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Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center

Travel Information

Flying to Colorado

Symposium attendees are advised to fly to Denver International Airport (DIA). The airport is about 45 miles (1 hour) from Boulder.
    • See map of airport terminals and gates

Getting to Boulder

There are two convenient bus services between DIA and Boulder:

(1) SkyRide at DIA - RTD Public Transportation
To get to Boulder from DIA using the RTD bus, take the SkyRide AB Bus (the fare is $13, payable in cash to the driver; no change is given). The AB bus runs once an hour, roughly 15 or 20 mins after the hour. Check the schedule or visit the RTD booth in the airport for precise times. Get off at the University of Colorado stop at the corner of Broadway and 16th, near the University Memorial Center (UMC) or, at the latest, at the Boulder downtown bus station at 14th and Walnut (the "Boulder Transit Center").
     • Find the SkyRide bus stop at DIA
     • Visit RTD's Website to view schedules
 (2) Super Shuttle - Door-to-door service
Another mode of transportation between DIA and Boulder is the Supershuttle (phone: 303-227-0000 or 800-258-3826), which provides door-to-door service and also leaves DIA every hour.

No reservations are required for either service for travel from DIA to Boulder. Advance reservations are required, however, for SuperShuttle travel from Boulder to DIA. The trip takes about one hour.

Transport inside Boulder

Boulder shares an excellent public bus service called RTD with the Denver metro area.
     • See bus system map: choose Boulder Church of the Nazarene PnR in the pulldown menu at left for a useful overview of the area around the university campus. Local fare inside Boulder is $2.25 payable in cash to the driver; no change is given.

Boulder offers several taxi services,including
     • Boulder Yellow Cab Inc.(www.boulderyellowcab.com or phone: 303-777-7777)
     • Boulder Taxi Cab (www.bouldertaxicab.com or phone: 303-641-7829)

Finding the Symposium Venue

The symposium will take place in the Eaton Humanities building, centrally located near Old Main and the Macky auditorium, at the northeast corner of the Norlin quad (a big lawn dotted with huge trees). The symposium is in room 1B50, on the ground floor at the east end of the building.
     • Download a campus map or visit the interactive campus map online.
     • Download a campus map with hotels

Parking on campus is limited and fairly expensive. The nearest long-term public parking to the symposium is in the Euclid parking garage, located next to the University Memorial Center (UMC) on the corner of Euclid and 18th Street and accessed from Broadway via 18th Street. The symposium venue is a short walk north of the UMC. Discounted parking coupons will be available for purchase at the symposium registration desk. These may be used in lieu of payment when you exit the parking garage.

Visitors are strongly advised to use the RTD bus or walk to campus.

Visas for International Visitors

The U.S. has strict visa policies for visitors and you should apply for your visa well in advance of your departure date. For details that may apply specifically to your country, see information posted by your nearest U.S. consulate or embassy: http://www.usembassy.gov/

Some US consulates require a printed invitation on conference/university letterhead and with an original signature as part of the visa application. The organizers will provide such letters on request. Please contact David Walba if you need a formal invitation letter. Additional useful information for international participants can be found on the following websites:
     • http://travel.state.gov
     • http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html
     • http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html
     • http://www7.nationalacademies.org/visas