Travel and Logistics

Primary travel logistics contact

Melissa Weber, administrative assistant to the UNAVCO Education and Community Engagement team: 303-381-7562;

Please let Melissa ( AND Donna Charlevoix ( know your travel plans by January 2nd so we can finalize the hotel reservation and plan the car pools or shuttles as needed. Please do email both Melissa and Donna so that the information gets recorded properly even through the holidays with people on leave.

  • Authors- Please contact our corporate travel agent, Katie Shapiro, for your travel needs.
    --Katie Shapiro, UNAVCO Corporate Travel Consultant; 303-386-8509 or 303-473-4786;
  • Conveners - You will arrange your own travel on your own budgets.

Be sure to bring a laptop to the workshop!


A block of rooms have been reserved for meeting attendees at the Hampton Inn in Gunbarrel. The address is 6333 Lookout Road, Boulder, CO 80301 – less than a mile from the UNAVCO office. These have been reserved using UNAVCO's company card.

  • Authors - UNAVCO will be paying for your hotel stay
  • Conveners - will need to change these to credit cards that will be billed or reimbursed by the respective institutions (SERC, IU, MtSAC).
You may be asked to provide a credit card number for any personal incidentals. PLEASE NOTE: Should you plan on taking some additional travel time in the Boulder area, the extended travel will be at your own expense.

Getting to/from Denver International Airport

We will arrange car pools for most people to get to/from Denver International Airport to the UNAVCO office/Hampton Inn. Depending on arrival times or flight delays, a few people may take shuttles or Uber/Lyft/taxi. Melissa will be the point of contact for airport transportation.

Transportation will be provided to you from the hotel to the UNAVCO office during your stay either by the same airport car pool or by Beth. Similarly, car pools will be arranged for the return to the airport on February 11.

Getting around UNAVCO area

Please see the attached GETSI workshop - map of UNAVCO area (Acrobat (PDF) 240kB Dec7 17). Anyone at UNAVCO in the morning (GETSI PIs + UNAVCO folks) will be having lunch at Gurkhas 12-12:45 pm. If you are arriving during Friday morning, feel free to join us at Gurkhas if you can get there in time to eat and leave by 12:45 pm. It is a 7-8 minutes walk from the hotel and has a nice Indian buffet.

Hampton Inn has a complimentary breakfast available. Meet in the Hampton Inn Foyer at 7:45 am to catch a ride to UNAVCO each morning. You are also welcome to walk if you wish for exercise (15-18 minutes) but the UNAVCO building will be locked so if you get there earlier than the group, you will have to wait. If you have any issues with entry, call Beth (509-899-3480).

Transportation time

It typically takes 1.5 hours to get to Boulder including collecting checked bags. Please arrange your travel accordingly in order to be able to participate by 1 pm on Friday February 9. The meeting will adjourn in Boulder on Sunday afternoon at 2pm, so a 4:30 pm or later flight would give you time to get to the airport, and be on time to catch your flight.