Transportation – Denver Information


Transportation to the Westin Denver Downtown

The Westin Denver Downtown is in a central location, allowing conference attendees easy access to many of the excellent restaurants, museums, independent bookstores, coffee shops, and stores in the area. To make your way to the hotel for this exciting event, consider the following available options. For additional information, please visit

  • Rental Vehicles: The conference hotel is approximately 27 miles from the Denver International Airport (DEN)—a 35-minute drive. The hotel has two parking options for hotel guests: 1) on-site parking is $35.00 USD per day and 2) valet parking is $45.00 USD per day.
  • A Line Commuter Train: Traveling to downtown Denver, the commuter train will “run every 15 minutes during peak travel times.” Tickets may be purchased for $9.00 USD per day “and includes unlimited rides on the A Line during a single business day.”
  • Denver Super Shuttle: This shared ride service is available for approximately $30.00 USD one way. Reservations are required in advance. To book a ride, visit
  • Taxi Service: From the airport to downtown Denver, there is a flat rate of $55.57 USD (the airport access fee already included). Additional fees may be incurred for multiple stops, if electing to share a cab.
  • RTD Bus Service: The RTD public bus service offers transportation to the area for a nominal fee of $9.00 USD for a one-day pass. Buses will “depart approximately every 15 minutes during peak hours and drivers will help you load and unload your luggage. All buses are wheelchair accessible.”

Free MallRide

Besides walking and exploring all that the Mile High City has to offer, one of the best ways to move around downtown Denver is to use RTD’s Free MallRide shuttle bus, which stops at every corner on 16th Street between Civic Center Station and Union Station. Available to passengers seven days a week, this shuttle service “starts running at 4:59 a.m. on weekdays, 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays, and 6:30 a.m. on Sundays” and “continues throughout the day with the last complete round-trip of the night starting out at 1:21 a.m.” For more information on this free service or to review the Free MallRide map, please visit

Free MetroRide

In addition to the FreeMallRide service, RTD offers Free MetroRide during the “weekday rush hours (5:15 am-9:00 am and 2:30 pm-6:30 pm) and provides convenient connections to bus, light rail, and commuter rail.” Free MetroRide provides its passengers access to 18th and 19th streets in downtown Denver with fourteen select stops between Union Station and Civic Center Station. Look for RTD stops with a “white canopy and/or marker with a map of the route and downtown area.” For more information on this free service or to review the Free MetroRide map, its drop-off locations, and schedule, please visit the RTD website at


TODAY – Last Day to register at regular rate for the SSAWW Conference

Today is the last day to register at the regular rate for the SSAWW Conference 

All conference participants must be current SSAWW Members. If you renewed your membership in the last two weeks, your status may not be updated in the Membership Directory yet, but if you are unsure about membership status, please email

2018 Triennial Conference – Book Display

2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference – Book Display

For those interested in having their books on display at the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, we will be partnering with The Scholar’s Choice to meet that need. They will be displaying books throughout the conference in Molly Brown, where our book/journal exhibition and art exhibitions are scheduled to take place. Please reach out to your press and have them contact Mary Lynn Howe at Scholar’s Choice for additional information; her E-mail address is

SSAWW Conference – Registration Desk Volunteer Needed (Registration Waiver – Respond ASAP)

One of the volunteers at the registration desk has had to withdraw from the conference; therefore, we need to fill a vacancy on Wednesday evening from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

This position comes with a full registration waiver (or reimbursement, if the individual selected has already paid). If you are interested, please e-mail at as soon as possible.  This is not restricted to graduate students, though we would prefer to open the position to a graduate student, independent scholar, or early career scholar.

SSAWW Conference Reminders – One week left to register

View the updated Conference Program
Hotel Reservations at the Westin Denver Downtown (there are still a handful of rooms remaining in the second block for some of the conference days)
There’s still time to sign-up for some of these wonderful conference events.  Click the title to read more about each event or the link to sign-up and reserve your spot!

SSAWW Conference Hotel – Westin Denver Downtown

Our room block at the conference hotel – Westin Denver Downtown has sold out.  We just received word that the hotel can release an additional 30-40 rooms (king-sized beds only) to our room block at the discounted rate of $259/night.  Note that this is much lower than Westin’s regular rate of $425/night.
If you still need a room at the conference hotel and would reserve one should it become available, please email as soon as possible, so we can get a proper count.
If SSAWW were to contract these additional rooms, we would need to fill 90%, so we want to get a sense of how many people still need accommodations.
Please let us know as soon as possible by email if you would still like to reserve a room at the conference hotel, and we’ll pass along further information as we receive it from the Westin.
Thank you.

SSAWW Announcement – 2018 Triennial Conference

The 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference is quickly approaching, and we look forward to the many thought-provoking conversations that will emerge as we venture into the Mile High City. The conference program is entering into its final stages, so those interested in making any final adjustments to their affiliation, paper title, or E-mail address should contact the Vice President of Development at with those requested changes no later than October 1, 2018.

In addition, we would like to encourage participants who have not done so already to complete their registration and payment for the conference so that we can have a more accurate headcount as we finalize meeting spaces, food and beverage options, etc. with the hotel. Should you unfortunately need to withdraw from the conference, we would also appreciate advanced notification, if possible, so that we can make adjustments to the sessions offered before printing the programs. Thank you, as always, for your continued support of SSAWW and our mission. We look forward to meeting you all in Denver.