FAQ

3D CIC 2025 will be held in Golden, Colorado, United States.

We will return to Friedhoff Hall at the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus.

For the full 3D CIC experience, we recommend traveling on the morning of Monday, March 3rd (we have our kickoff CAD & Cocktails event Monday evening) and checking out on the morning of Friday, March 7th. View agenda.

Room blocks will fill quickly. Book early for the best rates and availability.


Table Mountain Inn

Southwestern charm in an adobo-style hotel with mountain views. Table Mountain Inn is the closest hotel to the venue.

tablemountaininn.com
+1 (303) 277-9898
1310 Washington Ave
est. 5 min (0.2 mile) walk to venue


The Golden Hotel

Overlooking scenic Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain foothills with mountain lodge ambiance.

thegoldenhotel.com
+1 (303) 279-0100
800 11th St
est. 8 min (0.4 mile) walk to venue


The Eddy Hotel

Upscale, boutique basecamp overlooking downtown Golden from the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon.

theeddygolden.com
+1 (720) 442-8150
1640 8th St
est. 22 min (1.1 mile) walk to venue

DEN Airport

Denver International Airport (DEN), located 35 miles from Golden, is the nearest major airport.

RTD A Line / W Line / Ore Cart Shuttle

Public transit is available from the airport to Golden on a single ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the station and do not need to be reserved in advance. Here are recommended arrival and departure trips.

RTD A Line: Electric commuter rail from DEN airport to Union Station in downtown Denver.

RTD W Line: Light rail from Union Station to the Jeffco Government Center station in Golden.

Ore Cart Shuttle: The Tungsten line connects the RTD Jeffco Government Center station to several areas in downtown Golden, including close proximity to hotels. This service is free and ADA-accessible.

Rideshares

Uber and Lyft rideshare services are readily available to & from DIA to Golden during the day. We recommend pre-scheduling your ride if you are arriving or departing very early in the morning or very late at night.

The 3D CIC venue is an approximate 7-minute (quarter mile) walk from the center of Golden. There are sidewalks along the full route which includes a short, steep hill. We encourage attendees to stretch their legs walking if they are comfortable doing so!

Mines Campus Parking

Visitor lots & parking garage are shown as blue zones on the 3D CIC map. On-campus parking is $10 per day, which can be paid at the time of parking via the ParkMobile app (credit card) or at pay stations (credit card or cash, no change given). We highly recommend carpooling to maximize the limited spaces available.

Ore Cart Shuttle

The Ore Cart partnership between Mines and Golden provides free, ADA-accessible shuttle services.

Rideshares

Uber and Lyft rideshare services are readily available around Golden during the day.

Visitor lots & parking garage are shown as blue zones on the 3D CIC map. On-campus parking is $10 per day, which can be paid at the time of parking via the ParkMobile app (credit card) or at pay stations (credit card or cash, no change given). We highly recommend carpooling to maximize the limited spaces available.

More details are available on the Mines Visitor Parking site.

Check out the 3D CIC team’s favorite food, drinks, hikes, & more around town:



Attendees

All 3D CIC sessions and activities – including light breakfast, lunch, and CAD & Cocktails – are included in your registration. Please see the agenda for more details.

Absolutely! Groups of three or more employees from the same company can receive $100 off each individual registration. Email us for your discount code.

CAD & Cocktails are connection opportunities with your fellow attendees and sponsors! Join us for beverages (both full- and zero-proof), light appetizers, and great conversations.

These happy hours are held on-site to welcome attendees on Monday and immediately following the conference presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday.

You may register at any time up until the conference begins.

Only registration for the full in-person conference to be held March 3-6, 2025 is available. We do not plan to stream 3D CIC 2025 virtually.

If permission is granted by the presenter, a PDF of the presentation will be made available to attendees after the conference has concluded. Not all presentations will be authorized for distribution or download.

Conferences can be a lot for introverts, people with social anxiety, or the neurologically diverse. We strive to create the space for a full range of minds and interaction energies to participate, both physically and mentally.

Venue: We are hosting in a space with plenty of room, both outside and inside, to take a quiet break without needing to leave the site altogether.

Schedule: We don’t schedule activities late into the evening, so people can go out in smaller groups or go to their hotels and rest.

Digital Q&A: No more raising hands or waiting in line – the audience can ask & vote on questions through the conference app or web browser.

LEGO Mural: One of our favorites! The mural is divided into squares, and participants can choose a guide sheet to complete their square base. This year’s mural will be in the back of the main conference space so folks can be in motion LEGOing while still listening to presentations.

2018 “Super Chicken” Mural

Volunteer Signup: Folks who prefer purposeful conversation to small talk can direct people to food, help with mural monitoring, etc.

Outdoor Access: There is nearby access to trails and nature within walking distance of the venue and hotels. We particularly like the paved Clear Creek Trail, downtown at Washington & 10th, for a walk or quiet moment.

Have another idea? Let us know – we’re open to suggestions.

Presenters

December 1, 2024 Presentation applications
February 17, 2024 Draft presentation
Audience poll questions
February 24, 2024 Final presentation

3D CIC organizers review and approve all presentations for quality and formatting and will be loaded together in order of presentation time. This allows for a seamless presentation experience.

Typically, presentations are scheduled in 35-minute blocks: 30 minutes of active presenting followed by 5 minutes of audience Q&A. Keynotes, panels, or other session blocks may vary.

All presentations are followed by audience Q&A. Your scheduled time slot includes both your presentation and the Q&A. Attendees will be able to submit questions via the conference app or web browser. Questions can be upvoted to indicate audience interest in a topic. A 3D CIC moderator will pose the questions to the presenter during Q&A.

A 3D CIC organizer will hold cue cards up when there are 5, 2, 1, and 0 minutes remaining in your scheduled presentation time. Please be sure to look for these cue cards and be prepared to wrap up as you approach the end of your time.

Accepted individual presenters receive a complimentary registration to 3D CIC.

Sponsors

Over the years, we have listened to 3D CIC audience feedback that end-user presentations are the most compelling. Therefore we limit sponsor presentations to only the pre-scheduled Presenting, User Group, Signature, and CAD & Cocktails slots.

Sponsors are welcome and encouraged to reach out to their customers or end-users who may be interested in sharing their stories.

Lead generation is built into the event app. Attendee badges will have scannable QR codes and can be quick-scanned or designated with an interest level & notes.

The event app also allows sponsors to set available time blocks for attendees to request meetings and has built-in messaging. Access to the event app will be provided in advance of the conference to allow your team time for setup & testing.

Sponsors will also receive a lead list of attendees who opted-in to be contacted during registration.

The venue will provide the following for each booth:

  • 6′ rectangular table
  • Chairs
  • Power

Sponsor areas will be designated during setup.A backdrop, pop-up booth, or retractable banner up to 8′ wide will fit.

Sponsor booths are located in the hall adjacent to the conference presentations. This hall hosts lunch tables through midday, then converts to hightop tables & bar for mingling during CAD & Cocktails. The space is divided by accordion walls that will be opened during lunch and CAD & Cocktails, then closed during presentations so that sponsors can hold meetings comfortably.

Booths are grouped by sponsorship level. Individual table locations may be selected during sponsor setup.

Set up may begin Monday at 1:00pm. We encourage you to finish setting up by 4:00 pm in preparation for the first event, CAD & Cocktails.

Tear down may begin no earlier than Thursday at 1:00 pm. We strongly encourage sponsors to stay through 4:00 pm, the end of the day’s programming, for 1:1 meeting opportunities with attendees.

Sponsors should plan to fully staff their booths during CAD & Cocktails, lunches, and breaks. Sponsors are welcome to attend presentations throughout the day; we do recommend planning to staff your booth for the majority of the day, as in-depth conversations often happen when it is quieter while presentations are ongoing.

We have partnered with a local shipping/receiving company for advanced holding and delivery at a very reasonable rate. Receiving, delivery to the venue, and return shipping is available for a flat fee. Please contact us if you are interested.

We also suggest inquiring with your hotel about options for receiving and storing shipped materials.

Table Mountain Inn: General policy allows for receiving packages up to 3 days before check-in. They offer complimentary storage for up to 5 boxes; additional storage or labor charges may apply to additional boxes. Arrangements must be made in advance.

3D CIC, Action Engineering, and the Colorado School of Mines venue are unable to receive or store packages.