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2022 Sphere 1 – 23rd Annual Meeting

May 2 - May 5


May 2
May 5
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Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd
Aurora, CO 80019 United States
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Sphere 1
(949) 932-3600
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Confirmation Email
  • Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive an email confirmation after submitting your form, then you are NOT registered.
  • Please check your spam / junk email inbox for your email confirmation, as this is an auto-generated email.
  • Name badge and meeting brochure will be available upon arrival at the event.


Supplier Sponsorship
  • Each Preferred Supplier is required to select a Sponsorship Level by February 16, 2022.
  • Click here to view and download the 2022 Supplier Sponsorship.


Annual Conference Information Meeting Packet

Your on-time registration is very important, as your TableTop meetings are dependent on your attendance.

By registering, this will help us confirm that your company will be present at our conference. 

For any questions regarding TableTops, please contact Sharon Boone at or at 714-623-3048.


TableTop Registration
TableTop Selections
  • Only the Sphere 1 Primary Contact will receive a separate email with their unique TableTop login to make their selections.
  • The TableTop login is not the same as your Sphere 1 website login.


TableTop Website
  • TableTop Meeting selection website:    available mid-February


Supplier TableTop Display Requirements 
  • Suppliers can start table set up on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 6:30am.
  • Please feel free to bring product samples and brochures to your TableTop for distribution during the meeting.
  • TableTop samples should not be over 12″ in height as this will obstruct the overall meeting room view.
  • Electricity at the TableTop is not available.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, May 2, 2022

  • New Member & New Supplier Welcoming Reception  (optional):     6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • *Please note there will be no golf tournament this year.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

  • Breakfast    (Members Only):                                 7:00am – 8:30am
  • Member Meeting    (Members Only):                     8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Lunch    (Members Only):                                      11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Cocktail Reception   (All Attendees):                     6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Awards Dinner    (All Attendees):                           7:00pm – 9:30pm
  • After Party    (All Attendees):                                 9:30pm – 10:30pm

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

  • Breakfast    (All Attendees):                                   6:30am – 8:30am
  • Preferred Supplier Breakfast Meeting    (Suppliers Only):     7:30am – 9:15am
  • Member & Supplier TableTop Sessions:                9:25am – 2:50pm
  • Lunch    (All Attendees):                                        12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • The ballroom will be available for individual meetings from 3:00pm –  5:00pm.
  • Cocktail Mixer    (All Attendees):                           6:00pm -8:00pm

Thursday, May 5, 2022

  • Breakfast    (All Attendees):                                   6:00am – 8:00am
  • Member & Supplier Tabletop Sessions:                8:15am – 1:00pm
  • Event Concludes:                                                  1:00pm
  • The ballroom will be available for individual meetings from 1:00pm –  3:00pm.


Please Note
  • Company meetings and hospitality gatherings should not conflict with Sphere 1 events.
  • The Awards Dinner will be on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 and Cocktail Mixer on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
  • There will no golf tournament available this year.
  • The ballroom will be available for individual meetings on Wednesday, May 4th from 3:00pm –  5:00pm and Thursday, May 5th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.


Recommended Travel Times
  • Members – Please arrive on Monday, May 2, 2022 or earlier. If you are attending the New Member and New Supplier Reception, please arrive at 4:00pm or earlier that day for a timely check-in.
  • Suppliers – Please arrive on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 or earlier. If you are attending the New Member and New Supplier Reception, please arrive on Monday, May 2, 2022.
  • Depart on Thursday, May 5, 2022, after 3:00pm.


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Host Hotel

Sphere 1’s 23rd Annual Conference will take place at the newly built Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

The property, located in Aurora, CO, showcases the state’s alpine charm and offers a convenient location—just 6.3 miles from Denver International Airport.

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard

Aurora, Colorado, 80019 USA


Room Block Information
  • Group room rate:     $244.00 per night, plus tax.
  • There is a resort fee of $23.00 per night, plus tax.
  • Reservations:       Click here  to book your hotel room. You can also call Room Reservations directly at 1-800-429-5673, and identify yourself as a Sphere 1 attendee.
  • Hotel Cancellations:    The hotel has a 72-hour prior to arrival cancellation policy.

Deadline to make hotel reservations is April 1, 2022.

IMPORTANT:  Room availability may be limited, and room rate may increase after the deadline.

Please make your room reservations NOW!



  • Relâche Spa & Salon:
    • Click here to inquire about reservations.
    • Phone #: (720) 574-1590 (Phone line open 7 days a week 9:00am to 5:00pm)




  • Shuttle Service:    No complimentary shuttle available
  • Taxi / Uber:    Estimated $40 USD (one way)
  • Daily Parking:    Self-parking: $29/daily.   Valet parking: $39/daily.
  • Commuter Train:  The A Line Commuter Train offers transportation between the airport and the 61st & Peña Station (continuing on to Union Station in downtown Denver). Board the train at the Denver Airport Station on Level 1 of the airport. Gaylord Rockies offers a complimentary shuttle from the 61st & Peña Station (Hours of operation and rate are subject to change so please contact the resort for the most current details.)  Cost: $10.50 one way

For more information, please visit the hotel website.


Since our last in-person event was in 2019 for our Sphere 1 20th Anniversary, our Board of Directors is hosting a Welcome Reception for New Member & New Supplier before the start of our Annual Conference.

Please join us on Monday, May 2nd @ 6pm to meet our Sphere 1 leaders and connect with others.

Click here to register for the reception: Registration – Sphere 1 – 23rd Annual Conference 


Sphere 1 Registration & Information Desk
  • Monday, May 2, 2022              9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022             6:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022        6:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022            7:00am – 1:00pm

Name badge and meeting brochure will be available upon arrival at the Sphere 1 Registration desk.


Meeting & Conference Attire:
  • Meetings:                      Business casual
  • Awards Dinner:             Evening attire – coat & tie optional
  • Cocktail Mixer:             Resort casual


High Altitude

Please note that when you arrive in Denver, you’ll be at a high altitude of 5,280 feet above sea level. That’s pretty high up there! Here’s a link for tips for dealing with the high-altitude.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sphere 1 will closely monitor any changes related to this information and will abide by state, local and hotel safety guidelines.



Hotel COVID-19 Safety

The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is committed to providing attendees and hotel guests with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to combat Covid-19.

At Gaylord Hotels, the health & safety of our guests remain of paramount importance.

Gaylord Hotels – Our Commitment to You – Health and Safety Cleanliness Standards



Not feeling well at the event?

If you are not feeling well upon arrival or during the event, please do not attend sessions or go to meetings or events. If you decide not to attend due to health concerns, please call Barb Drochak at 702-629-6468 or


Know Before You Go

State Guidelines – Colorado Public Health Orders

Local Guidelines – Arapahoe County (Aurora, CO) Public Health Orders

COVID-19 in Denver


 Sphere 1 take extra steps to ensure your health and safety including:

  • Color-coded lanyards to clearly convey to your fellow attendees your comfort level with personal contact:
    • Yellow – Please give me space / no contact
    • Blue – I’m OK with close contact
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the meeting space.
  • Precautions at all food service stations
  • Servers for all meal functions to ensure minimal touch-points





Welcome to the Aurora, Colorado – Gateway to the Rockies! We embrace everything that makes our community so unique, and we welcome you to discover what makes Aurora, Colorado a premier destination for convention, business, and leisure travel. Create a Colorado experience your attendees will never forget as the Rocky Mountains serve as your backdrop during any meeting. Bring the family along as you discover the great outdoors, ethnic eateries, shopping, special events, and entertainment options that create memories that last a lifetime.



WELCOME TO The Mile High City

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Contact Us


For questions or changes regarding:

  • Registration – please contact Barb Drochak at 702.629.6468 or
  • TableTop Appointments – please contact Sharon Boone at 714-623-3048 or 
  • Hotel Room Cancellation – please call the Hotel’s Room Reservations directly at 1-800-429-5673.
  • Event Cancellation – please contact Mike Shumard at