All of the things for ONA16

Most of you are on your way, and some of you are already here! Welcome to Denver! Here are some final reminders and tips to get you situated at ONA16.

Weather + what to wear:  Bring comfortable shoes for walking the Exhibit and Midway floors, fancy ones for the OJAs, receptions and parties, and sneakers for walking, biking and running, if you’re so inclined.

Warm days in the 70s and cool nights in the 50s (and high 40s) require a wardrobe that includes jackets, jeans, sweaters and pants, as well as lighter pieces for getting outside during the sunny days. Most events and sessions are casual, but we love it when people get glammed up for the the OJA awards banquet on Saturday.  Also, meeting space is always fairly cold so stuff something into your ONA attendee bag to warm you up during sessions.

2015-12-10 07.56.46An artsy hotel: The Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is full of local artwork, including a striking set of climbers headed up the soaring wall in the main lobby.  If you’re headed to your room alone and hear the sounds of the ocean or children laughing, don’t freak out. It’s just part of the moving art found in each guest elevator. The front desk has details on of the hundreds of pieces and designs in the hotel.
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Saving money on getting to Denver this fall

If you plan to fly to Denver (Denver International Airport — DEN — is the main airport), United Airlines is once again offering ONA16 attendees discounts of up to 10 percent off fares on any flights booked with travel dates between Sept. 11-20, 2016.

To activate the savings, go to, choose your flight times and insert the code ZWTG715435 in the Offer Code box. If you prefer to book with a travel agent or on the phone,  we have all the details.

Travelers shouldn’t have any issues finding a flight to DEN. American, Delta, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest and many other airlines also service the airport, which is the sixth busiest in the United States.

Once you have arrived, the cheapest way to get from DIA to the ONA host hotel and all other downtown locations is using RTD, Denver’s rail and bus service. You can use its site to plan your trip. A one-way journey takes approximately one hour and costs $9.

Traveling by car, depending on the time of day, gets you downtown in 35 minutes to an hour. Details on all hotel transit options are here.

If you see fare sales to Denver, please tag them on social media with #ona16. We will do the same @onaconf.

UnitedLogoONA would like to thank United Airlines for its generous support of ONA16.