Conference Location and Parking

Conference Location

The 2014 conference will be held in the Performing Arts Center on the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo campus.

There is parking nearby on Grand Avenue in lot G1 and parking structure G-S. Parking permits will be included in the conference fee. To obtain a permit, conference attendees can go to any pay station on campus (except Poly Canyon Village), press any button to “wake” the pay station and select the "Conference-General" permit option.  The machine will ask for the code (please enter 201405); press "OK" to continue and the permit will be dispensed. The conference permit option will be available 7 days a week from 6am to 10pm.

Conference permits are valid only in general lots and/or spaces and in outlying campus areas. Conference permits are not honored in metered spaces.

For wireless network access during the conference, please use these specific codes according to the date:
Tuesday February 25: WiFi-guest63258
Wednesday and Thursday February 26 and 27: WiFi-guest18701
WiFi codes are case sensitive.


A hosted banquet will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at Café Roma, 1020 Railroad Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 541-6800

Bus Routes

You can catch buses (routes 4, 5, or 6) on the corner of Grand and Mill and should depart the bus at the Performing Arts Center. A transit map is included for your convenience. Fares are $1.25.


The following is a list of accommodations near Cal Poly.

Lodging Close to Cal Poly
Hotel Name Phone Distance Rate per Room Address
Apple Farm 800-374-3705 ~1 mile $129/109 2015 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA
La Cuesta 800-543-2777 ~1.1 miles $89 2074 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Quality Suites 805-541-5001 ~1.1 miles $129 1631 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA

Local Airports

Although San Luis Obispo Regional Airport is the closest to Cal Poly, the Santa Maria Public Airport may give you additional travel flexibility.

San Luis Obispo Regional Airport

Santa Maria Public Airport

Taxi Rates

Traveling from San Luis Obispo Regional Airport to your hotel? The typical cab fare will be between $20 and $30.

Area Information

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce

San Luis Obispo County

Cal Poly

Pismo Beach

Hearst Castle

If you don’t need to rush home after the conference Thursday afternoon, the famous San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market will be downtown from 6pm to 9pm Thursday night.