2008 Democratic Convention

Prepare for the 2008 Democratic National Convention!

Below are several helpful and informative links to help you prepare to partake in this year’s Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.

DNC Forms and Documents

For those of you who have not yet submitted your housing form, here’s the link to the Room and Housing Sheet to fill out and return to the Rhode Island Democratic Party.

Click here for a list of Rhode Island Delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.


All About Denver

For more information about the City of Denver, events, dining, nightlife, transportation and more, visit Denver’s official homepage.

To learn more about the city of Denver including its history, details about the city and neighborhood information, see the About Denver webpage.

For ideas on exciting things to do while in Denver, visit What to do in Denver.

Looking to get out and enjoy Denver at night? For a listing of local pubs, taverns, dance clubs, and live music options, visit Denver nightlife.

Visit the official website of the host arena for the 2008 Convention, the Pepsi Center website.

To check up-to-date reports on the local Denver weather, please click here.

Denver Ticket Stub

Getting Around Denver

The “Light Rail” in Denver is the easiest and most convenient way to move about the city. Only a 7 minute walk from the hotel, shuttles will also be provided to transport individuals from the hotel to the Light Rail station. Parking is free and stations are easy to locate due to their distinctive red and white signs on nearby streets leading to the stations. At each station, there are ticket vending machines where you can purchase a ticket. Tickets must be validated before boarding the rail. At the time of purchase, the ticket will automatically be validated with the date and time of purchase. For more information regarding the Light Rail, here is a Map of the Light Rail in Denver.

For information regarding fares and passes for the Light Rail, please visit the RTD webpage.

For help and more information about other ways to get around Denver visit Transportation in and around Denver.

Four Points Hotel

For more information on the Four Points by Sheraton’s Denver Southeast Hotel, including dining, events, features and activities, please visit the Four Points Sheraton Homepage. Please be sure to only book rooms through the Rhode Island Democratic Party.

For a map of the hotel, click here.

RIDP Executive Director Tim Grilo recently traveled to Denver to participate in some convention planning activities. Here's a slideshow of photos he took of the hotel that's been assigned to the RI delegation:


The Democratic National Convention Committee

Also check out the official 2008 Democratic Convention website for the latest information on Convention happenings and events.

Going Green for the 2008 Democratic Convention

In an effort to make this the most environmentally-sustainable Democratic National Convention yet, House Speaker and Permanent Convention Chair Nancy Pelosi has coordinated the "Green Delegate Challenge" in conjunction with Convention organizers. The delegation with the highest percentage of members offsetting their carbon use will be recognized at the Pepsi Center during the convention and receive a special green prize. Delegates who offset their trip will be recognized individually on DemConvention.com. Though the alliance between the DNCC and Native Energy, delegates may obtain their carbon offsets through a range of community-based green energy projects. For more information on the Green Challenge and how to get involved, visit the Green Delegate Challenge webpage.