Travel Info

Directions and Lodging

Flight & Transportation

The closest airports are the San Jose International Airport (SJC) and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Recommended Ground Transportation

Uber or Lyft


  • Faculty from Sponsoring Schools:
    • Lodging will be at the Stanford Guest House. You do not need to contact the hotel to reserve a room. Once you confirm your attendance at the conference, we will automatically reserve your hotel room. We will provide accommodations for you on Wednesday and Thursday nights (Sept. 11, 12).
  • Faculty from Non-sponsoring schools:
    • Sheraton Palo Alto (Rate $429, about 2 miles from Conference Venue)
      • Reservations must mention “West Coast Research Symposium by STVP” in order to receive the group rate.
      • Reservations can be made by calling toll free at 1-800-325-3535 
      • Via email at Reservations made via email must include the following: Guest Name, Arrival/Departure Date, Address, Phone # & Name of Group (West Coast Research Symposium by STVP). To guarantee a reservation, one must give a credit card number and expiration date.
      • Reservation Cut Off is Monday, August 12th 2019.