[Athen] feedback on change of venue for Accessing Higher Ground 2009

Robert Beach rbeach at kckcc.edu
Tue Jan 27 12:00:51 PST 2009


I think one of the big questions would be shuttle service availability. Since it isn't Boulder, is there a shuttle that runs from DIA to the hotel?

Since the hotel is only 13 to 15 miles from Boulder and Denver, I doubt that would be much of an issue for folks as long as there are eating places fairly close. Many folks do not like eating in the hotel since prices are usually higher.

If meeting space and rooms are equal or better, and the above two issues are addressed, then I say go for it.


Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: (913) 288-7671
Fax: (913) 288-7678
E-mail: rbeach at kckcc.edu

>>> Howard Kramer <hkramer at colorado.edu> 1/27/2009 12:32 PM >>>

Hello All:

We're 90% decided on moving the conference to the Westin (in Westminster),
about 15 miles south east of Boulder and about 13 miles from downtown
Denver. You can view the hotel website at
The meeting space is much nicer, so are the sleeping rooms, it's more
accessible and it's a much newer hotel. The room prices will be the same as
last year - $119, including free wireless in the rooms and a $10 coupon for

However, before we make a final decision, I'd like to hear feedback from the
ATHEN group since this is the official conference of the organization. Does
anyone have any strong objections. The drawback of the location is that it's
not Boulder (or Denver). But there's just nothing in Boulder that can
provide better meeting space.

We're also thinking about extending the conference a half-day, ending on
Saturday noon.

As always, I look forward to your feedback.


Howard Kramer
AHG Conference Coordinator
fax: 492-5601

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