The National SBIR Fall Conference
Ramkota Hotel * Rapid City, SD
October 23 - 26, 2001

Conference Hotel:

The conference will take place at the Ramkota Hotel, Rapid City, SD. The hotel is located at 2111 N. LaCrosse Street, Rapid City, SD approximately 15-20 minutes driving time from the Rapid City Regional Airport. A block of rooms has been arranged for our attendees at a special conference rate of $72 Single/Double plus tax, currently 8%. Reservations may be made by phoning the hotel directly: .

There is a supplemental charge of $10 for each additional person in the room 18 years of age or older. This rate will be honored two days prior and two days following the conference based on availability. Check-in is 3:00pm; check-out is 12:00noon. Reservations can be made directly with the hotel by calling . Please reference the SBIR Conference when making your reservations in order to receive the special conference rate. After October 15th or when the block fills, we can no longer guarantee the rate or availability. NOTE: We suggest you NOT use the Best Western 800 number for reservations to ensure you receive the conference rate. Please help us keep the Conference Registration Fee as low as possible! We encourage you to stay at the conference hotel. The costs of all hotel services is tied to our sleeping room block pick-up, so please plan on staying at the conference hotel if you require overnight accommodations. Thanks!


Driving Instructions:

From Rapid City Regional Airport: Take Hwy. 44 West towards the city. This road will become Omaha Street. Continue west to LaCrosse Street; turn right (north). The hotel is located on the left immediately after you cross I-90.

Driving In: Interstate 90 is the main route for driving into the area. If on I-90, take Exit 59, north. The hotel is on the northwest corner. All major highways heading into Rapid City (East-West: US 16, 18, 212 and SD 34 & 40; North-South: US 85 & 385 and SD 79) are kept in excellent driving condition year round. If you want to check current driving conditions, call or go to the SD Dept. of Transportation website at:

Shuttle: Airport Express services the Ramkota Hotel. When arriving at the airport, proceed to baggage claim. Transport for Ramkota Hotel guests is complimentary.

Rapid City Regional Airport: Serviced by Northwest Airlines, Delta/Skywest and United Express. See below for airline discounts.

Air times to Rapid City from some major hubs:

Chicago: 2:50 Denver: 1:15 Minneapolis: 1:25 Salt Lake City: 2:00


Flying in? Most major airlines are now offering special discounts for business travelers!! Discounts of 25 - 50% off business rates are being offered with NO Saturday night stay requirements! Check your favorite airline or with your travel agent now to take advantage of these special fares!! See you in South Dakota!

Conference Airline & Rental Car Discounts:
Black Hills Central Reservations:

We suggest you contact Black Hills Central Reservations to take advantage of special airline and rental car rates. October is a good month for airline fares into Rapid City! Special roundtrip fares, with NO Saturday night stay required, are available for conference attendees starting from $229 per person, excluding taxes or airport fees. These special fares are based on availability, with a seven-day advance purchase required. Arrangements for rental cars can also be handled with this one call!

For discounted airline and rental car information, or for help planning some pre- or post-conference sightseeing: Call .

NOTE: When scheduling your departing flight from Rapid City allow for an advance check-in of 2 hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

NOTE: All major airlines should have their October schedules set and reconfirmed by the end of September. We suggest you still contact Black Hills Central Reservations for discounted flight rates.

Rapid City, SD
Want to learn more about Rapid City, the weather, driving maps and some of the surrounding attractions? Here are three websites to visit:


Updated 10/16/01