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(1) Registration

We should be able to waive registration for everyone EXCEPT U.S. government employees who will have to pay a registration fee (TBD) to cover the cost of lunches and the reception.


(2) Transfer from San Francisco and San Jose airports to Santa Cruz

It is recommend to rent a car at the airport since it will give more flexibility while in Santa Cruz. However, there is also an airport shuttle service "Santa Cruz Airport Flyer" (http://www.santacruzflyer.com/) which offers a door-to-door service. However, for this a reservation is required. The ride time is about 1-2 hours from San Francisco airport to Santa Cruz, and about 45 mins from San Jose.



(3) Workshop venue and public transport

The workshop will be held at the UCSC (University of California Santa Cruz) at the University Centre, off College Nine Road, off McLaughlin Drive.

The map here shows the roads and footpaths conneting to the University Center. There is a bus stop at "McLaughlin & College 9&10 -Health Centre" marked red/yellow on the map. All buses coming up from Santa Cruz will stop here. Please check the "Bus routes" to find out which bus (check no 10-20, UCSC & Westside) is the most suitable for you.

Bus schedules are available from the Santa Cruz Metro website (downloadable as pdf). The bus journey from Santa Cruz centre to the university takes about 20 min.  A single journey costs $2 (cash).



(3) Santa Cruz Hotels suggestions

      (no particular order, please also see map below):

    Hotel  Address (Santa Cruz)  Phone  Rates  Notes:
 1 Holiday Inn Express 1410 Ocean Street 831-4669100 from $180 Free WiFi, breakfast included
 2Hotel Paradox 611 Ocean Street 800-916-4339 from $250 Free WiFi
 3 The Ocean Pacific Lodge 301 Pacific Avenue 800-995-0289 from $195 Free WiFi, free parking, complimentary breakfast
 4 The Mission Inn 2250 Mission Street 800-895-5455 from $150 Free WiFi, complimentary breakfast
 5Best Western All Suite Inn 500 Ocean Street 831-458-9898 from $213 Free WiFi, breakfast included
 6 Seaway Inn 176 West Cliff Drive 831-471-9004 from $230 Free WiFi, breakfast included  

*** There are also numerous beach side motels of varying quality and price - you can find these on booking.com, hotels.com, etc ***


Santa Cruz map

Santa Cruz maps showing hotels

If you have a rental car, you might also want to consider these options:

  • Best Western Plus Capitola by-the-Sea Inn, 1435 41st Avenue, Capitiola (see the Best Western web site)
  • Marriot Fairfield Inns and Suites, 1255 41st Avenue, Capitola 
  • Hilton, 6001 La Madrona Drive, Scotts Valley 


(4) Campus parking

If you plan to drive to campus each day to attend the workshop, you will need to purchase a daily parking permit (~$6/day) to park on campus. Permits are available from the kiosk at the main UC Santa Cruz campus entrance on High Street. Do not use parking meters since they have a limit of 1-2 hours and are strictly enforced.

NOTE: We cannot purchase parking permits for you - sorry.


(5) Ice-breaker reception

On the evening of the first day (11 July) we will be holding an ice-breaker reception at the meeting venue, starting at 18:00 (to 20:00). We will organise a poster viewing session at the same time. Our meeting rooms are at the "University Center" on College Nine Rd, off McLaughlin Drive, on the UCSC main campus.