The Summit will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 9-10, just prior to the start of the National Forum to Advance Rural Education conference in Denver.

  • Tuesday, October 9: 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 10: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Our sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, the same hotel that will be hosting the NREA National Forum.


There are two hotel options for reservations. Please make your own reservations.

The Hyatt is most convenient since it is hosting the National Forum to Advance Rural Education, and rooms are still available under the National Forum room block.

Hyatt Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80237
303 779 1234
NREA Convention Hotel Booking
The NREA convention rate is available beginning Sunday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 13. The discounted room rate is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the room block sells out, pricing is subject to regular rates and availability. 

Monday, Oct. 8 thru Wednesday, Oct. 10  = $179 

Lodging is also available at the Hilton Garden Inn, just a 5-minute walk to the Hyatt.

Hilton Garden Inn
7675 E Union Ave
Denver, CO 80237

Transportation and parking

A list of airport transportation options, meeting agenda, meeting room location and the list of attendees will be coming within the next two weeks.

Information specific to the Hyatt — map, transportation and parking information — can be accessed here. Uber estimate from DIA to the Hyatt is $42.

Attendees are responsible for lodging, flights and transportation costs. FBOL and the VLLA are providing meeting space and related expenses (re. audiovisual). FBOL and VLLA are covering lunches and Tuesday dinner.

Tuesday dinner: Digital Education in Rural Schools

Tuesday’s session will be followed by dinner hosted by the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning and the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance.

Maggiano’s Little Italy
Denver Tech Center
7401 S Clinton St
Englewood, CO 80112
Private room reserved for 6:30 p.m.; family-style dinner, business casual attire 

Feel free to contact Amy Valentine or Butch Gemin with questions. Again, thank you for attending what we hope is the start of increased information and collaboration among your departments and states.