October 18- 19: IDV Session A
October 20 - 22: GEMPAK
October 24 - 25: LDM
October 26 - 30: McIDAS
November 1 - 2 IDV: Session B (repeat of Session A)
Coffee and light breakfast food will be available at 8 am. Classes will begin each day at 8:30 am and run until approximately 5 pm. Breaks will be scheduled roughly at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and light refreshments will be provided. Lunch will be from 11:30 - 1 pm each day. We will try to keep lunch times on this schedule in case you'd like to arrange lunch meetings with UCAR staff. Attendees will be on their own for lunch but there are several restaurants within driving distance as well as our UCAR Cafeteria within easy walking distance in Foothills Lab 2 (accepting cash only).
The workshops will be held at the Unidata Program Center, room 1318. Please see the map our our locations. The UPC is located at on UCAR's Foothills Campus, building 4, at 3300 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO 80301.
Listed below are some of the more popular hotels convenient to Unidata's location. Additional hotels can be found at the Boulder Convention and Business Bureau, http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/. The University of Colorado's Family Weekend begins October 15th and hotels fill up fast, so don't put your reservations off until the last minute! If you have trouble finding rooms, we would be glad to suggest additional options.
Residence Inn Boulder
3030 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 800-331-3131 or 303-449-5545
If you are attending any events at UCAR's Corporate Technical Training Center, the Residence is the closest hotel, in fact, it's just a short 5 - 10 minute walk. The Residence Inn is an all-suite hotel, offering spacious rooms with full kitchens. The Residence Inn offers: an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, a sports court, an on-site fitness room, high speed internet, in room ironing, use of a nearby health club, and fireplaces in some rooms. Grocery shopping service is also available if you'd like to dine in during a long stay. The standard room rate includes a social hour Monday - Thursday evenings and a daily buffet-style breakfast. We have negotiated a rate of $93 per night before tax for limited number of rooms for our Training Workshop guests. You may reserve one of these rooms by asking for a room in the "Unidata block" before September 27. (After September 27th, reservation requests will be handled on a space available basis at the best available rate.) You will be asked to secure the room with a credit card and will be responsible for paying for your stay.
Best Western Golden Buff Lodge
1725 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 1-800-999-2833 or 303-442-7450
The Golden Buff's location provides access to over 40 downtown restaurants as well as shopping and movie theaters, all within walking distance. The Golden Buff features: the Golden Buff Restaurant, a continental breakfast, free high speed internet, a fitness center with a Jacuzzi and sauna, an outdoor heated pool, coffee makers and hair dryers in each room, and free local phone calls. The Golden Buff is not within easy walking distance of UCAR (although some enjoy the longer 3 mile walk), but is still a popular choice.
Millennium Harvest House (formerly the Regal Harvest House)
1345 Twenty-eighth Street
Boulder, CO 80302-6899
Phone: 1-800-545-6285 or 303-443-3850
Many of our visitors have stayed at the Millennium Harvest House under it's former name, the Regal Harvest House. The Millennium has recently undergone a major renovation, improving the quality of many of it's rooms and common areas. The Millennium is located alongside Boulder Creek and Boulder Creek Path, providing a relaxing area to walk or bike. Some of the features you will find there are: a lounge with pool tables, the Thyme on the Creek Restaurant, the Time After Thyme cigar bar, 15 tennis courts, a Pro shop, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, bicycle and rollerblade rentals, a basketball court, an ATM, and airport shuttle service. Although the Millennium is not within walking distance, it remains a very popular choice.
The Broker Inn
555 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 1-800-338-5407 or 303-444-3330
The Broker Inn near downtown Boulder offers a restaurant on the premises, in room ironing, hairdryers, and coffee makers; data port connections, voice mail, work desks, health club passes to 24 Hour Fitness Center adjacent to hotel, an outdoor pool and hot tub, ample parking, and daily newspapers. The Broker Inn is a daily stop for the SuperShuttle, which offers airport shuttle service to and from DIA every hour from 4:00 am to 9:00 pm. The Broker is not within walking distance; please plan your own transportation.
Days Inn Boulder
5397 South Boulder Road
Boulder, CO 80303
The Days Inn is located right off the Table Mesa/South Boulder Road exit on US Hwy 36 West. The Days Inn offers free local phone calls, cable television with ESPN, complementary continental breakfast, large work desks, data ports, in room ironing and hairdryers, and an outdoor heated pool. The Days Inn is not within walking distance; please plan your own transportation.
As you probably know, there have been many changes at airports around the country and DIA is no exception. It's difficult to put these changes on paper since there are frequent updates. Most importantly, give yourself extra time to complete airport check in and security procedures. You may check with DIA for additional details at http://www.flydenver.com.
You will find detailed information on DIA's web site, http://www.flydenver.com.
The SuperShuttle goes back and forth between Boulder hotels and Denver International Airport all day. The SuperShuttle will drop you off at any Boulder hotel. For pickup from your hotel and transport to DIA, most locations will require a reservation. The Millennium is one exception; it is a regular stop in both directions. For more information, call 303-227-0000 or visit their web site at http://www.yellowtrans.com/shuttle.html. The SuperShuttle desk is located on Baggage Claim Level 5 in DIA.
Rental agencies are also located on level 5 of DIA.
For those familiar with the area, Boulder and Denver have very good bus service. For more information, call RTD at 303-299-6000 or visit their web site at http://www.rtd-denver.com/
You may find Unidata's travel web pages to be of help. These pages incule links to DIA's homepage, links for ground transportation options, and links to activities in the Boulder area.
Should you have any problems, don't hesitate to contact our offices for help.