Venue

All conference functions will take place at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) located at 3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR’s mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related Earth and geospace systems; to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community, nationally and internationally; to foster the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. The National Science Foundation is NCAR’s sponsor, with significant additional support provided by other U.S. government agencies, other national governments and the private sector.

Hotel Accommodations

Group rates are available for sleeping rooms at the following hotels in Boulder, Colorado, USA.  Please see details below regarding how to book a room.  A credit card will be required to secure your reservation.  Please familiarize yourself with each hotel’s cancellation policy to avoid cancellation fees.

Marriott Residence Inn Boulder (430 feet from NCAR – 1 minute by car or 2 minutes walking)
3030 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
Group Rate: $179 plus taxes includes complimentary in-room Wifi, free breakfast and in-room kitchenette.
To make a reservation, please call 1.303.449.5545 on or before Monday, September 25th, 2017 and reference WindTech 2017.  You may also click here to make a reservation online.

Courtyard by Marriott Boulder (.9 miles from NCAR)
4710 Pearl East Circle
Boulder, CO 80301
Group Rate: $169 plus taxes includes complimentary in-room Wifi.
To make a reservation, please call 1.303.440.4700 on or before Monday, September 25th, 2017 and reference WindTech 2017.  You may also click here to make a reservation online.

Best Western Plus Boulder Inn (3.8 miles from NCAR)
770 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
Group Rate: $132 plus taxes includes complimentary in-room Wifi and free breakfast.
To make a reservation, please call 303.449.3800 on or before Monday, September 25th, 2017 and reference WindTech 2017.

Millennium Harvest House Boulder (2.4 miles from NCAR)         
1345 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Group Rate: $139 plus taxes includes complimentary in-room Wifi and a 20% discount breakfast coupon
To make a reservation, please call 1.303.443.3850 on or before Monday, September 25th, 2017 and reference WindTech 2017/Reservation ID#: 1710NCARWT.  You may also click here to make a reservation online.

Travel from Denver International Airport

Attendees can fly into Denver International Airport (www.flydenver.com) located 50 miles away from Boulder, Colorado (a 1-hour drive).)

Airport Ground Transportation
Attendees are responsible for booking their own ground transportation.  Suggested transportation options include:

Rental Car from Denver International Airport
www.flydenver.com/parking_transit/car-rentals

Green Ride (Airport Shuttle from Denver International Airport)
888.472.6656
www.greenrideco.com

About Boulder

Boulder, Colorado, is located just 30 minutes northwest of Denver, exactly where the plains meet the Rocky Mountains. The town was founded in 1859 by explorers seeking the riches of gold, and Boulder’s history only got more colorful from there.

Today, visitors can enjoy the benefits of a community created by residents that embrace a healthy, culturally-enriched lifestyle. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, seeking intellectual stimulation or want a relaxing getaway, Boulder offers a variety of experiences for every type of travel. Catch a glimpse of some of Boulder’s furry and feathery residents while strolling, hiking or biking through our 300 miles of trails and 45,000 acres of open space, people-watch at an outdoor café or restaurant on Pearl Street, visit one of our many national laboratories, or check out a top attraction like Celestial Seasonings tea factory or the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

The City of Boulder sits 5,430 feet above sea level, and Boulder enjoys 300 plus days for sunshine a year and moderate weather. Last we checked, there were 103,166 residents in Boulder, including about 30,000 students who are enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Weather

The average high temperature in Boulder in October is 66°F (18.9°C) and the average low is 38°F (3.3°C).  Average precipitation in October is 1.54” (3.9 cm).

High-Altitude Precautions

Because Boulder, Colorado is located 5,430 feet (1,655 meters) above sea level, we recommend taking the following health-related precautions:

  • Drinking plenty of water is the number one way to help your body adjust easily to our higher altitude. The low humidity in Boulder keeps the air dry, like the desert, so you need about twice as much water here as you would drink at home.
  • It is also recommended that you limit your alcohol intake, as its effects will feel stronger here.
  • The effects of exercise are more intense here as well. If you normally run 10 miles a day at home, you might try 6 miles in Boulder.
  • There is 25% less protection from the sun’s rays in Boulder, so we recommend you wear sunscreen when you are outside.

Suggested Attire

Suggested attire is business casual including slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, open-collar or polo shirt and dresses or skirts for women. Blue jeans are also welcome.

Because the weather in Boulder can change quickly, we recommend carrying a jacket and/or sweater at all times.

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