Travel and Venue

 

How to travel

 

Missoula’s airport MSO is accessible via several airlines. Other destination airports are unlikely to be more convenient, as the nearest large city is a ~8 hour drive away.

 

Most hotels in the area (including those with preferred rates for this conference) offer complimentary shuttles to/from the airport. Taxi service and ride share (Lyft & Uber) are also available to/from the airport.

 

Conference venue

 

AlCoB 2021 will be held on the campus of the University of Montana, in the University Center.

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.8601477,-113.9841989,16.98z

 

 

 

 

The conference meeting room is on the third floor of the UC, in rooms 330-332

 

UC Third Floor

 

 

Transportation from hotel to University Center

 

The Doubletree Inn is a 0.8 mile walk to the University Center:

 

 

The Holiday Inn is a 0.9 mile walk to the University Center:

 

Other hotels in the area are easily reached by vehicle, taxi, or ride share. Paid parking is available to the East of the University Center.

 

Sights near the University venue

 

The University Center is about ¼ mile from a bridge over the Clark Fork River, and a few hundred feet from the base if a switchback trail up to the prominent ‘M’ on mount Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

The trail to the M is ~2/3 mile long, with 800 feet of elevation gain. The trail continues to the top of Mount Sentinel, for an additional ~1½ miles and 1200 feet of elevation gain. Accessibility will depend on weather (especially: recent snowfall).

 

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Getting around Missoula

 

During the day, the UC offers a market, coffee shop, and variety of dining options.

 

For the evening, Downtown Missoula offers a wide array of restaurants and local brew pubs. The conference preferred hotels are a short walk or drive to downtown, e.g. ~0.6 miles from the Doubletree Inn to the heart of downtown.