Most sessions throughout ScienceWriters2023 will be held at the University of Colorado Boulder using conference facilities at Folsom Field, with plenary events on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the nearby University Memorial Center. On Sunday, Oct. 8, conference attendees will have the opportunity to visit the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus during a split day between the two campuses. While at the Anschutz Medical Campus, all sessions will take place at the Anschutz Health Sciences Building.


September 8 Update: Please note that our conference rate rooms at Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn, plus Boulder Marriott and the Residence Inn Boulder Canyon Boulevard, are all now full. A few conference rate rooms are still available at the Hyatt Place Boulder on select nights. The discounted rate ends today, September 8.

We have added a sixth discounted hotel option at the HomeWood Suites. Details and a link to book are below.

The main conference hotels will be the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder and Hilton Garden Inn Boulder, which are next door to each other. There is also a room block directly across the street from the Hilton hotels at the Boulder Marriott and Residence Inn Boulder Canyon Boulevard. We have also added an additional block at the Hyatt Place Boulder, which is approximately one mile away from the other accommodations and another block at the Homewood Suites which is farther out.

Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn

Shuttles will be available to campus conference venues

  • The deadline for booking at the conference rate at the Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn is Sept. 15.

  • Parking is available for $16/night for hotel guests.

  • A limited number of rooms are available at a set per diem rate for government employees. These are first-come, first-served, intended ONLY for government employees, and should be booked separately via this link.

  • All reservations must be canceled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty.

  • Book the Hilton Garden Inn or Embassy Suites here.

Boulder Marriott and Residence Inn Boulder Canyon Boulevard

Shuttles, leaving from the Hilton Garden Inn and Embassy Suites across the street, will be available to campus conference venues

  • The deadline for booking at the conference rate at the Boulder Marriott and Residence Inn Boulder Canyon Boulevard is Sept. 8.

  • All reservations must be canceled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty.

  • Book the Marriott and Residence Inn here.

Hyatt Place Boulder

One morning and one evening shuttle to/from campus conference venues will be provided

  • The deadline for booking Hyatt Place Boulder is September 8.

  • Located approximately one mile away from the above hotels

  • Rooms are $194 + tax and fees rate with a complimentary full hot buffet breakfast

  • Discounted parking is available at $15/night

  • All reservations must be canceled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty.

  • Book Boulder Hyatt Place here

Homewood Suites

Please note that conference shuttles will not be provided from Homewood Suites

  • The deadline to book is September 22, though rooms may fill sooner.

  • Rooms are $259 + tax and include a free, hot breakfast and free parking

  • Book Homewood Suites here

Traveling to Colorado

By air

Denver International Airport, the closest and highly recommended airport, is located roughly 42 miles southeast of Boulder. Colorado Springs Airport in Colorado Springs, CO., is a two-hour drive from Boulder.

RTD buses (this is the public transportation option), car rentals, taxis and ride-app services (Lyft & Uber) are all available at Denver International Airport to get from the airport to your final destination in Boulder. We’ve also partnered with EightBlack Airport Shuttle from the Denver International Airport for additional transportation needs.

We encourage all attendees to take advantage of carrier policies that allow for cancellations and changes should illness, exposure, or other concerns prevent your travel.

By car

If you are local or are choosing to drive to the event, we recommend driving to the main conference hotels (Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn) and parking in their parking garage. You can then take the provided transportation to and from the event. Parking rates at the hotel block are as follows:

Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn Garage Rates
0-1 Hours: $2.00
Additional Hours: $1.00
8+ Hours: $22.00
Overnight: $22.00 *New day begins at 5:00 a.m.

There is also street parking available surrounding the main conference hotels which you can pay for onsite or via ParkMobile. Prices and availability vary per zone.

Getting around Boulder

Visit for bus routes, fares, and schedules.

Additional ground transport options:

Rideshare: Uber, Lyft
Boulder BCycle
Boulder BCycle. We’ve partnered with Boulder BCycle for discounted rates for all biking needs. All conference attendees are able to register a 50% discounted Boulder BCycle Month pass, which they're welcome to purchase for one month only and use for an unlimited number of e-bike share trips under an hour in duration. Instructions are below:

Download the BCycle app
Register a Month pass using promotion code ScienceWriters2023 (this will reduce the $30 Month pass cost to $15) Do this on or after September 10, 2023
Un-select auto-renewal unless you'd like to purchase this pass for multiple months
Use the BCycle app to find stations and check out BCycle electric bikes!
Keep every trip under 60 minutes to avoid overtime fees

Getting around Anschutz
For locals driving themselves directly to #AnschutzSunday, self-parking is available at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The Vail Parking Lot, located directly behind the Anschutz Health Sciences Building on 19th Street, is free to park in throughout the day on Sunday.

For those of you taking a rideshare or taxi, use this address:

Elliman Conference Center
1890 N Revere Ct, Aurora, CO 80045

For travelers who selected Anschutz as their Sunday option at registration, please refer to your Whova program for specific instructions for the Sunday morning buses departing from Boulder hotels to Anschutz.

Local eats
Visit our welcome page or the various Whova Community threads for suggestions of things to do and places to eat during your visit.