Denver_Skyline2015Convention2015 National Convention

August 8 — 11, 2015

Due to the overwhelming response to our 2015 Convention, our host hotel, The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is sold out over our convention dates.  The good news is that they are placing people on a waitlist and are confident they will be able to accommodate additional reservations.  If you have not already booked your hotel room and still need accommodations please call the central reservations number at 888-627-8405.  Identify yourself as attending the DAV convention and let them know you would like to be placed on the waitlist for a room.  They will need your first name, last name, arrival and departure dates and a phone number where they can reach you as soon as a room becomes available.  If you have any questions or need further assistance please call Marcy Hilecher at 818-775-4558 or email marcy.hilecher@conferencedirect.com.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the DAV 2015 Convention and are excited about the increased attendance we are expecting. 

 

Tentative Agenda

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“Arrive early and stay late in Denver!”  Visit Denver

 

Denver really is exactly one mile high, making the air thinner and dryer. In fact, many people with respiratory problems move to Denver for the benefits of the dry air. The Denver Convention & Visitors Bureau offers the following tips for your trip this summer.

 

Stay Hydrated

Before you travel to Denver, and while you are there, drinking plenty of water is the number one way to help your body adjust easily to the higher altitude. The low humidity in Colorado keeps the air dry, like the desert, so you need about twice as much water there as you would drink at home.

 

Monitor Your Alcohol Intake

In Denver’s rarified air, golf balls go 10 percent farther, but so do cocktails. Alcoholic drinks pack more of a wallop than at sea level.

 

Eat Foods High in Potassium

Foods such as broccoli, bananas, avocado, cantaloupe, celery, greens, bran, chocolate, granola, dates, dried fruit, potatoes and tomatoes will help you replenish electrolytes by balancing salt intake.

 

Watch Your Physical Activities

The effects of exercise are more intense up there. If you normally run 10 miles a day at home, you might try 6 miles in Denver.

 

Pack for Sunny Days

With less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado. But there’s 25 percent less protection from the sun, so sunscreen is a must. Denver receives over 300 days of sunshine each year (more than San Diego or Miami). Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm.