We are looking forward to your arrival at the conference.  We have a terrific program planned!  Here are a few housekeeping details for all attendees.  

1. Pre-Conference Fun

Saturday Happy Hour at Rayback Collective:  For those arriving early, Nick Reinholtz will be hosting a welcome happy hour at Rayback Collective (2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304), from 4:00-6:00 on Saturday May 13th. We would love to see you there. Please email Nick (nicholas.reinholtz@colorado.edu) with any questions. 

Sunday Morning Hike:  Quentin Andre (will be leading a hike on Sunday morning, leaving from the lobby of the St. Julien. This is a wonderful opportunity to see some of Colorado’s natural beauty and to spend time with fellow conference-goers. Locals will provide transport in their personal cars. Look for an email from Quentin in the coming days with logistical details and sign-up information. 

2. Receptions and Meals

Breakfast: Full breakfast will be provided on both Monday and Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 outside of the main ballroom. 

Lunches and Dinners: You are on your own for lunch and dinner. There are many great restaurants walking distance from the St. Julien. Opentable.com lists many but not all of them. 

Receptions: On Sunday, directly after the Keynote panel discussion we will have a reception along with the poster session outside of the ballroom and on the terrace (weather permitting). On Monday after the plenary sessions conclude we will have another reception in the same location featuring one of Colorado’s best bluegrass bands. For both events, drink tickets will be found in your name badge and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

Coffee: Coffee will be served continuously throughout the day and we will also have dedicated coffee breaks throughout the program. 

3. Attire

Dress code: We are a pretty casual bunch in Boulder in the summer so feel free to wear whatever you find comfortable. Jeans, polo shirts and casual dresses are typical. 

We can’t wait to see you in Boulder,

Tony and Phil