From the Denver Post:

The Mile High City is tops in the world when it comes to places to hold a convention.

Denver earned the designation from a panel of convention and meeting experts put together by Canada's largest newspaper, the Toronto Globe & Mail.

"The Mile High City is no longer a pit stop en route to the slopes of Vail," said panelist Zane Kerby, who has booked the National Business Travel Association's annual convention in Denver for 2011.

Denver won because of its central U.S. location and its cheap fares into Denver International Airport.