The 2008 International Workshop On Methodology Of Twin And Family Studies: The Introductory Course

March 3 – March 7, 2008

The next workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 3 – 7, 2008, with John Hewitt as local host. Much of the application programming will be based on the package Mx, developed by Dr. Mike Neale for the flexible analysis of genetically-informative data. The Mx home page is at Mike Neale serves as the Academic Director for the workshop and is joined by approximately a dozen outstanding faculty from universities around the world.

This course is intended to be introductory. Participants interested in more advanced work (e.g., those who have attended earlier workshops) should consider the advanced workshop planned for 2009 (funding permitting).

Hotel Information

The Twin Workshop will once again be held at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder. Below is the information provided by the hotel:

Reservations can be made by following this link.


The Meeting Rates do not include taxes. Current taxes on hotel guest rooms are 10.25%, which is subject to change without notice. All guest rooms are run-of-the-house unless otherwise set forth above. Guest room types (kings, double/doubles, etc.) cannot be guaranteed and will be reserved as described above on a first-come, first-served basis.

Individual reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on January 30, 2008. Guests may call 1(800) 545-6285 or 1(303) 443-3850 and ask for the Reservations Department. Guests may also send e-mail reservations directly to the Hotel at It is the Hotel's understanding that the Group would like the Hotel's Reservation Department to recognize the Group as CU TWIN 2008 when making individual reservations. A valid major credit card or other satisfactory deposit must secure reservations by the Group's guests. Each reservation for which the required deposit or guarantee has been received is guaranteed for arrival until 6:00am the day following the scheduled arrival date. Deposits are refundable to the guest if the Hotel receives notice of cancellation no later than 24 hours before the scheduled arrival date, but the Group will remain liable for such cancelled room nights as provided in this agreement.

Travel Information


The closest airport to Boulder is Denver International Airport (DEN), which is approximately 45 miles from Boulder.

If you do not live near a hub airport, your best option for getting a non-stop flight to Denver is on United, Frontier, or Southwest airlines.

Ground Transportation

There are several options to get to Boulder from the airport:

Linked are driving directions for taking the E-470 Tollway ($6), or I-70 from the airport to the hotel. The tollroad is quicker and has less traffic than I-70.

Jeff Lessem
Last modified: Tue Mar 11 12:35:48 MDT 2008