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Lodging & Area Info

Where To Stay

While Albuquerque has numerous fabulous accommodations, we highly encourage that all participants stay at the same hotel as this will increase your networking and support time with your colleagues.

A Special Rate

We have negotiated a fantastic rate for this fabulous venue. Book your stay for September 10-14, 2017 @ the rate of $119.00 single/double. Please click here to reserve your room now.

As a guest of Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, you will be treated to a wide array of New Mexico hotel amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and business center. You will also find a choice of three top-rated dining and nightlife options - Garduño's at Old Town, QBar and Casa Esencia - a wedding chapel and more than 62,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor Albuquerque event venues.

Ideal Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. Old Town is filled with historic adobe buildings, such as San Felipe de Neri Church, 5 museums, and shops selling Native American handicrafts. Nearby, The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center traces the area’s tribal history.

Many visitors to Albuquerque find the Hotel Albuquerque to be perfect location; a short distance from the “Big - I”, the I-40 and I-25 interchange nestled close to the quaint allure of Old Town with its many shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues that feature a New Mexican charm.

Things to Do

Albuquerque is sometimes called the “big little city”. It has the amenities of a much larger metropolitan area but retains the intimacy of a small town. From food trucks to gourmet dining in classical settings, great food is yours for the taking.  The Bio-Park and Botanical Gardens are part of the city’s pride and joy as are the Sandia Mountains off just east of the city. For nightlife, the downtown and university areas attract the young and the young at heart. The area’s casinos beckon those who want to dance with Lady Luck.  For more information on all the city and its surrounding area have to offer click here.

Arts, Crafts, & Festivals

Arts, Crafts, & Festivals. Arts and crafts shows, studio tours, art exhibits, and festivals keep calendars full year-round. From Native American Pueblo events to world-famous chile festivals, you’ll enjoy the color, tastes, and sounds of New Mexico.

Beer & Wine

Beer & Wine. Albuquerque and Santa Fe are noted for their microbrews, and New Mexico has become well-respected for its many exceptional wineries.

Biking & Hiking

Biking & hiking. Road biking, mountain biking, and hiking routes cover every kind of terrain, many of which can be accessed from within Albuquerque’s city limits, including the Bosque trail and hikes to Sandia Peak.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing & Snowboarding. Whether you choose to ride the Sandia Peak Tram from Albuquerque to ski the Sandia Mountains, head south to Ruidoso, or north to Santa Fe, Red River or Taos, you’ll find plenty of exceptional skiing and snowboarding.


Biopark. The Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, Botanic Garden, and Aquarium are great destinations for a relaxing walk and an amazing sensory experience.


Concerts. Performing venues range from intimate night clubs to outdoor amphitheaters capable of hosting the largest of national tours, including the famed Santa Fe Opera.


Golf. You’ll find a wide range of public and private golf courses for every level of golfer, all with breathtaking views and most open year round.

Museams and Cultural Centers

Museums & Cultural Centers. First-class museums cover the art, history, and natural history of the city and state, along with unique museums such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History and the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

New Mexico State Fair

New Mexico State Fair. The state’s “biggest show” every September, the State Fair is one of New Mexico’s most popular events, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Sandia Peak Tram

Sandia Peak Tram. Ride the world’s longest tram from the base of the Sandia Mountains to Sandia Peak, where you’ll have 360° views of Albuquerque, Mount Taylor, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Cibola National Forest.

Bird Sanctuaries

Bird Sanctuaries. Each spring and fall the New Mexico skies fill with migratory birds, which can be seen in abundance at the Rio Grande Interpretive Center and Bosque del Apache.


Theatre. A lively theatre scene features traditional favorites and cutting-edge productions, with numerous venues to choose from.