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This page will be updated with frequently asked questions to help you understand more about our Urban Exploration Program, the process, and how you can support, engage or participate in it.  


When will I find out if I get accepted and when will payment to reserve my spot be due?    

March 1 – Application Status Updates  

March 17 – Payment Due to Secure Spot 

June 6 – Briefing Social, Location TBD 

June 12-14 – Urban Exploration Program in Vancouver, BC  

Who is an ideal participant for 2023 Urban Exploration? 

The Partnership seeks a diverse array of participants who are leaders in their organization, community and/or industry and are actively involved or invested in Downtown Denver and the center city.  Selection to attend the program will be based on, but not limited to the following attributes: demonstrated involvement and investment in Downtown Denver, leadership role in organization, community or industry, industry diversity, gender diversity, and ethnic/racial diversity. 


How much is the program fee?  

Private sector participants - $4,250* 

Public sector participants - $3,500 * 


*Fee includes hotel stay at Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel for three nights, meals and transportation within the program itinerary, all programmed activities, and staffing. 


What is the cancellation policy? 

Please view the fee and cancellation schedule below: 

Cancellation between acceptance and March 17: Full refund 

Cancellation between March 18 - May 2: 50% refund 

Cancellation after May 3: No refund 


Will there be a group flight to Vancouver? What flight should I book?

There will not be a group flight, however, please find information below on the recommended flight options to ensure that everyone arrives in time for the programming. 

Thank you to our official travel partner, United Airlines, for their support of this year’s Urban Exploration program! United offers several direct flight options between Denver and Vancouver.  

Participants should book itineraries that: 

  • Arrive no later than 2:00pm on Sunday, June 11: We encourage you to arrive earlier in the day since our programming begins at 3:30PM on Sunday

  • Depart Vancouver on Wednesday, June 14: Our program concludes with a celebratory dinner on Tuesday, June 13 that you won't want to miss!

Can I arrive early or extend my hotel stay later?

Absolutely! Additional hotel nights will be at your own expense, as indicated in the program fee breakdown. Please stay tuned for when participants will be able to revise their own hotel stays at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

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