Denver International Airport (DIA) is located 25 miles from downtown Denver, and at 33,000 acres, has nearly twice the land area of Manhattan. Opened in May 1994 after many delays, “DIA” was frequently renamed by local wags during the wait–“Done In April,” “Done in August” and “Denver’s Imaginary Airport” are a few examples. Last year, DIA was the 11th busiest airport in the world, and its white fabric tension roof, meant to evoke the Rocky Mountains to the west, provides a striking welcome whether approaching by land or air.

DIA has public art by notable artists such as Betty Woodman, Judith Baca and Luis Jimenez. For more information, see http://flydenver.com/guide/art/index.asp. Jimenez’s 32 foot tall Mustang, the work that tragically took his life, stands outside the main (Jeppeson) terminal. (http://www.denverpost.com/art/ci_8481615)

Three terminals are connected to Jeppeson Terminal by underground train; Terminal A is home to Frontier, Air Canada, Continental and Jet Blue, and is the only terminal that in addition to train service, has a walkable bridge to the main terminal.

When you exit the train and enter Jeppeson Terminal on level 5, you’ll be greeted by a large fountain-like the terminal roof, modeled after the Rocky Mountains. Check the monitors to find your baggage carousel, on either the east or west side of the terminal. Ground transportation is also located on level 5 on the west side. We encourage you to take advantage of the conference arrangement with Super Shuttle, which is offering transportation to and from the Grand Hyatt or Magnolia for $30 roundtrip. To make your online reservations with Super Shuttle, follow the link on the conference web page (http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/denver2008/) under Travel/Hotel.

Tom Riedel
Local Arrangements Co-chair

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