During the welcome session held on the evening of April 18th, appetizers and beers will be provided at New Belgium Brewery (500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524).

For the symposium on April 19th, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided through the day at Canvas Stadium. After Ed Yong’s closing keynote, to keep the conversation going and decompress from the full day of exciting microbiome science, all attendees are invited to an informal, non-hosted after symposium celebration at the Marmot (0.7 mile walk or drive, 829 S Shields St Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO 80524). This will take place immediately following the symposium.

Options for Lodging:
1) Students host students and post-docs: Early career scientists attending the conference from out of town will be able to find accommodations with Colorado State University students at no cost. Please email Mikayla Borton ( for accommodations. First come first served.

2) A block room rate will be available at Fort Collins Hilton Hotel (425 West Prospect Road). This hotel has free parking and is walking distance to Canvas Stadium where the Symposium will be held.