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Conference Location, Parking and Dining


    The conference is meeting in the Student Center Conference Rooms located in the north-west corner of the Student Center. We will be using the Doheny Beach and Emerald Bay meeting rooms. The Student Center is on the corner of W. Peltason Drive and Pereira Drive, on the North side of UC Irvine Campus. Here are some relavent maps:


    The parking structure that is closest to the Student Center , where the conference will be held, is the Student Center Parking Structure (Parking Lot SCPS), which is located at C5 of the campus map: UCI Campus Map.

    Purchasing a parking permit: Parking is not free! You can purchase a one-day parking permit at the kiosk (if an attendant is present), or at the permit dispenser, both of which are located within the Student Center Parking Structure. The appropriate day permit is the $10 "general" parking permit. It is also possible to park by the hour ($2/hour). Note that parking permits are required seven days a week.

    For participants from other UC campuses, the parking sticker for the home campus may be valid at UCI for "general" parking; please don't park at the AR spots. Check in advance with UCI parking (949) 824-7486 if you have a parking permit from other UC campuses.


    See the attached dining file for some suggestions on and around campus.

Regional Information

You can find more information about Irvine and nearby cities at the following websites:


How to get to Irvine:

    Irvine is located in Orange County in Southern California. The most convenient airport is the Orange County Airport (John Wayne, code: SNA). Most hotels provide shuttle service to and from this airport. Please contact the hotels to confirm such service. It takes about ten minutes to drive from SNA to the UCI campus. There is also bus, shuttle, taxi and rental car information on the airport's website: http://www.ocair.com/.

    Another choice, especially for participants coming from abroad, is the Los Angeles International Airport (code: LAX). It takes about one hour, depending on traffic, to drive from LAX to Irvine. One can take a shuttle from LAX to Irvine. One such shuttle is Blue Sky (Phone: 626-968-2688) which costs about $70 one way. More detailed information about bus service, shuttle, taxi, and rental cars can be found on the LAX website: http://www.lawa.org/welcomelax.aspx.

Hotel Information

To see a map showing locations of hotels plus UC Irvine: Map

Note: It is recommended that you plan to rent a car for the time you are attending the conference, or make arrangements to share a car with another participant. While it might be possible to walk from the hotels to the university campus, the region is not particularly pedestrian friendly.

Costa Mesa

Ayres Hotel and Suites (Costa Mesa)
Address: 325 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Distance from UCI campus: approx. 3 miles
Phone: (800) 322-9992
Fax: (714) 549-3741

Sam Alamillo (sales manager) (714) 429-9372 ext. 502
email: salamillo@ayreshotels.com

UCI Rate: $99
Includes (complimentary):

Full breakfast
Evening beverage and hors d'oeuvre - Monday to Thursday
Freshly baked cookies and fresh fruit in lobby each evening
In-room Internet access
Shuttle to/from John Wayne Airport and UCI (Shuttle service to UCI is based on availability and times are not guaranteed. Pre-scheduling with the hotel is highly recommended.)


Atrium Hotel
Address: 18700 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

Distance from UCI campus: approx. 2.5 miles
Phone Reservations: (949) 833-2770, (800) 854-3012
Email Reservations: reservations@atriumhotel.com
Fax: (949) 757-0330

UCI Rate: $95
Includes (complimentary):

Shuttle to and from UCI and John Wayne Airport
Full breakfast buffet
In-room Internet access

Hilton (Irvine/Orange County Airport)
Address: 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612

Distance from UCI campus: approx. 3 miles
Phone: (800) 445-8667 reservations
Fax: (949) 833-3989

Demea Metcalf - Sales Manager, (949) 812-3729
E-mail: Demea.Metcalf@ihrco.com

UCI Rate: $119 - Monday to Thursday; $99 - Friday to Sunday
Parking: $5.00 per car, per night.
Includes (complimentary):

Shuttle to UCI, John Wayne Airport, and South Coast Plaza
Wireless internet

Newport Beach

Fairmont Newport Beach
Address: 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660

Distance from UCI campus: approx. 2.5 miles
Phone: (949) 476-2001 reservation
Fax: (949) 250-7191

Michael Morris, Travel Business Sales Manager, (949) 955-5612 (individual rooms)
E-mail: Michael.Morris@fairmont.com
Layal Tawil, Business Travel Sales Coordinator
E-mail: Layal.Tawil@fairmont.com

UCI rates vary and are based on date availability:
Individual rates from $109 Friday and Saturday and from $139 Sunday through Thursday
Includes (complimentary):

24 hour shuttle service to and from John Wayne Airport
Courtesy Car Service to Campus
Scheduled transportation for all overnight guests (based on availability and subject to change) to South Coast Plaza, Corona del Mar beach, Balboa Island, Fashion Island Mall, and the District.

Radisson Newport Beach
Address: 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660

Distance from UCI campus: approx. 2.5 miles
Phone: (800) 395-7046
Fax: (949) 833-3927

Brenda Eschbach, Sales Manager, (949) 608-1081
E-mail: beschbach@radissonnewportbeach.com

UCI Rates: $119 Mon-Thurs. (This rate includes breakfast for 2pp); $99 Fri-Sat; Club level upgrade $20
Includes (complimentary):

Hot breakfast buffet
Shuttle to/from Airport and UCI
High-speed Internet

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