Social Events

ISPNO Networking/Social Events and Accompanying Person’s Excursions


Date:  June 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 10:30pm
Location: Denver Hyatt Regency Hotel

ISPNO Denver is pleased to offer an exciting Young Investigators event on June 29, 2018.  This event will begin with a panel of grantors from various sized funding organizations who will discuss what how their processes work and what elements make proposals, especially for grants targeting young investigators, most successful.  The evening will then transition into a social event, including cocktails and food, to facilitate networking within the international pediatric neuro-oncology community.  Trainees and junior faculty (i.e., instructors and assistant professors) are welcome to attend.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required in order to ensure sufficient seating.


Date:  June 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Pinnacle Club (Grand Hyatt Denver)

All attendees are invited to attend the opening reception of 2018 ISPNO. Reconnect with colleagues during this evening event! The Grand Hyatt Denver’s Pinnacle Club provides one of the largest views in North America. The Club provides an intimate, historic ambiance as Colorado’s premier event venue. Colorado is home to a burgeoning farm-to-table and farm-to-bar movement. You’ll be served the joys of Colorado’s homegrown ingredients in delicious food, brews and cocktails. 

Reception includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  

There is no additional fee to attend this event.


Date:  June 30, 2018
Time: 5:15 – 6:15pm
Location: The Lime Cantina

The Nursing Symposium continues with a margaritas and munchies reception for a special time of networking and planning future collaborations. Attendees will then make their way to the general welcome reception to meet up with our other colleagues.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required in order to ensure sufficient seating.


Date: July 1, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 10:30pm
Locations: The Grizzly RoseOphelia’s Electric Soapbox

ISPNO Denver will be offering (2) special options for an evening out: 

The Grizzly Rose: In true CowTown Style, an evening of country line dancing and two-stepping is planned – and for the brave-at-heart, be ready to try the dueling mechanical bulls!  Bring yer boots and get ready to shuffle, lil cowpokes! $80 per person. Includes transportation to and from the venue, BBQ dinner, drinks, dancing, and more!

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox: For those with two left feet or who just can’t get their head around “stepping out,” consider joining the group at Ophelia’s, in the heart of downtown Denver.  This restaurant, bar and live music “gastrobrothel” is housed in one of Denver’s original Wild West brothels, now completely refurbished, and pays homage to the outlaw history of our town.  Ophelia’s is now a thriving hotspot and darling of Denver, featuring delicious, responsibly sourced food. $50 per person. Includes admission, drink tickets and light appetizers.    

Tickets can be added to your registration at any time and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Date: July 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 11:00pm
Location: Seawell Ballroom

This year’s Gala will be held at the Seawell Ballroom in the heart of Denver’s Theater complex.  The Seawell Ballroom is framed by a dramatic view of the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and the iconic urban architecture of Denver’s Lower Downtown skyline. Wear casual cocktail attire and enjoy a fantastic dinner and evening of live music. $125 per person. Includes dinner, drinks, dancing and more!

Tickets are limited and can be added to your registration at any time. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accompanying Person’s Excursions (Mon, Jul 2)


Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater

A picture perfect setting with flawless all-natural acoustics 70 million years in the making, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater is a true Colorado original. In addition to its blockbuster summer concert series (everyone from the Beatles to U2 have played here), Red Rocks is open year-round, featuring the Red Rocks Performers Hall of Fame and the Trading Post Loop Hiking Trail, a 1.4-mile adventure through spectacular rock formations, valleys and a natural meadow.

$25 per person. Excursion includes transportation, Colorado Music Hall of Fame tour, and light snack. 


Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Locations: Denver Botanic Gardens

Spanning more than 24 acres, Denver Botanic Gardens features North America’s largest collection of plants from cold temperature climates as well as seven diverse gardens from all corners of the world. Throughout the gardens, the time-honored traditions of European horticulture merge with a dynamic diversity of plants and design that represent the best in horticulture achievement.

After a private tour of the Gardens, you’ll enjoy lunch at the Hive Garden Bistro, overlooking the striking Monet pool. Local ingredients and produce harvested from the Gardens are featured on its seasonal, prepared to order menu.

$40 per person. Tour includes transportation, lunch, and garden admissions.


Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Black Hawk’s 16 Casinos

It’s no secret that Black Hawk’s 16 Casinos are Colorado’s premier gaming and entertainment destinations. For more than a century, people have traveled to Black Hawk in search of entertainment, luck and prosperity. By most accounts, Black Hawk took its name from an early stamp mill (a type of mill used to break ore) brought in from Rock Island, IL and named for the famous Indian Chief.

$40 per person. Tour includes transportation and lunch.