6th to 9th June 2022
6th June Pre-conference workshops
7-9th June Conference sessions
Registration for Open Repositories is now open at: https://or2022.regfox.com/open-repositories-2022
Open Repositories 2022 will be hosted for all four days on the University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Campus, in downtown Denver. The campus is adjacent to the downtown area including hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and retail shopping. The meeting itself will be held in the beautiful new CU Denver Student Commons Building. It may be found on the upper right side of the campus map.
Auraria Campus is a dynamic academic environment shared by three separate and distinct institutions of higher learning that are all designated Hispanic Serving Institutions:
- Community College of Denver
- Metropolitan State University of Denver
- University of Colorado Denver
The Auraria Higher Education Center is a separate state entity whose role is to provide and manage shared services, facilities, and property to support these prominent institutions in achieving their goals.
The collective student population is nearly 38,000, with approximately 5,000 faculty and staff.
Google Map of the Campus in Denver.
Food and Drink
We will be providing lunch on all three days of the conference, but not on Monday (Workshops Day).
Please note that we will *not* be providing breakfast or pre-conference morning refreshments so please be sure to eat before arriving and bring your own coffee or tea!
On Campus food and drink options
There is a Starbucks a short walk away in the Tivoli Student Union, open Monday to Thursday: 7am–6pm and Einstein Bros Bagels in City Heights opposite the Student Commons, open Monday to Friday 7am- 2pm.
Please also see this food vendor map for the Auraria Campus:https://www.ahec.edu/files/general/Food-Vendor-Map_2.pdf and Summer Opening Hours
For those who have selected the conference dinner during registration.
We will be holding the Wednesday night dinner at the Bao Brewhouse (https://baobrewhouse.com/) 7-10pm in their upstairs tearoom. Dinner and drinks will be served Dim Sum style with a serving station and servers bringing small items around too. This is an informal event, with seating for approximately 75-80 . Tickets for dinner and a drink will be provided at registration and there is a cash bar for those who wish to purchase additional beverages.
The address is: Bao Brewhouse, 1317 14th Street, Denver, Colorado
Denver RTD (buses and light rail)
There is parking on campus at Tivoli Garage ($7.25/day): https://www.ahec.edu/services-departments/parking/parking-lot-options
Hotels near the venue.
16th Street Mall
Located in downtown Denver, the mile-long, pedestrian-friendly mall is packed with shopping, restaurants and attractions.
The Big Blue Bear
Peering inquisitively through the large windows at the Denver Convention Center, a 40 foot faceted lapis blue bear appears to be pushing its nose and paws against the glass, checking out the happenings inside.
There are some very funny people down at Comedy Works, including national acts with faces that you will recognize. Come join the fun!
Home of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies. For those arriving by June 5, the “Rox” are scheduled to host the Atlanta Braves for a Sunday matinee, first pitch at 1:10pm. Basic overview of American Baseball.
Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is located downtown and features two buildings full of art, with the larger Martin building featuring the museum’s permanent collections being newly renovated and just re-opened. The Hamilton building has a unique shape and has the temporary exhibits, with outside exhibits including a giant dustpan and broom!
Denver Botanical Garden
The Denver Botanical Garden is a world-class garden that connects people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world. The York Street location is just east of downtown Denver. In June the gardens are simply terrific!
This theme park resides in the center of downtown Denver, and you can see the attractions from far away on the skyline. There are roller coasters and water slides, with a water park and the Kiddieland children’s area. Pay for parking even though it’s extra, it’s worth it!
The History Colorado Center in downtown Denver is where artifacts, stories, and art intermingle to tell the tale of Colorado and the American West. The museum is designed for multi-generational audiences and consists of over fifteen exhibits spanning four floors, capturing the spirit of Colorado.
Shopping, dining, Comedy Works, and more on an historic block.
Meow Wolf Convergence Station
The new Meow Wolf branch just opened in Denver and has been incredibly popular since its opening. Meow Wolf is an immersive 3D art experience with three stories of art exhibits, you can easily get lost in the wonder!
Santa Fe Arts District
Art galleries and world cuisine just south of downtown.
The Colfax location is the original bookstore with two stories and wonderful nooks to read for hours! Any booklover will love visiting this famous local bookstore, recently purchased by new owners.
Dining and Restaurants
City O’ City
Denver’s very popular vegetarian restaurant is a must visit for anyone who wants to experience the hip downtown atmosphere. The restaurant is open late and has a coffee bar, but be prepared for a wait to get seated no matter what time of day!
Denver Beer Company
Platte Street location: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202. This brewery is a longtime favorite of the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, and you know if the local librarians like it, it’s worth checking out! Food trucks are on hand to satisfy the craving for nibbles.
My Brother’s Bar
A favorite hangout of Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac, one of the oldest bars in Denver.
Sam’s No. 3 Diner
This diner is a local favorite, with different locations downtown, in Glendale, and Aurora. The menu is huge with options for everyone and the downtown location was featured on the TV show Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives!
Founded by future Mayor of Denver, Governor of Colorado, and United States Senator John Hickenlooper, Wynkoop helped start Denver’s brew-pub culture.
This huge urban park is famous in Denver for being in the center of the city, with statues and walking trails, two lakes, and the Pavilion that overlooks the park. There are often events in the park, and both the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science are part of the park.
Denver Mountain Parks
The mountain parks feature hiking in the mountains purchased by Denver to preserve the mountain parks. Most parks are 45 min to an 1 hr 30 min drive from downtown. Make sure to bring lots of water for the elevation!
Jefferson County Open Space
More mountain parks, these maintained by Jefferson County. Lookout Mountain features a great view of the Denver skyline from the mountains, Mount Falcon features castle ruins and lookout towers you can climb, and Lair o’ the Bear has fishing in Bear Creek with copious picnic tables near the creek.
Denver has a large network of urban trails for hiking or biking inside the city. Trails are long and connect to each other, plan a loop if you would like to easily get back to your parking spot!