2012RCOP

Conference Summary

July 11-16, 2021 at the University Memorial Center in the center of the University of Colorado, Boulder campus. The facility includes a variety of meeting rooms and dining options. A copy center, food court, bank, ATMs and bookstore round out the LEED Silver-certified sustainable facilities.

Schedule Highlights
July 11: IPA meetings, ASCE meetings, and PYRN meetings
July 11 (evening) : conference opening icebreaker reception
July 12-16: technical sessions
July 14: afternoon field trips with info to come

Why should people come to this meeting?
For the first time a Regional Conference on Permafrost will be combined with the bi-annual 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering.

Boulder, Colorado is an excellent selection for the location of a Regional Permafrost Conference. The city of 110,000, tucked beneath the picturesque flatiron mountains, has a rich culture befitting of a Colorado mountain town but has well developed public transportation, green spaces, trails, and world class conference facilities. The Conference takes advantage of the nearby Front Range and San Juan Mountains.

Beyond being an accommodating, accessible, and progressive location to hold a major Conference, we have selected Boulder because the area is a major center for research in Polar, alpine, and cold regions research and engineering. The region hosts numerous federal research centers including the United States Geological Survey's Boulder and Denver offices and the National Center for Atmospheric Research and their terrestrial climate modeling teams. The vibrant program of the University of Colorado, Boulder includes the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research and the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Colleagues at all of these federal and university partners have agreed to collaborate or lead major aspects of conference logistics, scientific content, field trips, local outreach, and fundraising.

Boulder is only 45 minutes from Denver International Airport, a major hub with flights to 160 locations in the U.S. and direct flights to Tokyo, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Reykjavik and six major Canadian cities. The greater Denver and Boulder area have ample public transportation. Numerous hotels are located within walking or short bus service to the proposed Conference location on the University of Colorado campus.

Hotel/Travel Information

Boulder Area Information
- Welcome to Boulder
- Travel Information - Denver Airport to Boulder