In July Denver Mayor and gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper
will host the The Biennial of the Americas
(BOA), a month-long international politics and culture fair that will draw leaders from 35 nations to Denver to discuss domestic and foreign affairs, share ideas on how to deepen ties among the countries of the western hemisphere and bring about mutually beneficial policy changes. In the works even before Hickenlooper landed a $2 million grant from the Boettcher Foundation
in 2008 to help launch the festival, the Biennial will be a large stage this summer from which Hickenlooper can demonstrate statesmanlike charisma and leadership abilities.