WARNING – If you are contacted by any company by email or phone asking you to make a hotel reservation through them, please do not respond. These companies may falsely represent that they are affiliated with the hotel, ACerS or the meeting. These companies are not reputable. Do not provide any personal information to them. To make a hotel reservation, please call the hotel reservation phone number below or click the booking link.

Hilton City Center
1701 California St.
Denver, Colorado, USA

(303) 297-1300

Standard Rate: $179 a night plus tax

Cut-Off Date: February 3, 2025

Online Reservation Booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50809082

Airport and Local Transportation

To and from Denver International Airport (DEN)

There are many options from DEN, including taxis, Uber, Lyft and the A Line commuter rail. At a cost of $10.50 one-way, the A Line train departs the airport regularly and drops at Union Station in the heart of downtown, with six stops in between. The 23-mile ride takes approximately 37 minutes. More information can be found here.

16th Street Mall Buses

The 16th Street Mall Ride is a free service that operates seven days a week, ferrying riders up and down the Mall from Denver Union Station to Civic Center. The buses run on a regular schedule but are currently operating on a revised route due to construction on the Mall (they are being diverted to 17th Street and 15th Street, but the start and end locations have not changed). For assistance, head to VISIT DENVER’s Information Desk inside Union Station upon arrival. More information can be found at RTD’s Free MallRide. 

E-bikes and E-scooters

Denver is a leader in micro-mobility options. E-bikes and e-scooters can easily be rented using mobile apps from either of two providers, Lyft and Lime. If you use one of the micro-mobility devices, please use them safely. E-bikes and e-scooters should be ridden in bike lanes or on any street with a speed limit less than 35 MPH.

Parking:

Self-parking:          $39 per day
Valet parking:        $59 per day
EV charging:          Not available
Secured:                Not available
Covered:                Available
In/out privileges:   Available
Parking details:      Self-Parking located at 1820 California St

High Altitude and Weather Tips

Denver really is a Mile High, but most people don’t even notice the altitude difference. The air is just thinner and dryer. It’s best to follow these tips to stay happy and healthy.

  • Drink plenty of water: Before your trip to Denver, and while you are here, drinking plenty of water is the number one way to help your body adjust easily to our higher altitude. The low humidity in Colorado keeps the air dry, so you need about twice as much water as you would drink at home.
  • Monitor your alcohol Intake: Golf balls go ten percent farther…and so do cocktails. Alcoholic drinks pack more of a wallop than at sea level.
  • Eat food high in potassium: Foods such as broccoli, bananas, avocado, cantaloupe, celery, greens, bran, chocolate, granola, dates, dried fruit, potatoes, and tomatoes will help replenish electrolytes by balancing salt intake.
  • Watch your physical activity: The effects of exercise are more intense here. If you normally run five miles a day at home, you might try three miles in Denver.
  • Pack for sun: With less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado. But there’s 25 percent less protection from the sun, so sunscreen is a must. Bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, lip balm…even in the winter.
  • Dress in layers: Denver is known for a year-round mild climate, but conditions can change rapidly, particularly in the Spring and Fall. Before you leave home, check the weather forecast and use this information to pack appropriately. Because the sun is especially powerful in Denver, it can feel much warmer than the actual temperature during the day, but then can become chilly after sundown. Dressing in seasonally appropriate layers is the best way to make sure you’re always prepared!

Visa information

If you reside outside the U.S. and wish to attend this meeting, please reference the U.S. Department of State website to determine if a visa is required for your trip to the conference location.

During the Covid pandemic, the process of obtaining a visa to enter the United States may take extra time beyond the typical several months.  First, ensure your passport has 6 months of validity beyond your travel dates and adequate blank pages available for each border crossing you must make for the trip.

To obtain an official invitation from The American Ceramic Society, please send an email to customerservice@ceramics.org with the following information:

  • name of the conference you plan to attend
  • full name as it appears on your passport
  • physical mailing address
  • telephone number
  • date and country of birth
  • passport number
  • passport issue and expiration dates

Please note that The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) does not have any influence over the issuance of a visa. The determination is at the sole discretion of the Embassy/Consulate. Should your application be denied, ACerS cannot change the decision of the governmental agency.

 

 

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