Thursday, May 25–Monday, May 29, 2017
Colorado Convention Center
Pre-convention workshops: Thursday, May 25–Friday, May 26
Annual convention: Saturday, May 27–Monday, May 29
ABAI is delighted to host the 43rd Annual Convention at the Colorado Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Denver and offering extraordinary views of the Rocky Mountains and Denver skyline. The Colorado Convention Center is within easy walking distance of more than 7,000 hotel rooms, approximately 300 restaurants, nine theatres of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and a variety of shopping opportunities.
Two blocks from the convention center is the 16th Street Mall, a 1.6-mile-long pedestrian promenade lined with trees, flowers, and outdoor cafes. Free shuttle buses leave each end as often as every 90 seconds. Downtown has 300 restaurants, three new art museums, a U.S. Mint facility, and the nation's second largest performing arts center. With 200 parks, Denver also has the largest city park system in the nation.
The Denver International Airport (DEN) is the largest airport in the United States by area. It has more than 1,700 daily flights, including non-stops to more than 150 destinations worldwide. DEN is the sixth busiest airport in North America and the 15th busiest in the world. The airport serves 26 airlines including four low-cost carriers. DEN is approximately 25 miles from downtown, equivalent to a 30-minute taxi ride. A light rail is also under construction to run between the airport and the downtown area, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.