It’s evident to us that Model-Based Enterprise implementers are eager for industry experience and collaboration that can enable their digital transformations. For 16 years, 3D CIC has been a gathering place for industry practitioners to network and learn.

Action Engineering is planning to host 3D CIC as scheduled in October. However, we are already looking at what-if scenarios should the ongoing global crisis affect the in-person 3D CIC experience. We plan to host 3D CIC virtually if the in-person event must be cancelled. We will make a live vs. virtual decision at a later date.

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3D CIC will return to Golden, Colorado for the 2020 event. The small-town charm of historic downtown Golden provides a convenient and walkable location for the week’s events.

Event Venue

Green CenterColorado School of Mines Green Center

909 15th St
Golden, CO 80401

The Colorado School of Mines Cecil H. & Ida Green Graduate and Professional Center is representative of the blending of humanity and technology. The facility is designed as a place for meetings, the arts, and a variety of receptions and banquets as well as a place for the study of science and technology via exhibitions and conferencing.



Table Mountain Inn

1310 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 277-9898

Warm western hospitality shines through at this adobe-style boutique hotel.


Golden Hotel

800 11th St
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 279-0100

Scenic Clear Creek and the hotel’s mountain ambiance provide a picture-perfect setting. 


The Dove InnThe Dove Inn

711 14th St
Golden, CO 80401
(720) 608-1714

The Dove Inn is a Golden staple with new look and an old soul, newly renovated with modern conveniences while maintaining its Victorian roots.


Other Golden Area Hotels

These Golden area hotels are 4 to 6 miles from downtown Golden.

Hampton Inn Denver West Golden
17150 W. Colfax Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-6600

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Golden
17140 W. Colfax Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-2388

Denver Marriott West
1717 Denver West Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 279-9100


Golden is nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, just 15 miles west of Denver’s big-city style. Fly into Denver International Airport (DEN) on your way to Golden. Rent a car or use Lyft, Uber, SuperShuttle, or a taxi service from the airport to downtown Golden.

Or choose public transit from the airport to Golden. The RTD A Line (light rail) transports riders from the airport to Union Station, located in downtown Denver. Transfer at Union Station to ride the RTD W Line to the Jeffco-Golden Station. From there, downtown Golden is only 3 miles away. Schedule a ride on the Golden Community Call-n-Ride bus for that last leg of the journey.


The event venue is within minutes of nearby hotels, restaurants and other attractions.

Table Mountain Inn & Golden Hotel

Limited free garage and surface parking is available for hotel guests.

Downtown Golden

Two parking garages and several surface lots in downtown Golden offer daily parking. The first two hours are free, with each additional hour costing $2, to a maximum of $8 per day. Refer to the downtown Golden parking guide for locations and details.

Street parking in downtown Golden is free for 2 hours only between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. Street parking is free after 5:00 pm. Refer to the downtown Golden parking guide for locations and details.

Golden Sights

Numerous attractions, dining, hiking trails, shops, and galleries are only a short walk from the event venues in downtown Golden. Some local favorites include the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, driving up Lookout Mountain for the stunning views of Golden and Denver (perhaps with a stop to Buffalo Bill’s Grave & Museum), walking along Clear Creek, and working out at the Golden Community Center (pool & fitness center)Coors Brewery and several laid-back craft breweries are just blocks away.

Read our 2019 Golden Eats & Sights post for more ideas of things to do and places to eat! Click here for an interactive Google map showing the venue, lodging, parking locations, and the Action Engineering team’s favorite eats & sights.