Housing and Transportation
Transportation and Parking

Irvine is centrally located in Southern California. The most convenient airport is the Orange County Airport (John Wayne, code: SNA). If you fly into Los Angeles (LAX), taking a taxi to UCI or the nearby hotels will be an hour and $80. If you are driving down from LA, the trip is roughly an hour.

There are two main entrances to the UCI campus: at Bridge Road and at East Peltason, both just off Campus Drive; consult the campus map at http://www.uci.edu/helpdesk/map. You can purchase a one-day parking permit at either entrance for $7 for a reserved parking permit. For participants from other UC campuses, the parking sticker for the home campus may be valid at UCI for non-reserved parking. Check in advance with UCI parking (949) 824-7486. Note that parking permits are required seven days a week.

The lectures will be held in TBA of Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, Building 80 on the campus map). If you don't have a reserved parking permit, as people from other UC campuses, Do NOT park in a "Reserved" spot - the fine is heavy!


Special rates has been neigotiated with the following hotel:

  • Country Inn & Suites by Ayres TBA--working-in-progress. One mile to the airport and three miles to UCI, 325 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714) 549 0300 http://www.ayreshotels.com/costamesa/. TBA for single or TBA for double rooms, tax included; complimentary all-you-can-eat breakfast; free shuttle service to and from the John Wayne Airport and UCI (to receive the shuttle service from the airport, go to the luggage pick-up site at the airport and make a phone call from there). To confirm the room, you must call before TBA. Mention the key word Fred/UCI to get the special rate.
Social Event
  • There will be a banquet on Friday, 05/26/2006.