Conference and Workshops Venue


The main conference, workshops, and challenges will be held at Hotel Boulderado in downtown Boulder. This historic hotel is situated in the heart of scenic Boulder, just down the block from the Pearl Street Mall, the main dining and shopping district. The main conference presentations and keynotes will be held in the Boulderado Ballroom, with coffee breaks and lunches in the Foyer and Mezzanine.

Hotel Boulderado
2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
United States
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Presentations and keynotes on main conference days will be located in the Boulderado Ballroom, with ample capacity for over 300 attendees. The venue offers free Wi-Fi and has audiovisual support for multiple projection screens. Coffee breaks will be held just outside in the Foyer. Lunches will be held in the Historic Building in the Mezzanine. On the workshop, grand challenge, and tutorial days, we will have up to five rooms available, with coffee breaks in the Foyer.


Denver International Airport

Boulder is located approximately 44 miles (70 km) from Denver International Airport (DEN). As of 2015, DEN was the 6th-busiest US airport with over 54 million passengers (18th-busiest in the world). Denver International Airport was named "No. 3 Best Airport Serving 50-60 million passengers per year" in the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards (highest among US airports). The airport Wi-Fi was found to be the fastest in the 2017 Speedtest by Ookla. Denver International Airport serves numerous domestic and international destinations with nonstop service.

Ground Transportation to/from the Airport

There are multiple options for ground transportation to and from Denver International Airport (approximate fares shown for one-way travel):

  • RTD SkyRide Bus, $9
    • approx. 1 hour
    • Route AB stops at Downtown Boulder Station -- a 5-minute walk to Hotel Boulderado
  • Green Ride Boulder shuttle, $40 for drop-off at hotel
    • shuttle service highly recommended by local hotels
    • attendees may arrange to share a shuttle as a small group
  • Taxi flat rate, $90
    • approx. 45 minutes

The typical driving route from the airport (view in Google Maps) relies on the interstate highways (~50 minutes):

Local Transportation at the Venue

Boulder offers numerous bus routes, with a downtown circulator (route: HOP) running weekdays and weekends (a local daily pass costs approx. $5.20):

Boulder also features an innovative non-profit bicycle sharing system: Boulder B-cycle. An $8 Day Tripper pass allows unlimited 30-minute trips during a day. Note that a fee of $3 is charged for each additional 30 minutes in a single trip -- be sure to return the bicycle to a B-cycle station when you're done! Numerous B-cycle stations are located throughout the city:


ICMI 2018 is committed to providing an inclusive environment and we will do our best to accommodate requests for special assistance. Please contact our accessibility chair, Marcelo Worsley (, as soon as possible if you require special arrangements.

Common accessibility requests include:
  • Special dietary needs
  • Accessibility by wheelchair or scooter
  • Accommodations for family/baby care
  • Accommodations for a guide dog/service animal
  • Sign language interpretation

How do I communicate accessibility needs to organizers?

When you register for the conference, there will be a registration question labeled “Please describe any special accessibility or dietary needs here.” In your response, please indicate any accessibility needs such as wheelchair access, sign language interpretation, or a guide. The organizers will follow up with you to clarify your needs. You can contact them directly at any time by emailing. Alternatively, you can contact the accessibility chair to share any accessibility needs by emailing

Who do I ask if my question is not answered here?

If there is specific accessibility information you would like to see here, or if you wish to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact the event organizers and someone will respond to you shortly. For information about Boulder accessibility, including public transport, go to the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau:>

Will sign language interpretation or captioning be available?

The conference can provide a team of sign language interpreters or captioners if requested by any attendees during the registration period. Please make your request as early as possible. Event organizers will follow up with you to discuss your needs in more detail. After the deadline for early registration, a best effort will be made to accommodate requests, but we cannot guarantee that interpreters or captioners will be available.

What are the taxi and public transport options for getting to the conference venue?

Travel to and around Boulder is easy and convenient with plenty of public transportation options. To get around town or from the airport, Lyft, Uber and zTrip Boulder taxis are available. For larger parties, they can take advantage of shuttle options. The RTD SkyRide bus takes passengers to and from Denver International Airport, while the GO Boulder bus goes in and around the City of Boulder. You can learn more about the public transportation system by visiting the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau:

Can someone assist me during the conference?

If you need assistance at Hotel Boulderado, please let the meeting organizers or front desk know. Alternatively, you can share any accessibility needs by emailing

Will the conference be accessible by wheelchair or power scooter?

Yes, conference space at Hotel Boulderado is accessible to wheelchair or power scooter users. An elevator is available on the historic and modern sections.

What are the restroom facilities like?

There is an accessible toilet adjacent to Hotel Boulderado conference rooms and break area on the historic and modern sections.

What are the arrangements for presenters with accessibility needs?

If you are a presenter who uses a wheelchair, please contact the event organizers as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements to have a ramp installed. Poster sessions will have space for a wheelchair to move between the posters.

Can I bring my guide dog?

Yes! Guide dogs and other service animals are welcome. Water can be made available upon request. Please indicate on your registration form if you anticipate bringing a service animal to the conference. If accommodations need to be made, you can also contact

Is there a pet relief area?

There are nature spots outside of Hotel Boulderado for animals to relieve themselves. It is recommended pets are taken for a short walk around Hotel Boulderado. Please make sure all service animals are on leash at all times.

Will the conference be a smoke-free environment?

All indoor conference areas are non-smoking.

What if I have a medical emergency or health problem during the conference?

In case of emergency call 911 for an ambulance. The nearest hospital, Boulder Community Hospital, is 0.6 miles away. If you have a sudden and serious accident or illness go to an emergency hospital clinic at a hospital. For other questions contact the event organizers or ask any staff member at Hotel Boulderado’s front desk. They will provide you with information about local doctors, specialists, chiropractors, etc. For non-resident attendees, buying travel insurance that covers medical expenses is strongly recommended as fees for emergency treatment can be very high.

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