Frequently Asked Questions for the
Colorado Teen Literature Conference
Colorado Teen Literature Conference at a glance
April 18, 2020 at the Tivoli Student Union Building.
Registration will open Monday, February 3, 2020.
If you plan to register a group, please be prepared to have the names of all the members of your group when you register.
Keynote authors: Alan Gratz and Varian Johnson.
Registration: $75 - adults $40 - students.
Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Some grants are available for adults and students.
Parking is available on campus for a fee, pay at kiosk. Both the Tivoli Parking Garage and the 7th Street Parking Garage close to the Tivoli Student Union building.
The 7th street garage is sometimes free if the campus is hosting an open house for new students.
Timeline for the Colorado Teen Literature Conference
September 16: Call for Presenters Opens
November 5: Call for Presenters Closes
November 1: Call for Exhibitors Opens
December 17: All presenters selected and notified
December 17: All placeholders for volunteers and UCD group have been determined
January 6: Deadline for Presenters to confirm and register using link
Feb 3: First Monday of February : Registration opens
February 3: Call for Exhibitors closes
February 28: Teen Grants close. All applicants will be notified of final decisions by email after the deadline.
March 18: All Payments are due
March 30: Last day to cancel with refund
April 18th: Day of Conference: Registration opens at 7:30am, conference begins at 8:30am
While the planning committee does everything we can to keep the conference open, in the event of a weather emergency the CTLC committee reserves the right to cancel the conference. In the event that the conference is canceled due to inclement weather (and by inclement we mean an honest-to-goodness-blizzard-conditions) we will not be able to refund your registration fees. We realize that this sounds very unfair, however, as weather does not give us advance notice, the conference committee will have already paid for the conference breakfast and lunch and the keynote speakers will most have already traveled to Denver for the event. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.
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Due to costs paid by the conference, last day to cancel with refunds is 30th of March. Additionally, meal choices are not able to change after this date. If the conference is unavoidably cancelled (due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances) refunds are not able to be issued.
The Colorado Teen Literature Conference is hosted on the Tivoli Student Union Building, Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. There are several hotels nearby. Here is a short listing of some nearby hotels:
SpringHill Suites (on campus)
Super 8 Denver Midtown (Short bus / car ride to campus)
Reimbursement for Presenters
We are a small volunteer run conference with a very limited budget and as such the Colorado Teen Literature Conference is not able to reimburse session presenters for any costs associated with the conference, including but not limited to airfare and hotel costs.
Selling books at the CTLC
The Auraria bookstore sells some of the titles from the Colorado Teen Literature Conference on the exhibit floor. As they are a smaller sized bookstore they are only able to offer select titles. Use the above contact form to inquire about including your book in the Auraria Bookstore sales.
Exhibitor tables are available for purchase to sell books and other teen literature related merchandise.
Presenters may sell their books at the end of their presentation sessions. As this is an educational conference please limit the sale of your book to the last five minutes of the presentation. Sessions need to be focused on delivering information and sharing ideas on the topic being presented.
All persons selling books or other materials at the Colorado Teen Literature Conference are responsible for complying with sales tax regulations.