Elevate: Pathways of Inclusion for the Rocky Mountain Built Environment

Fri Oct 27 2023 at 05:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Seawell Ballroom (DCPA) | Denver

IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter
Publisher/HostIIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter
Elevate: Pathways of Inclusion for the Rocky Mountain Built Environment
Join us for a formal wear, masquerade soirée, where design innovators gather to redefine possibilities and shape a brighter future.
About this Event

This year we are creating a unique inclusive event for the entire AEC industry of the Rocky Mountain Region. This event will use the money raised from a silent auction to create a scholarship fund for high school students entering into a career for the built environment.

The silent auction gala will highlight our built environment and local talent. The evening’s programming will include a VIP happy hour, a three-course seated dinner, cash bar, silent auction, special musical guest, and dance party to wrap up the evening. A portion of the show’s programming will include a premiere of the Prêt-à-Porter documentary, a 22-minute feature. Keynote speakers are Cheryl Durst, Kia Weatherspoon, and professors from Kunsmiller Academy and Columbine High School.

Additional Information

There will be an ASL interpreter at the event for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Please select the ADA add-on when you purchase your ticket.

Don't have a masquerade mask? Don't worry! You can buy one from us by selecting the mask add-on. These will be provided to you at the door. Styles are randomly selected. *Note: these are not covid-19 approved.

If you are an IIDA RMC sponsor, and don't remember your code or sponsorship benefit, please reach out to [email protected].

Covid-19 Protocols

Being vaccinated for Covid-19 (including this most recent booster) is preferred for attending this event. However, we will not be requiring proof of vaccination. If you’re not vaccinated, we encourage you to please wear a mask.

If you’re not feeling well, please do not attend the event. Your ticket can be transferred to a new guest of your choosing, please coordinate with [email protected] 24 hours before the start of the event

(*times below are subject to change)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm -- VIP Happy Hour

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm -- General Admission

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm -- Dinner and premiere of Prêt-à-Porter documentary

8:00 pm - 8:45 pm -- Keynote Speakers

8:45 pm - 9:00 pm -- Silent Auction Special Live Auction Item

9:00 pm - 10 pm -- Local Musical Guest

10:00 - 11:30 pm -- DANCE PARTY! (last call is at 11pm please drink and drive responsibly)

Location -- Seawell Ballroom - 1350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80204

Parking -- Theatre Garage Parking - 1025 13th St, Denver, CO 80204

Meet the Keynote Speakers

Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, Executive Vice President and CEO, IIDA

Kia Witherspoon, NCIDQ, ASID, NOMA, Speaker, Educator, Entrepreneur, Interior Designer

Professor Rachel Moen, Kunsmiller Academy, DAF

Professor Jesse Preston, Columbine High School, DAF


By purchasing a ticket, you are consenting to entering a space that uses photography, audio, and video recording.

Your entry and presence on the event premises constitute your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with IIDA RMC and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news, and advertising.

By entering the event premises, you waive and release any claims you may have related to the use of recorded media of you at the event, including, without limitation, any right to inspect or approve the photo, video, or audio recording of you, any claims for invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, defamation, and copyright infringement or for any fees for use of such record media.

You understand that all photography, filming, and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not purchase a ticket.

Please reach out to [email protected] for additional information, comments, questions, or concerns.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Seawell Ballroom (DCPA), 1350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, United States


USD 0.00 to USD 3000.00

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