2024 crop wild relatives symposium

HOTELS AND LOCAL LOGISTICS

Airport

Denver International Airport (DEN) is 20-25 miles -- about 30 minutes from the meeting hotels and the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Public Transport: Take the A Line, which is Denver’s airport rail line, to travel between Denver International Airport (DEN) and downtown Denver for $10 each way. The ride covers approximately 23 miles and takes around 37 minutes. It conveniently connects DEN to Denver Union Station, which serves as a transportation hub for local and regional services.

Meeting Location

The symposium will convene each day at the Denver Botanic Gardens (Sturm Family Auditorium in the Freyer Newman Center). Denver Botanic Gardens land acknowledgement.

Transportation

Registration does not include transportation from your lodging to/from the symposium site daily. Please plan accordingly. Cars can be parked for free in the visitor parking structure at Denver Botanic Gardens. 

Buses will be provided for the Chatfield Farms and NLGRP off-site events and will depart from Denver Botanic Gardens Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center at 1007 York Street. If you also register for the Wildland Gathering on Sept. 16, buses will be provided, and will depart from Denver Botanic Gardens Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center at 1007 York Street.

Meals

Registration includes coffee, lunch, and dinner on Sept. 17 and 18, and coffee and lunch on Sept. 19. Breakfast is not included with registration. If you also register for the Wildland Gathering on Sept. 16, lunch will be provided.

Suggested Hotels

Double Tree by Hilton Denver Cherry Creek              
455 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO, 303-388-5561

  • $ 133.00/night [rate good through Aug. 12, 2024]
  • Parking $7.00/night
  • Early departure charge, one night's room rate. 
  • 2.8 miles south of the Denver Botanic Gardens (8-minute drive)

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek             
1475 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO, 303-262-8797 

  • $ 149/night, 1 complimentary breakfast per room [rate good through Aug. 17, 2024]
  • Parking $12/night
  • 3.6 miles south of the Denver Botanic Gardens (12-minute drive)

Hyatt Place Denver Cherry Creek             
4150 E Mississippi Ave, Glendale, CO, 303-782-9300 

  • $162/night, complimentary breakfast, parking, wifi [rate good through Sept. 2, 2024]
  • 3.5 miles south of the Denver Botanic Gardens (11-minute drive)

Staybridge Suites              
4220 East Virginia Avenue, Glendale, CO, 303-321-5757

  • King Studio Suites at $184/night, including kitchens. Tax is 14.5% [rate good through Aug. 26, 2024]
  • Complimentary: Parking, Wi-Fi, Hot Breakfast Buffet, Evening Social Monday-Wednesday which includes lite fare plus beer and wine, laundry and fitness facilities             
    2.9 miles south of the Denver Botanic Garden (9-minute drive)             
     

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