2022 Alliance Annual Meeting
October 26-28, 2022
Registration and Logistics
All attendees must register in advance for the Alliance 2022 Annual Meeting. The official program’s registration fee is waived for nonmember speakers and for each Alliance member’s official representative. All others must pay the appropriate fees listed below.
The registration deadline for all attendees is October 12, 2022. Register here.
|Annual Meeting||Early-Bird Registration
Up to September 14, 2022
September 15-October 12, 2022
|Alliance Member Attendees
||Fee waived||Fee waived|
||$595 per person||$650 per person|
Join today and have your official
representative’s registration fee waived!
|$695 per person||$750 per person|
COVID-19 is continuing to spread throughout our communities, and the nature of the virus continues to evolve. WICHE relies on the guidance of the CDC and local entities to determine the organization’s protocols. We strongly encourage participants attending the 2022 Alliance Annual Meeting to consider your overall wellness and to consider testing prior to attending the event.
We will have sanitizer, masks, disinfectant wipes, and rapid-tests available. Please be considerate of your fellow attendees and respect those that ask for more space or who choose to wear a mask.
We ask that you do not attend the event if you are ill and/or have recently been exposed to COVID-19.
We will continue to closely monitor all guidelines and regulations and will update safety protocols as appropriate.
**Please note, we will not refund registration fees for attendees who do not comply with any state or county requirements.
A cancellation request must be received in writing prior to October 12, 2022. to receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after the October 12 deadline. WICHE/the Alliance is not responsible for canceling hotel reservations.
Send cancellation requests to:
Attn: Kay Hulstrom or Jenn Raby
3035 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
Please make your room reservations by clicking here to receive the discounted rate of $149.00 or call 1-888-236-2427 and ask for the Alliance discounted rate. The cut-off date for the discounted rate is October 1, 2022, unless the block fills earlier. Room costs are the responsibility of the meeting attendees.
Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel
500 Flatiron Boulevard
Broomfield, CO 80021
The Denver International Airport (DIA) is served by most major airlines. It is approximately 36 miles from the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel.
Taxi – Fare is approximately $68.00 USD from DIA to the hotel.
EightBlack Airport Shuttle – Fare is approximately $55.00 USD from DIA to the hotel. Make a reservation.
Dress for the meeting is business casual. The average temperature in the Denver area in October is 68 degrees; however, it is also not unusual for Denver to receive its first snowfall of the year at the end of October, so please be sure to check the forecast when packing.
Denverites are much more laid-back than residents of other major American cities, promoting an active, outdoorsy culture that thrives on good food and craft beer. Take a cue from the city’s residents and spend your days in the Mile High City getting to know its hiking paths, shopping streets and brewery trails. In addition to loving nature, Denver’s population also exhibits a passion for art, culture and cuisine. Below are a few possibilities if you arrive before the meeting begins or stay afterwards.
Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park – Rocky Mountain National Park draws millions of people every year who come to explore its varied trails and stunning views. The park features dramatic peaks, as well as 147 pristine lakes and plenty of wildlife. Its 355 miles of trails appeal to hikers of all experience levels.
Garden of the Gods – It’s easy to see how this natural landmark earned such an ethereal title: These magnificent red rock formations look as though deities could’ve carved them. However, the sandstone pillars are, in fact, the work of geological activity along a natural fault line, as well as rainfall over millennia. You can learn about the garden’s formations at the visitor and nature center, which houses numerous informative displays and hosts daily nature presentations.
Mesa Verde National Park – It’s not too often that scenic hiking areas are also steeped in history, but Mesa Verde certainly has both. This national park consists of an array of preserved cliff dwellings originally built by the people of Pueblo centuries ago. The Ancestral Puebloans lived and worked in these cliffside quarters for years until finally abandoning them in 1300. Now, the remnants of this ancient civilization draw thousands of visitors to the southwest corner of Colorado each year.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science – With exhibits featuring everything from dinosaur bones to Egyptian mummies, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science inspires learning in the young and young at heart. This impressive facility houses artifacts pertaining to a variety of scientific areas, including anthropology, zoology, geology, health sciences, paleontology and space science. Some of the more popular displays include the wildlife exhibit, which includes more than 90 habitat scenes containing information on animals from around the world, from Alaska to Australia. Meanwhile, the hands-on Space Odyssey area introduces travelers to the outer reaches of the galaxy and beyond.
United States Mint – Even if you hate the sound of excess change rattling around your pockets, you’ll find a tour of the Denver branch of the United States Mint to be an interesting way to spend an hour or so. Having opened in 1863, its purpose was to transform the Gold Rush’s findings into coinage. Today, the U.S. Mint in Denver can produce up to 50 million coins a day.