Conference Venue Information

2nd Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning at CNM

Albuquerque Convention Center

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The conference is being held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque.  Plenary sessions will be held in the upstairs ballrooms of the West Complex, and sessions will be held in meeting rooms on the lower level.  Please be aware that the Convention Center is currently undergoing a major renovation, and construction will impact normal access to and movement within the building.  All conferences sessions, however, should proceed without much direct impact of renovation.

Parking and Transportation

Pre-paid passes for the Convention Center parking garage are being distributed to conference attendees who requested them at registration.  If you haven't received your parking pass by Wednesday afternoon, please contact your school/department office or the CTL at  To enter the garage, drive west on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. from I-25.  After passing Broadway Blvd., bear left onto the parking garage ramp--just before MLK Blvd. bends around the north side of the Convention Center complex.

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Parking spaces for those with handicap placards are available in the parking garage near the entry door for the Convention Center.  Attendees should be aware that the walk from the garage to the conference spaces is lengthy. Temporary parking for dropping off attendees is available in the loading zone on Marquette between 2nd Street and 3rd Street.

If you plan to use public transportation to get to the conference, the immediate area of the Convention Center is served by several ABQ Ride bus routes that run through downtown Albuquerque, including the Rapid Ride Red Line and Blue line and the free downtown D-Ride circulator.

Event Catering

All participants will be provided food and refreshments over the course of the conference day.

Supporting the opening plenary session will be a continental breakfast buffet, including sliced seasonal fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, assorted breakfast breads and pastries, butter, and individual jellies. The buffet will also include coffee, hot tea, and chilled orange juice.

During the lunchtime plenary session, participants will be served a cheese enchilada plate with red or green chile, beans and rice, tortillas, a house salad, dessert, and tea and water.

Between the afternoon sessions, participants will be provided cookies and a choice of coffee or hot tea.

Please note that while the lunch menu will not include a meat entrée, we cannot verify that it will be prepared according to strict vegetarian standards.  Attendees with strict dietary concerns or restrictions will need to make their own arrangements.