Logistics and Transportation
The workshop will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 with a reception and dinner. Please make your plans so that you will be able to attend this opening session. The workshop will conclude after dinner on Wednesday, August 11. It is essential that you attend all workshop sessions. An optional field trip will be held all day on Thursday, August 12. You are responsible for the cost of your transportation.
Travel by Air
Air service to Laramie is available by United Express shuttle from Denver International Airport. Rental cars are available at Laramie Regional Airport.
Alternatively, you can fly into Denver International Airport, rent a car and drive to Laramie. The drive to Laramie, using I-25N and I-80W, takes a little over two hours in good weather.
The Hilton Garden Inn offers a complimentary shuttle service to those flying into the Laramie Airport.
Travel by Car
Google Maps listing for University of Wyoming
The opening session will be in the Wyoming Union (see it on Google Maps).
To the Hilton Garden Inn:
From I-80 take exit #316/US-30/Grand Ave. onto E. Grand Ave. (US-30) towards I-80-BL. Go 2.7 miles. Arrive at 2229 E. Grand Ave, Laramie WY
Participants are responsible for their own lodging costs and should make their own reservations. You are free to stay anywhere in Laramie, which offers a variety of lodging options. See the Google Maps listing of Laramie hotels or the Trip Advisor listing of Laramie hotels.
The Hilton Garden Inn Laramie has set aside approximately 20 rooms for participants of this teaching workshop at a special rate of $89 per night for the duration of the workshop. To receive this rate, please contact the hotel and request a room with the Academies of Science group rate. (The rate code is NAOS). These rooms are available at a first-come, first-served basis.
The hotel is at 2229 Grand Ave., Laramie, Wyoming, USA 82070
Tel: +1-307-745-5500 Fax: +1-307-745-4999
Shuttle service between the Hilton Garden Inn and campus at the start and end of the day will be available. It's about a 5-7 block walk to the meeting space from the hotel and downtown is about 10 blocks from the hotel.
All participants should bring a laptop computer to the workshop. This will allow the use of online forms and web submissions during the workshop. Wireless internet access will be available from the workshop meeting rooms and the hotel.
The Hilton Garden Inn offers a complimentary breakfast each morning. The workshop fee includes dinner and dessert on August 10; morning break, lunch and afternoon break on August 11; and a field trip lunch on August 12. All meals will include vegetarian offerings. Please provide information on the registration form if you require special meals.
What to expect
Laramie is a small town (population 28,000) in southeastern Wyoming. It is 49 miles west of Cheyenne, the state capital, and 130 miles from Denver, Colorado. Laramie is 7,200 feet above sea level producing long winters and cool, comfortable summers. Shuttle service between the Hilton Garden Inn and campus at the start and end of the day will be available. It's about a 5-7 block walk to the meeting space from the Hilton Garden Inn and downtown is about 10 blocks from the hotel. Please let us know if you have any concerns about accommodations or mobility.