The Council on Foundations Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Our overflow hotel is Grand Hyatt Denver. The hotel rates are available three days before and three days after the conference dates based on availability. The reserved block of rooms and special rates will be held until March 26, 2010. After March 26, reservations will be subject to availability and might not be available at the conference rate. ROOMS MAY SELL OUT BEFORE March 26.
Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
$239 Single/Double occupancy
Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
$209 Single/Double occupancy Reservations
The Denver International Airport is located 35 minutes outside of Denver by taxi, shuttle van, bus, or car. The Council on Foundations has arranged a discount with SuperShuttle of $32 round trip per person or $19 one way. To receive this discount, make your reservation by following this link: https://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=ZM988
Look for the Book A Ride section and select/enter the following:
Reservations also can be made by calling 1-800-BLUEVAN (258-3826), give the code ZM988 to the reservationist.
Arrival Information: Guests should proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counter in the main terminal upon arrival at DIA, which is on level 5 (same as baggage claim). Here they can check in and receive their tickets and will be directed to the van loading area. Shuttles depart on schedule for the Hyatt Regency Convention Center & Grand Hyatt every 15 minutes from 7:00 am to 5:15 pm daily and then as-needed for the rest of the day.
Departure Information: Shuttles depart on schedule from the Hyatt Regency Convention Center and Grand Hyatt to DIA every 15 minutes from 5:15 am to 5:30 pm daily and then by reservation all other times. Attendees can call 800-BlueVan (800-258-3826) to make their return reservation at a time that best suits their flight departure time (we recommend being at the airport 1.5 hours prior to flight time). They will use their return ticket for the trip back to the airport.
Attire at the Annual conference is business casual. Please bring a sweater or jacket as temperatures in meeting rooms may vary. Denver has a moderate yet mild, dry, and arid climate. Average temperatures for April are between 48 and 57 degrees. At high altitudes, everyone is affected at varying degrees as they adjust to lower oxygen levels. Upon arrival, don’t overdo eating, exercise, or the consumption of alcohol.
Meals are included in your registration fee on the day(s) for which you have registered. Sunday includes lunch and the Networking Event Reception. Monday includes breakfast and lunch. Tuesday includes breakfast and lunch. Conference attendees may purchase extra meal tickets for guests at the conference registration desk. Breakfast tickets are $50; lunch tickets are $60; and tickets for Monday’s networking event are $70 for adults, $50 for children six to 18, and free for children under age six. Tickets are limited.
Tickets to site sessions are required, free, and limited. Reserved tickets, for those who registered for a session prior to the conference, are included in your registration materials. Remaining tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the registration desk starting Sunday, April 25.
If you are an attendee with special needs, please contact the conference registration desk. If you are attending a site session and have special needs, representatives from the Council will be available to assist you during conference registration hours. If you need a wheelchair during the conference, you can rent one through the hotel’s concierge desk. Audio-listening devices are available at the registration desk for those with hearing difficulties.
The Council continues to make great strides in putting our greening principles into practice. Water stations in session rooms and at break stations will replace bottled water to restrict use of plastic. Mugs and water pitchers at banquet tables will conserve water and energy. Servers at receptions will offer paper napkins at your request to save paper. Fresh, seasonal local vegetables and fruit will be featured at meals. In room recycling bins are provided for your convenience. Trash and recycle receptacles can be found throughout the hotel, including guest rooms and meeting space. If you don’t want your daily newspaper, please contact the concierge to stop delivery.
Both conference hotels have proactive green policies in place, including recycling programs, composting, low-flow fixtures, high-efficiency lighting, linen re-use programs, and energy management policies.
Please share with us your greening tips as you drop your name badge in our recycling bins at the registration desk in Resource Central.
The Council is firmly committed to fair employment practices, inclusiveness, and the prohibition of sexual harassment of employees by staff, visitors, or members. If you would like information on these and other policies, please contact the Council’s executive office at 703-879-0600. The events and sessions at this conference may be photographed, audio-recorded, and video-taped by the Council or its independent photographers and audio-visual firm. The Council may distribute or use these photos and audio or visual recordings on its Web site or in its print and electronic materials for purposes consistent with its charitable mission. By attending the session, you give your permission to be recorded or photographed. If you do not wish your likeness to be used in this way, please contact David Martin (David.Martin@cof.org) within seven days after the conclusion of the conference. To protect the privacy of conference attendees, we ask that others do not audio- or video-record Council events without obtaining permission from the Council in writing, in advance of the event. All Council events that offer alcoholic beverages also will offer non-alcoholic beers and soft drinks. Alcohol will not be served to anyone less than 21 years of age.