Accommodation & Transportation

The IRIS-4 workshop will be held at NCAR's Foothills Lab 2 (3450 Mitchell Lane). The keynote talks and tutorials will be take place in the Main Auditorium. Posters will be exhibited in the Atrium. Foothills Lab (FL) is located in Northeast Boulder, walking distance to HAO.

Public Bus to Airport

  • Take the free UCAR Shuttle to Table Mesa Park & Ride
  • At the Table Mesa Park & Ride, get on the AB or ABA bus to DIA (Denver International Airport)
  • The bus is $13 cash EXACT CHANGE (the front desk may have change); no reservation is necessary 

bus schedule 

Shuttle to Airport

Please book your own shuttle online greenrideboulder.com

  • Scroll to bottom and click Make Your Reservation Now
  • Scroll to bottom and enter discount code “ncarucar” and GO
  • Select DEPARTURES / ONE WAY
  • Pickup location – select FOOTHILLS LAB (BUILDING 2)
  • Fill out other information as appropriate and CONTINUE
  • Eventually you will be asked for a credit card

The shuttle will pick you up in front of the building.

Hotel reservations

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Boulder. Use the link to book your room or call (303) 442-6600 and specify the IRIS-4 Workshop (NCAR). Please book your room by April 18 to ensure a room at the group rate ($114 per night). After that date, be prepared to make other arrangements if the hotel no longer has availability.

The Holiday Inn has extended the $114 room rate from Saturday May 16 through Sunday May 24 to accommodate those of you who can get better airfares for staying longer. This is definitely a good price for Boulder. If you have difficulty booking the extended stay online, please email heath@boulderhie.com. The public "SKIP" bus to downtown runs in front of the hotel.

The hotel provides free breakfast and WiFi. 

Other accommodation options

 

Airport ground transportation 

Ground transportation desks are located at the top of the escalator after you exit the terminal train. Both shuttle services provide shared vans to hotels or requested drop-off locations. If you are coming directly to the workshop, have the drive take you to the FL2 (Foothills Lab 2) building, 3450 Mitchell Lane. If you are returning to the airport Friday after the workshop, you can arrange to be picked up at the same location.

 

Transportation to/from workshop

There is a free shuttle from the hotel to the workshop and back beginning Monday prior to registration. If you miss the shuttle, call Boulder taxi (303) 777-7777. 

Monday May 18
12:15 p.m. Shuttle bus picks up at Holiday Inn for ride to workshop (lunch on your own in cafeteria)
8:45 p.m.  Shuttle bus picks up at welcome reception for return to Holiday Inn

Tuesday May 19
8:25 a.m.  Shuttle bus picks up at Holiday Inn for ride to workshop
5:45 p.m.  Shuttle picks up at workshop for return to Holiday Inn

Wednesday May 20
8:25 a.m.  Shuttle bus picks up at Holiday Inn for ride to workshop
5:45 p.m.  Shuttle picks up at workshop for return to Holiday Inn

Thursday May 21
8:25 a.m. Shuttle bus picks up at Holiday Inn for ride to workshop
9:15 p.m. Shuttle bus picks up at conference dinner for return to Holiday Inn

Friday May 22
8:25 a.m. Shuttle bus picks up at Holiday Inn for ride to workshop
(if you are flying out this afternoon, bring your luggage and leave directly for the airport)

Parking at the workshop

Free parking is available in front of the building at 3450 Mitchell Lane or in any of the surrounding parking lots; no permit is required. When you drive down Mitchell Lane, the building is straight ahead when you come to the stop sign at the t-junction.

Driving directions

 

Map - IRIS-4 Workshop Key Locations