Event Round-Up: Meet the Dark Side
By: Julie Wanzer, LEED AP
Denver, CO – IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter hosted the 4th annual Meet the Dark Side event on #Maythe4thBeWithYou at Stoney’s Bar and Grill. The event brought together young professionals from various fields of architecture, engineering, construction, interior design, marketing, real estate development, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, graphic design and sustainability, to name a few. With nearly 400 attendees, the event provided ample opportunities for networking in a professional yet relaxed environment.
The night of networking included a Bingo game that had all of the associations represented on it where you had to find people that belonged to that group and get them to initial it. Raffle prizes were awarded to Bingo winners with the opportunity to win an Apple Watch and other prizes. Attendees also enjoyed themed cocktails with mini light-saber straws.
As a tribute to the theme of the evening, there was a costume competition with two Star Wars Sphero robot prizes for the winner and runner-up. The winning costumes were two massive potato-head Star Wars costumes, and the runner up was a dancing Stormtrooper. Other costumes included Rey and BB8 in honor of the new movie.
Sponsors included: AGC of Colorado, ASLA Colorado, SEGD, SMPS Colorado, WID, DBIA, CoreNet Global Colorado Chapter, ULI Colorado, AIA Colorado, APA CO, ASID CO, iDSA, IES, AIGA, USGBC CO, Boyd Sign Systems, ANOVA and The Unfound Door.