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What To Wear:
Casual business attire is acceptable for most events; please dress comfortably. In July, average temperatures in Denver are around 85°F during the day and 65°F during the evening. Business attire is requested for the James Bryant Conant Award banquet on Thursday evening. Also, because meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely, we recommend you bring a sweater or jacket to meeting sessions and outdoor functions.


Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport (DEN) combines safety, security, efficiency and beauty in providing a seamless experience for travelers. As the largest airport in the United States, DEN was designed to grow along with the aviation industry. DEN recently opened its sixth runway. At 16,000 feet (nearly 5,000 meters), this runway is the longest in North America.

Consistently rated as one of least-delayed airports in the nation, DEN's airfield design allows for quick turnarounds and efficient aircraft flow. These operational efficiencies translate into on-time arrivals and departures for passengers.

The major airlines that service the airport are:

Air Canada, AirTran, Alaska, America West, American, ATA, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Mexicana, Midwest, Northwest, Sun Country, United and US Airways.

Ground Transportation:
SuperShuttle Denver Transportation is a regular shuttle service between Denver International Airport and the Adam's Mark Hotel. The cost is $18 per person one way or $32 per person round trip. Upon arrival, you can purchase airport transportation at the SuperShuttle Denver counter at the airport baggage claim on Level 5. When you come up the escalator from the train, turn to your right and you come to the SuperShuttle Denver counter. All transportation will depart from Level 5. The counter personnel will direct you to your vehicle. You DO NOT need to make advance reservations. For transportation back to the airport, return reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance prior to departure time. Taxi service is approximately $43 one way.

Please go to SuperShuttle Denver's Web site at or call 800-525-3177 or 303-370-1300 for further information and detailed shuttle schedules.


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ECS Discounted Air Travel:
ECS has arranged airfare discounts with the following airlines:




United Airlines



You may call the travel agency of your choice, contact the above airlines directly or you may call the ECS travel agency, Travel and Transport, toll free at 866-481-4040.

Note: ALL ECS Committee members MUST use the ECS travel agency, Travel and Transport, at 866-481-4040.
ECS committees include:

  • Steering Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • National Forum Committee

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Hotel Reservations and Information:

The meeting headquarters hotel is:

The Adam's Mark Hotel
1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
(800) 444-2326

Hotel Reservation Procedures:

  • You are responsible for arranging all hotel accommodations or cancellations. Rooms at the National Forum rate are limited, so book as early as possible.

  • Please call t he Reservations Department directly at the main hotel number above or National Reservations at 1.800.444-2326. Ask for the "Education Commission of the States" room block to ensure you get the group rate of $119 + 13.85% tax for a single- or double-bed room.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.; check-out, 12:00 p.m.

  • If you would like a confirmation number for your reservation, please ask the hotel reservations department for one when you make your reservation.

  • Reservations will not be accepted without a credit card number or deposit. The Adam's Mark Hotel requires a one-night deposit by credit card. Your reservation will be guaranteed for late arrival.

  • Reservations must be received by the Adam's Mark Hotel by June 17 to get the ECS group rate.

  • Reservations made after this date can only be accepted on a space-available basis and not necessarily at the ECS group rate.

  • In the event the room block at the Adam's Mark Hotel fills before June 17, please call Karen Kepler at 303.299.3621.

Hotel Room Cancellation Procedures:
  • To cancel your reservation, please call the hotel main number at least 72 hours before arrival.

  • If you fail to cancel your reservation within 72 hours of arrival, you will be charged for one night's room and tax.
Download Adam's Mark information sheet.





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Vacation/Things To Do in Denver:

Download Denver attractions information sheet.





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