Second TRIPODS PI workshop 

Travel and Local Information


The workshop will be held at the Silicon Valley campus of the University of California Santa Cruz located at 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054.  There is ample free parking, and the facility is within walking distance of the conference hotel and a number of local businesses.


The organizers have reserved a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites by Hilton - Santa Clara, Silicon Valley.  Rooms available include King Suites or Two-Room Suites with 2 double beds.  The block of rooms is available until October 1, 2018, and the price is $289/night + tax.  This price is valid for the nights of October 22 - 24 and includes complimentary parking, WIFI access, breakfast (6:00 - 9:00 am daily), and evening reception (5:30-7:30 pm daily).  Click here for NSF Tripods group rate.


Airport options are San Francisco International (SFO) and San Jose International (SJC).  SFO has more direct flight options and is approximately 30 minute drive to the conference venue, while SJC is within 6 miles of the venue.  Embassy does not offer any airport shuttle services, rental car or taxi are best options to reach the hotel.  The UCSC's Silicon Valley campus is within walking distance (.4 miles) from the hotel.


The registration includes lunch, as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee/tea/snacks on 10/23 and 10/24.  It also includes light refreshments during the evening poster session on Wednesday 10/23. 

Additional Information

If you have any questions you can contact the organizing committee at our email address.