NCACC Forty-Third Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado July 31 – August 5, 2016
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Please check back here regularly for updates and further links on this summer’s conference in the Mile High City. We promise that you will have an amazing time—we hope you explore all of Denver and the Rocky Mountain Front Range. During the conference, we are going to highlight Denver’s urban core and all its amenities—historical, cultural, and athletic. As details about the programs and events are finalized, we will update the information.
Did you know Denver was founded over a barrel of whiskey? As local historian Tom Noel explains: Indeed, Denver City was founded on the St. Charles Town Claim. Larimer and the Denver City crowd "persuaded" a St. Charles Town Co. representative with a barrel of whiskey — and a threat of a hanging — to surrender his claim to that of Denver City. The St. Charles Town Representative agreed.
Why are we the Mile High City? By an amazing stroke of good luck, the 13th step on the west side of the Colorado State Capitol Building is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level - one mile high. In Denver's rarified air, golf balls go 10 percent farther. So do cocktails. Alcoholic drinks pack more of a punch than at sea level. The Mile High City is also extremely dry, so it is a good idea to drink more water than usual. With less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado.
Take the train from DIA! Starting April 22, 2016, visitors will be able to take the commuter rail from Denver International Airport to downtown Denver's Union Station. From there, you can take the free 16th Street Mall Ride and be within a block of our hotel. Downtown has lots of transportation options—bike rental stations, Car-to-Go, and most importantly, the free 16th Street Mall Ride that will take you from the uptown Capital to historic LoDo (lower downtown). Taking the Mall Ride, it is only a six block walk to Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.
Want more information on Visiting Denver? There is an app for that…check here to download for your mobile device: http://www.denver.org/about-denver/denver-resources/mobile/
Things to Do in Denver
Visitors guides – this link will take you to detailed information on restaurants, cultural sites, breweries, itineraries, shopping and more:
Top 10 attractions:
Video guide to Denver attractions
5280 [The Denver Magazine]
If there is something you are particularly interested in and need help finding information about it, please email Polly(firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will find information for you.
The A Line Train - from DIA to the Crowne Plaza Hotel
For those adventurous enough to the take the train downtown, download NICK TAKES THE A LINE (power point presentation) for instructions.
Denver International Airport
The University of Colorado A Line Rail Line
(This takes you from DIA to Union Street Station, and from there you can hop on the 16th Street Mall and get dropped off a block and a half from our hotel). It opens April 22nd, and for $9 it will take 37 minutes from DIA to Union Station in downtown Denver. You can hop on the FREE Mall Ride Shuttle at Union station and hop off at Glenarm—our hotel is a block and half away.
16th Street mall Shuttle
Traveling from one end of Denver's bustling 16th Street Mall to the other, the Free MallRide runs seven days a week and stops on every block between Civic Center and Union Station. The Free MallRide starts running at 4:59 a.m. on weekdays, 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 6:30 a.m. on Sundays/holidays. Service continues throughout the day with the last complete round-trip of the night starting out at 1:21 a.m. from Union Station to Civic Center Station.
One more block over and you can also catch the free MetroRide which also goes between Union station and Civic Center up 18th and 19th Streets.
Denver is a big Uber city, and it is much more affordable that taxis. DIA to the Crowne Plaza is about $43. Taxis are about $56. Uber is also a great way to get around Denver.
SuperShuttle – about $24 – http://us.jayride.com/.
Bike Share – you can bike all around central Denver – https://denver.bcycle.com/.
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