June 16, 2022Thursday
|4:00 PM||Hotel Check-in||Denver Hilton City Center, Denver, CO|
|4:00 – 5:30 PM||Conference Registration||Hotel Lobby (The Loft)|
|5:45 – 9:00 PM||Continuous Shuttle Service||Hotel / Number 38|
|6:00 – 9:00 PM||Welcome Reception||Number 38|
Conference RegistrationThursday, June 16, 4:00–5:30 PM
Stop and pick up your welcome packet, including agenda, maps, name tags and attendee gift!
Welcome ReceptionNumber 38 Thursday, June 16, 6:00–9:00 PM
Get settled into your room. Then catch the MCAI shuttle to nearby Number 38 for an evening of Coloradan cuisine, beverages, fellowship and live music. We have the entire venue reserved for our group. With 31,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space there is plenty of room to socialize. At the bar you will find a rotating list of local breweries, wineries and distilleries from around the state. Play a variety of games, dance to the band, socialize, and enjoy the music! This will be a relaxed, casual event for everyone to get reacquainted. Shuttle busses will run continuously between the hotel and Number 38 starting at 5:45pm.
June 17, 2022Friday
|7:30 – 8:00 AM||Annual Membership Business Meeting||Hotel - Colorado Ballroom A-D|
|8:00 – 9:45 AM||Breakfast with Keynote Speaker, Todd Huston||Hotel - Denver Ballroom|
|10:00 – 11:30 AM||"Making Your Message Memorable" - Anthony Huey||Hotel - Colorado Ballroom A-D|
|4:15 PM||Transportation to The Fort||Hotel Lobby|
|5:00 – 8:30 PM||Reception, Dinner & Entertainment||The Fort|
|8:30 PM||Transportation to Hotel||The Fort|
Annual Membership Business MeetingUpdates from MCAI Friday, June 17, 7:30–8:00 AM
Open to all members, this meeting reviews Association activities over the past year and previews activities and resources planned for the coming year.
"More Than Mountains - How to Overcome Any Challenge"Breakfast & Keynote Presentation by Todd Huston Friday, June 17, 8:00–9:45 AM
Todd Huston is an author, world record holder, and inventor who motivates and inspires audiences around the world to believe they can overcome life’s many challenges and provides content for them to apply immediately in their lives. This presentation centers around Todd’s boating accident at age 14 where he died twice and had his leg amputated while awake. Todd shares how he went on to do what many thought was impossible – he became the first disabled person to break an able-bodied world record in sports by climbing to the highest elevations in each of the 50 U.S states faster than anyone else, and he did it with only one leg.
He uses awe-inspiring stories from his life and expedition, traveling to the highest mountains of North America, including the daunting 20,310-foot Denali in Alaska. You will laugh and cry with him through real-life challenges and be left with insight and inspiration to overcome every obstacle holding you back, both individually and professionally, by finding the opportunity in every challenge.
Making Your Message MemorablePresented by Anthony Huey Friday, June 17, 10:00–11:30 AM
Making Your Message Memorable: Respond Clearly - It's not just what you say, it's how you say it
Studies consistently show that most people only take away about 20% of what you say in a conversation. Are you being strategic in conveying the 20% you want people to remember, or are you just spewing content? This session gives executives, managers and employees on every level techniques and strategies to make their conversations memorable, as well as respond to difficult — even angry — questions from anyone. This is perfect training for those having to answer tough questions who receive them from a variety of audiences everyday.
Attendees will leave the session with:
- Stay in control even when the questions get hard!
- Control negative body language.
- Gain “think-time” and avoid the "deer in the headlights” look.
- Use four specific response techniques to address any question.
- Stay on-message, no matter the circumstances.
- Develop effective messages and much more!
- Includes several hands-on exercises with critiques.
About Anthony Huey
Anthony Huey, CSP®, is a highly-rated international speaker who offers session attendees pragmatic communications tools, tips and techniques they can use immediately. Anthony has presented more than 3,000 paid communications workshops, seminars and speeches in his career, and was named a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by The National Speakers Association, an honor awarded to less than 12% of its speakers worldwide.
Anthony’s 25-year career includes tenures as a news reporter and senior editor, crisis management specialist, media relations consultant and executive speech coach. He owns Reputation Management, LLC, one of the nation’s leading communications training and crisis consulting companies.
His past client work includes a wide variety of advertising, public relations and communications initiatives for hundreds of trade associations, municipalities and companies, including Nike, Victoria’s Secret, Eli Lilly, Nationwide Insurance, The Kroger Company, Procter & Gamble, and many more.
Anthony holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.
Reception, Dinner & EntertainmentThe Fort Friday, June 17, 5:00–8:30 PM
Come explore Denver’s favorite western restaurant situated in the Red Rocks country. The Fort is a true replica of Bent's Fort (1833-1849), the first American fur trade post in Colorado. The Fort building is on the National Register of Historic Places, and celebrates the many cultures that traded at Bent's Old Fort. This award winning restaurant also hosted President Bill Clinton’s state dinner during the 23rd G8 Summit in 1997.
While enjoying breathtaking views of the Valley and Mountains listen to Native American music by flutist, Eric Hererra. Be sure to get your photo taken with “Spirit” the wolf and meet Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill. End the night watching Annie’s famous shooting skit while also getting a chance to try your hand at axe throwing.
June 18, 2022Saturday
|9:00 – 11:30 AM||Brunch, Mini Golf & Networking||Urban Putt|
|5:30 – 10:30 PM||Reception, Dinner & Rockies Game||Coors Field - Super Suites|
|5:30 PM||Transportation to Coors Field||Hotel Lobby|
|10:30 PM||Transportation to Hotel||Coors Field|
Brunch at Urban PuttUrban Putt - Miniature Golf Course Saturday, June 18, 9:00–11:30 AM
Join us for a unique experience at Urban Putt, the city's first and only indoor mini golf course! This fantastical, high-tech 18-hole mini-golf course was designed by a dream team of industrial designers, robotics engineers, welders and artists creating a technically sophisticated playground for all ages. In addition to unlimited mini golf, enjoy Skee-Ball and Hoops Basketball. We have the entire venue reserved for our group, with a catered brunch and full private bar. This is guaranteed to be a fun time for everyone!
Colorado Rockies vs San Diego PadresBaseball Game & Dinner Saturday, June 18, 5:30–10:30 PM
Come join us for some baseball fun in the Super Suites. Located between 1st base and home-plate, the suites feature spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, open-air seating, and ample indoor space for all attendees to socialize and enjoy the game. Food and drink will be provided. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.
June 19, 2022Sunday
|7:30 – 9:30 AM||Traveler's Breakfast||Hotel - Denver Ballroom|