About Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 West Marcy
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2032
Phone: 1.800.984.9984 or 505.955.6206
Elevation: 7000 ' (2134m)   About the altitude...

Meetings at This Location

Santa Fe Community Convention Center is located within a few blocks of the Santa Fe marketplace, where local Indians exhibit and sell their hand-crafted products. Museums, art galleries and restaurants are easily accessible from any of the nearby lodging options. Downhill and cross-country skiing are available at the nearby Santa Fe Ski Basin, and a complimentary ski shuttle from the hotel to the Santa Fe Ski Basin will be provided.
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Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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Shuttle Information:

A free shuttle to and from the Santa Fe Ski Area will be provided for Keystone Symposia conferees. Twenty seats will be available on a "first-come first-served" basis. Sign up sheets will be located on the message board at the meeting.

The food included will be:
  • a buffet breakfast each day of the meeting except departure day
  • coffee breaks
  • Social Hour with light snacks during poster sessions
The food offered varies by site. Menus of the daily food offered, as well as menus for area restaurants, when available, will be posted on-site. Social Hour is provided in order to give attendees an opportunity to socialize, enjoy a light snack and participate in the poster session. Limited seating is available.

If you have dietary restrictions, please click on the "Attendees With Special Needs" tab above for more information.

Green Practices: Convention Center LEED Certification Information

"Environmentally Responsible" is the term used to define a green building. Helping establish that responsibility is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification, which considers site sustainability, water efficiency, energy efficiency, content of materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovative design. The Santa Fe Community Convention Center earned its LEED Gold Certification credits in a number of ways:

  • Eighty-eight percent of the materials were salvaged and recycled from the demolition of the city's old convention center.
  • Seventy-five percent, by weight, of the waste generated on the site during construction of the convention center was recycled.
  • The new building was constructed on the same site as the former convention center.
  • The parking garage is underground at the new building and not developed in a different location.
  • The proximity of the Transit Center to the Civic Center promotes public transportation and bicycle racks were installed on the grounds of the new building to promote alternative methods of transportation.
  • A garden roof eliminates heat collection and provides natural insulation.
  • There are three 15,000 gallon water catchment tanks for landscaping irrigation set in the ground underneath the garage floor.
  • A sophisticated CO2 monitoring system installed in the garage monitors levels of CO2 and activates an exhaust system if safe levels are exceeded.
  • All of the exterior timber was reclaimed from the nearby Sierra Blanca forest fire.
  • All paints used on the project contain the lowest level of Volatile Organic Compounds available insuring better indoor air quality.
  • Exterior walkways are made from porous brick pavers to reduce water run-off.
  • There are three recycling areas located throughout the center.
  • There are skylights in the center's public spaces lowering electricity use.
  • Non-volatile carpet is used throughout the building.
  • All cleaning products are green.

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Clothing Note:

The meetings are "resort casual" in dress (khakis, jeans, casual shirts, sweaters). Even if you are not participating in outdoor activities, we suggest you bring clothes appropriate for local weather temperatures. Clothes that can be layered, for use both indoors and outdoors, will work best.

Winter temperatures in Santa Fe range between 30-50+ degrees Fahrenheit, with frequent snowfall. There are over 300 days of sunshine yearly, and the air is crisp and pure no matter the season, so please bring sunglasses and sunscreen.

Special Needs


Scientists with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to participate in Keystone Symposia meetings.

Please contact Keystone Symposia Attendee Services at +1 970-262-1230 or by email at info@keystonesymposia.org for accessibility information and additional information regarding special services, such as:

  • Free registration to assistants or companions needed for note-taking or personal care.
  • Preferred lodging options for persons with limited mobility.
  • Assistance locating the most optimal handicapped-accessible lodging.

In some cases, accommodations for individuals with disabilities are limited so attendees are encouraged to make arrangements well in advance of the meeting.

Dietary Restrictions

If you have special dietary restrictions (i.e., kosher, gluten-free, etc.) please contact Keystone Symposia Attendee Services at +1 970-262-1230 or by email at info@keystonesymposia.org.

If possible, please try to contact us at least two weeks before the meeting starts so we may make arrangements with the resort or conference center.

NOTE: Vegetarian options are available at Keystone Symposia meal functions, so you do not need to contact us.

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Please be aware that this conference will take place at an elevation well above sea level!

High elevation, low humidity and stronger ultraviolet rays from the sun combine to create a situation that requires special attention to your health! For recommendations on how to prevent and alleviate high altitude sickness, please see High Country Health Care High Altitude Health Tips.