Travel Info

Visit beautiful Boulder, Colorado

Location: Boulder, CO


The Workshop will be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder. More specifically, the sessions will take place on the East Campus in the MacAllister building. This building is part of INSTAAR's new home in the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC). MacAllister is located about 25 min walking distance from the Hotel and has convenient parking too.

Foothills Setting

Located 35 miles from Denver, Boulder is a captivating mountain community enriched with natural beauty, hip urban culture and a vibrant love of the outdoors. The city lies at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains surrounded by a belt of preserved open space. The base elevation is 5,430 feet (1,655 meters).

Variable Weather

Weather in Boulder can be quite variable and temperature changes of more than 36°F (20°C) are possible within a day. You may want to bring clothes for both sunny and snow-storm conditions.


Driving from Denver International Airport (DEN) to Boulder takes about an hour. Rental car, shuttle and bus transports are available. See the Transport page.


(Image above: Boulder Flatirons. Casey A. Cass, CU-Boulder)


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Lodging: Best Western Plus


The Inn is located directly across from the Main Campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder and about 1.5 miles to the MacAllister building on East Campus. It's also close to the city’s attractions, shopping, and dining.

Stylish, well-appointed rooms reflect a gracious ambiance, found throughout the hotel. Its multilingual staff is well known for personalized service. Free hot breakfast is served every day.

Hotel group rate deadline:
Tuesday 01 March 2016

After the deadline, the special rates of $119/night (King) and $129/night (2 Queen) will be offered only if our block of rooms are still available.

Everyone should make their own reservations and guarantee with their credit card. If you need help finding a roommate to reduce expenses, please email


See the Lodging page for details on how to reserve your room at the discount price.


We encourage students to share a room. If you need help finding a roommate to reduce your expenses, please email


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