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Logistical Info for Our out of town MNT Conference Participants

Transportation to and from the conference venue and to offsite activities will be provided: The pick up point for participants staying near the airport will be in front of the Days Inn, 2331 Centre Ave. SE, at 7 AM every day.

Previous conference participants found the Days Inn and Suites Airport Albuquerque to be economical, comfortable and convenient. SCME suggests you stay there or in close proximity to the pick up point.  The room rate is $54.40 plus tax per night (ask for the LRO rate), which includes free wi-fi, free hot breakfast and free airport shuttle. There are many other hotels in the immediate vicinity and several restaurants within walking distance.


The hotels below are suggestions and are a short walk from the Days Inn pick up point. You may stay wherever you choose. If you lodge away from the transportation pick up point, you will be responsible for your own transportation to the conference.

Albuquerque Airport Fairfield Inn by Marriott - $100 + tax

2300 Centre Avenue Southeast, Albuquerque, NM‎ - (505) 247-1621

Courtyard Albuquerque Airport - $139 + tax

1920 Yale Boulevard,SE, Albuquerque, NM‎ - (505) 843-6600

Days Inn & Suites Airport - $54.40 + tax, ask for LRO rate

2331 Centre Ave. SE, Albuquerque, - (505) 247-1500  

Extended Stay America Hotel Albuquerque - Airport

2321 International Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM‎ - (505) 244-0414

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Albuquerque Airport

1921 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM‎ - (505) 338-5255

La Quinta Inn Albuquerque Airport

2116 Yale Blvd Southeast, Albuquerque, NM‎ - (505) 243-5500

Residence Inn Albuquerque Airport

2301 International Ave, SE, Albuquerque, NM‎ - (505) 242-2844

Sleep Inn Airport - $54 + tax

2300 International Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM‎ - (505) 244-3325

Towne Place Suites Albuquerque Airport Hotel - $100 + tax

2400 Centre Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM‎ - (505) 232-5800

We suggest you arrive in Albuquerque on Sunday May 8th in order to get to the conference promptly at 7:30 AM the next day. You may depart on Wednesday, May 11 at the 11:30 AM completion of the program or stay for the networking lunch until 12:30 PM.  MAKE YOUR AIRLINE RESERVATIONS BY MARCH 31 FOR BEST FARES.

Please arrange your own transportation on May 11 from the conference to the airport. You may make a reservation with Sunport Shuttle, phone 866-505-4966. The pick up address is 801 University Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, 87106, across the street from Central New Mexico Community College. The airport is 15 minutes away from the conference.

Additional information:

You are required to attend the entire conference. If you must cancel your attendance, please notify us by April 25 to avoid cancellation penalties.  Hotel and airline cancellation fees may still apply.

You can access the conference agenda, a map of the conference site with parking, and more information on our website www.scme-nm.org .

We expect you to complete surveys you will receive during and after the conference to help us evaluate and improve our process and gauge the impact on student learning.

For more information, contact:

Anna Garden
Program Specialist
Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)



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