Hotel & Travel Information
The workshop will be held at the Westin Pasadena in Pasadena California. Two nights lodging will be provided for all workshop participants. Call 626-792-2727 to make your reservation, and mention "The WISP Conference - Occidental College." You will need to give a credit card to cover all expenses beyond the room fee. The hotel registration deadline is April 16, 2004.
Note about parking at the Westin
Courtyard by Marriott [Right in Old Town Pasadena. New]
Travel by Air
The closest airport to Pasadena is Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena (BUR).
It takes about 20 - 30 minutes to drive from the Burbank airport to the hotel. Take I-5 South to 134 East. 134 East turns into 210 East. Exit from I-210 at Fair Oaks – it’s the first exit! and take first right onto Fair Oaks. Turn left on Walnut then right on Los Robles and the hotel is on the right.
Many of you will find it more convenient to come into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). There are several shuttle services available there – pre-booking with SuperShuttle or one of the other services may save a bit, but you’ll end up waiting for the next one in any case. Figure to pay around $30 each way. Taxicabs are more. Shutlles and taxis will take between 40 minutes and 1.5 hours depending on traffic.
Angelenos never do it, but you can actually get to Pasadena by light rail (see Metro rail system map). Several connections (and a free shuttle bus) are required, but it seems ecologically correct somehow. It will take more than an hour. Get off the Gold Line at the Memorial Park station, leaving a 4 block walk the hotel at the intersection of Walnut and Los Robles.
A variety of maps are available at the Pasadena
City Center site.
Travel by Car