Conference Venue

The exterior of a building on campus of UC Boulder with a flower garden

University of Colorado Boulder

University Memorial Center

Tucked in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, acres of vast open space roll into Boulder, Colorado’s quaint cityscape.

To the west, the trail-lined Flatirons are craggy rock formations overlooking the city. Downtown’s brick-paved pedestrian Pearl Street Mall—the heart and soul of Boulder—provides a central gathering place where locals and visitors alike come to stroll and shop among historic store fronts and art galleries, dine at award-winning restaurants and bars, tour craft breweries, sip coffee and soak up this creative community’s laid-back lifestyle.

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU) is a center for research and culture. The campus is home to the Fiske Planetarium and the Museum of Natural History, with zoology and anthropology exhibits. And from June to August, CU is home to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, with live performances under the stars for an experience you’ll never forget. 

Add three national laboratories—the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)—and it is obvious that Boulder has also been busy making some of the world's most important discoveries about Earth and beyond.

National Geographic recently recognized Boulder as "The Happiest City in the U.S."  We invite you to join us and see why!



Overnight parking will be in lot 310 at $20.00. Permits will be available on-line at

Week long parking for conference attendees in the Euclid Parking Garage Permits are $35.00 for the week and will be available on-line at



Denver International AirportAirport

Denver International Airport (DEN)
8500 Peña Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80249
33.0 miles


Bus Transportation HOP Bus

Bus transportation to and from Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn.

Click here for hours of operation, schedules and much more.




Additional Travel Information

Click here for more information about getting around Boulder.

The Conference does not endorse or sponsor any of the listings below. Information is provided as a courtesy the attendees.

Dining Options

  • The Sink
  • Café Aion
  • Ado's Kitchen
  • Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen
  • Taco Junky
  • Boss Lady Pizza
  • Masala Burger
  • Hilltop Food Court - 6 different concepts


ACNS Conference Host:  NSSA


Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering

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National Institute of Standards and Technology

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