Host City

For information on Denver, ranked one of the top meetings destinations in the U.S., including restaurants and things to do, please click here

Community Service

NAGDCA will continue its tradition of giving back to the community where our conferences are held by donating $500 to the Food Bank of the Rockies. NAGDCA conference participants can participate in the food drive by clicking here

Social Event - Welcome to the Mile High City!
Sunday, September 18, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Please indicate your participation on the registration form
Open to all conference attendees; limited space is available.

Attend this city tour and be accompanied by a tour guide who will show you significant landmarks and historical sites throughout the city, stopping at a couple of spots where you can step off the bus and snap some pictures.

Your adventure will begin with a drive past Colorado’s spectacular Capitol building in the heart of the city. Modeled after our nation’s capital, the dome is leafed with gold and the steps at the front of the building feature an official altitude marker where participants can stand exactly one Mile High!

The tour will drive past The Brown Palace Hotel, which was completed in 1892. The building is a remarkable example of Victorian architecture, based on the Italian Renaissance style, and is listed on The National Registry of Historic Places.

The tour will end driving through one of the best neighborhoods in Denver called Lower Downtown, or “LoDo” as the locals call it. This beautiful area was once home to the turn-of-the century “red-light” district and now includes Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies), The Pepsi Center (home of the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets), and Larimer Square, which brims with trendy stores, delectable restaurants and shopping nightlife.

This whirlwind tour will get you excited for your stay in Denver and the opportunity to explore these areas later during your stay!

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Guest Program - Lunch on the Rocks!
Tuesday, September 20, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Please indicate your participation on the registration form
Open only to registered guests; limited space is available.

Adventure awaits you as you embark on a whirlwind journey through the foothills west of Denver where you will enjoy a picture-perfect moment at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, an acoustical marvel created by Mother Nature. The incredible view and spectacular rock formations will captivate you as you explore this natural wonder.

The afternoon will begin with lunch in the private Rock Room, where the space has been built around actual red rocks! Then you will feel like true rock stars as you participate in a complete backstage tour of this amazing concert facility! Included are the musicians’ dressing rooms, green room and stage itself, all built directly into the rocks.

Following the backstage tour, you will enter the Visitors Center at the top of the amphitheater where an interactive Performers’ Hall of Fame highlights the hundreds of artists who have performed at Red Rocks during its nearly 100-year history.

*backstage tour subject to change based on concert schedule

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Fun Run/Walk

Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 am
Please indicate your participation on the registration form

Back by popular demand! The ANC Foundation fundraiser will be a fun run/walk in downtown DenverCost to participate is $30 and includes a t-shirt. 

Honoring Theresa Cruz Myers
The ANC Foundation Fun Run/Walk is held in honor of longtime NAGDCA member and ANC supporter Theresa Cruz Myers, who lost her battle with leukemia in 2014. 

The fun run/walk will benefit the ANC Foundation, and there are several ways you can show your support: 
  • Sponsor the Theresa Cruz Myers Fun Run/Walk for $2,500. Sponsor logos will be included on the Fun Run/Walk t-shirt and signage at the conference (sign up by August 3). To purchase, you must sign on with your account credentials, and shop for your entity rather than yourself.
  • Sign up to run/walk when you complete your registration for the NAGDCA annual conference. COMING SOON!
  • Purchase a t-shirt online and pick it up at the NAGDCA annual conference in Indianapolis (Registered runners will receive a complimentary t-shirt).
  • Make a donation to the ANC Foundation in memory of Theresa Cruz Myers.
NAGDCA will also have a bone marrow registry booth at the conference for anyone interested in signing up to help others battling leukemia. To read more about Theresa's journey, read her blog The Next Marathon by clicking here