Evening Activities

The benefits of Vertex Exchange continue into the night—with a line-up of networking opportunities and activities that you won’t want to miss.

Welcome Gathering

Sunday, October 27 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Resource Center in Colorado Pre-Function Space

After you stop by the registration desk to pick up your conference packet, join us for this fun, casual get together to meet other attendees and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Get a taste of the active lifestyle that Colorado is known for with a rafting simulator or try your hand at learning knot tying techniques from a wilderness expert!

Cost: Free for Conference Participants


Optional Networking Events on Monday Evening

Red Rocks Sunset Tour

Monday, October 28 | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Watch the sunset in this spectacular open-air amphitheater built into a rock structure 10 miles west of Denver. First discovered during an army expedition in 1820, it took the natural amphitheater of Red Rocks over 200 million years to form and 12 years for the Civilian Conservation Corps to build the present-day venue that takes advantage of the perfect acoustic surroundings of Red Rocks. You’ll have time to explore the venue, visitors center and take in the views with a tour guide on-site to offer a mini-tour of the facility and answer questions. Bottled water and a boxed meal will be provided.

Please note this tour leaves the hotel promptly at 3:00 PM; please make sure this does not conflict with your session schedule.

Cost: $45.00 per person


Military Care Package Networking

Monday, October 28 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

Join us for this exciting community service project where you’ll get to work together with other attendees and compete in challenges to put together care package items that will be donated to military servicemen/women. You will leave this event feeling a strong sense of connection to the local military community and your efforts will leave a lasting impact!

Cost: FREE for attendees and guests


Shuttle Transfers to Larimer Square

Monday, October 28 | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Catch a shuttle to Larimer Square and take in the nightlife on Denver’s oldest and most historic block. The buildings along Larimer Square are now home to an inspired mix of independent shops, chef-driven restaurants, and lively bars. You’ll find everything from one-of-a-kind fashion to top restaurants – all with the Square’s signature canopy of lights above. Larimer Square boasts one of the nation’s most significant collections of regionally exclusive and chef-owned restaurants. And when it comes to nightlife, whether you’re looking for live music or something more upscale, Larimer Square has all the hot spots!

Complimentary shuttle service will run every 30 minutes in a continuous loop from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Click here for ideas for shopping, dining spots and more in Larimer Square.

Cost: Shuttle service is FREE for attendees and guests


Join us for an exclusive event in the Mountain Pass Sports Bar at the Gaylord!

Tuesday, October 29 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Step into the two-level Mountain Pass Sports Bar and celebrate with drinks, food, and music Tuesday night during our exclusive evening event. Enjoy a night of high-energy entertainment as you dance, laugh and sing along to your favorite hits – Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band is coming all the way to Colorado to entertain Exchange attendees with their genre-blending twist of funk-rock rhythms that bring out the best in every beat. If you saw them at our event in 2015 or 2018, you know why this is something not to be missed!

Cost: Included for registered conference attendees
$125.00 for guests
Must be 21 years old to attend.