The 2002 Denver X-ray Conference
Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel

(formerly Antlers Doubletree Hotel)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.
29th July - 2nd August 2002

Denver X-ray Conference - sponsored by the International Centre for Diffraction Data
Details (Evening, Hotel, Directions, Local Attractions)

 

Evening Technical Sessions and Social Functions 

Spouses are welcome to attend all social functions
Evening Mixers and Poster Sessions will be held in the Summit Ballroom unless otherwise noted

Sun., 28 July 5:30 – 7:30 Welcoming Reception
Sponsored by Bede Scientific, SPEX CertiPrep and Claisse Scientifique
Mon., 29 July 6:30 – 8:30 Philips Analytical Reception & XRD Poster Session I
Sponsored by Philips Analytical
Tues., 30 July  6:30 – 8:30 MDI and Rigaku/MSC, Inc. Reception & XRD Poster Session II
Sponsored by Materials Data, Inc. and Rigaku/MSC, Inc.
Wed., 31 July 6:30 – 8:30 Bruker AXS, Inc. Reception & XRF Poster Session
Sponsored by Bruker AXS, Inc.

  
Spouses’ Coffee Hour
All spouses are invited to attend a complimentary coffee hour, sponsored by the Denver X-ray
Conference. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served in the Hayden room from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on
Monday and Tuesday. Information on local attractions and activities of interest will be provided.

General Information

Poster Boards
The poster boards used during the evening poster sessions will be 4' x 8' boards. Authors must bring
their own thumbtacks or velcro.

Employment Clearinghouse
We will have a separate bulletin board to announce employment opportunities. Prospective employers
and employees should bring announcements with them for posting.

Book of Abstracts
The DXC Book of Abstracts will be available at the Conference Registration Desk.

Parking
A parking garage is available at the Antlers for conference parking. Please use the entrance on the
north side at Pikes Peak Place or the entrance on the west side at Antlers Plaza. Parking vouchers are
available for sale at the hotel desk at a cost of $6.00 per day self park, and $10.00 per day valet. The
daily vouchers allow unlimited access to the parking garage on the voucher date.

 

Hotel Information 

The 2002 Denver X-ray Conference will be held 29 July–2 August at the Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel, 4 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, U.S.A., phone: 1.800.444.ADAM or dial direct: 1.719.473.5600, fax: 1.719.389.0259. 

Reservations 
Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Please identify yourself as a Denver X-ray Conference attendee when booking your reservation. Reservations should be made as soon as possible since there is a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. The special conference rate of $119 per day (plus 8% tax) for a single or double occupancy will only be applicable before 3 July 2002, subject to availability. Please note the hotel’s cancellation policy: Should an individual reservation need to be cancelled for any reason, there will be no charge for that individual reservation cancelled 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled day of arrival. If the individual reservation is not cancelled, a “no-show” fee of one night’s room and tax will be charged. 

Overflow Hotel: 
The Red Lion Hotel Colorado Springs, 314 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, phone: 800.477.8610 or dial direct: 719.471.8680, fax: 719.471.0894, has been selected as the overflow hotel. Please identify yourself as a Denver X-ray Conference attendee when booking your reservation. A group of rooms has been reserved at the special conference rate of $89 per day (plus 8% tax) for single/double/triple/quad occupancy. The rate will only be applicable before 12 June 2002, subject to availability. Please note the hotel’s cancellation policy: Individual rooms must be cancelled within 24 hours of arrival date to avoid any no show charges which will be debited to the individual’s credit card. If enough rooms are reserved by conference attendees, a shuttle service will be provided by the Red Lion Hotel to the Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel. The Red Lion is located approximately 0.5 mile (3 blocks) from the Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel. 

Need a Roommate? 
If you are unable to pay the full price of a hotel room, consider sharing the expenses with a roommate.

Travel and Directions to Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel*

Official Rent-A-Car company of the Denver X-ray Conference:
AVIS Rent A Car
1-800-230-4898
www.AVIS.com
AWD# L861093 (use this number for group discount)

From Denver International Airport
Take the airport exit on to Pena Boulevard. Follow Pena Boulevard to the Highway 70 West exit. Take I-70 right and follow to I-225. Take I-225 West to I-25. Take I-25 South. Follow I-25 in to Colorado Springs. Take exit #142 (Bijou Street) left to Cascade. Make a right on Cascade Avenue. The Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel is located two blocks down on the right hand side. Approximate travel time: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

From the Colorado Springs Airport
Take Drennan Road out of the airport until you intersect with Academy Boulevard, turn left. Stay on Academy Boulevard until you reach I-25 (the exit will be on the right hand side). Stay on I-25 until you reach exit #142 (Bijou); at the light turn right, go two blocks to the light at Cascade Avenue. Turn right onto Cascade, go two blocks; the circular drive to the Hotel is on the right hand side. Or you may enter the parking garage by turning right on Pikes Peak, which is the street just before you reach the Hotel, in between the Pikes Peak Library and the Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel. Approximate travel time: 25 minutes.

Parking
A parking garage is available at the Antlers for conference parking. Please use the entrance on the north side at Pikes Peak Place or the entrance on the west side at Antlers Plaza. Parking vouchers are available for sale at the hotel desk at a cost of $6.00 per day self park, and $10.00 per day valet. The daily vouchers allow unlimited
access to the parking garage on the voucher date.

For more information on directions, and to view additional maps, please visit the Antlers website at: http://www.antlers.com/locator.htm.

*Reprinted with permission from Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel, 4 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. 80903

Local Attractions*

For more information, contact Guest Services

AIR FORCE (U.S.) ACADEMY: North on U.S. Interstate 25, North Academy Exit. An educational
facility for cadets, it is also a major tourist attraction. Points of interest are the Cadet
Chapel, Planetarium and Visitor Center.

AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION: 818 North Cascade Avenue. Headquarters for the coin
collecting hobby. The museum displays coins, medals, tokens and paper money documenting
many historical events.

BEAR CREEK NATURE CENTER: 245 Bear Creek Road. The educational center features wildlife
exhibits, nature trails, hosted activities and tours.

BLACK FOREST OBSERVATORY: 12815 Porcupine Lane, Black Forest. Sky tours at one of the
largest public observatories in Colorado. Actual viewing through the observatory telescope.
By reservation. Open 7 days a week.

CAVE OF THE WINDS: Four miles west on U.S. Highway 24, Manitou Springs. A one-mile long
cavern with numerous passageways. Guided tours through the cavern feature informative programs
explaining the formation of the stalagmite and stalactite structures.

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. Set in scenic mountain terrain
and open year-round. Features include Primate World and Wolf Woods. Admission
includes the Will Rogers Monument, “Shrine of the Sun”.

CRIPPLE CREEK: One hour west of Colorado Springs. The historic gold mining town is one of
Colorado’s three cities with limited stakes gambling. A multitude of casinos beckon you to try
your luck amid the noise and excitement.

To enjoy more sightseeing in this western region, the Cripple Creek Narrow Gauge Railroad provides
a four-mile excursion. Also, the Cripple Creek Museum offers a glimpse back at the town’s
lively history. The Molly Kathleen Gold Mine provides tours of its genuine mining facility.

FINE ARTS CENTER: 30 West Dale Street. Famous for its Taylor Museum Collection of southwestern
artifacts (textiles, pottery, baskets, wood sculptures) and a complete New Mexico
chapel.

FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT: West on U.S. Highway 24, Florissant. Exhibits
of insects and plants fossilized in a prehistoric lake by mudflows from a volcanic eruption.
There are petrified sequoias and a homestead dating to 1878. Programs, displays and tours
are available.

FLYING W. RANCH: 3330 Chuckwagon Road. Experience the “Old West” cowboys and settlers
in a quaint town with shops and replicated buildings. Enjoy a chuckwagon supper, with live
traditional western entertainment by the Flying W. Wranglers. Reservations are required.

GARDEN OF THE GODS: 1805 North 30th Street. Renowned for its magnificent red sandstone
formations. The park is a registered National Natural Landmark containing 940 acres. The
Visitor Center provides extensive background on this unique area. There are opportunities
for many outdoor activities.

Rock Ledge Ranch is located at the east entrance to the Garden of the Gods. It is listed on
the National Register of Historic Places and features a general store, blacksmith shop and pioneer
farm. Open daily year-round.

GHOST TOWN MUSEUM: 400 South 21st Street. Experience an authentic town from the “Old
West”, as it actually was a century ago. Set inside the 1899 Colorado Midland Railroad
Terminal Building, open year-round.

HALL OF PRESIDENTS LIVING WAX STUDIO: 1050 South 21st Street. Enjoy the beautifully costumed
figures, lavishly decorated room-size and original antiques displayed in a 10,000 square-foot studio.
Madame Josephine Tussaud of London provides wax figures.

MANITOU CLIFF DWELLINGS MUSEUM: Manitou Springs. Anasazi Indian cliff dwellings, as well as a
pueblo of the Taos Indians.

MANITOU AND PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY: 515 Ruxton Avenue, Manitou Springs. Climb 14,110 feet
to the summit of Pikes Peak on the world’s highest cog system.

MIRAMONT CASTLE MUSEUM: 9 Capital Hill Avenue, Manitou Springs. There are nine separate
architectural styles in this 46-room structure constructed in 1895. A museum of miniatures is featured,
as well as historical information and a wide assortment of antiques.

OLD COLORADO CITY: West on Colorado Avenue. This first permanent settlement in the area was
once a rough town of saloons and parlor houses. Now, it is a National Historic District with many
interesting shops and restaurants.

PIKES PEAK HIGHWAY: West on Highway 24 in Cascade. Drive on the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes
Peak. Toll road open seasonally from May through October.

PIONEERS MUSEUM: 215 South Tejou. Collections of local importance housed in the 1903 former
country courthouse. Prize winning Van Briggle pieces, three rooms of furniture from the home
of Helen Hunt Jackson, photos and artifacts relating to the early history of Colorado Springs,
crystals, fossils and gold-bearing tellurides.

PRORODEO HALL OF FAME & AMERICAN COWBOY MUSEUM: 101 ProRodeo Drive. Historic memorabilia
and displays of this uniquely western sport and the authentic “cowboy.” Includes a hall of
rodeo champions.

ROCK LODGE RANCH HISTORIC SITE: East entrance of Garden of the Gods. Listed on the National
Register of Historic Places, this pioneer ranch and farm includes a general store and blacksmith
shop reconstructed to show life as it was lived in years past.

ROYAL GORGE: 8 Miles west of Canon City on Highway 50. The world’s highest suspension bridge
spans the spectacular gorge, 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River. Walk or drive across the bridge,
constructed in 1929. Travel to the bottom of the gorge via an incline or across the gorge by way
of aerial tram. Open year-round.

ROYAL GORGE RAFTING: 7 Miles west on Canon City on Highway 50. Join the elite group of adventures
who challenge the treacherous waters of the Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River.

SEVEN FALLS: South Cheyenne Canyon. Scenic canyon with cascading falls, nature trails and
Native American dances. An elevator is available to reach Eagles Nest, overlooking the falls.

U.S. OLYMPIC COMPLEX: 1750 East Boulder Street. Athletes train at this headquarters facility.
Tours are available to the public.

VAN BRIGGLE POTTERY: 600 South 21st Street. Fine art pottery and an interesting selection of
Oriental artwork. A wide array of gift items. Dates back to 1899. Open year-round.

WESTERN MUSEUM OF MINING AND INDUSTRY: 125 North Gate Road. The mining era of the Pikes
Peak region is illustrated in displays. Demonstrations provide a greater understanding of mining
techniques and panning for gold.

*Reprinted with permission from Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel, 4 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. 80903