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Travel & Transportation

Which airport should I fly into?

Albuquerque {ABQ}
ABQ International Sunport: The Albuquerque International Sunport services more than six million travelers per year. As the state’s largest commercial airport, the Sunport serves as the gateway to the diverse cultures, rich history, and breathtaking landscapes that are New Mexico.

Airlines: Southwest Airlines has the most flights daily to and from ABQ. Sign up for their weekly Click ‘N Save email and watch specials!

Southwest Airlines provides a 5-10% discount off their lowest prices for groups of 10 or more leaving from the same location. All itineraries in the block must depart and return on the same flight. To receive this discount, contact Southwest Airlines at 800-433-5360.

Other airlines that offer flights to and from ABQ include: American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue Airways, United, and US Airways.

Santa Fe (SAF)
Santa Fe Municipal Airport offers daily commercial flights that connect to and from anywhere in the world. With American Eagle and United Express making flights daily, getting to “The City Different” is easier than ever.

Non-stop service from Dallas/Ft. Worth and Los Angeles (LAX) is offered by American Airlines. Non-stop service from Denver is offered on United. Please note: Flights to Santa Fe tend to be more expensive than flights to ABQ - watch for specials!

How do I get from ABQ to Santa Fe?

You’ve got a variety of options!
• We’ve made arrangements with Sandia Shuttle Express to provide roundtrip transportation between ABQ and Santa Fe. The cost is $25 each way, or just $45 roundtrip. Reserve directly from them, using the promo code provided in your registration confirmation email.
NM Rail Runner Express: $10 each way. Travel between the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) and the New Mexico Rail Runner Express is fast and convenient with public transit options. Please note: the train schedule is limited.
Car Rental: Santa Fe is about an hour drive from ABQ. Reserve your car in advance for best rates. It is often difficult to find street parking on the Santa Fe Plaza. The motion hotels offer parking ranging from complimentary to $25 per day depending on the hotel. Alternatively, you can park at the Santa Fe Convention Center’s underground parking for approximately $10/day (no overnights). You won’t need a car during motion so one of the other transportation options might be a better choice.

What about parking?

Both of the motion hotels offer parking ranging from complimentary to $25 per day depending on the hotel. Alternatively, you can park at the Santa Fe Convention Center’s underground parking for approximately $10/day (no overnights).

What is the Santa Fe Pickup?

The Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle service is a great way for train passengers to get around once they step off the Rail Runner Express at the Santa Fe Depot or for others who want a fast, free way to get around downtown, Museum Hill and Canyon Road.

We’ve provided a downloadable route map below to give you show you some ways the Santa Fe Pickup can help you get around while you’re at motion.

Download SF Pick-Up Map

How do I get from motion to The Railyard

motion takes place at The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium located at 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (view map). Some of our evening events take place at The Railyard – approximately one mile from the motion venue. It’s an enjoyable 20-25 minute walk or a short 6 minute drive. But then you’ll have to park . The choice is yours!

How do I get from motion to Meow Wolf

During the summer season, there are a variety of shuttles from the Santa Fe plaza to locations throughout the city. As it gets closer to motion, we'll post details on the options available.

Alternatively, a popular mode of transportation in the City Different is Capital City Cab or Uber ($10-$14).

Santa Fe

Why Santa Fe?

With an event known as the un-conference...for the rest of us – it makes total sense to host the event in a place known as The City Different!

Santa Fe with all it’s richness in creativity and art – is the perfect location to meet up with like-minded creatives from all over the world each year at motion.

Santa Fe is a magical, exuberant, colorful city with legendary history & culture that will fascinate and inspire. Santa Fe’s art galleries and diverse visual arts span ancient traditional techniques – to the most contemporary and edgy.

In Santa Fe you’ll experience world class accommodations and sumptuous world renowned cuisine – the perfect atmosphere for a unique creative experience.

What's the weather like in Santa Fe during June?

With highs in the upper 70s and low 80s, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy this unique creative atmosphere. Overnight lows are generally in the 50s during June.

What's Santa Fe's elevation?

Located 7200 feet above sea level at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you’ll enjoy the same blue skies and crystalline quality of light that inspired the 20th Century American painter, Georgia O’Keeffe.

What's Santa Fe's population?

As of 2012, the population of Santa Fe was 69,204.

Is there a walking map of Santa Fe?

Glad you asked. There sure is. If you’re staying extra days and want to explore Santa Fe on foot, be sure to download the Santa Fe Walking Map!


Is it possible to transfer my ticket?

You may transfer your motion registration to another person at any time by notifying us in via e-mail.

What's the cancellation policy?

Cancellations can be made until April 15, 2017. All cancellations will be assessed a $250 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after April 15, 2017 will receive an equivalent pass for motion 2018 that is non-transferable. All “no-shows” are liable for the full registration fee. If you can’t make it, be sure to give your pass to a colleague! All cancellations must be submitted in writing by e-mail. When approved, you will receive a confirmation of cancellation from motion via e-mail.

In the unlikely event that the show is canceled by motion, attendees will receive an equivalent pass for motion 2018. Cancellations of travel and hotel reservations that are not part of our ticket packages, are the responsibility of the attendee.

What's the hotel cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend for any reason and have purchased a package that includes hotel, you must cancel at least 1 week in advance of check-in in order to receive a refund on hotel.

What's the deposit refund policy?

Deposits are non-refundable.

What's the smoking policy?

The motion venue is a non-smoking facility.

What's motion's photo & video release policy?

photo release

We occasionally use photographs of motion participants in our promotional materials. By virtue of your attendance at a motion event, we reserve the right to use your likeness in such materials.

video release

motion is filmed in front of a live studio audience. As such, by virtue of your attendance at a motion event, we reserve the right to use your likeness in any and all published videos. There is no guarantee that as an audience member you will be included in our videos. If you actively participate in the session discussions, there is a high probability that you will be recorded. If for some reason you prefer to never appear in our recordings, please ask to be seated in our blackout section.

Can I record the event?

Many of our speakers share copyright restricted content in their motion presentations. Others, make their living by providing content similar to sessions you see at motion. To protect our speakers and their livelihood, no video or audio recording, filming, or any other method of archiving motion sessions is permitted.

What's the cell phone policy?

Please respect speakers and attendees by refraining from talking on your cell phone during sessions. Please note: do not use your cell phone to set-up a personal hotspot as this will interfere with the remotes our speakers use to control their presentations.

What if I have special requirements?

It’s important to us that you enjoy your experience at motion. If you have any special requirements while attending motion (disability or other special circumstances), please don’t hesitate to contact us at least 30 days before the show and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Please keep in mind that covering the costs associated with some special services such as hiring or providing sign language interpreters would result in an undue burden on our business, and typically the associated cost would prevent motion from being held. We recommend deaf and hard-of-hearing participants bring their own interpreter. There is no charge for the interpreter to attend.