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2017 ECEA Leadership Symposium Participant Details

Thank you for participating in the 2017 ECEA Leadership Symposium. Excitement continues to build as we continue to make final preparations for Friday. 

Below are important details regarding your upcoming visit to the University of Denver's Ritchie Center:


Please print the emailed PDF Parking Permit and place it on your dashboard with the printed side up and the bar code visible. You will not need to pay for parking as long as the parking permit is properly displayed.

Lot 401
2240 E. Buchtel Blvd.
Denver, CO. 80208

Driving Directions from 1-25

1.From I-25 turn South onto University Ave.

2.Travel approximately 2 blocks to Jewell Avenue and Turn West on Jewell Avenue.

3.Make a right hand turn just after the first alleyway. You will see the gate into the parking lot.

Ritchie Center Access

To enter the Ritchie Center, you will need to go to the north side of the building (facing Buchtel).

Enter either via the stairs to concourse level or through the lower lobby if you need elevator accommodations.

Please follow the signage to the Gold Club Level for check-in and all ECEA Leadership Symposium activities.

Symposium Check-In

Check-In will be available from 7:30 – 8:30 Friday morning in the Gold Club level.

Continental networking breakfast and vendor visits are also scheduled from 7:30 – 8:30.

Our keynote address will begin at 8:30am.

Final registration payments (including credit cards) will be accepted on the day of the event.

Lunch & Snacks

Lunch on our own is scheduled from 11:45 – 1:00.

Attached is a map highlighting the multiple dining options available to you both on campus and directly adjacent to campus. – Please note that no outside food is permitted in the Ritchie Center…

Afternoon sessions begin promptly at 1:00, so be sure to watch the clock.

A variety of beverages will be available all day.

Be sure to take the time to enjoy our afternoon Ice Cream Sundae Bar!

Vendors & Purchasing

We have a great group of ECE focused vendors that will be available to you throughout the entire day. This is a great opportunity to explore the services and merchandise that they offer. Most will be offering special event pricing and all are anxious to discuss how they can support the unique needs of your individual program. Our 2017 line-up of vendors include: KAPLAN, LAKESHORE, CCIG, KIDS REPORTS, KODO KIDS, TEACHING STRATEGIES, TRUSTED PHOTO, SHAMROCK FOODS, HORIZONS IN LEARNING.


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