Apr 26, 2011

Oh, What a Night!

MapQuest 15th Anniversary Celebration

(Photo by Chris Schneider)

MapQuest blew out its birthday candles last night to celebrate the big 15!  We celebrated in style with a party to christen our new office headquarters in lower downtown Denver.  Some of our closest friends came by to help celebrate with more than 250 guests stopping by to share some birthday love with us!

We kicked things off with remarks from key AOL executives including Jon Brod, president of AOL Ventures and chief operating officer of the Huffington Post Media Group, Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief Huffington Post Media Group, and Denver Mayor Bill Vidal.  Other speakers at the event included Kelly Brough, Denver Chamber of Commerce, Tami Door, Downtown Denver Partnership and Richard Scharf of VISIT DENVER.

As part of the 15th anniversary milestone and celebration, we debuted our new office.  Our 17,000-square-foot space combines raw materials with a contemporary design to deliver a start-up feeling.  There are no actual offices, encouraging real-time dialogue, problem-solving and creativity. IA Interior Architects did an amazing job, helping to bring our new identity to life within the walls. Stay tuned later this week for more photos and information about our new space.

If you’d like to hear more, head to our Flickr gallery for more photos of the party or watch the video recap of the press conference.