2017 Forum Annual Meeting | Hotel & Travel


A Place for All? Belonging in Higher Education

April 24-26, 2019
Boulder, CO

* Download the 2019 PRELIMINARY Program

Conference Hotel and Travel

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
150 West 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-401-2000

The Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel is located in the heart of downtown business and entertainment district. Please make your room reservations by asking for the Western Academic Leadership Forum discounted rate of $139.00 (plus applicable taxes) or use this link https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/westernacademic. The cut-off date for the discounted rate is March 31, 2017, unless the block fills earlier. Room costs are the responsibility of the meeting attendees.

Airport Information

The Salt Lake International Airport is served by most major airlines. It is approximately eight miles from the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. 


The Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service that operates daily from 5A.M. to Midnight every 30 minutes. For guests who are at the airport needing transportation to the hotel, dial (801) 401-2000 to request a pickup and the operator will advise you of the pickup location.

Driving Directions from Salt Lake City International Airport
Travel Time: 11 minutes

  • Take the I-80 E ramp on the left to City Center/Ogden/Provo
  • Keep left and follow signs for I-80 E
  • Take exit 121 for 600 S
  • Merge onto W 600 S
  • Turn left onto S West Temple
  • Take 1st left onto W 500 S. Sheraton Salt Lake City will be on the right

Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.

Taxi cost is approximately $23.00

​TRAX Light Rail
Cost is $2.50. Please visit https://www.rideuta.com for information

What to Wear

Dress for the meeting is business casual. The average temperature in the Salt Lake City area in April is 60 degrees. 

Local Attractions

Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a large metro area with the opportunity to take advantage of year round outdoor recreation within minutes in every direction. An attractive, safe, and growing city, Salt Lake offers unequaled views, a thriving economy, exciting nightlife, remarkable history, the warm hospitality of a small western town, and *The Greatest Snow on Earth™*. Below are a few possibilities if you arrive before the meeting begins or stay afterwards.

Tracy Aviary (http://tracyaviary.org/) - You’ll hear Tracy Aviary before you see many of the 400 birds residing there, many of which are rare or endangered. At the south end of Liberty Park, the aviary is open year-round.

Temple Square (http://www.templesquare.com/) - Come experience the variety of wonderful attractions available on the 35 acres of Temple Square located in the heart of Salt Lake City! Examples include Salt Lake Temple, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and The Beehive House.

Great Salt Lake (https://utah.com/great-salt-lake-state-park) - The Great Salt Lake and its islands provide outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities in northern Utah. It is one of the most asked-about tourist destinations in Utah. A remnant of the massive ancient Lake Bonneville, the lake is now landlocked and its waters are salty. It is the largest lake between the Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean, and is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere.

Family History Library (https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is serious about preserving its genealogy records. All Family History Library record originals are kept at the Granite Records Vault in the mountains near the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, but the digital information is available to everyone.

Utah Olympic Park (http://utaholympiclegacy.org/) - Likely Utah’s most complete Olympic legacy attraction, this park is home to the bobsled, luge and skeleton track; the K90 and K120 Nordic jumps; the Alf Engen Ski Museum; 2002 Eccles Olympic Museum, and extensive photographs and a film.

Arches National Park (www.nps.gov/arch) - Arches National Park is a visual delight that boasts the greatest density of natural arches in the world. Sweeping vista views of delicate arches, fins and spires team up with the fragile soil to give the park its unique appearance.

Canyonlands National Park (www.nps.gov/cany) - Canyonlands National Park is primitive and elemental with natural puzzles of canyons, cliffs and mesas divided by the rushing Colorado and Green Rivers. Explore the maze-like landscapes for a mosaic of color, form and curve. Petroglyphs show evidence of past human civilizations.