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Western Allianced of Community College Academic Leaders logo2022 Alliance Annual Meeting
Registration and Logistics

Registration Information

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
Regular Registration
September 15-October 12, 2022
Alliance Member Attendees

  • Official Representative & Speakers
Fee waived Fee waived
  • Staff accompanying official representative
$595 per person $650 per person
Non-Member Attendees
Join today and have your official
representative’s registration fee waived!
$695 per person $750 per person

COVID Safety Protocols

The Alliance requires individuals to adhere to any state or county mandates in place at the time of the annual meeting. These may include providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test within 72 hours prior to the conference to attend the event or wearing a mask.

As of 5/01/22, there is no indoor mask mandate currently in place in Broomfield, CO. Any mask mandate in place at the time of the Annual Meeting will be strictly upheld and enforced.

We plan to have hand sanitizer and disposable masks available for any attendees who would like some.

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.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

A cancellation request must be received in writing prior to March 9, 2022, to receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after the March 9 deadline. WICHE/the Alliance is not responsible for canceling hotel reservations.
Send cancellation requests to:

WICHE
Attn: Kay Hulstrom or Jenn Raby
3035 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
khulstrom@wiche.edu; jraby@wiche.edu

Accommodations

Please make your room reservations by clicking here to receive the discounted rate of $139.00 or call 1-888-236-2427 and ask for the Alliance discounted rate. The cut-off date for the discounted rate is March 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
Phone: 303-464-8400

Airport Information

The Denver International Airport (DIA) is served by most major airlines. It is approximately 36 miles from the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel.

Transportation

Taxi – Fare is approximately $68.00 USD from DIA to the hotel.

Green Ride – Fare is approximately $50.00 USD from DIA to the hotel. Make a reservation.

Dress

Dress for the meeting is business casual. The average temperature in the Denver area in March is 58 degrees.

Local Attractions

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 ParkRocky 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.