Location and Accommodations

20 – 24 June 2016 Salt Lake City, UT


Attendees were responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.  All meeting sessions for the conferences were held at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, 150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

We urged attendees to book their hotel room at Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel as revenue from sleeping rooms helped offset other meeting costs and was passed down to attendees in keeping registration rates to a minimum.

A block of rooms were reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at the special rate of $120 single/double plus tax and a government per diem rate of $106 single/double plus tax for those who qualified.  Rates did not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 12.6%.

Government Per Diem Rate:  A limited number of guestrooms were offered on a first-come first-serve basis at the prevailing federal government per diem (Government ID had to be presented at check-in).   

These special rates were available the three days before and after the conference based on availability. 

Beyond the Meeting

For information about local attractions, events, and restaurants in Salt Lake City, please visit the Salt Lake City CVB’s website at http://www.visitsaltlake.com/.

Museums and Destinations

  1. Natural History Museum of Utah (301 Wakara Way) – A great natural history museum with an emphasis on Utah’s natural history
  2. Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Dr.) – Collection of visual arts at the University of Utah
  3. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S W Temple) – Utah’s only contemporary art museum, located downtown
  4. The Leonardo Museum (209 500 S) – A first-of-a-kind museum where you can explore the unexpected places and ways that science, technology, art, and creativity connect
  5. Temple Square (950 North Temple) – Great gardens and fountains and you can explore your family history at the Family History Library
  6. Library Square (230 South 500 West)
  • Utah Arts Festival – June 23-26 (Utah’s largest outdoor arts fest celebrates 40 years this year)
  1. Utah State Capitol Building (350 State St.)

Downtown Restaurants

  1. Takashi (18 West Market St.) – Upscale Sushi
  2. Café Molise (55 W 100 S.) – Great Italian food and the BEST patio
  3. Eva’s Bakery (155 Main St.) – French bakery with great coffee and tea. Breakfast & lunch
  4. From Scratch (62 Gallivan Ave) – Locally sourced, pizza, pasta, and burger. Rustic-chic
  5. Red Iguana (736 W. North Temple, not walking distance) Very popular, great food and atmosphere
  6. Spitz (35 Broadway) – Mediterranean street food, great cocktails, and table games
  7. Sugarhouse (1100 East 2100 South) – Not downtown but has a number of great restaurants and bars

Downtown Bars

  1. Bar-X and Beer Bar (155 E 200 South) – Cozy, dark cocktail bar connected to a loud and open German style bar with great Brats and Beer.
  2. Beerhive (128 Main St.) – Laid back atmosphere. Pool and foosball downstairs
  3. Whiskey Street (323 Main St.) – Good food. Very happening atmosphere.
  4. Bodega (331 Main St.) – Small bar with great cocktails and “Speak-Easy” atmosphere downstairs. Great Food.

Nearby Parks

  1. Liberty Park (700 E 500 S) – Salt Lake’s Premier park with a great jogging path and pond. Tracy Aviary located at Liberty Park is the largest and oldest bird park in Utah
  2. Memory Grove (375 North 120 East)
  3. Sugarhouse Park (1300 E 2100 S) – Large lake and creek throughout. Lots of open greenspace
  4. Pioneer Park (350 South 300 West) – Only go here on Saturday for the Downtown Farmers Market

Mountain Destinations

  1. City Creek Canyon – Just Northeast of Salt Lake, the closest destination for access to mountain trails
  2. Millcreek Canyon – Great hiking trails
  3. Cottonwood Canyons – They’re famous for their skiing and have great trails and alpine lakes in the summer
  4. Park City – On the east side of the Wasatch Range, Park City has great restaurants and a huge number of trails for hiking and mountain biking


  1. TRAX
  2. Uber
  3. Lyft
  4. GREENbike


  1. Visit Salt Lake
  2. UTA