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Please review our FAQs below if you have questions about the conference. If you have other questions not covered here, please contact


Where is the LDC registration and conference being held? 

At the YMCA of the Rockies held in the Emerald Mountain Room. The LDC registration desk will be located at the Emerald Mountain Room which is part of the Main Hotel building. At the registration table, you will be able to pick up conference material and select the topic that you wish to attend for the Networking Session and Education Share Fair Roundtables.

How do I get to the conference venue and hotel from the Denver Airport?

  • Map and directions to the YMCA of the Rockies
  • Estes Park Shuttle services are available at a cost of $95.00 round trip. YMCA drop-off and pick-up will be at the Walnut Room right next to the hotel check-in desk.

>Where can I see the full conference program for the Life Discovery Conference? 

Here is the full conference program

Where can I find detailed descriptions of sessions?
>Detailed descriptions can be found on the LDC website:

What time does the conference begin and end each day? 

The conference begins each day at 8:00 AM MT. 

What is the Covid Policy for LDC?

Here is LDC’s Covid-19 Policy. Please be informed that ESA requires documentation of vaccination on-site for all LDC attendees. You will not be allowed to join the conference without this documentation or exemption letter. You have the option to upload your vaccination card here:

What time should I join session for which I am presenting or planning to participate in?

When presenting, you should arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled presentation. This will help with any potential technical difficulties that may arise

Who do I contact if I might miss my presentation?

Please contact or Jessica Johnston at 202-833-8773  x 222. 

Will the presenter’s materials be uploaded and available after the conference?

Presenters will be encouraged, but not required, to upload materials and slide presentations. Materials shared will be available after the conference unless presenters request that they be removed. We also strongly encourage all participants to contribute their ideas to the LifeDiscoveryEd Digital Library for editorial or peer review (according to ESA, BSA or SSE policy).

What meals will I get during the conference and where?

All meals will be served from the Aspen dining hall.  If you have a room at the YMCA, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included with your stay. If you are staying elsewhere, you will need to pick up your meal tickets at the LDC registration desk.

What if I have special dietary needs/restrictions?

We have discussed all potential dietary needs in advance to the YMCA of the Rockies staff and they have informed us that they have vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free options. We were also advised to inform you that those with allergy restrictions should walk up to the counter in the Aspen Dining room and tell them about your allergy Their food service team will try to guide you to food that you can eat.

We have also tried to account for most dietary needs when selecting snack items during our catered breaks in between sessions. While we aim to accommodate all our attendees, if you have very specific dietary requirements, it is best to bring your own snacks to ensure that you have what you need during your stay at the YMCA.