Knight Center

Accommodations

VENUE: The conference will be held at the Simularium, located at the Engineering II building (room E2-180) in the UCSC campus. The conference dinner will be held at the University Center. If you are driving into campus, the best place to park is the Core West parking structure. A map of the UCSC campus can be found here (UCSC Campus Map).

LODGING: We have made arrangements with two local hotels:

The Holiday Inn Express (http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/santa-cruz/srues/hoteldetail) is located at 1410 Ocean Street. The rates for this hotel are $88 or $97 (not inclusive of taxes), depending on the room type. These rates include complimentary high-speed internet and complimentary parking, and are available until March 26th, 2012. To reserve rooms please contact the hotel directly at 831-466-9100 and mention you will be participating in the SBIES conference at the UCSC campus. You will need to use your own credit card for the reservation.

The Dream Inn (http://www.dreaminnsantacruz.com/)  is located at 175 West Cliff Drive.  The rates for this hotel vary depending of the day of the week:



    Thursday        04/26/12       $159 



    Friday             04/27/12       $219 



    Saturday        04/28/12       $219

These rates include also include complimentary high-speed internet and complimentary parking (but not breakfast), and are available until March 26th, 2012.  To reserve rooms please contact the hotel directly at 831-426-4330 and request the SBIES rate.  You will need to use your own credit card for the reservation.

FLYING TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:  the area is served by three major airports San Jose (about 40 minutes away), San Francisco (about 1 hour and 20 minutes away) and Oakland (about 1 hour and 30 minutes away).  

There are a number of shuttles and taxis serving the local airports. A couple of the cheapest options are below: 

Other options include

  • ABC limos (http://abcsedansandlimos.com/) (Agreement #: UCSC/FET-062107, Identification # SC-TS3356), and
  • West Coast Limos (Agreement #: UCSC/FET-050707, Identification  #: SC-FS5109). 

Please note that all airport shuttle rides must be booked in advance of the trip; there are no scheduled rides from the airports to Santa Cruz.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION (within Santa Cruz):  We will arrange for a shuttle to pick up and drop off participants at the hotels mentioned above on Friday and Saturday. If you are driving into campus, parking permits can be purchased at the West entrance kiosk.