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IPAW 2012 will be held on 19-21 June 2012 at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara


Traveling to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has a regional airport (SBA) with nonstop connections to the following international airports:

  • Denver (DEN)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Portland (PDX) (beginning 04 Jun)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Seattle (SEA)

Allow extra time for possible weather delays if connecting through DEN in the afternoon (thunderstorms) or SFO in the morning (fog).

If you are connecting through LAX (the closest international airport), you may choose to drive a rental car (1.5-2.5 hours) or take an express bus (Santa Barbara Airbus, 2.5 hours) to Santa Barbara.

The next closest international airport to Santa Barbara is SFO, about a 6 hour drive (quite scenic, if you have the time.)

Rail travel to/from Santa Barbara is possible, but not recommended—the connections are inconvenient and the schedules are unreliable.

Lodging in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a destination resort, and our lodging prices and availability reflect this. We have arranged for special IPAW 2012 rates (not including state and local taxes) at the following hotels.

To obtain these rates, mention IPAW when booking.

If you are planning on staying through the weekend, be aware that these rates will be significantly higher for Friday and Saturday nights.

Please book your accommodations as soon as you know you are coming to IPAW 2012!

Traveling to and from the Workshop

UCSB is located approximately 10 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara. Those of you bringing private or rented vehicles to IPAW 2012 are encourage to share transportation with your fellow attendees. We will be running a single small van from the hotels to the conference each morning, and from the conference to the hotels each evening.

(more about directions, maps, parking, etc.)

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