IDEAS FOR DINNER DOWNTOWN?
We've created a Google Map with some of our favorite spots here (check our notes; we've indicated which places are friendliest to special diets). We've also included parking information in the map description. You can use the Facebook event to coordinate your dinner plans with people, or go with one of our Anselm staff-led groups.
CAN I BUY A TICKET FOR JUST a portion of the weekend?
Most likely not.
I'M AN INTROVERT, SO I SHOULD PROBABLY TALK MYSELF OUT OF GOING BECAUSE IT'S LESS DAUNTING, RIGHT?
That depends. Do you like sitting quietly and listening to awesome people inspire you with no pressure to talk back (i.e. lectures)? Do you like really good coffee, food, and other drinks? Do you appreciate gorgeous views of either skylines or mountains? And (the kicker) do you like the idea of having this room furnished with tables and cushy armchairs, designated as a Quiet Room and available for retreat all day?
In short: we take hospitality seriously. We'll take good care of you. We even have some Anselm staff-led groups going to dinner, so there's no chance of you feeling left out there. Also most of our speakers are introverts and they are coming. Don't be silly. You should come.
WHAT'S THE PARKING SITUATION?
The Pinery's lot has 150 parking spaces; if you are coming with other family members or friends, we encourage you to carpool.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE?
The conference ticket price provides you with access to the entire event, including your choice of workshops (first-come, first-served). Breakfast pastries, lunch, and afternoon snacks are included; as are water, coffee, and tea all day. Cocktail hour will feature a cash bar. Dinner is NOT included in the ticket price, because we have too much fun breaking up into smaller groups to enjoy the many wonderful restaurants downtown. This will be a chance to take a break from the space, experience downtown Colorado Springs, and enjoy excellent food in a more intimate setting with friends. (We will have a few Anselm staff-led groups in case you haven't brought or made any bosom friends!)