AICP conference planners are pleased to extend additional networking opportunities to conference attendees this year. We are offering three separate, optional, concurrent events you can sign up for. We highly encourage participation and hope that you make some new, like-minded friends along the way! Note that all events have limited capacity, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible once conference registration opens to guarantee your spot. Watch for additional details to be posted on the conference website.
Dinner Detective: This event will be held at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown, less than 1 block away from the conference hotel. Food, drink, and mystery are included.
At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it!
Unlike traditional murder mystery dinner shows, all of the stories are set in the present day, and all of the performers are dressed just like everyone else! Throughout the night, a crime will occur, hidden clues will come forth, and Detectives will help everyone try to solve the crime. In the end, there will be a Prize Package for the Top Sleuth who comes closest to cracking the case! You can choose whether or not to participate in the show–you are encouraged but not required to perform or participate. However, since the actors are hidden in the audience, other audience members may interact with and interrogate you on their own. The show takes place all around you because the actors are seated all around the room, possibly at your table. Each table will be able to see every clue and witness every important scene, so all guests have an equal chance to solve the mystery!
Clocktower Cabaret: The Clocktower Cabaret is just six blocks from the conference hotel. Transportation to this event is not provided. Food, drink, and entertainment are included.
Nestled beneath the historic D&F Tower on the 16th Street Mall, entering the club is like falling down a rabbit hole into another world. The room looks and feels like a 1930s jazz hall in Paris or NYC. Many people describe it as out of the Roaring 20s or The Moulin Rouge. It’s a really beautiful space to disappear into, and the 115-year-old brick Clocktower almost makes it feel like you’ve entered some magic castle in Europe and left the world behind. A full bar and kitchen offers sumptuous cocktails and tasty treats delivered with warm, friendly service. Join your AICP colleagues for drinks, dinner, and an eclectic show featuring burlesque, drag, and aerial/circus acts!
Denver Microbrew Tour: Your tour begins at The Rackhouse, situated about 1.5 miles from the conference hotel. Bus service to this event will be provided. Food, drink, and tour are included.
Come separate yourself from the buzz of downtown to mill around amongst the craft culture of the River North Art District (RiNo). As an industrial hub in the Five Points area of Denver, RiNo was home to foundries, factories, pattern shops, and other businesses that drove economic success back at the turn of the century. However, as industry moved out of the city’s core in the late 80s and 90s the neighborhood infrastructure began to fail leaving RiNo vacant. Local artists seized this opportunity to populate this now very affordable part of town and create a fertile ground for arts, artists, and creatives. Step off the beaten path to drink beer in one of Denver’s hottest neighborhoods. During this tour you will be guided through the brewing process, cider making, and the amazing stories of the businesses on the route. Don’t miss Denver’s gateway to craft beer! Join AICP colleagues as you taste the beers made here, explore the neighborhood, experience the local outdoor art and murals, and get introduced to the next hot part of Denver.
The 60 minute RiNo tour will take 20 participants every 30 minutes. As you wait for your tour, the AICP has reserved The Rackhouse as the staging area with food and drink included. Their menu is based on the brewed-food movement and capitalizes on their unique relationship with their in-house production partners: Bierstadt Lager and C Squared Ciders.