Travel Information and Accomodations

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How to get to UCI -- click on the image below for full size map.

For more detailed travel location information the link the the UCI maps page is:  http://www.uci.edu/campusmaps.php 

 

Getting to UC Irvine by public transportation from the major airports is not particularly convenient.  From Los Angeles International Airport an airport shuttle is probably the best choice.  The two principal shuttle providers are:

Primetime Shuttles
(800) RED-VANS -- http://www.primetimeshuttle.com/
Super Shuttles
(800) BLUE - VAN -- http://www.supershuttle.com/
 

From Orange County's John Wayne Airport it is convenient to travel to the campus by taxi.

 

If you are interested in more details about local public transportation, there is a brochure link from UCI that describes "How to Survive without a Car."  

 

 

 

Visas

If you need an official invitation letter to obtain a visa for travel to the U.S. once you have registered, the organizers will be happy to supply one.  Please see the information provided on the registration page.

 

Accommodations

The Radisson hotel is making special arrangements for our ICDERS conference, including free parking, high-speed internet, and shuttle transportation to and from UCI.  They are holding a block of rooms for conference participants, so please indicate that you are attending the ICDERS meeting at UCI when you make your reservation.  To make your reservation directly, click on www.radisson.com/newportbeachca and enter code ICDERS

  • Radisson Newport Beach - Newport Beach
    4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (800) 833-0642, Fax: (949) 833-0187
    Brenda Eschbach, UCI Group Specialist, (949) 608-1081
    E-mail: ASimsim@radissonnewportbeach.com
    UCI Rates: $119
    Club level upgrade $20
    Complimentary:
                 Hot breakfast buffet
                 Shuttle to/from Airport and UCI
                 Onsite parking
                 High speed internet

     

    Other Hotels -- although the Radisson hotel described above is a highlighted opportunity, there is not an official conference hotel since the meeting will be held on the UCI campus.  Hence, for those interested in other options, a short list of some recommended hotels with UCI rates (several provide shuttle service to the campus) is provided below.  

     

    • Ayres Hotel and Suites- Costa Mesa
      325 Bristol, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
      (800) 322-9992
      Fax: (714) 549-3741
      Tucker Johnson, Sales Manager, (714) 429-9372 x102
      E-mail: tjohnson@ayreshotels.com
      UCI Rate: $89
    • Atrium Hotel
      18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612
      (949) 833-2770, Fax: (949) 757-0330
      Don Tran, Sales Manager, (949) 428-3797
      E-mail: dtran@atriumhotel.com
      UCI Rate: $95
    • Hilton - Irvine/ Orange County Airport
      18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612
      (800) 445-8667 reservations; Fax: (949) 833-3989
      Jeremy Yujuico- Sales Manager, (949) 812-3727
      UCI Rate: $119 - Sunday to Thursday, $99 - Friday, Saturday 

    If you want further recommendations for hotels, you may consult the more complete listing in the pdf document -- Local_Hotels.pdf

     

  • Dormitories -- on campus accommodation with a meal plan at the dining commons will be available.  I apologize for the delay in setting up the on-campus housing option.  We are in the process of negotiating a weekly rate and process for reserving and securing a room.  This will be resolved by May 23rd.

    Singles and Doubles are available, with all meals included.  The standard rate will be for a room from Sunday night, July 23rd through Friday night, July 29th.  Meals included will be from Sunday dinner through Saturday lunch.  You may also reserve the Saturday night (July 22nd) prior to the meeting for an extra charge:

    $395.00 per person, double occupancy, incl. room & board -- extra night is $66.00
    $480.00 per person, single occupancy, incl. room & board -- extra night is $80.00

    Currently, we have reserved approximately 200-250 bedspaces available for arrival on or after Saturday, July 23, 2011, and departure on or before Saturday, July 30, 2011.  Please remember that the majority of our spaces are double occupancy (2 beds per room), with a limited number of single and/or triple rooms.  Double rooms can also be used by singles, but this will reduce the available bedspace, so when you register, please indicate your desire for on-campus accommodation so we can plan accordingly.  After you select on-campus accommodations, you will receive a separate email and invoice regarding the housing.

  • There is also the option of Hotel UCI, which is an on-campus apartment complex.  It is not certain how many of these units will be available for our conference, but if you are interested, feel free to consider this option.  The website for Hotel UCI is: http://www.housing.uci.edu/hoteluci/