Planning for 2022 CLASP Meeting

Location

Colorado College (aka “CC”), Colorado Springs (aka “the Springs”)

Dates - November 2022

Opening reception Wednesday evening, November 9th, likely 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 10th - full day, ending with dinner downtown

Friday, November 11th, morning session only

(Possible pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, November 9th)

Anticipated Cost

Recent conferences have had a ~$200 registration fee.

Anticipated Schedule

  • Possible half-day pre-conference sessions on Wednesday afternoon
  • Wednesday evening - opening reception
  • Full day on a Thursday, late afternoon trip to Garden of the Gods, followed by dinner downtown (included with registration)
  • Half day on a Friday (boxed lunches will be available)

Spring Virtual Discussions

Conference Agenda

Caution: Thin Air

  • Colorado Springs is at ~6000 feet elevation
  • Tips for adjusting to higher altitude and avoiding altitude sickness
  • Talk to your doctor about getting Acetazolamide? – it’s used to prevent altitude sickness
  • If you live at sea level, I would plan to see other parts of Colorado after the meeting rather than before, to give yourself time to acclimate to 6000 feet first before going to the higher elevations.

Air Travel

Two airports:

  • Colorado Springs - COS (~25 minutes from CC) - very manageable airport!
  • Denver International - DIA (~90 minutes from CC, something of a headache to park/return rental vehicles, I leave the Springs at least 4 hours before my flight when leaving out of DIA, due to weather/traffic/construction on I-25) - might save you some money on airfare, but it's less convenient than COS, but recommended if you plan to take some time to explore the state before or after the conference

Lodging

We plan to block rooms at:

We are about to block rooms at $155/night (plus 12.75% taxes and fees) for two queen beds for Wed. & Thurs night. This rate will be available 2 days pre- and post-conference (Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday).

In order to benefit from the block rate, please don't make reservations until we share the link for doing so. (That link will be posted here.)

Deadline to make reservations will be noon on October 10th.

Parking at the hotel: $22/night for valet and $17/night for self-parking.

Ground Transportation

  • Uber/Lyft to/from COS Airport is ~$25
  • We will likely arrange for a shuttle to go to and from the Anter’s to CC at appropriate times.
  • If you are coming only for the conference, you probably don’t need a car.

Exploring the Area

If you plan to stay in the area after: Manitou Springs is a popular location - The Cliff House in Manitou Springs, 20 minute drive from CC

LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT
We recognize that, in Colorado, we learn, teach, and live on or near the ancestral homelands of the Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Pueblo, Shoshone, and Ute Peoples. We at Colorado College are specifically situated on the traditional territories of the Southern Ute Nation, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and the Northern Ute Peoples. We have a responsibility to acknowledge our Indigenous connections, as well as the histories of dispossession and forced removal that have allowed for the growth and survival of this institution. We also have a responsibility to recognize and highlight the continued social, intellectual, economic, and cultural contributions of Indigenous Peoples to Colorado College, Colorado Springs, and all of society. 


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