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January 10-12, 2020

ESPA Annual Conference

ESPA 2020 Annual Conference

January 10-12, 2020
The Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, Colorado

We will have great sessions for maximum interactivity and discussion among members! Look for ample breakout opportunities to find the right session for your interests. Again in 2020: A leadership track with sessions custom planned for the interests and needs of attendees at Associate Director level and higher.

ESPA offers valuable continuing education credits! As a CMP Preferred Provider, our aim is to make the earning of credits seamless for you! Sessions are pending approval from the Events Industry Council and will be noted on the schedule once approved.

Again this year we will have opportunities for people in similar disciplines to network together – Small, medium, large CVB, Center and Hotels – as well as great common spaces for one-on-one networking and meeting new services friends. Mobile workshops will take you out of the classroom for interactive learning.

Check back soon to learn what our community support initiative will be in 2020!

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote
Melanie Spring
Lead with Confidence
It’s all about showing up.


Jim Davidson

Sunday Keynote
Jim Davidson
Everest Resilience – Overcoming Adversity & Reaching High Goals

Closing Keynote
Judson Laipply
Lead Your Evolution

Industry Speakers

Nan Marchand Beauvois
Managing Director
Meetings Mean Business

Annette Gregg, CMM, MBA
Regional Senior Vice President, PRA

Mark Herrera
Director of Education
International Association of Venue Managers

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Registration & Earning Credits

Registration will open in August. Check back then!



This brochure describes the value of professional development and education for services managers. Print this out and provide it to your manager – it contains quotes from meeting planners about the value they place on their CSMs, including when making re-booking decisions.

Hotel & Travel


The Westin Denver Downtown is a dynamic destination located in the city center. Featuring a prime location steps from Coors Field, Broncos Stadium at Mile High, the Pepsi Center, the 16th Street Mall and the Colorado Convention Center, this great hotel enables guests to experience the Mile High City on their terms. Settle into upscale guest rooms and suites, which boast thoughtful details like our Westin Heavenly® Bed, pristine Heavenly® Bath and state-of-the-art technology; many also feature scenic views of the Rocky Mountains. Awaken refreshed and venture to Augusta Restaurant, where a breakfast buffet and fresh-squeezed juices are on the menu. Reinvigorate in our WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio or make a splash in our heated outdoor rooftop pool.

ESPA Group Rate: $159.00 Single/Double
Reserve your room prior to the December 9 Cut-off Date!

Travel Information

Attendees will fly into Denver International Airport. You can visit their web site at There is a convenient A Line commuter train that goes directly to Union Station in downtown Denver. This is a 37-minute ride and the walk to the hotel from Union Station is a half mile. Super Shuttle offers service to downtown and of course Uber/Lyft and Taxis are also available.


Welcome to Denver, The Mile High City, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving arts and culture scene, diverse neighborhoods, urban adventure and natural beauty create the world’s most spectacular playground. An outdoor city at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver’s stunning architecture, chef-driven dining and unparalleled views are all within walking distance from the famed 16th Street pedestrian mall. A free shuttle offers visitors quick access to world-class museums, cafés and live music hot spots. Upscale shopping awaits in Cherry Creek, while seven professional sports teams entertain year-round. For great hotel deals, events and more, go to

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