Santa Fe Community Convention Center
The Conference will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, a short 5 minute walk from the Historic Santa Fe Plaza.
Santa Fe, New Mexico is a lively and inviting destination, known for its rich culture and welcoming hospitality! Throughout the conference, we'll celebrate this independent and creative spirit. If this is your first visit to New Mexico, you may want to arrive early or stay a few extra days to explore.
The nearest major airport is the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), serviced by all major U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, and United.
When flying into Albuquerque, the Sandia Shuttle provides shuttle service to downtown Santa Fe. Sandia Shuttle will drop-off and pick-up at all featured hotels and the Convention Center. Reservations are required; rates are $33 (+tax), per person, each way. Make reservations by calling 888-775-5696 or reserve online. Upon arriving at the Albuquerque Airport, look for the Sandia Shuttle check-in counter in baggage claim, directly across from Southwest Baggage Carousel #6.
The smaller Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) offers limited commercial airline service directly into Santa Fe on American and United, connecting in Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth and Phoenix.
When flying into Santa Fe, the Roadrunner Shuttle provides shuttle service to downtown Santa Fe. Roadrunner Shuttle will drop off and pick up at all featured hotels and the Convention Center. Reservations are required; rates range from $16-26 (+tax), per person, each way. Make reservations by calling (505) 424-3367 or reserve online. Upon arriving at the Santa Fe airport, look for the Roadrunner Shuttle check-in counter in the Main Hallway, adjacent to the Baggage Claim area.
Amtrak offers national passenger rail service to Santa Fe on the Southwest Chief via the Lamy Station and shuttle service into downtown Sante Fe.
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As parking in downtown Santa Fe can be limited, we encourage attendees to stay at the featured hotels and walk to the daily conference sessions. Attendees staying at hotels in the immediate downtown areas will be able to easily access all activities and events by foot and will not require a car during the Conference. Shuttle service is available to and from both the Albuquerque and Santa Fe airports (see above).
Downtown Santa Fe is full of museums and attractions you can explore on foot, though some popular destinations are located at the edges of town. Visit Santa Fe provides a Free Santa Fe Pick-up Shuttle that runs between the Historic Plaza, Museum Hill, Canyon Road and the Railyard; hours of operation, schedules and route maps can be found online. Or, use your smartphone to arrange for a ride via Lyft or Uber!
Driving Directions and Parking
For attendees who will be driving to the conference each day: parking is available in the Convention Center garage for $10 per day (no in/out privileges). Look for the garage entrance on S. Federal Place (see map, lot C). Plan to pay upon entering.
The Convention Center’s address is 201 W. Marcy Street. The address for the Convention Center’s Parking Garage is 119 S. Federal Place.
Weather and Altitude
Santa Fe is typically very clear, sunny and dry. In early March, temperatures can range from 45-55 degrees F in the day, with lows ranging from 24-28 degrees F overnight. We recommend dressing in layers to stay comfortable, outside and inside.
Located at over 7,000 feet above sea level, Santa Fe is a high-altitude destination. Staying well-hydrated and moderating your alcohol intake can help make for an easier adjustment. Learn more.
While the large majority of visitors are not bothered by the altitude, people with certain pre- existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease and sickle cell disease, should talk to their doctor before traveling to Santa Fe.
MidSchoolMath has made arrangements with four outstanding hotels to offer a substantial discount for conference attendees. We highly recommend staying at these featured hotels, located downtown, to maximize your New Mexico experience, shorten your walk to the Convention Center and simplify your stay.
Only a limited number of rooms are available at these discounted rates; plan to make your reservation early for best selection. If you are making plans to extend your stay in Santa Fe, the hotels may honor the conference rate, as space permits, for up to 3 days before and/or after the conference. All rates are based on double-occupancy.
La Fonda – This full-service historic hotel is located directly across from the Santa Fe Plaza, a short 8 to 10 minute walk to the Convention Center. This landmark property has recently completed extensive renovations, retaining its charming historic atmosphere, while adding modern conveniences throughout, and offers an onsite fitness center and heated outdoor pool. Rate includes complimentary internet access. Onsite parking is available for an additional nightly fee.
Conference Rate: $109 (+tax), per night
Reservations: Call 1-800-523-5002, select #1 and request the MidSchoolMath National Conference (#907448) group rate or reserve online here. Reserve by Monday, February 5, 2018 to receive the discounted group rate
Note: Rate is for a Traditional Room, with one or two beds.
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza – Located a short 8 to 10 minute walk from the Convention Center, the full-service Hilton offers an ample supply of double and king rooms. The unique historic property features an onsite fitness center and heated outdoor pool. Rate includes complimentary internet access and onsite parking.
Conference Rate: $109 (+ tax), per night.
Reservations: Call Carla Montoya at 505-955-1476 (M-F) and ask for the MidSchoolMath courtesy discount or reserve online here. Reserve by Monday, January 29, 2018.
Note: Rate is for a standard guest room with two double beds or one king bed.
Las Palomas – This tranquil resort is located a short 10 to 12 minute walk to the Convention Center. Each spacious Casita offers separate bedroom and sitting areas, with a fireplace and kitchenette. Rate includes complimentary internet access, parking and breakfast.
Conference Rate: $99 (+ tax), per night.
Reservations: Call 877-259-3409 or email email@example.com and request a reservation as part of the MidSchoolMath 2018 Conference Group. Reserve by Sunday, January 28, 2018 to receive the discounted group rate; limited availability.
Note: Rate is for a casita with a king bed in the bedroom and queen sleeper sofa in the sitting area.
Drury Plaza Hotel – This full-service hotel is located a short 10-12 minute walk from the Convention Center. Featuring unique artwork, an onsite fitness center and a heated outdoor pool, the group rate includes a hot breakfast buffet, evening reception with complimentary cocktails and snacks, and internet access. Parking is available for an additional $5 per night.
Conference Rate: $119 (+tax), per night
Reservations: Call 800-378-7946 and request the MidSchoolMath National Conference Group Rate (Group #2315086) or reserve online at and enter the group number when prompted. Reserve by Saturday, January 27, 2018 to receive the discounted group rate
Note: Rate is for a room with one king or two queen beds; double-occupancy.
During your stay, enjoy Santa Fe’s outstanding restaurants.