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RockOn!

2019 Convention: Boulder, Colorado

organized by Kryptogram

Date: July 11-14, 2019
(pre-con picnic: July 10)

RockOn! will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder (2601 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302). The Embassy Suites is linked by a courtyard to the Hilton Garden Inn (2701 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302). Complete information on rooms, including links to make your reservation, are below.

Some of our convention meeting space will be in the Hilton Garden Inn. We may book in either hotel. The hotels each have 4 floors with rooms and have about a 50/50 mix of King and 2 Queen rooms. There will be no dog in the lobby (he was demoted) and they can provide hypoallergenic rooms.

About the Location

Both hotels are brand new and opened last fall — online satellite maps will show a hole in the ground. The hotels operate in true Boulder fashion with an art walk and weekly yoga gatherings. The hotel includes a gallery featuring 1500 works of local art. The bar and restaurant areas will be great areas for congregating and solving, as will the open-air plaza.

Boulder has a lot to offer visitors. The farmers’ market has beer and dancing. E-Town has live tapings in Boulder. There are tons of nearby breweries and restaurants. You can hike, rent bikes, go rock-climbing, paragliding, inner-tubing, or fishing. You can catch some live music at Bands on the Bricks every Wednesday, and there is a free fireworks show on the fourth at the CU stadium, which we should be able to see from the hotel. There is a tea house, the Pearl Street Mall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the History Museum. There’s also Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour and private brewery tours. There are tons of rooftop decks for watching the sunset, and you can check out the Boulder Creek Path. If you want to bring your family and extend your visit you may consider visiting the nearby Red Rocks amphitheater, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, or Cheyenne, Wyoming.

You can reach the hotels via a $9 bus from the airport, or through taxis, Uber, or Lyft. Greenride has discounted rates for Embassy Suites guests. The parking rate will be discounted but is still expensive. Southwest, Frontier, Spirit, and Jet Blue all fly into the Boulder airport.

Reservations

The Embassy Suites features 2-room suites for $209/night, including a cooked-to-order breakfast (6-9AM Monday-Friday; 7-10:30AM Weekends), plus a nightly evening reception with complimentary alcohol and snacks. Click here to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites.

The Hilton Garden Inn has rooms for $189/night, with no breakfast or reception included. Click here to reserve a room at the Hilton Garden Inn.

There is no penalty for cancellation up to 48 hours ahead, so book now! The reservation will default to Wednesday, July 10 to Saturday, July 13. You can change it if necessary. The convention room date block for when our rates apply is Sunday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

NOTE: The two hotel reservation sites are actually the same site and may get confused if you open Browser tabs or windows for both at the same time. If you want to look at reservations for both hotels, it is recommend that you only have one site open at a time. (This problem only occurs with the reservation sites, not the hotel information sites.)

 

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