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Workshop Location: Wallenberg Hall

Wallenberg Hall, also known as Building 160, is located on the front of Stanford University's Main Quadrangle. Visit http://www.stanford.edu/home/visitors/maps.html for maps of the Stanford campus.




Airport Information

The San Francisco Bay Area is served by three major international airports: San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC), and Oakland (OAK). Most major airlines fly into SFO and as the area's primary airport, is also its busiest. SJC is closer to Stanford and easier to negotiate than SFO. We do not recommend that you fly into to OAK, as it located across the Bay from Stanford at least a 50-minute drive away.


Airport Transportation

All major car rental companies rent cars from the three airports. Call rental agencies for rates. Van services are less expensive alternatives to taxis.

Van Services
Here are just two van services. There are several other operators available in the airport shuttle areas of SFO and SJC airports. Reservations are not required but recommended for transport from the airport to the Stanford area. However, reservations are required for return to the airport.

South & East Bay Airport Shuttle (SFO and SCJ)
800.548.4664 or 408.559.9477
About $25.00 ($9.00/additional person) one-way to the Stanford area from SFO, and $29.00 ($7.00/additional person) one-way to the Stanford area from SJC. Pick-up is outside baggage claim.

Super Shuttle (SFO only)
415.558.8500 or 650.558.8500
About $26.00 ($8.00/additional person) one-way. Pick-up is upstairs on departure level at marked locations. Runs 24-hours a day. Reservation required only on return trip to the airport.

Taxi Service
You do not need a reservation for taxi service; taxis are abundant at the arrival area of the airport. If you would like to reserve a cab in advance, you may call Yellow Cab at 650.321.1234. Fares with cab companies can run from $45 to $70 from SFO and SJC to the Stanford area; ask the driver up front how much it will cost. To return to the airport, you must make a reservation at least a couple of hours in advance of your departure.

All prices and schedules are subject to change without notice.




Driving Directions to Wallenberg Hall

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Take U.S. 101 SOUTH (directions toward San Jose) and follow directions below.

From San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Take U.S. Highway 101 NORTH (directions toward San Francisco) and follow directions below.

From Highway 101 North & South
Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford. At El Camino Real, Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street as it enters the university. Take Galvez until the 4-way stop, where you make a right onto Campus Drive. Continue on Campus Drive and turn left onto Palm Drive. Palm Drive ends at the Oval, where you can park in the metered spots. Wallenberg Hall is on the left side of the front of the Quad.

From Highway 280 North & South
Exit Sand Hill Road east toward Stanford. Continue east, turning right at the traffic light on Santa Cruz Avenue. Make an immediate left onto Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn left at the first stoplight, Campus Drive West. Continue around Campus Drive West (past Medical Center) and turn right when you reach Palm Drive. Palm Drive ends at the Oval, where you can park in the metered spots. Wallenberg Hall is on the left side of the front of the Quad.

From El Camino Real
Exit El Camino Real at University Avenue. Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto). As you enter Stanford, University Avenue becomes Palm Drive. Palm Drive ends at the Oval, where you can park in the metered spots. Wallenberg Hall is on the left side of the front of the Quad.




Campus Parking

We suggest that you park in the metered spots around the Oval, which is at the end of Palm Drive (see directions above). Drop a coin into your meter and you come up to Wallenberg Hall to pick up your one-day parking pass from Adelaide Dawes. As you enter the building, take the staircase at your left up the second floor. Adelaide's office is to your left at the top of the stairs. The parking pass will save you from having to feed the meter all day.

For more detailed information about visitor parking on campus, visit http://transportation.stanford.edu/parking_info/VisitorParking.shtml.




Accommodations Near Stanford University

Please make your reservations early as rooms fill quickly for university events held during the academic year. Locations are labeled on map (see next page) by number. We recommend the following two places for cost and proximity considerations. Please contact Lori Takeuchi (loritake@stanford.edu) if you would like more options.

1. Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650.328.2800
Fax: 650.324.9084
Special Rate $139 for 10/2 and 10/3. Ask for the Making SENS rate when making reservations. http://www.starwood.com/sheraton/index.html
Across the street from Palm Drive (main) entrance to campus. Near downtown Palo Alto shops and restaurants. A nice 15 to 20-minute walk to Wallenberg Hall down Palm Drive.

2. Cowper Inn
705 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650.327.4475
Fax: 650.329.1703
Price range: $100 - $150/night
Bed & breakfast located in lively downtown Palo Alto, two miles from Stanford. Close to good restaurants and shops.

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