Plan Your Visit

Qualcomm Institute on the UCSD campus
ISGS 6 will be held at the Qualcomm Insitute on the beautiful campus of UC San Diego. The campus is a short walk from stunning beaches, and bus transit is available to transport you to the shops, cafes, and restaurants of downtown La Jolla. La Jolla Cove also features sea lions that sunbathe on the rocks, and excellent snorkeling just offshore. calit2-courtyard-big
Scripps Pier
We strongly encourage participants to stay on campus or nearby. The conference venue — the UC San Diego campus — is in La Jolla, a 20 minute drive from the San Diego International Airport. Scripps_Pier_La_Jolla_CA

We highly recommend the following accommodations:

  • Warren Apartments:¬†apartment-style accommodations in campus dormitories, immediately across the street from the conference venue. These two-bedroom apartments are used during the academic year to house students. While simple, they offer the perfect location for a good price. Prices includes breakfast and dinner. Rooms are also available before and after the conference. Registration deadline is June 20, 2014. You can make your reservation here. Walking directions available here.
  • Warren Apartments are now full and no longer accepting reservations.


  • Estancia Hotel and Spa: a luxury hotel, five minutes walk to campus and 15 minutes to the conference venue. Ask for the “UCSD” rate: $179/night, subject to availability. Walking directions available here.


We also recommend the following nearby accommodations:


Getting to Campus

We recommend taking SuperShuttle shared van. They offer discounted rates for UCSD visitors: $18/person in a shared van, or $67 for up to seven people in an exclusive van. More details here:
Taxis cost approximately $50.
Public transit from San Diego International Airport to the conference venue is available but will take over an hour and requires transferring between buses. Possible routes are available here.
If you’re driving to campus, there is visitor parking available available in Hopkins Parking Structure, a short walk from the conference venue. Day passes are $8 and can be purchased from pay stations in the parking structure. A map showing Hopkins Parking Structure and the walking route from there to the venue is available here.

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Helpful Links

San Diego tourism
San Diego’s Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park, is home to 15 museums, a botanical garden, and the world famous San Diego Zoo.


Exploring the University of California, San Diego
Directions to the Qualcomm Institute, the UCSD division of Calit2 and the conference venue.