photo by Scott Dressell Martin
ASCT 2021 Annual Conference | August 26-28
Get to know The Mile High City, where the sun shines 300 days a year, natural beauty surrounds, award-winning dining and impressive architecture, diverse neighborhoods and a thriving cultural scene abound. Just beyond Denver, the Rocky Mountains rise with many peaks at 14,000ft or higher. Fun facts - the 13th step on the west side of the Colorado State Capitol Building is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level - one mile high.
Meeting Location - The Westin Denver Downtown
The Westin is located directly in the city center and is steps from Coors Field, Empower Field at Mile High, the 16th Street Mall, Union Station, local restaurants and breweries.
The ASCT discounted group rate is $159.00 per night plus taxes. Click here book your discounted room. Group rate available 3 days pre/post conference dates. To extend your stay, contact the hotel directly. Receive the discounted room rate until August 4 or room block fills, whichever occurs first.
1672 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202
Valet parking (in + out privileges) is available at $35 per night, self-parking is available at the Tabor Center garage at prevailing rates.
Meeting Registration & Agenda
Download the ASCT 2021 Annual Conference Agenda
Traveling to Denver
The Denver International Airport (DEN), is the 5th busiest airport in the US, offers nonstop service to more than 180 U.S. cities, has 23 major airlines and 6 low-cost carriers - (Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, JetBlue, Allegiant and Sun Country)
Airport Rail: At a cost of only $10.50 each way, travelers can now take the airport rail (known as the A Line) from DEN to Denver Union Station and vice versa. The 23-mile ride takes approximately 37 minutes. The rail line serves eight total stations.
Taxis: A taxi takes 25 minutes to reach downtown, estimated cost of $50. Uber and Lyft are also available.
What to do
Union Station - one of Denver's most iconic landmarks, located in the heart of downtown, the renovated 1914 train station features 10 chef-owned restaurants, bars and boutiques. It is also the transportation hub offering the free 16th street mall shuttle, the free downtown circulator and the light rail line.
16th Street Mall - Designed by famed architect I.M. Pei, the pedestrian promenade is 1.25 miles long and has access to over 250+ stores. Free shuttle buses, dubbed the MallRide, travel up and down the 16th Street Mall, stopping on every corner. Hop on and hop off as the shuttles come and go every few minutes and make everything downtown easy to reach.
Downtown Denver attractions
Metro Denver attractions
Regional Denver attractions
The Arts District on Santa Fe features 30 galleries and the largest collection of galleries in Colorado. Find contemporary, traditional, graphic, textiles, painting, sculptures and more. Enjoy First Friday Art Walks (5:30–9:30 p.m.) every first Friday of the month.
The Golden Triangle is another Denver arts neighborhood where you can find 8 of Denver's museums and over 15 galleries. In the Golden Triangle, you can find the famed Denver Art Museum.
Come Early, Stay Late
Denver is a convenient base camp for so much to do in the surrounding area. From Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of the Gods, Boulder, be sure to extend your stay into a vacation! Learn more.
Denver offers stunning scenery, majestic mountains, scenic drives and small town adventures, many within a 2 hour drive.
Red Rocks Park& Amphitheatre - Red Rocks is a naturally formed amphitheater which features inspiring hiking and biking trails in addition to outdoor yoga and world famous concert performances.
Wild Animal Sanctuary - Located 30 miles outside of Denver, this 320 acre rescue and educational center features lions and other rescued animals in natural habitats.
Rocky Mountain National Park - with 76 mountains more than two miles high within the park's 412 square miles of scenic beauty. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests at over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times.
For more information on endless things to do in and around Denver, including dining, shopping, transportation, fun facts and unique neighborhoods, visit the Denver CVB website.
Health and Safety Measures
The health, safety and well-being of our members, staff, exhibitors and faculty is of paramount importance. We are working to create a healthy and safe environment that is in line with all current directives and recommendations that will enable attendees to make informed and safe decisions about their attendance. Subject to change based on state, local and national mandates.
We are committed to implementing the following safety measures:
- Required use of masks within the conference and exhibit areas.
- Increased spacing to achieve social distancing in all areas of the meeting including: education rooms, exhibit hall and public spaces.
- Meeting rooms with spaced seating and designated entrances and exits to assist with attendee one-way flow.
- Additional signage to remind attendees about social distancing, hand-washing, wearing masks, etc.
- Attendee service areas, will provide contactless systems as well as additional safety measures such as plexiglass dividers between attendees/check in attendants.
- Additional hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the meeting area.
- Individually packaged meals for breakfast and breaks.
- Planning for designated indoor and outdoor socially distanced areas for eating and drinking including spaced tables and seating.
Information and photos courtesy of VISIT DENVER, the Convention and Visitors Bureau
Photos by: Steve Crecelius, Scott Dressell Martin and VISIT DENVER