The Ecology of Soil Health 2017 Summit and Soil Ecology Society Biennial Meeting will be held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Colorado State is located in the Front Range of Colorado approximately 65 miles north of Denver. Nestled up to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and facing the plains CSU, as a mid-sized university and prides itself on its land-grant university heritage and its status as the first college to earn a Platinum rating in the STARS rating system for sustainability. All summit activities will be held in the Lory Student Center, located in the center of campus in the spacious newly renovated ballrooms. The LSC houses the CSU Bookstore, a food court, and the campus transportation center.

On-Campus Housing Options

Colorado State University's Academic Village features a private residence hall room featuring air-conditioning, a private bathroom, Wi-Fi, parking in designated conference lots, and breakfast June 6-June 9. These rates do not include applicable taxes.
Room TypeCostCheck in DateCheck out Date
Summit and SES Meeting - Single Room$260June 5June 9
Summit and SES - Shared Double Room$195June 5June 9
Summit and SES - Double Room with guest / spouse$390June 5June 9
Summit Only - Single Room$130June 5June 7
Summit Only - Shared Double Room$97June 5June 7
Summit Only - Double Room with guest / spouse$194June 5June 7

Off-Campus Option

Hilton Hotel:  We have reserved a block of rooms at a rate of $149/night. Click here to register by May 12.


Air Travelers: Denver International Airport (DEN) is the closest airport, located approximately 70 miles from Fort Collins. Please check the shuttle schedule before selecting your flights, and allow sufficient time to arrive at CSU.

From DIA: Super Shuttle and GreenRide provide hourly service between DIA and Fort Collins, with a stop at Academic Village and the Hilton Fort Collins. Please visit Super Shuttle’s Website or GreenRide’s Website for more information.

Driving: Traveling either from the north or south, exit west off of I-25 to Prospect Road (exit 268). Travel west on Prospect Road approximately four miles to reach CSU’s campus.

In Fort Collins: Colorado State University and the city of Fort Collins are incredibly bike friendly. Alternative transportation to get to and from campus and around town are common and encouraged. Here are a few links to check out:

MAX Bus Rapid Transit Service runs north and south along Mason Street and serves major activity and employment centers throughout Fort Collins, including Midtown, CSU, and Downtown.

Fort Collins Bike Share allows users to borrow and return a bike from numerous conveniently-located stations around town.

In Town Transportation:


Colorado State University Parking Services and permits are run through a paperless, electronic system. In lieu of physical permits, we are required to collect license plate numbers for any vehicles that will be parked on-campus throughout the duration of this conference. If you were unable to provide your license plate number at the time of online registration, please note that you will need to get that information to Conference & Event Services ahead of time OR provide it at on-site registration when you are here on campus. If you know your license plate number but did not provide it during online registration, please email or call us at 970-491-6222 to do so.

If you need to wait until on-site registration when you are here on campus to provide that information (if you’re renting a car, for example), please come prepared with that information. If you’ve selected the on-campus housing option, once you’ve provided your license plate number, your vehicle will be valid to park in all ‘Q’, ‘W’, ‘X’ and ‘Z’ parking zones. If you purchased the upgraded parking permit option, your vehicle will be valid to park in the ‘A’ lots north and south of the Student Center. Neither permit is valid in metered/Pay-to-Park zones or the ‘A’ parking zone directly west of Moby Arena. Colorado State University and this conference’s organizers cannot guarantee that you will not receive a parking violation if you do not provide your license plate number prior to conference registration.