SHINE Conference 2014

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Workshop Dates: June 23rd- 27th, 2014 (Student Day June 22nd)
Location: Telluride, CO
Registration Fee: Early Bird $425; Late $475

Useful info: Map of Mountain Village

Please pick up SHINE registration packets in The Peaks Resort starting at 5pm on Sunday (June 22nd). If you have fully completed your registration, your packet and name tag will be on the table. See Umbe on Monday morning if you still need to register or your packet is not available.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 21st, 2014
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31st, 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 21st, 2014 - The Peaks SHINE Booking Link
See day camp & babysitting information for children below

Deadline for receiving applications for student support: Mar 7th, 2014
Posters: The allowed size for posters is 4 feet x 4 feet..
Single Slide Summaries: As in previous years, slides introducing yourself and your poster will be displayed during breakfast and breaks. Slides are mandatory for students and Postdocs. You may submit your slide directly to Katie Whitman at SHINE on a flash drive or at You may download an example of such a slide HERE.


This year's SHINE will be held at The Peaks, A Grand Heritage Resort and Spa (

Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 21st, 2014

The Peaks

The Peaks


The Peaks
136 Country Club Dr.
Telluride, CO 81435
Telephone: (970) 728-6800

Telluride Convention Center
580 Mountain Village Blvd.
Mountain Village, CO 81435pool
(Next to the Peaks)
(970) 369-5120

Follow the booking link for SHINE attendees to make your reservations: The Peaks SHINE Booking Link

IMPORTANT ********this link does not work on a mobile device or tablet.

If you cannot access the internet via a desktop or laptop please call the reservations desk directly at 800-789-2220 and refer to the SHINE Conference.

Overflow Hotel Booking Information

Hotel Madeline Telluride
Rate: $129/night (no availability on Saturday June 21st)
Phone: 970.369.8944

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Telluride Express
Phone: 888-212-8294, 970-728-6000 (local)

For reservations, SHINE attendees can call or reserve online. GROUP CODE is 7080-12 & is under SHINE

Telluride Express has a reservations team, so contacting them directly will result in the fastest service in case of time pressure.


From Montrose airport MTJ: (2 person minimum) $50 per person, $53 total with tax (not including gratuity)
From Grand Junction airport GJT: (4 person minimum) $75 per person, $78.75 total with tax (not including gratuity)
From Durango airport DRO: (5 person minimum) $80 per person, no tax (not including gratuity)
From Cortez airport CEZ: (4 person minimum) $50 per person, no tax (not including gratuity)

Montrose is the best airport to fly into. In some cases you may find better rates to Grand Junction or Durango, but there will be a longer ground transfer.

SHINE students who have been granted support will receive special instructions from Umbe about transportation. Keep an eye out for an e-mail from her.

Children & Family

A day camp and babysitting services are available in Telluride. You may contact the childcare company, Telluride Sitters, directly at

A message from Telluride Sitters: We provide babysitting where we come to you, based on times and needs. We can go hiking, swimming, bike riding, sports, park, picnic and relax in/outside. Our sitters love to enhance your family's time, allowing your children to have fun times as you go play. Download their brochure, including rates, TellurideSittersServices.pdf.
For all social programs:
Telluride Academy:
San Juan Outdoor School:
Eco Adventures:


Resources for students are provided in our student pages under the "Students" button in the menu above. Currently available are talks from the 2010 Student Day to be used as resources or examples. The 2011 Student Day talks are available on the SHINE 2012 student announcements page.

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