Arrival: Sunday, July 9 - Departune: Friday, July 21.
Getting to Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah is an easy destination to reach by air from Europe and from any location in the United States. The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is a Delta Air Lines hub, and nonstop flights are available from Paris, France and from most major cities in the United States.
Salt Lake City International Airport to Newpark Resort
The Newpark Resort is about 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Shuttle fares are ~ $40-45:
You can check-in at the Newpark Resort front desk from 4pm on Sunday, and you will then be assigned your room/house number. Check-out is 11am on Friday, July 24th.
Newpark Resort & Hotel Central Check-In: 1476 Newpark Boulevard, Park City, Utah 84098
Participants are welcome to organize themselves to share shuttles as most will be arriving and leaving at similar dates/times.
More information about shuttle, buses and taxis can be found here.
Additionally, there are trails available for hiking and biking, streams and rivers ready to be fished, and boulders and cliffs accessible for rock climbing, all within an hour's drive of the resort. More information about the other outdoor activities in the greater Salt Lake City area can be found at these websites:
If you can add time to your stay before or after the conference, all of southern Utah's national and state parks are within a 5 hour's drive from Salt Lake City. This includes Arches and Canyonlands in the Moab area and Zion and Bryce in southwestern Utah. More information about Utah's national parks can be found at these websites:
Although Park City is known for its outdoor activities it also has fabulous restaurants and summer events. For additional information about attractions see:
Casual dress is appropriate for the course as well as the receptions - the main one is going to be outdoors.
Hot: Since it gets very hot (in the 90s) and we are located at high elevation, please make sure to bring clothes to cover yourself from the sun, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Cold: We are in the mountains, evenings and nights can be cold. Make sure to bring the appropriate additioanl layers. This will also be useful if you tend to be cold when seating hours long with AC!
Sport: There are a lot of outdoors as well as indoor exercising possibilities, in the Park City area so if you’re interested in any of those please bring your sport gear. Indoor soccer and climbing among other things. We will also recommend hiking and biking tours on Sunday, so please bring the appropriate clothes if you are interested in those (equipment can be rented at the local stores).
Travel to Southern Utah
If you plan to travel to Utah's National Parks and/or Southern Utah while visiting Utah, please plan to rent a car and set aside at least two full days before or after the Course. All of the large car rental companies are represented at the airport, in SLC, or in Park City (Hertz, Enterprise, Budget). The one-way distances and approximate drive times to Southern Utah's most popular National Parks are listed below.
Arches / Moab – 236 miles (4 hours)
Canyonlands – 280 miles (5 hours)
Zion – 307 miles (5.5 hours)
Bryce Canyon - 270 miles (5 hours)