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Imagine A Greater City & ULI Holiday Party (registration includes program and party)

December 14, 2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McNichols Building
144 West Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80211 United States
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When: Thursday, December 14, 3 – 6pm (main program), 6 – 8pm (holiday party)
: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

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Thirty years ago, Mayor Federico Peña launched his “Imagine a Great City” campaign proposing 16 major improvements. Denver was then in the doldrums of economic depression, population loss, and razing of historic buildings. Today, from light rail to DIA, most of Pena’s visions have become real. Booming Denver is now a model for urban regeneration. What are the next wave of new plans and ideas shaping the next gen of our city and region? And how will they grapple with the growing pains of success, including gentrification and congestion?

Join ULI Colorado for our annual year-end program and holiday celebration! Registration is available for the whole program, or just the party, but we’re betting this is one line-up you won’t want to miss…

Note: registration is available for the program and party, and just for the party.  If you’d like to register just for the reception from 6 – 8pm, click here!


Panel 1: City Wide Initiatives (3:30 – 4:30pm)
Moderated by Bob Detrick, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

Mayor’s Housing and Homelessness Plan
Erik Soliván, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of HOPE
Denver Right & Blueprint Denver
Brad Buchanan, Executive Director, Denver Community Planning and Development
P3 Financing
Diane Barrett, Chief Projects Officer, City and County of Denver
General Obligation Bond
Roxane White, Executive Committee Chair, GO Bond Stakeholder Committee; Innovator in Residence, The Aspen Institute; former Chief of Staff to Governor John Hickenlooper
Smart Cities & Mobility
Scott Cardenas, Chief Information Office, Technology Services

Panel 2: Big Projects (4:30 – 5:30pm)
Moderated by Jim Mulligan, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

Denver Performing Arts Complex
Mark Tompkins, Principal, Strae Advisory Services, LLC
Colorado Convention Center
Richard Scharf, Executive Director, Visit Denver
Central 70 Project
Mike Lewis, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Great Hall Project, Denver International Airport
Stu Williams, Senior Vice President, Project Director for Special Projects, Denver International Airport

Closing Remarks (5:30 – 6pm)

ULI Holiday Party (6 – 8pm) Our ULI Holiday Party is included with the cost of your registration, and consists of complimentary drinks, heavy appetizers, live music, and art!

Your guests are welcome to register for the program and party.  It is also possible to register just for the party.  Learn more about party registration here.


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Private Sector:                                 65                       95
Public Sector:                                   60                       85
Young Leader (under 35):             55                       75
Student/Retired:                             50                       70

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