SPD 2009 Boulder, Colorado
June 14-18, 2009
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The Millennium Harvest House is now fully booked during the SPD 2009 meeting. We have reserved an additional block of discounted rooms at the Golden Buff, below; tell them you are with the SPD meeting.
Meeting Location & Hotel

The meeting will be held from June 14-18, inclusive, at the Millennium Harvest House hotel Boulder, Colorado (phone: 303-443-3850; direct SPD reservation link).  A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel; you must book your room directly with the hotel before 16-May to get the SPD group rate. The Millennium Harvest House is now fully booked during the meeting.


The Millennium is located directly on Boulder Creek close to the University, with easy access to roads, bus routes, and the Boulder bike path network (via the creek jog/bike path behind the hotel).  Loaner bikes are available at the hotel.


For other hotels, see below. 

Travel to Boulder

Air travelers should book to Denver/DIA.  Boulder is easily accessible by foot or bike (loaner bikes are available at the hotel) so it is not strictly necessary to rent a car.

There are several ways to drive from DIA to Boulder. If you don't mind paying $11 in tolls, the fastest way is via E470:

Driving directions to Boulder, CO via E470, about 55 mins
1.    Exit the airport on Pena Blvd
3.    Take the E470 toll road exit
4.    Merge onto State Hwy E 470 N
5.    E470 eventually turns into the Northwest Parkway, continue on to US Hwy 36
6.    Take the ramp onto US-36 W, then go about 8 miles to Boulder


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If you prefer to avoid the tolls at the expense of a slightly longer trip and more traffic (1h 15m):
1.    Exit the airport on Pena Blvd 
2.    Take exit 5 for Tower Rd., after the E470 exit
3.    Keep right at the fork to continue toward Tower Rd and merge onto Tower Rd
4.    Turn left at E 104th Ave
5.    Head west on E 104th Ave/CO-44       
6.    Take the ramp onto US-36 W, then go about 13 miles to Boulder


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Highway 36 turns into 28th Street in Boulder, and the Millennium is on the left just after the intersection with Colorado Blvd.

Cab fare from Denver airport to the Millennium hotel is about $75 one-way. This is actually cheaper than the SuperShuttle (below) if you have at least three people in the cab.

SuperShuttle offers shuttlebus trips directly to Boulder hotels for $27 one-way / $50 round trip.  No reservation is necessary at DIA - you can walk directly to the SuperShuttle counter, which is near the fountain at the center of the DIA terminal, next to the exits from the DIA terminal tram.  The return trip requires a reservation, which you can make at the desk or by asking the concierge at the Millennium.

Denver RTD operates a Skyride service to Boulder.  The fare is $12 one-way, or $22 round trip.  Take the “AB” bus from the terminal platform (either east or west) at the airport, and transfer at the Boulder bus station to the “Jump” bus, which will drop you off on Arapahoe and 28th street.

Local Hotels


The Millennium Harvest House is the primary conference site and the recommended hotel for the meeting. Here are some alternative places to stay.

The Broker Inn

The Broker Inn is within walking distance to the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Guests are invited to enjoy amenities and features like:

    * Free deluxe continental breakfast with hot items
    * Free wireless high-speed Internet access
    * Free local calls
    * Seasonal outdoor pool & year-round hot tub

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The Golden Buff

The Golden Buff lodge is ideally located in the vibrant heart of Boulder at the corner of 28th St. and Canyon Blvd. The brand new 29th St. District is adjacent providing shopping, numerous restaurants, as well as a new Century Theaters 18 screen complex.

 

As the Millennium Harvest House is now full, we have reserved an additional block of discounted rooms at the Golden Buff. When you make your reservation, let them know that you are part of the "SPD" group.

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