IMMERSIVE COLORADO MAPS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
HOST STREET ADDRESS AND MAPS
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is located in City Park, approximately three miles east of downtown Denver, at the intersection of Montview and Colorado Boulevards. Below is the address, web site and phone, a Google Map link to help you plan your visit, and a "Hotels via Google Maps" link (this will help you locate nearby Denver hotels in a price range and with amenities that you are looking for).
MUSEUM ENTRANCE: Enter the museum through door #6 (the Ricketson Auditorium/Gates Planetarium entrance) identified on the Program and Schedule of Events map. Download the Program and Schedule of Events and abstracts for the conference by clicking here.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80205
Telephone: +1 303 370 6000
Plan your visit: Open in Google Maps.
Hotels via Google Maps: Open in Google Maps.
HOTELS AND SHORT TERM RENTALS
Please note that hotel rates typically increase as the date to the event approaches. Book your hotel as far in advance as possible for the best rates.
There is no official hotel, allowing attendees to select accommodations that best fit their personal interests and budget. A list of Denver hotels and accommodations is available at the above Google Maps links (see "Hotels via Google Maps" above for Denver hotels).
Please note that hotels in La Junta are MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE than Denver:
Midtown Motel, La Junta (between $54/night and $65/night depending on the room; reserve by July 15)
Phone: +1 719 384 7741
Note: mention "City of La Junta" for these rates
Holiday Inn, , La Junta ($89/night if reserved by August 11)
Phone: +1 719 384 2900
Note: mention "Bent's Fort Colorado Conference" for this rate
Hampton Inn, La Junta ($89/night if reserved by August 15)
Phone: +1 719 384 4444
Note: mention "Bent's Fort Colorado Conference" for this rate
Short-term rentals: Depending on how long you plan visit there are a
number of short-term rentals that often cost less than hotels. Both http://airbnb.com and http://vrbo.com offer short-term rentals.
About the Immersive Education Initiative
The Immersive Education Initiative is a non-profit international collaboration of educational institutions, research institutes, museums, consortia and companies. The Initiative was established in 2005 with the mission to define and develop standards, best practices, technology platforms, training and education programs, and communities of support for virtual worlds, Virtual Reality, augmented and mixed reality, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, immersive teaching and immersive learning systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes.
Thousands of faculty, researchers, staff and administrators are members of the Immersive Education Initiative, who together service millions of academic and corporate learners worldwide.
Chapters support the rapid and continued growth of Immersive Education throughout the world, and constitute the geographically distributed structure of the organization through which regional and local members are supported and enriched. Chapters organize officially sanctioned Summits, Days, workshops, collaborations, seminars, lectures, forums, meetings, public service events and activities, technical groups, technical work items, research, and related activities.
About Immersive Education Summits
Immersive Education (iED) Summits are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized for educators, researchers, administrators, business leaders and the general public. iED Summits consist of presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions, demos and workshops that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersion and the technologies that enable immersion. iED Summits feature new and emerging virtual worlds, game-based learning and training systems, simulations, mixed/augmented reality, fully immersive environments, immersive learning and training platforms, cutting-edge research from around the world, and related tools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices.
Speakers at iED Summits have included faculty, researchers, staff, administrators and professionals from Boston College, Harvard University (Harvard Graduate School of Education, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Media Lab, The Smithsonian Institution, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Federation of American Scientists (FAS), United States Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service, Temple University, Rice University, Stanford University, Internet 2, Cornell University, Loyola Marymount University, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Kauffman Foundation, Amherst College, Boston Library Consortium, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Stratasys Ltd., Duke University, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Turner Broadcasting, Open Wonderland Foundation, Gates Planetarium, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, University of Maryland College Park, UCLA, USC, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Halliburton Company, Oracle, Computerworld, The MOFET Institute (Israel), Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel), Keio University (Japan), Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company (Japan), Nikko Telecommunications Company (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), Open University (UK), University of Glasgow (UK), Coventry University (UK), University of St Andrews (UK), Giunti Labs (Italy) and European Learning Industry Group, University of Barcelona (Spain), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), University of Oulu (Finland), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD; France), Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel), Graz University of Technology (Austria), University of West of Scotland (UK), University of Essex (UK), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), University of Vienna (Austria), Government of New South Wales (Australia), Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (Hungary), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS; Brazil), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India), and many more world-class organizations.