NNER 2015 Summer Symposium set for Laramie, WY, June 26-29, 2015
Watch for an application form, but start thinking about the possibility of joining NNER colleagues in Laramie, WY, this summer, for the annual summer symposium. Registration fees are $650 with lodging available at the Hilton Garden Inn & University of Wyoming Conference Center, 307.745.555. Rooms will be $109 per night, plus tax.
Out-of-state symposium participants arriving via air can fly into Denver International Airport, rent a car, and make the 135 mile drive to Laramie or fly directly into Laramie via Denver. Green Ride shuttle service (http://www.greenrideco.com/) is also available from Denver to Laramie and back to the airport. Shuttle service from the Laramie airport to the UW Hilton Garden Inn is readily available. All travel to and from Laramie is the responsibility of symposium participants and facilitators.
The NNER Summer Symposium sessions will be held in the University of Wyoming’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn at 222 South 22nd Street. Sessions will be in the Boyd Conference Room, located on the second floor. For more information about the Gateway Center, please visit http://www.uwyo.edu/foundation/gateway-center/.
There’s plenty to do in and around Laramie for the Western history buff or any outdoors lover! Hiking, biking, rock climbing, and camping can be found at Vedauwoo, the famous rock formation twenty miles east of Laramie. Or try to scenic drives, hiking, biking, fishing, and camping found elsewhere in the Medicine Bow National Forest or Curt Gowdy State Park. If you’re interested in history, visit the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie, or the University of Wyoming’s Geology or Anthropology museums, both found on campus. Find more information about local restaurants, shopping, and other attractions at http://visitlaramie.org/.
The Wyoming School-University Partnership submitted a proposal to co-host the symposium with the NNER. The Wyoming setting is viewing its co-hosting responsibilities as a way to renew and engage its own constituency and those of nearby states. Prior to the symposium, Wyoming is planning a one-day meeting, June 25, that will involve NNER leadership and a group of 100-125 participants. The NNER thus sees the Wyoming meeting as a way to expand member recruitment in the region. Watch for more details about all of these events!
Site of the summer symposium at the new UW Conference center and views of the surrounding countryside.