Biochar & Bioenergy 2019 will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado, at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus.

Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins is a small city nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, an hours drive north of Denver. The city offers visitors a picturesque Old Town historical district, over 20 craft breweries, miles of bike paths, and easy access to hiking trails, lakes, and rock climbing areas throughout an extensive network of parks and open spaces. Fort Collins also provides easy access to a variety of scenic drives and hikes as highlighted on our Sponsorship page, as well as the cities of Denver, Boulder, Laramie, and Cheyenne.

>>> Go to Visit Fort Collins for more information and to download the Fort Collins Visitors Guide

CSU & Lory Student Center

Colorado State University (CSU) is Colorado's land-grant university and a top tier research institution, with annual research expenditures of $300 million. CSU ranks first in the country among public institutions for per-faculty federal research funding. Additionally, CSU earned the first ever Platinum STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) rating for its sustainability efforts. The Lory Student Center is in the heart of the Colorado State University campus, next to the large green space known as the "lagoon," with mountain views to the west.

>>> Learn more about the amenities at the CSU Lory Student Center

Traveling to Fort Collins

Air Travel: Denver International Airport is the closest airport to Fort Collins. You will need to account for approximately 1-1.25 hours of driving time to Fort Collins. If taking the airport shuttle, they can provide you with exact pick-up/drop-off times.

Airport shuttle: Groome Transportation (formerly Green Ride Colorado) offers hourly rides from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins. To take advantage of the lowest fare, attendees can arrive to/depart from the CSU Transit Center, which is adjacent to the conference venue and just a short walk from Academic Village. Alternatively, attendees can be dropped off at the CSU Academic Village or other area hotels directly. To book, select Fort Collins: Book Now on the home page, then Arrival Reservations, and then select 'FC - CSU Transit Center', 'FC - Academic Village', or your other hotel from Hotels and other regular pickup Locations drop-down menu.

Private car: A number of rental car agencies are available at the Denver International Airport. A Lyft or Uber ride to/from the Denver airport is approximately $100. For anyone traveling with a car and needs to park on-campus, parking passes can be purchased with conference registration ($5.15 - $12.65/day). For those staying on-campus at Academic Village, parking is included with your lodging package.

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Stay on campus! Affordable and conveniently-located meeting accommodation is available at the CSU Academic Village, just 3 blocks from the conference venue. Each room has a private bathroom, air conditioning, and twin-size bed. There is an option to have a single/private room or double room with a roommate. On-campus accommodation includes complementary on-campus parking as well as daily breakfast and dinner at the adjacent Ram's Horn dining facility, as detailed on the package you select within registration. On-campus lodging must be booked through the CSU conference website and can be booked when registering for the conference.

For those wishing to stay in a traditional hotel, we recommend the Best Western University Inn or Hilton Fort Collins, which are both a short walk from the conference venue.

Getting Around Fort Collins

All conference activities are within walking distance of the on-campus accommodations, the Best Western University Inn, and the Hilton Fort Collins. Downtown Fort Collins, the city's main entertainment and shopping district, is a short ride from campus on the MAX bus. Fort Collins also offers bike share with stations throughout the city and CSU campus, and thorough cycling infrastructure for safe biking around town.