3D CIC + QIF Summit 2017 Theme:
UNITE: Engineering & Shop Floor Collaboration

3D CIC returns to Golden, Colorado for the 2017 event. The small-town charm of historic downtown Golden provides a convenient and walkable location for the week’s events.

Venues + Lodging

Multiple venues will be utilized in 2017 to accommodate the coordination of 3D CIC + QIF Summit and CAD user groups. Click here for an interactive Google map with markers indicating the event venues, parking locations, and Action Engineering’s favorite eats and sights!

American Mountaineering Center

710 10th St
Golden, CO 80401

3D CIC + QIF Symposium will be hosted in the Foss Auditorium, with happy hour receptions capping off Tuesday and Wednesday in the one-of-a-kind Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum. Lunch will be served in AMC’s Conference Center. QIF Working Group meetings will be held at AMC as part of the QIF Summit.

Events at the American Mountaineering Center:

  • 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress + Quality Information Framework Symposium – October 3-5, 2017 [Foss Auditorium, with lunch served in the Conference Center]
  • Tuesday & Wednesday’s CAD & Cocktails receptions – October 3 & 4, 2017 [Museum]
  • QIF Working Group meetings – October 3 & 4, 2017 [Baker Classroom]

Note: The American Mountaineering Center is not a hotel.

Table Mountain Inn

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

Warm western hospitality shines through at this adobe-style boutique hotel, at which the NX and SOLIDWORKS MBD user groups and Monday’s CAD & Cocktails reception will be hosted.

Events at Table Mountain Inn:

  • NX MBD User Group – October 2, 2017, morning [Arapaho, with lunch served in Kokopelli]
  • SOLIDWORKS MBD User Group – October 2, 2017, afternoon [Arapaho, with lunch served in Kokopelli]
  • Monday’s CAD & Cocktails reception – October 2, 2017 [Kokopelli]

Use the code 3DCIC17 (all caps) for discounted lodging rates. Room block rates are $178/night for Traditional Rooms and $193/night for Foothills Grand Rooms.

8/7/17 Update: Room availability at Table Mountain Inn is limited during the week of October 1, 2017. The hotel is completely booked on the night of October 5, 2017.

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 for the PTC/USER MBE Technical Committee meeting and DMSC’s member meeting.

Events hosted at Golden Hotel:

  • PTC/USER MBE Technical Committee – October 2, 2017 [Clear Creek]
  • DMSC Member Meeting – October 6, 2017 [Mesa]
  • Autodesk Inventor MBD User Group – October 6, 2017 [Golden Vista]

Use the code 3D CIC for discounted lodging rates. The room block rate is $178/night for the nights of October 1-4, 2017. If you would like to book adjacent nights before or after these dates, call the hotel to request the room block rate for the additional nights, rather than booking on-line.

8/7/17 Update: Room availability at Golden Hotel is EXTREMELY limited during the week of October 1, 2017. The hotel is completely booked on the night of October 5, 2017.

Other Golden Area Hotels

These Golden area hotels are 4 to 6 miles from the American Mountaineering Center. Room blocks for 3D CIC + QIF Summit are not available.

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. Public transit can get you there. 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.

Or use Lyft, Uber, SuperShuttle, or a taxi service from the airport to downtown Golden.


The event venues are within minutes of each other by foot.

American Mountaineering Center

Free parking for meeting attendees is available in AMC’s parking lot located on the north side of the building. Parking is limited.

Table Mountain Inn & Golden Hotel

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

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 am and 5 pm. Street parking is free after 5 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 at the top), walking along Clear Creek, and working out at the Golden Community Center (pool & fitness center)Coors Brewery (free tours), and several laid-back craft breweries are just blocks away.

Read our 2016 Golden Eats & Sights post for more ideas of things to do and places to eat. Click here for an interactive Google map with markers indicating event venues and our favorite eats and sights!