Venue and Travel Information

Conference Venue: Beckman Center

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center is home to the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering (Address: 100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617. Phone: (949) 721-2200). It is adjacent to the University of California, Irvine, less than 3 miles from the John Wayne Orange County airport (SNA) and 42 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

John Wayne Orange County airport (SNA) is the closest and most convenient airport, especially for domestic flights. It is 10 minutes away from Irvine and many hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport.

For international flights, Irvine is serviced by the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). From the LAX airport, visitors can reach Irvine in about 50 minutes (without traffic). Please note that traffic can be very heavy during rush hour periods. Typical prices are $150 for taxi, $60 for Uber and $36 one-way / $72 roundtrip by Supershuttle shared-ride service.

In addition to SNA and LAX airports, visitors can land for domestic flights at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) which is 30 minutes away, Ontario Airport (ONT) which is 50 minutes away, and for international flights at San Diego Airport (SAN) which is 90 minutes away (without traffic).