The conference will be held in San Francisco, California. The closest airports are San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK).
San Francisco is a city of immense beauty—be it the charming neighborhoods such as Castro/Upper Market or landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge—and even denser fog.
You may ride its history up a steep hill in a cable car or ferry to Alcatraz Island, and sample its flavor in a bite of tangy sourdough bread or a full-course meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant. And you may witness its continuing transformation into the home of world-renown tech entrepreneurs. While New York is the city that never sleeps, San Francisco is the city that never stops charging forward.
Please note that the Conference is non-residential and that Authors and Participants are kindly requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation.
Attendees will have a plethora of transportation options to get out and about to see the city of San Francisco. It all starts when you arrive!
MUNI/San Francisco Municipal operates buses, trains, cable cars & the F-line heritage streetcar. The MUNI buses remain above ground while MUNI metro runs on rails and sometimes go underground. Bus stops come in many forms; small bus shelters, yellow paint on street poles, and white paint on streets. Metro stops can be found on an island in the middle of the street and stations. Using the Metro Map, find the nearest metro to your locations.
Tips: For all MUNI times and buses you can go online to http://www.511.org/ or you can call 511. In addition to this there are also many different smartphone apps that provide maps, routes, and times.
Cable Cars and street cars are San Francisco’s historical cars and run along cables that are affixed to the street. Cable Cars are located downtown and run on three lines; Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason, and California St. The F-Line Street Car runs up and down Market St. all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf. For these you may pay the conductor on board or purchase tickets at multiple locations.
Uber and Lyft are car services operated by San Francisco locals. You must first download the app, register, and set-up a credit card payment system. With Lyft, you can request a private car service, or use the shared car service called “Lyft Line”. This is useful when travelling with another person because you get a shared discounted rate. Uber has a similar service called “Uber Pool” with rides running at a flat rate of $7. To use any of these services, set a pick-up location and end destination and within minutes, you will be matched with a driver. Make sure to communicate with your driver; call, text, or wave down their car.
From Golden Gate Bridge to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the colorful Haight-Ashbury section and beyond, San Francisco attractions beckon for far closer scrutiny. Rising from sea level to more than 900 feet in elevation, the city often can be shrouded in fog that lends an ethereal quality to all there is to see and do.
Below is a list of some suggested things to do in the San Francisco Metropolitan Area,