Social and Networking Activities

We’re doing things a little differently this year.

This year we are consolidating all activities on the LITA Forum site rather than split between the site and the LITA Forum Wiki.  If you have a networking breakfast, lunch or dinner or other social activity that you would like published on this page, please fill out this form and we’ll publish your event ASAP!  For events that have a limited number of spots such as networking dinners, we will create an event on to track RSVPs.

Check out VR gear and 3D printing

Use a VR lathe to carve your own wizard staff, then 3D print a model of it to take home with you! Liz Sundermann and Hadar Silverman will demonstrate MageWorks, a game currently being beta tested in libraries.

In the Uncommons room, Crystal A, tentative schedule:

Friday 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – noon
Saturday Lightning talks 1:20 pm – 2:20 pm
Saturday Poster Session 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm



Social Activites – Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Submit your social activity here.

Thursday, November 9

Molly Brown House Museum Tour2:45 pm

Getting into Denver early and looking for something to do?  Join us on a tour of the Unsinkable Molly Brown’s House.  We’ll meet in the hotel lobby at 2:45 pm and take a 5-minute walk to the MallRide, then a 15-minute walk to the museum.  Tours last 45 minutes.  After the tour, we can stop for an early dinner or head back to the hotel.

Admission is $11, payable at the museum.

Space is limited to 8 people.  Please RSVP.

Friday, November 10

Downtown run – 7:00 am

Come for a group run around downtown Denver! We’ll take in some of the sights and try not to get lost, probably covering 4-5 miles at an easy pace.  Meetup location is outside the Colorado Convention Center – 14th St entrance.

Walking Tour of the Auraria Library – 10:00-11:30 am

Come explore the tech-enhanced spaces at the Auraria Library! The Auraria Library is an academic library that supports the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. We’ll meet in the hotel lobby and walk about 15 minutes to the library. There we’ll have a tour of the technology services at the library including their Discovery Wall, MakeLab, and more. The tour will be about 30-45 minutes. After the tour, we can stop to have some lunch or head back to the hotel.

There no limit to attendance, but please RSVP so we can get a general headcount.

Game Night – 7:00 pm – ?

Unwind at the end of the day by playing games! Game night is an informal gathering open to anyone interested in playing board or card games. Want to bring your own favorite board or card game to play? Add it to the list of games!

Saturday, November 11

Denver Breweries Tour – 6:30 pm

Join us on a free tour of Denver breweries! A shuttle bus will pick us up at the conference hotel and will take us to three separate breweries where you get one pint of local beer at each. Tour is expected to take 3-3 1/2 hours to complete and we’ll be returned to the conference hotel. Many thanks to our generous sponsor, Aten, for making this brewery trip possible.

Space is limited to 24 people.  Please RSVP to secure your spot on the shuttle.

Game Night – 7:00 pm – ?

Unwind at the end of the day by playing games! Game night is an informal gathering open to anyone interested in playing board or card games. Want to bring your own favorite board or card game to play? Add it to the list of games!

Networking Breakfasts & Dinners – Friday | Saturday

Submit your networking breakfast or dinner here.

Friday, November 10

City O’City Networking Dinner – 6:30 pm

Networking dinner at the best vegetarian restaurant in the country! Need not be a vegetarian to come along but the restaurant is 100% veg. Check out their MENU.

Please meet near the hotel’s lobby front desk at 6:30 pm to walk over to the restaurant. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the restaurant.

Space is limited to 10 people.  Please RSVP.

The Cheesecake Factory Networking Dinner – 6:30 pm

Join us for dinner to meet a few new friends and enjoy some cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory!  The restaurant is an approximately 10-minute walk from the hotel, and you can check out their MENU.

Space is limited to 15 people.  Please RSVP.

Osteria Marco Networking Dinner – 6:30 pm

LITA’s Membership Development Committee is hosting an informal dinner at Osteria Marco for some delicious Italian and Pizza fare. Prospective, new, and existing LITA members welcome. We can head over as a group from conference hotel lobby at 6:15. Osteria Marco is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Check out their MENU.

Space is limited to 10 people.  Please RSVP.

Saturday, November 11

Range Networking Dinner – 5:30 pm

Networking Dinner @ Range ( Meet in the lobby @ 5:15 and we can walk over together.

Space is limited to 6 people. Please RSVP.

The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Networking Dinner6:15 pm

LITA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is hosting an informal dinner and discussion on issues related to recruitment and retention in libraries. No need to be a policy expert – come ready to share your ideas and experiences with supportive colleagues.  Check out their MENU. Meet in the 4th floor lobby near the registration desk.

Space is limited to 7 people.  Please RSVP.

Wayward, a farm to table restaurant Networking Dinner – 7:00 pm

Join a group of fellow Forum attendees, for a dinner at Wayward, a Farm to Table restaurant, that’s fit for foodies. Check out their MENU.  It’s about a 20-minute walk from Embassy Suites, but you can jump on the free shuttle that runs up and down 16th if you prefer to ride.

There’ll be a group of walkers meeting at the 4th floor lobby of the hotel at 6:30. If you prefer to shuttle, walk on your own, or find other means of transportation, please plan to arrive at the restaurant at 7:00.

Space is limited to 10 people. Please RSVP.