The Event will be taking place at the Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado.

The address is:

1119 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401


The nearest major airport is in Denver. There is an RTD Station a few miles from the venue. To get there from the airport requires taking multiple buses/trains and takes over 2 hours, but is doable if you don’t want to rent a car. It’s about a 40-50 minute drive if you do rent a car. You could also look into getting an Uber. You’ll probably want one to get from the RTD into town. There is also plenty of parking in Golden.


There are various lodging options in Golden. There is the Golden Hotel, Table Mountain Inn, and the Eddy all within walking distance of the venue. Unlike last year we were unable to secure any deals with the hotels within walking distance of the venue. You can still book rooms there if they have any available, but we have no reserved block or discount code. There are also a variety of AirBnbs and traditional bed and breakfasts around the area that you should look into.

We do have a deal with the La Quinta. and the Hampton. Both are about a 10 minute drive away (and much cheaper than staying in Golden.) Parking in Golden is easy and cheap. It`s $8/day of if you can park in a lot a few blocks away for free.

La Quinta

To book a room at La Quinta, call 303-279-5565 extension #5 for the front desk no later than June 17th and reference the group name “GDEVCON Conference”. There is also a link you can use:

The Hampton

To book a room at the Hampton, call the hotel directly at 303-278-6600 no later than June 17th and mention the code GDV or use this link:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT


There is plenty to do around Golden. Clear Creek runs through downtown Golden 3 blocks from the venue. There is a whitewater park where you can go tubing and/or swimming. There is also a paved bike trail along the creek where you can walk or bike. There are several bike rental places in town. The bike trail connects to various other regional bike trails. You can bike all the way into Denver or down into Morrison and LakeWood. There is also tons of mountainbiking and trailrunning in nearby parks. Much of it is within walking distance of the venue. There are several places to rent mountainbikes in town as well. If you hike up the canyon from town there is rock climbing as well. You can also go down to Bear Creek Lake to go swimming, paddleboarding or kayaking. If you want to go whitewater paddling, there are outfits that will take you up the canyon as well.

There’s a variety of shops in town. There are several smaller breweries. There’s also Coors. You can go take a tour of that and get some free beer. There’s not a lot of nightlife but there are a few bars, a speakeasy, and a few foodhalls. There are a bunch of restaurants as well including a Nepalese place that is amazing and a sushi bar. And it’s all within walking distance.