Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Fort Collins Science Center (FORT). The FORT is located in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains and 60 minutes from the Denver International Airport. To learn more about FORT visit the USGS FORT website.

Hourly shuttle service is available for the trip between Denver International Airport and hotels in Fort Collins.


For accommodation we recommend that conference attendees stay at the nearby Hilton Fort Collins. The Hilton is a 15-minute walk from the conference venue. For U.S. Government employees, this hotel offers a limited number of rooms at the approved government rate. We recommend attendees book early, while rooms are available at a preferred rate.

Fort Collins

Fort Collins is a charming city nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado, just an hour away from both the Denver International Airport and Rocky Mountain National Park. Attendees can explore the historic downtown area, which is home to numerous boutique shops, art galleries, and local restaurants. The city also boasts several nearby parks and recreational areas, including Rocky Mountain National Park. Fort Collins is also famous for its craft beer scene, with over 20 breweries offering a variety of unique and flavorful brews. Visit the Fort Collins website for more details and activities.