About Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and most populous city of Utah, United States. It is the seat of Salt Lake County, the most populous county in Utah. With a population of 200,133 in 2020, it is the 117th most populous city in the United States, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which had a population of 1,257,936 at the 2020 census.

Salt Lake City has developed a strong tourist industry based primarily on skiingoutdoor recreation, and religious tourism. It hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and is a candidate city for the 2030 Winter Olympics. It is the industrial banking center of the United States. Salt Lake City and the surrounding area are also the location of several institutions of higher education including the state’s flagship research school, the University of Utah.


Hilton Salt Lake City Center




Hilton Salt Lake City Center

255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101, USA

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Hotel rooms are available July 8 – 11, 2024. A group rate of $215/night (plus taxes) is available for AIME attendees. The AIME group Rate includes a Hot American Breakfast Buffet for up to 2 guests per room per day in Trofi Restaurant. Reservations must be made by June 10, 2024. 

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Hilton Salt Lake City Center 

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Visiting Salt Lake City and Utah

Salt Lake City lies in a mountain valley with the Wasatch Mountains to the east and north. The Oquirrh (pronounced “oaker”) Mountains border the western edge of the valley. Salt Lake’s official elevation is 4,330 feet/1,320 meters above sea level. The city is situated on land once covered by the prehistoric Lake Bonneville. This ancient lake existed within portions of Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, with an elevation rising from 4,200 feet to 5,200 feet (1,280 meters to 1,585 meters) at some points. The eastern and northern portions of the city are located on a series of terraces, or former beaches, which are known locally as “the benches.”

  • Utah is in the Mountain Time Zone and uses Daylight Savings Time
  • City Elevation: 4,330 feet; 1,320 meters
  • Nearby Mountains: (Snowbird base) 8,100 feet; 2,469 meters


Salt Lake International Airport (airport code SLC) is the 20th busiest airport in North America and the 47th busiest in the world. More than 300 flights depart daily to 90 nonstop destinations. More information about the airport can be found at the link below.  Public transportation to and from Salt Lake International airport is provided by Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and there is a TRAX light rail train station located on the ground level outside the terminal on the eastside.  More information about taking TRAX to and from the airport can be found on the website below.

Salt Lake City International Airport | Salt Lake City International Airport (

Utah Transit Authority TRAX Light Rail

Attendees interested in taking the TRAX light rail train from the airport to the Hilton should take the Green line to the Gallivan Plaza stop.

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Things to Do in Salt Lake City

Things to Do in Salt Lake City | Attractions, Parks & Art (

Adjusting to the Higher Altitude in Utah

Adjusting from a low-altitude locale to the higher altitude of Salt Lake, or Park City (7,000+ feet/2000+ meters) may cause some visitors to exhibit some mildly uncomfortable symptoms like these:

  • headaches
  • dehydration
  • body aches (“flu”-like symptoms in the muscles and joints)

How can you adjust comfortably to the higher altitude and avoid or diminish these kinds of symptoms?

First and foremost: Drink plenty of water! Utah’s water—right from the faucet—is clean, pure, healthy, and delightful. You’ll enjoy drinking LOTS of Utah water! Keeping your body hydrated is very important because high altitudes can dehydrate your system. This can be further complicated in arid regions like Utah. AND “jet-lag” can make matters worse! Water assists your body in flushing toxins, which is critical because altitude affects the body’s ability to dispose of carbon dioxide through breathing. Keep drinking water. Remember that if you feel thirsty, you have waited too long to drink.

If possible, on the first day you arrive, REST—and avoid strenuous exercise—to give your body time to adjust. Small and frequent meals of protein and complex carbohydrates can help keep symptoms to a minimum. Drink water BEFORE you feel thirsty!