Airport Shuttle Reservations: If you have not already made a shuttle reservation from the Albuquerque airport with Sandia Shuttle Express, we recommend you do so. For those flying into the Santa Fe Municipal Airport, call RoadRunner Shuttle at (505) 424-3367 to make a reservation.

Uber: We recommend Uber in Santa Fe if you are not renting a car. Lyft service is not available here.

Summit Shuttle: There will be shuttle service to and from La Posada hotel and the Museum of International Folk Art at the times listed on our website. The shuttle will not stop at other hotels, so if you are not staying at La Posada please plan accordingly. For those staying at La Fonda, Lux Hotel or The Drury, they are in short walking distance to La Posada.

La Posada de Santa Fe

330 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Most attendees are staying at La Posada and the Thursday night dinner party will also be located at the hotel. All Summit attendees (whether you are lodging at the hotel or not) will recieve a 10% discount at the hotels spa, and you can view their services here. Please call to make reservations and reference the Museum Design Summit 10% discount.

Museum Hill

760 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

The Museum Design Summit will take place at the Museum of International Folk Art, on the plaza it shares with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture at Museum Hill. There is a cafe on the plaza, where we will lunch on Thursday, but there are no other services or a cash machine nearby. It is about a 5-10 minute drive from the hotel and downtown Santa Fe.

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, February 22nd, 5:00-7:00pm
La Boca, 72 Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Join us for complimentary light hors d'ouevres and wine or beer to meet your fellow summit attendees, speakers and organizers. Early check in is also available at the reception. La Boca is also a wonderful restaurant for dinner, but we highly recommend making reservations in advance. See below for our other restaurant recommendations.

Private Dinner & Party

Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00-11:00pm
La Posada de Santa Fe ballroom

Please join us for this fun dinner party with live music and dancing afterwards. Dinner and entertainment are compliments of us and beverage purchases are guest's responsibility. This special evening will allow us to continue conversations and kick up our heels and have some fun. Reservations are required as part of your Summit registration. You won't want to miss this evening! If you have not already submitted your entree choice, please do so by 2/17 at this quick and easy link: Entree Choice

Hydration and Altitude

Santa Fe is a high desert climate at 7,000 ft. and it’s important to stay hydrated, even in the winter. For your comfort, please remember to drink plenty of water.


Generally, February weather is cold and snow is possible (although the sun comes back right away). If the forecast does not call for snow, daytime highs can range from the 40s-20s and nighttime lows can be in the 20s-single digits. This time of year can vary from year to year, so please check a current weather forecast.


Santa Fe is casual and we want you to be comfortable. Business casual to relaxed casual is appropriate dress.

Santa Fe Transportation

We recommend Uber as the preferred method for getting around Santa Fe if you are not renting a car (no Lyft in Santa Fe). Although, please note that conference social events are all located downtown and in walking distance of hotels guests are booked at.

Event Hashtags

#MuseumDesignSummit2017 #MuseumDesignSummit and #SimplySantaFe

Where to Eat, Play and Explore In and Around Santa Fe

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but here are some our our favorites we think you'll enjoy.


La Boca
Cafe Pasquals
Paper Dosa

Please note that it is Santa Fe Restaurant Week the week of the Summit. Participating restaurant will have prix fixe menus. Our state legislature is also in session and both of these events will make walk-in dinner reservations difficult at popular restaurants. We recommend making reservations in advance. Here's the Santa Fe Restaurant Week website and above are some restaurants we recommend in general.


Meow Wolf
SITE Santa Fe


La Posada de Santa Fe (MDS guests receive a 10% discount)
Ten Thousand Waves
Santa Fe Oxygen Bar


Ski Santa Fe
Ski Taos
Taos, New Mexico
The Georgia O'Keeffe House (book tours ahead of time)
Tent Rocks


Gift Items
Our Museum Shops!
Array Home
Todos Santos Chocolates
The Hive Market

Fashion, Jewelry and more
Our museum shops!
Back at the Ranch
Santa Fe Dry Goods