Hosted by Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO

September 18–20, 2023

The EnviBayes Workshop on Complex Environmental Data aims to provide sub-communities within environmental and ecological statistics with a venue to share cutting-edge advancements within their own networks to further spark deeper knowledge gains. Furthermore, it will allow the transfer of knowledge between sub-communities, fostering collaboration, and encourage advances from the wider community of researchers in Bayesian analysis of complex datasets to percolate into the environmental domain.

Travel Information

Conference Center Address

Never No Summer Room

Lory Student Center

1101 Center Ave Mall

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Air Travel

If your trip to the conference involves air travel, the closest major airport is Denver International Airport (DEN). Denver International Airport is served by numerous major international and national airlines, and offers connections to many other U.S. and international hubs.

Getting to Fort Collins from Denver International Airport
Rental Car

If traveling by rental car, we recommend using a Maps App, such as Google Maps, Apple Maps, etc. The venue address is 1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521. The drive to Fort Collins from Denver takes approximately 1 hour, but depends on traffic. This drive may have tolls, depending on the route you choose in your maps app.


Taxi cabs and mobile taxi services (Uber/Lyft) are also available, but are fairly expensive ($120-350).

Airport Shuttle (Recommended)

Groome Transportation offers an airport shuttle that will take you from the airport directly to Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center. The ride, which takes about 1 hour, 20 minutes will cost $30-40. You must purchase this option in advance by visiting the Groome Transportation website.

When booking online, choose “FC – CSU Transit Center” and “Denver International Airport” as your destinations.

Train / Bus

For the Train / Bus option, you will follow signs in Denver International Airport to the A-line. Once you purchase your ticket ($5-10), get on the A-line headed toward Union Station and depart the train at Union Station.

From Union Station, you will exit the train terminal onto Wewatta Street, which is where the bus picks up. Purchase your ticket ($10) and board the NORTH line toward Fort Collins and depart at Downtown Transit Center in Fort Collins.

From the transit center, you will purchase your ticket (free at this time) and board the MAX line bus to Laurel Street Station and depart at the Colorado State University Campus. From here, follow signs for the Lory Student Center.


Best Western University Inn Room Block

914 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524


The Best Western University Inn is offering discounted rates as part of a room block for the conference. Rooms can be booked using this link. Additionally, if you’d rather book by phone, you can call the hotel directly ( 970-484-2984 ) and let the desk agent know they are with the EnviBayes Workshop.

Other Hotel Recommendations
The Armstrong Hotel

259 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 484-3883


The Elizabeth Hotel

111 Chestnut St, Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 490-2600


Hilton Fort Collins

425 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 482-2626


Fort Collins Marriott

350 E Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525

(970) 226-5200



Registration is now open!

Register for the EnviBayes Workshop using this link.

Early bird registration ends on  August 21, 2023.

All registered participants are welcome to present a poster.  If you would like to present a poster, please click the relevant box during registration. Please keep poster size under 4 feet.


The EnviBayes Conference program will take place in the Never No Summer Room at the Lory Student Center.

Short Course

Using and developing algorithms for hierarchical models with NIMBLE, including MCMC algorithms and Laplace approximation

This short course will cover use of the NIMBLE platform in R, which allows users to use, combine, and build various algorithms for fitting hierarchical models. NIMBLE’s recent addition of automatic differentiation enables a variety of additional algorithms, including HMC, Laplace approximation, and INLA-like methods.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Veronica Berrocal, UC Irvine
  • Amy Braverman, Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Amy Herring, Duke University
  • Vianey Leos Barajas, University of Toronto
  • Toryn Schafer, Texas A&M University
  • Maryclare Griffin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Maggie Johnson, Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Lilia Leticia Ramírez Ramírez, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, A.C.
  • Ephraim Hanks, Penn State University
  • Robert Gramacy, Virginia Tech University
  • Alex Schmidt, McGill University
  • Abhirup Datta, Johns Hopkins University
  • Corwin Zigler, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Doug Nychka, Colorado School of Mines
  • Dorit Hammerling, Colorado School of Mines
  • Kayleigh Keller, Colorado State University
  • Yawen Guan, Colorado State University
  • Matt Koslovsky, Colorado State University
  • Ander Wilson, Colorado State University
  • Andee Kaplan, Colorado State University
  • Chenlu Shi, Colorado State University
  • Dan Cooley, Colorado State University
  • Henry Scharf, University of Arizona

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