Travel InformationGNSS22-BlueBear

In this section:

  • Conference Location
  • Transportation
  • Getting Around Downtown Denver
  • About the Conference Venue
  • About Denver
  • Travel Safety Guidelines
  • Visa Information

Conference Location

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States

Experience the culture of downtown from Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Located one block from the 16th Street Mall and walking distance to Denver Center for the Performing Arts, our hotel offers a stylish stay in downtown Denver with access to the 27th-floor Peaks Lounge, the highest-rising lounge in the city with spectacular Rocky Mountain views..

Getting to Denver

Airports

Denver International Airport (DEN) is located 27 miles from the Hyatt Denver at Colorado Convention Center, DEN is a major airline hub in the United States. Since the airport opened in 1995, it has consistently won top honors from publications like Business Traveler Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. In 2019, the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards named DEN the best airport in the U.S. With convenient rail service to downtown Denver, free Wi-Fi access throughout the airport and top-notch customer service, you'll be glad you landed in Denver

Getting to the Hyatt from DEN

Airport Rail

Travelers can use the RTD light rail's A Line (westbound), the rail service from Denver International Airport to LoDo (lower downtown) to travel to Union Station, which is located 1 mile from the hotel. The Denver Airport Rail takes approximately 37 minutes at a cost of $10.50 each way. From there, you can catch the free 16th Street Mall Ride MallRide to the corner of 16th Street and California St.,one block from the hotel. The Free MallRide starts running at 4:59 a.m. on weekdays, 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 6:30 a.m. on Sundays/holidays (see below for a map).

Taxi

Taxicabs are readily available and provide service to the Denver metro area and surrounding counties. Transportation to Downtown Denver (also refered to as Zone A) is available at a flat rate (one-way fare, airport access fee already included) of $56.03.

Ride Apps

Ride Apps like Lyft and Uber offer pickup and drop-off transportation service for passengers at Denver International Airport.

  • Ride App Drop-Off Location - Level 5, Curbside: Passengers arriving at the airport via a ride app service will be dropped off at their specified airline location on Level 5, east and west. Customers using a ride app service may only be dropped off at this location on Level 5.
  • Ride App Pickup Location - Level 5, Island 5:  Passengers who have requested rides through the Lyft and Uber apps should follow signs for ground transportation then exit the terminal through doors 506-510 (west side) and 507-511 (east side) on Level 5 near baggage claim and proceed to Island 5 to meet your driver.  
  • Customers using a ride app service may only be picked up in the designated area of Level 5. Find the Ride App Pickup Area on this interactive map.

Rental Cars

Denver International Airport has more than 10 major rental car companies serving Colorado travelers.  Car rental agencies are located on airport property and provide courtesy shuttle service to and from Jeppesen Terminal.  Shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 4, outside doors 505-513 (east side) and 504-512 (west side)

Getting Around Downtown Denver

Free 16th Street Mall Ride

Experience the sights and sounds of downtown Denver with RTD's Free 16th Street MallRide. Our shuttle bus is your ride to great restaurants, shops, theatre, galleries, tourist attractions, and businesses up and down the mall. Traveling from one end of Denver's bustling 16th Street Mall to the other, the Free MallRide runs seven days a week and stops on every block between Civic Center Station and Union Station. The Free MallRide starts running at 4:59 a.m. on weekdays, 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 6:30 a.m. on Sundays/holidays. Service continues throughout the day with the last complete round-trip of the night starting out at 1:19 a.m. from Union Station to Civic Center Station.

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Pedi-Cabs

These mountain-bike-style tricycles pulling passenger cabs are the slickest way to get around downtown and lower downtown. Mile High Pedicabs is the oldest fleet, starting in 1988. Drivers strive to give a good, safe ride, so most pedal for tips (or $2 per city block). Or make it a tour and learn about the city. Denver Pedicabs will provide a safe, knowledgeable tour guide to pedal you across town or to your next event.

Denver is Walkable

Denver is a delightfully walkable place. Every important city venue can be reached on foot, from the historic Brown Palace Hotel to the new award-winning Denver Art Museum to the versatile Ball Arena. City dwellers can hoof it over the Millennium Bridge connecting the bustling 16th Street Mall with the relaxing Riverfront Park in the Central Platte Valley neighborhood. Walkers can share the paths and parks that bikers use; just remember to stay to the right and listen for riders coming up behind you.

Nearby Things to Do

16th Street Mall: Located one block from the hotel, the 16th Street Mall offers 42 outdoor cafés along the mall, making it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or have a drink. Denver Pavilions , near the south end of the mall, is a shopping and dining complex with 12 movie theaters and more than two dozen shops and restaurants. At the north end of the mall, 16th Street continues as a pedestrian path over three bridges connecting downtown to Commons Park and LoHi, a hip neighborhood filled with restaurants and brewpubs. Points of interest along the mall include the D&F Tower, a two-thirds replica of the Campanile of St. Mark's in Venice that was the highest building west of the Mississippi when it was built in 1909. After dark, horse-drawn carriages and pedi-cabs carry people up and down the mall, while nearly a million lights twinkle above in the more than 200 trees that line the promenade. Read more about the 16th Street Mall.

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Climate

Denver sees an average September high of 82F (28C), low of 50F, (10C) and averages 3 days of rain.

Attendee Safety Guidelines

As a general rule, please use common sense when traveling to and attending the event. If you need assistance at any time, please reach out to the ION at 703-366-2723 or registration@ion.org.

Before the Event: Travel Safety Considerations

  • Be sure to write down the name and contact information for all key venues: 

    • Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
      650 15th Street
      Denver, Colorado 80202
      1-303-436-1234

  • Share travel plans with a friend or family member, including dates, flight (or other transport) information, and your lodging information.
  • Research your destination and familiarize yourself with requirements for entry/exit, visas, local laws, customs, medical care etc. 
  • If traveling abroad, note the location of the embassy or consulate of your home country. 
  • Inform your financial institutions of your travels and familiarize yourself with the local currency.
  • Keep a sufficient supply of medications in your carry-on luggage
  • Make at least two photocopies of all your travel documents (passport, driver’s license, etc.). Leave one set with a trusted person at home and carry the other separately from your original documents.
  • Keep your passport separate from your wallet; do not carry your passport in your back pocket.

During the Event: Safety Considerations

  • Protect your identity. Wear your name badge only inside the meeting and convention facility
  • Plan for an emergency. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the nearest exists are located. Use the buddy system. Exchange contact information with another meeting attendee. In the event of an emergency, agree where you will meet up. Call for help if your buddy doesn’t meet up at the agreed location within a reasonable amount of time.
  • See something, say something. If you see something that raises a safety or security concern, please say something
  • Keep a close eye on your belongings at all times.  Avoid leaving bags out of sight
  • Report any lost/stolen items immediately to local authorities. Promptly cancel any lost or stolen credit cards.
  • Do not leave beverages unattended; do not accept food or drinks from people you do not know
  • Lock your vehicle and secure any valuables 
  • Do not write your room number on your hotel key

To Report an Emergency (Medical or Other)

  • If an emergency occurs within the hotel, please pick up the nearest house phone and dial 0 so that hotel security may efficiently direct emergency services to your location. If you are not able to quickly locate a house phone, please notify the nearest hotel staff member that there is an emergency.
  • If an emergency occurs outside the conference venue, please call 9-1-1.

Emergency Evacuations

  • If you hear an alarm, please listen to the PA system for instructions. If evacuation is necessary, please evacuate the facility immediately in a calm and orderly fashion. Pay close attention to your surroundings.
  • Follow all directions from emergency personnel and event staff.

Local Medical Facilities

Below is a list of the closest hospital and urgent care centers to the conference venue.

  • St. Joseph Hospital (1.6 miles) - 1375 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80218 - +1-303-812-2000 
  • Denver Health Adult Urgent Care Center (1.7 miles) - 660 Bannock St Suite 1057, Denver, CO 80204 - +1-303-436-6000

Visa Information for International Participants

Visa Waiver Countries

Visa waiver travelers from ALL 27 Visa Waiver Program countries must present either a machine-readable passport or a U.S. Visa. To learn more about the Visa Waiver Program & Machine Readable Passports see http://travel.state.gov/visa.

Non-Visa Waiver Countries

We recommend that you apply for your Visa at least three months in advance. Currently there is a mandatory security check period of 30 days for people whose passports are issued from several countries. U.S. consular offices now interview most applicants as part of the application process. Please ensure you arrive at the embassy with all required documentation at the time of your interview. Note that the ION does not intervene in U.S. State Department’s issuance of Visas.

Conference attendees requesting a visa letter to attend a conference must:

  1. Submit the visa letter request form using the button below.
  2. Register and pay all conference registration fees BEFORE a letter of invitation will be sent.

Exemptions to this policy apply only to those authors whose papers have been accepted for presentation, company personnel working in the exhibit area or trade associated press.

If the attendee is unable to secure a Visa, he/she will need to apply for a refund according to the printed refund rules of the event. Visa letter requests will only be reviewed AFTER you have submitted the Visa letter request form for your desired conference.

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