4:00 PM16:00

APA: Neighborhoods First: An Evening with Chuck Marohn

OCTOBER 30 2019

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

480 Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226


Downtown Colorado, Inc., APA Colorado, and the City of Lakewood are proud to bring Chuck Marohn, founder and president of Strong Towns, to Lakewood the evening of October 30, 2019 to kick off the Strong America Tour! Strong Towns is a national organization dedicated to community development that celebrates resilience, incremental change, adaptation, citizen engagement, and making decisions based on current finances and neighborhood needs.

In the Strong America presentation, Strong Towns President and Founder Charles L. Marohn, Jr. highlights some of the most powerful stories in his book Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity—and uses those insights to highlight a path to community prosperity that’s as unique as your place.

Using an innovative, hands-on approach, The Strong America presentation begins by showcasing why so many towns in North America are struggling financially despite decades of robust growth, and then invites the audience to “choose their own adventure” from a range of presentation tracks and go deeper into just one area where their unique community can make a change today. Designed to be dynamic and bespoke to each town, the Strong America presentation is part community conversation, part lecture from an expert, and hopefully, the catalyst for your place to become financially stronger.


DCI & APA Members: $35
Non Members: $50

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to Nov 8

USGBC Colorado - 2019 Green Schools Summit


The USGBC Green Schools Summit is the Mountain Region's only conference dedicated to convening green building industry professionals, school decision makers, educators and parents to further advance healthy, safe and sustainable schools statewide. The annual education and networking event, hosted by USGBC Colorado and organized in partnership with volunteers from the Green Schools Initiative, provides a unique opportunity to discuss how we can create better learning environments for students.

The 2019 Summit theme is "High Stakes, All In":

Today, there is no doubt we are seeing and experiencing the effects of climate change, with hotter summers, snowier winters and natural disasters occurring more regularly and with greater intensity all over the world. In November 2018, the UN released a report calling for a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to combat the rising threat of climate change. That is only a few short years away, and by that time, children born today will still only be in elementary school. With the stakes so high, we need everyone to go “all in” on sustainability and resiliency measures, particularly for the benefit of these school children born into the climate crisis.


Thursday, November 7 | West Woods Golf Club, Arvada, CO

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Resiliency Workshop *
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Sustainability Leaders Network Gathering
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Opening Reception *

* Please register separately for the Workshop and Opening Reception. Summit and Workshop attendees are invited to attend the Opening Reception. Space is limited - RSVP to reserve your spot!

For more info, visit www.cogreenschools.org

Friday, November 8 | Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

8:00 am: Registration Opens / Visit with Exhibitors / Light Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am: Opening Plenary
10:15 am - 11:15 am: Education Tracks
11:15 am - 11:45 am: Networking with Exhibitors
11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Networking Luncheon
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm: Networking with Exhibitors
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Education Tracks
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: Education Tracks
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Closing Plenary
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Happy Hour and Networking

Your event ticket includes access to the opening reception on Thursday, November 7 (RSVP required), and a full day of programming with a light breakfast, lunch, and a happy hour on Friday, November 8.

More information about the event, including programming details, plenaries, happy hour, and sponsors, can be found on the event website: www.cogreenschools.org.

Interested in supporting the Green Schools Summit? Learn more. Questions about sponsorship? Contact Charlie Woodruff.

***Please note: Onsite registrants at the main Summit will be charged a flat rate of $235. Register in advance to save!

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5:00 PM17:00

IIDA AND DDW: A Tale of Two Senses

A Tale of Two Senses: Where Design Sense and Financial Sense Meet

How are creativity and design valued in a dollar-driven market? A variety of industry leaders discuss the future of Denver.

About this Event

5:00-5:30 Drinks + Networking

5:30-6:45 Panel Discussion

6:45-7:00 Questions

Join us for a discussion on the future of Denver!

Randy Thelen, the Vice President of Downtown Denver Partnership, will present our city’s current economic state and plans for development. We will then hear from developers, architects, project managers, designers, and brokers on how they are reacting to and planning for forecasted growth in Denver, how projects are being selected or rejected, how design and creativity are valued against time and money, and other related topics.

Space is limited, so sign up early!

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USGBC: Fall Happy Hour
6:00 PM18:00

USGBC: Fall Happy Hour

Join USGBC Colorado for the Fall Happy Hour on Thursday, October 10th in Denver. This annual event is open to all USGBC Colorado communities, from Southern Colorado all the way up to our mountain communities in Roaring Fork and Eagle Valley.

Meet and mingle with other professionals in Colorado's green building community and learn more about membership with USGBC Colorado. Meet our committee chairs from throughout the state to learn more about the work that they do for USGBC, and how you can get involved. All ages and levels of experience are welcome!

Registration includes 2 beverages, shared appetizers, and a gift for you to bring home!

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9:00 AM09:00

The Craftsman's Market

The Craftsman's Market is a monthly celebration of local independent artisans and "makers" who demonstrate their skills and sell their wares. Our team hand picks creators who are passionate about their craft and want to inspire others to get involved. As part of our mission to preserve the health of our planet, we prioritize makers who work with reclaimed, upcycled, and/or vintage materials! 

At The Craftsman's Market, you'll meet blacksmiths, fractal wood burners, welders, carpenters, jewelry designers, furniture builders, sign makers & much more!  Each Craftsman's Market will feature live music, delicious food from local food trucks, and rescue pets available for adoption.

The Craftsman's Market takes place on the first Sunday of every month (April - Oct) from 9 am to 4 pm at Salvage Design Center, located at 1200 West Evans, Denver CO, 80223. 

Entry is FREE and there is plenty of free street parking available!

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to Oct 4

Freelance Business Week

Denver is hosting an exciting, transformative conference for this fast-growing segment of the workforce. FREELANCE BUSINESS WEEK DENVER (#FBWDEN) will offer five days of learning, connecting, collaborating, and skill-sharing for freelancers—and those who are contemplating freelancing. With over 50 speakers and 60+ workshops, presentations, fireside chats, and panel discussions throughout Denver, attendees will level up their freelance business—and connect with other freelancers who can help them!

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IIDA: BESTawards
7:00 PM19:00

IIDA: BESTawards

The BESTawards is a design excellence awards program that recognizes interior design projects going beyond a pretty picture, and truly encompassing 
Brilliantly Executed Spaces and Thinking.  

Join us Friday, September 27, 2019 for this year's annual IIDA RMC BESTawards show!  Please continue to check the LowDown and IIDA RMC website for additional details.

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