The skyline of Denver, Colorado

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce The Queen City of the Plains — Denver, Colorado — has been selected as host city for TypeCon2015: Condensed, which takes place August 12th – 16th.

Special thanks to an intrepid local crew, who have been instrumental in bringing TypeCon to the Mile-High City.

The City

Located near the heart of the United States, Denver has long been a confluence of east and west, north and south.

Cultural opportunities abound, as Denver has a walkable downtown, fantastic museums, and an extensive park system (including the vast and eclectic City Park). Numismatists will delight in the presence of the U.S. Mint. Beer enthusiasts can slake their thirst thanks to Denver’s many microbreweries. Farther afield, you could try to touch the sun while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park or stand in awe at the visual and sonic beauty of Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. This is a city — and a region — of substance.

The Venue

Our conference headquarters will be the Sheraton Denver Downtown, located (as the name suggests) in the heart of downtown Denver, near a veritable gold rush of restaurants, shops, and other delights. The hotel itself features nicely-appointed guest rooms, a well-equipped fitness center, an outdoor (heated!) pool, and the AIA National Honor Award-winning I.M. Pei Tower.

Once again, we will be offering a discounted room rate for TypeCon attendees staying at the conference hotel. Details regarding room pricing and booking will be posted as they become available.

Town Hall Meeting, February 6th

Are you interested in helping with preparations and planning for TypeCon2015? We’re looking for plenty of volunteers who love type and design as much as we do and will be holding a town hall meeting hosted by the nice folks at Matter.

When

Friday, February 6th, at 5:30 pm

Where

Matter
2134 Market Street
Denver, CO 80205

All are welcome to attend, but space is limited. RSVP to email hidden so we know you’re coming. If you can’t make it to this meeting but would still like to participate, please contact us.

Stay Tuned

Before you know it, August will be here — and we’ll see you, at altitude, near the eastern edge of the Rockies! Keep an eye on the TypeCon site and Twitter for updates.

Photo by Bryan Simmons via Wikimedia Commons ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )