The Dent Conference connects and inspires people through a series of thoughtfully designed experiences and talks over four days of incredible programming in the beautiful southwest mountain town of Santa Fe, NM.
Dent is a curated event. Part of the magic of the experience is in the unique blend of people in the room. After you register for Dent 2019 using the form below, we’ll give you a phone call to get to know you and answer your questions about what it means to be a Denter.
We’re always looking for new members who reflect these principles:
Be generous with your curiosity – While many great relationships and collaborations begin at Dent, it is not a networking event. It is a gathering of like minded explorers who are pushing the boundaries of their fields and want to grow as they do so.
Dent is for participants not observers – Many conferences are designed like YouTube; the speakers are there to deliver some message to the passive audience. Everyone at Dent is qualified to be on stage, which is what makes the conversations off-stage so exciting.
Denters have a growth mindset – Our community enters every conversation with an eye to their own growth. We firmly believe it is possible to get better at what we all do, and that whatever is worth doing is worth doing better.
Santa Fe, NM
Our base of operations for Dent 2019 will be the beautiful La Fonda on the Plaza hotel & spa located in the heart of Santa Fe between the town’s famous plaza and the historic Saint Francis Cathedral. All attendees are encouraged to stay at La Fonda during the conference as all sessions, as well as most meals and check-in when you arrive will take place on-site at the hotel.
While in Santa Fe, you can visit world-class museums like the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Museum of International Folk Art. Hike the trails of the Randall Davey Audubon Center and then check out nearly 200 species of birds. Go cycling in one of USA Today’s “Top Mountain Bike Towns” or luxuriate at Japanese spa 10,000 Waves.
We recommend staying on-site at La Fonda on the Plaza for the conference. We have negotiated a block of rooms available for Dent Attendees at a discounted rate of $179/night. This rate includes complimentary wi-fi access throughout the hotel, bottled water, heated outdoor pool + hot tub access, and on-site fitness center use as well. Parking is available to guests of the hotel and runs $20/night (plus tax).
Hotel Address: 100 E. SAN FRANCISCO ST., SANTA FE, NM 87501
Travel to/from Santa Fe
While there is an airport located in Santa Fe, it is quite small with limited flight options in and out. We recommend flying into Albuquerque (ABQ) instead, which many major airlines including Southwest, United, American and Alaska Airlines serve with non-stop flights from most major US cities including Seattle, the Bay Area, Denver, Los Angeles and Chicago.
The drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe is ~1hr depending on traffic. As always the Dent Welcome/Farewell Bus will be available for transportation between the ABQ airport and the hotel on arrival and departure days.
Currently, the bus is scheduled to depart from ABQ for Santa Fe at 3:00pm on Saturday 3/2 and return to ABQ from Santa Fe at 9:30am on Wednesday 3/27.
Please Note: If your travel schedule doesn’t allow use of the Welcome or Farewell Bus, Sandia Shuttle is available for transfers door-to-door between ABQ airport and La Fonda on the Plaza. Reservations can be made through their website 24/7 and costs $33/person one-way.