Meeting Organizers

Lars Steinmetz, Chair

Orna Cohen-Fix

Michael Knop

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Housing - Reservation Deadline is July 11, 2018


Stanford University is located in Stanford, California. The climate in August is mild, with average temperatures ranging from a low of 54 to a high of 80 degrees Farenheit. Mornings and evenings can be cool, and most buildings on campus are not air conditioned. We recommend that you bring a lightweight jacket or sweater that you can remove easily.

On Campus Lodging

Overnight accommodations are provided in non-air conditioned rooms in Toyon Hall, Branner Hall, and Casa Zapata starting the night of Wednesday, August 22 until the morning of Sunday, August 26.  Most rooms are shared occupancy (with two twin beds).  If you choose shared accommodations, the fee is per person. You will be assigned a roommate or you can make a roommate request.  There are a limited number of single rooms. Bathrooms are shared and are located on each wing. It is recommended that you bring a bathrobe or something to wear to get to and from the showers. All sleeping rooms are made up with a full set of linens and towels for each guest. Toiletries are not provided so please be sure to bring your own. Only common areas (lounges and bathrooms) will be provided with daily housekeeping service. The buildings are non-smoking.

Housing Check-in: Wednesday, August 22 - NOTE: Multiple dorms are being used so Stanford suggests you pack lightly since you may have to carry your luggage up multiple flights of stairs or across campus to get to your assigned dorm.

2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. outside of Branner Hall, 655 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305.  NOTE: Stanford does not allow any early check-ins before 2:00 PM on 8/22.

4:00 p.m.  until 8:00 p.m. at Crothers Conference Front Desk, 615 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305. 

After 8:00 p.m., guests should call 650-725-1602 to ask for after-hours assistance to get your room key from the Crothers Conference Front Desk. The service can take anywhere between 15-45 minutes since there are a limited number of after-hours staff that serve the entire campus. It is suggested that call them when you’re on your way from the airport to campus to let them know that you’re coming to the Crothers Conference Front Desk to pick up your key after hours.

Housing Check-out: Sunday, August 26 will take place from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in front of Branner Hall. All attendees must check out by 2:00 PM on August 26. We cannot accommodate any late stay requests. If you need to check out before 12:00 PM on August 26, please bring your keys to the Crothers Conference Front Desk.

The housing package price listed below includes the following: housing accommodations; dinner on August 22; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on August 23; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on August 24; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on August 25; breakfast and lunch on August 26. All meals will take place at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons.

Housing Package Rate

Reservation Deadline is July 11, 2018.

Single Room: $745.58/person (includes meals) (a limited number of single rooms are available)

Shared Room: $640.72/person (includes meals)

Meal Plan Packages (for attendees staying off campus)

Lunch and Dinner on August 22 to August 25: $243.01 (includes dinner on August 22-25 and lunch on August 23-25)

Lunch only on August 23 to August 25: $117.82

NOTE: Meal tickets will not be available for purchase on-site. You must pre-register if you plan to eat meals at the dining hall with the conference group. Meal tickets, bought in advance, will be provided at the meeting registration desk.


Dining at Stanford University

For meeting attendees that are not staying at Stanford University and didn't buy a meal plan, food can be purchased at various cafes:


Lost Key Charge

Conference attendees that lose their room keys will be charged $195 for a replacement.


Parking near Toyon and Branner Halls is available in Parking Structure 6 and requires daily or monthly Residential parking permits. Residential permits can be purchased for $5.00/day or $33.00/month at the Crothers Front Desk upon arrival.

A map of campus and the parking options can be found here.

Athletic Facilities

As a conference guest, you can purchase passes that allow access to the following athletic facilties on campus: Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC), Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation (ACSR), and Avery Recreation Pool at AOERC. Passes are $10/day can be purchased upon arrival at either the AOERC or ACSR front desks. You must show your gold conference guest card, which will be provided to you at check-in, in order to purchase passes to the gym. For information about facilities and hours of operation, please visit

Cancellations and Refund Requests

If you wish to cancel your registration and are requesting a refund, please send an email to Refund requests will be granted for housing packages until July 11, 2018, minus a $30 processing fee.