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SWARM holiday party
SWARM holiday party

Mon, Dec 05


Balistreri Vineyards

SWARM holiday party

Join us virtually to celebrate the season!

Registration is closed
Try us next time!

Time & Location

Dec 05, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST

Balistreri Vineyards, 1946 E 66th Ave, Denver, CO 80229, USA


About the Event

UPDATE 3 DECEMBER: Registration is now closed for the in-person component. You can still grab a virtual ticket to join us for our speaker Sam Brasch, on zoom at 7 p.m. on Monday December 5! 

Join us in-person or virtually on Monday, December 5, to network with other Rockies-area science writers and celebrate the season. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous sponsor, the event is free for paid-up SWARM members to attend in person; $30 for non-members to attend in person (you'll also get a complimentary one-year membership in SWARM); $15 for a guest for any registrant (limited to 1 guest per registrant); and free for virtual attendance. We do hope you'll join us for a night of laughter and community. Click 'Read More' for more details!

6 p.m. in Denver: Food, wine tasting and tour, SWARM giveaways, and a raffle! Location is the luxurious Balistreri Vineyards, 1946 E. 66th St. in Denver. The food includes a light buffet with vegetarian options — antipasti station, meatball/mushroom arancini/polenta/arugula salad, and chocolate/fruit dessert. Attendees will receive one limited wine tasting plus a glass of wine of their choice. Additional glasses will be available for purchase, as will bottles to take home (they make great holiday gifts! Balistreri specializes in natural wines). Non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary to attendees.

7 p.m., both in Denver and online: Join us for a fireside chat featuring SWARM board member Kenna Castleberry interviewing Sam Brasch. Sam, a Colorado native, covers all things climate and environmental for Colorado Public Radio. We'll discuss his fun and fascinating journalism career plus his tips for writers on nature, wildlife, and even the macabre. 

We have a cap on the number of people who can be in the Denver winery, so if you sign up and your plans change, please email so we can give your spot to someone else. You will get a refund of your ticket price only if you cancel by 11:59 p.m. MT on December 1. Registration for in-person spots closes at 11:59 p.m. MT on December 1 so we can have a final head count for the winery.

To attend in person, you must be up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines, having completed a primary vaccine series plus the most recent booster dose recommended for you by the CDC. If you feel ill for any reason, stay home. 

There is plenty of free parking at the winery; if you will be taking public transportation let us know by December 2 at if you'll need a ride to/from the RTD stop which is some ways distant. 

If you're attending virtually you will get an email with the Zoom log-in closer to the time. Grab your own beverage and join us for the fireside chat between Kenna and Sam. 

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  • Virtual attendance

    You'll get an email with the Zoom log-in within 48 hours of the event.

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