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Workshop Venue

The Habitable Worlds 2017 Workshop will be held at the University of Wyoming Conference Center (2221 Grand Ave.) and Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center (across the street at 222 S 22nd St), Laramie, Wyoming 82070. Campus map.

A variety of dining options are available at the University of Wyoming Union located off of 15th Street, north of Grand Avenue and many other options are within walking distance. The Laramie Visitor Guide is a great resource of all Laramie has to offer, including where to dine.


Free parking is available at the surrounding lots, including War Memorial Stadium and the UW Conference Center.  Parking spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please use the Transit and Parking Information to help navigate your way to the workshop.


Participants are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. Participants are encouraged to make reservations as early as possible as there are a limited number of rooms blocked for this workshop.

A block of rooms has been reserved for workshop participants at the Hilton Garden Inn on the University of Wyoming Campus, 2229 Grand Avenue.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 307-745-5500 (reference “Habitable Worlds”).  The room block is November 12–17, 2017 at the standard rate of $103/night plus tax and the government rate of $91/night plus tax. Reservations must be made on or before October 16, 2017.

A block of rooms has been reserved for workshop participants at Holiday Inn Laramie, 204 30th St, at the rate of $109/night plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling 307-721-9000 or by using the online reservation link. Enter check in and check out dates, enter “HAB” as the Group Code, click “Check Availability,” click “Book This Room,” and enter your information. The block cutoff date is October 22, 2017.

A block of rooms has been reserved for workshop participants at the Hampton Inn – Laramie, 3715 E Grand Ave, at the discounted rate of $85/night plus tax November 12–17. A limited number of rooms are available Friday night, November 18, at the rate of $147 plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling 307-742-0125 and referencing group name “Habitable Worlds 2017.” The room block cutoff date is October 30, 2017.


Denver International Airport is a 2½ hour drive (150 miles) to the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Green Ride Shuttle Service operates between Denver International Airport and Laramie

Laramie Regional Airport

Alternative Transportation Options for the Laramie Area

Rideshare and Roommate Searches:

Workshop participants looking for a rideshare opportunity from the Denver, Colorado airport to Laramie, Wyoming and to share rental car expenses can post a notice on the Habitable Worlds 2017 Workshop rideshare bulletin board.

Participants looking for a roommate to share housing expenses can post a notice on the roommate bulletin board.

For privacy and security reasons, the bulletin board has been moved into the USRA Meeting Portal, so users will need to log into the Portal in order to view the available listings or post a message.

Before submitting a posting, attendees should check the board to see if there are any current postings that match their specifications. To contact the poster, simply click on their name to the left of the listing.

Individuals can edit or remove their own postings by clicking on the "Edit" button and then resubmitting the modified post. (To remove a posting, simply delete the text and then resubmit.)

USRA/LPI is not responsible for the content of these postings, matching up rideshare, or mediating disputes that arise from such arrangements, and reserves the right to remove postings that are deemed inappropriate.