2019 Annual Conference - Discounted Lodging & Travel Information
The Sebastian - Vail
The IFCPP conference team is pleased to provide the following information to help you plan for an outstanding conference experience. Below you'll find several pieces of critical information:
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Conference Hotel #2
**Discounted rooms are limited so book now via IFCPP's online conference registration. All discounted rooms must be reserved through the IFCPP directly**
Note: IFCPP conference costs are closely tied to contractual obligations for meetings and lodging. Registration fees are calculated based on these commitments, so all conference participants are required to utilize established conference arrangements. IFCPP has negotiated the best available rates to keep conference fees at a minimum.
CROWNE PLAZA DENVER - AN URBAN-INSPIRED DENVER, CO HOTEL
Experience an urban refuge in the Mile High City at the Crowne Plaza Denver. With a new, cutting-edge design, our downtown Denver hotel radically challenges the traditional norms of business-friendly with a modern environment to meet, mix, and collaborate. Work and unwind in smartly styled rooms and suites. With city and mountain views and comfortable spaces for living, working and sleeping, our spacious WorkLife accommodations feature a functional workspace, HDTVs, WiFi, and our Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage® Program. Within walking distance to top attractions, museums, shopping, restaurants, and sports and entertainment venues. Our downtown Denver location puts you within steps of Denver Pavilions and the 16th Street outdoor shopping district, and less than one mile from the University of Colorado-Denver campus. Enjoy dining and nightlife in Lower Downtown (LoDo), a hip neighborhood with a vital history, or catch a football game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Crowne Plaza Denver is right on the edge of Denver's Golden Triangle neighborhood, a cultural hub with a collection of museums including the Denver Public Library (main branch), Denver Art Museum and History Colorado Center, as well as tech start-ups. Explore the Art District at Santa Fe, with 60 galleries and shops. See a Broadway show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, one of the largest arts complexes in the world. With a refreshing mix of urban style and an inviting boutique feel, the Crowne Plaza Denver is the place to connect, meet, relax, play, dine, lounge, and explore. Surrounded by the energy of downtown, our hotel is a city-inspired retreat with inviting spaces to lounge or mingle. Fresh off the heels of a 22 million-dollar top to bottom renovation, Crowne Plaza Denver hotel has a modern vibe complete with community tables and huddle spots for a cooperative working environment designed for today's modern business traveler.
The sebastian - EMBRACE THE MAGIC OF VAIL
Vail, Colorado is one-of-a-kind. As a mountain village, there is no other in America as charming, colorful and international. The Sebastian – Vail, A Timbers Resort, captures the magic of this storied place like nowhere else, from the works of art in common areas to the exciting venues and amenities throughout. No visit to Vail is complete without stopping in at Bloom Spa, Frost bar, The Library when it’s time to be social, and our visionary restaurant, Leonora. Relax in the mountain-view pool with steaming hot tubs any time of day or any time of year. Join us for a night or own with us forever; either way, The Sebastian – Vail will beckon you home time and again. A confluence of approachable chic and high mountain comfort, The Sebastian – Vail is an alpine oasis with enticing experiences right here at home or right outside your door. The Sebastian – Vail is a thrilling place with an array of sensational services and amenities that have earned it membership to Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide™, as well as accolades from Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. Be part of the scene and enjoy dining and drinks at Frost and Leonora. Peruse our art collection or retreat to The Library for intimate conversation. Our new Luxury Plaza guest rooms are designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind. Remodeled in December 2014, the Luxury Plaza rooms offer rich estate-quality furnishings, limited edition artwork, comfortable table and sitting spaces. Rooms are appointed with the finest amenities such as 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covered king or two queen beds with plush pillows and posh bathrobes with slippers.
The IFCPP conference team is pulling out all of the stops for its 20th Anniversary Conference celebration! 2 days of pre-conference activities, 2 days of cutting-edge educational sessions in downtown Denver and excursions to local cultural institutions, and 2 days of workshops and networking activities in Vail, CO!
Conference participants will gather in Denver Oct 18, 19, or 20 for optional pre-conference activities, including tours of the History Colorado Museum, Denver Zoo, and Denver's newest museum, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Hotel discounts begin October 18 and continue through the following weekend.
If you're unable to join us for pre-conference activities, make sure to arrive in time for our traditional Welcome Reception at the Crowne Plaza Denver downtown hotel, Sunday October 20. We'll kick things off at 5:00p with food & drink, on-site registration, exhibits, and networking.
Monday and Tuesday, we'll host 2 full days of outstanding conference sessions, group lunches, and afternoon excursions to nearby cultural institutions, including a special-access behind-the-scenes tour of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Avenir Collections Center. Each day is concluded with optional group dinners at carefully-selected restaurants. Your guest rooms at the Crowne Plaza will also include breakfast in their beautiful new dining room (Mon, Tues, Wed mornings).
After breakfast on Wednesday morning, we'll board a luxury motor coach and head up to the world-renowned Rocky Mountain village of Vail, where our friends at The Sebastian resort will welcome us with lunch and cozy conference facilities where we can continue IFCPP's timely educational program. When our guest rooms are ready for check-in, we'll settle in before enjoying all of the mountain amenities that The Sebastian has to offer (included with your room), followed by an optional group dinner at Leonora.
Thursday morning we'll start the day with a hot group breakfast, followed by a full day of presentations, seminars, workshops, group lunch, and an excursion to the Colorado Snowsports Museum Hall of Fame. We'll end the day with an optional networking happy hour, including local food and craft beer, and whiskey, wine, and craft cocktails.
Friday morning, we'll say goodbye to The Sebastian after another group breakfast and head back to Denver. Or, you can extend your stay through the weekend, on your own (at the same discounted hotel rate).
Once we're back in Denver, we'll drop everyone at Denver's recently remodeled historic Union Station, where participants can enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, and shops before catching a train, taxi, bus, or Uber/Lyft back to Denver International Airport. If you'd like to stay in Denver a couple of extra days, the Crowne Plaza is pleased to welcome you back with discounted rooms.
As always, the IFCPP conference team has put together a not-to-be-missed cultural property protection gathering. We very much hope you can join us in our home state of Colorado this Fall! Please contact us with questions as you plan your anniversary trip...
ADDITIONAL TRAVEL INFORMATION
Recommended Arrival: Saturday, October 19 (or Fri the 18th)
Conference kick-off and welcome reception begins Sunday evening, Oct 20
Airport: Denver International Airport (DEN)
Ground Transportation Options:
A-Train: DIA to Union Station (downtown) $10.50 each way. Click here for schedules and additional information. Make sure to select day of the week and direction.
Taxi: Approximately $65-75 each way (DIA to Crowne Plaza)
Uber and Lyft: Approximately $35 each way (DIA to Crowne Plaza)
Shuttles: Shared ride shuttles offer door-to-door service with multiple stops. Details and discounts TBA
Rental Cars: All major rental car companies available at DIA. Car rentals are not recommended for this conference, as hotels charge daily/nightly parking fees not included in the room rate.
IFCPP shall provide transportation for those activities that are not within walking distance of conference hotels.