designated for child care, with toys and furniture for children aged up to 10 years. There’s also a kiddie toilet and sink and a changing table in an adjacent room.

UPS Store: Full-service business center with printing, packing, and shipping services, workstations, notary services and wheelchair and scooter rentals

Gift Shop: Carrying a range of giftware, including a special collection of Native American jewelry, the Gift Shop can tailor its opening hours to suit your event.

Nearby Accommodations

There’s plenty of accommodation available around the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, with more than 10,000 guest rooms within easy walking distance. There are even a few hotels right next door to the venue. Some accommodation options include:

  • Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
  • Hampton® Inn & Suites Denver Downtown-Convention Center
  • Sonesta® Denver Downtown
  • Hilton Garden Inn® Denver Downtown
  • Hyatt Place® Denver/Downtown
  • Courtyard by Marriott® Denver Downtown


Accommodations at the Denver venue include accessible restrooms, elevators, and drinking fountains.

Trained and certified service animals are welcome at the Colorado Convention Center.

Accessible parking slots are available on all three floors of the on-site parking facility. A handicapped placard or license plate is required. Accessible parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wheelchair and scooter rentals are available at the on-site UPS Store, but the numbers are limited.

CCC Transportation Options and Parking

This Denver convention center has an on-site parking lot that can accommodate up to 665 vehicles, but the lot isn’t exclusive to the venue—it’s open to all visitors to the heart of downtown Denver. This means it’s important for your guests to arrive early if you want to be sure of securing a spot.

The venue is also a dedicated light rail stop for multiple city routes, making it easy to get around the city via public transport.

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Public Safety

The CCC has an in-house security team that is responsible for building security, but, depending on the nature of your event, additional security may be recommended or required. Some security positions must be filled by contractors with Denver security guard licenses or by Denver police officers.

All events with more than 1,200 attendees have mandatory emergency medical staffing requirements.

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The Mile High City Is the Perfect Hub for Your Attendees

The Colorado Convention Center has the unique claim to fame of having been designed by event planners like you. That makes it special for whatever corporate event you have planned. Plus, nothing beats the bustling city of Denver. Get started on planning your perfect Denver event today. We can help.

Jack Connolly

Executive Creative Director

As an experiential creative director, Jack prefers to draw outside the lines. He tells stories with original content and impactful design to ignite meaningful conversation.


Jack brings 20 years of event industry knowledge to ProGlobalEvents. He specializes in building live & virtual platforms for audiences to connect, engage and immerse themselves in the power of a shared experience. His skills range from ideation and concept development to defining an attendee journey through storytelling and design.

Jack understands the creative process is not linear, but a collaborative process between agency and client. He manages teams of designers and technology developers to pioneer impactful brand experiences. His diverse skillset and leadership ensure for award-winning results and memorable impressions.


In 2019, BizBash named Jack one of the top event designers in North America. SXSW awarded his work the “People’s Choice in Innovation” in 2021.

Jerome Nadel

Chief Marketing Officer

Jerome Nadel is Internationally experienced design-led marketing executive (CMO and GM) with a track record of improved market position, revenue growth, and M&A. He is an advance degreed psychologist and user experience product/service design expert, board member and advisor.


Prior to joining ProGlobalEvents |ProExhibits |XtendLive, he has had a variety of chief marketing officer and chief user experience officer roles at companies including Rambus, BrainChip, Human Factors International, SLP InfoWare, Gemplus, and Sagem. He started his career in the IBM Human Factors Labs.


He is also an avid cyclist with National and multiple California State Champion titles.

Ivan Fujihara

Chief Financial Officer

Ivan brings 25+ years in senior level management experience from a variety of technology industries.  His background includes accounting management, analytics and audit management for technology companies.  He has worked with companies such as THX, Ltd, Recruitology , Double Click, Creative Labs and more.  Ivan has also served on the board of Lincoln Families, a non-profit that supports East Bay children with the objective of disrupting the cycle of trauma and poverty.

Matt Rulis

Vice President of Sales

Matt is a marketing professional and has been managing marketing strategies, campaigns and environments for a diverse client base for over 15 years. From a service perspective, Matt and his team of Account Executives focus on fostering relationships to uphold a greater than 99% customer satisfaction rating year-over-year. Additionally, with extensive experience on the client-side of the industry, he understands that alignment between expectation and budget is paramount to a successful project. As a result, ProGlobalEvents' clients can expect a competitive advantage paired with top quality products and services. Matt is an avid fly-fisherman, enjoys most outdoor activities and is a true college football fanatic.

Tom Foley

VP of Operations

Heading the fabrication side of ProGlobalEvents is exhibit and event industry veteran, Tom Foley. For over 35 years he has been responsible for building amazing exhibits and environments for clients. Tom started out in the production area and has broad experience in project and operations management. He currently oversees production, warehouse, graphics and project management departments. Tom studied machine tool technology and welding before entering the industry. As a true "builder" he also enjoys restoring and modifying classic American cars.

Dick Wheeler


Dick serves as President of ProGlobalEvents and President of ProExhibits and is a board member of CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association). At ProExhibits he has been nationally recognized as an innovator and driving force in the fast-growing trade show exhibit and event industry. Under his leadership in 1997, the firm received INC magazine’s INC 500 award as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. His informative articles on developments and innovations in the trade show exhibit and event industry have appeared in national trade publications. Dick has a B.S. degree from Wittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire and has completed the Entrepreneurial Executive Leadership Program sponsored by MIT, YEO and INC. He is actively involved in Vistage, an interactive group of over 20,000 CEO’s and presidents worldwide and is a member of CEMA and EDPA.

Jody Tatro

Chief Executive Officer

In addition to being CEO of ProGlobalEvents, Jody is also the CEO of ProExhibits. With Jody at the helm, the company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Silicon Valley. She has set the outstanding client service standards for which the firm’s account management team is noted. Jody is a recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award, the Junior League Community Volunteer Award and is listed in Who’s Who of Women in Business. Following her graduation from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Jody held various sales positions in several technology companies.