The Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium will be hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder and will take place on August 13-14, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado.


The following are great options for staying near the conference venue:

AirBnB - Price ranges, but single room accomodations will likely be the cheapest option during the symposium.

Boulder University Inn - $202, corner of campus, 0.6 miles / 12 minute walk to Library

Millenium Harvest House - $130, 0.6 miles / 11 minute walk to Library

Embassy Suites Hilton Boulder - $165-215, 1.1 miles / 24 minute walk to Library

Residence Inn Boulder - $195, 1.0 miles / 23 minute walk to Library

Hotel Boulderado - $290, downtown location, 1.0 miles / 23 minute walk to Library

Rodeway Inn and Suites - $91, motel farther away from restaurants, 1.6 miles / 31 minute walk to Library but recommended to take transit

Lower rates may be available through third party travel booking websites. If you are driving to the symposium, there may be cheaper hotels within a 20 minute drive of the venue.

Please check travel distance from your accomodation to the conference venue before booking. Boulder is highly walkable, but some routes have hills and will present challenges for anyone with differences in mobility. Public buses, Uber, and Lyft are available in Boulder if you need.


Getting to Boulder from the Denver International Airport is easy! Downtown Boulder is located 45 minutes by car from the airport, or 1 hour by public bus. We recommend taking the public bus, which is a nice coach bus and costs only $9.00. Taxi fares to Boulder will likely be $60+ with shared ride services averaging between $40 - 80.

When exiting the airport, follow signs for “Public Transit” or “RTD Station.” You’ll go down escalators or take an elevator to the station. Bus tickets can be purchased at machines on this level, through the RTD phone app, or with cash on the bus (no change provided). The bus leaves from gate 8.

You can view the bus schedule from the airport online . Select “westbound” as your direction of travel and “Sunday/Holiday” if you are arriving the day before the conference starts. Please note that the last bus leaves the airport at 11:20 PM on the weekend.

The bus station is located 0.9 miles from the conference venue.


Dushanbe Tea House - $$

Oak - $$$

Salt - $$$

Pizzeria Locale - $$

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery - $$

The Med - $$

Zoe Ma Ma - $

We’ll be doing dine-arounds in groups of 5-6 on Monday night. You can sign up here!

Visitor Parking

A map of CU Boulder parking options can be found here. Lots color coded in pink are available for short-term/metered parking. We recommend Euclid Parking Garage as it has many spots for guest parking and is within walking distance of Norlin Library. Parking will still require walking across campus to the venue unless you have a handicap accessible parking pass.


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