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Travel & Lodging

JETC 2022 will be held in Aurora, Colorado. All conference activities, including the Society Ball and Awards Gala, will take place at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center.

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center | 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Blvd | Aurora, CO 

**Housing will open in early February. Do NOT book a room directly through the hotel. The hotel reserves the right not to extend the group rate for reservations made directly with the hotel.**

Reservations in the SAME block are reserved for registered conference attendees only. Attendees must register for the conference within five working days of making hotel reservations (government employees excepted). Any reservation made by an unregistered attendee will be cancelled seven days after the reservation was made.
In order to receive the SAME group rate, hotel reservations must be made by April 22, 2022, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. Connections Housing is the official housing partner of SAME and all rooms should be booked directly with Connections Housing to take advantage of negotiated rates and benefits.

Private Industry Rate: $269 plus applicable taxes, per night, including the resort fee.

Uniformed Service/Government Rate: Prevailing per diem at the time of the event, currently $199 plus applicable taxes, per night, including the resort fee.
To qualify for the per diem rate, one must be employed directly by a federal, state, or local government agency. Contractors and retirees are not eligible for the government rate. Those who book a room at the government rate and do not qualify will be transferred to the industry rate of $269/night

Rates are inclusive of a Resort Fee which provides the following amenities: high-speed internet access in guest rooms; complimentary use of basketball and tennis courts; local, toll-free, and domestic long-distance phone calls; complimentary use of hotel bicycles; two bottles of purified water; scheduled shuttle service from commuter rail stop; complimentary access to on-property water amenities; and complimentary use of fitness center.


Getting There

Airport:
Denver International Airport (DEN):  https://www.flydenver.com/
The airport is approx. 7 miles from the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

Commuter Train from the Airport:
The A-Line Commuter Train offers transportation between the airport and the 61st & Peña Station. Board on Level 1 of the airport; use the train bound to Union Station at the Denver Airport Station. Gaylord Rockies offers a complimentary shuttle from the 61st & Peña Station every 15 minutes (hours of operation are subject to change so please contact the resort for the most current details.)


Visit Aurora, Colorado

Explore the Various Things to Do, Places to See, and Food to Try!

Welcome to the Aurora, Colorado – Gateway to the Rockies! We embrace everything that makes our community so unique, and we welcome you to discover what makes Aurora, Colorado a premier destination for convention, business, and leisure travel. Create a Colorado experience your attendees will never forget as the Rocky Mountains serve as your backdrop during any meeting. Bring the family along as you discover the great outdoors, ethnic eateries, shopping, special events, and entertainment options that create memories that last a lifetime.

Parking at Gaylord Rockies:
 
Self-Parking Valet-Parking
0-4 hours: $8 0-4 hours: $14
4-8 hours: $18 4-8 hours: $28
4-8 hours: $18 4-8 hours: $28


WARNING: HOUSING “PIRATES” AND “POACHERS” SCAM

SAME works with Connections Housing to create room blocks for our attendees at the SAME contracted hotels. Please be vigilant if contacted by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider for the SAME or the Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC).  The ONLY way to book your rooms for JETC is through our housing site or by calling 702-476-6976 or 855-476-6976. If you are contacted by one of these poacher companies, please notify SAME immediately.

Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations. Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with SAME. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics may include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by SAME.
  • Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events.
  • Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been canceled and hefty cancelation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.




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