VENUE & LOGISTICS
A block of rooms is being held at three hotels for our conference participants from Thursday, October 14th - Monday, October 18th. Please note that rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and reservations must be made early, before September 15th, in order to receive the block rate with breakfast included.
Hotel information is available here.
Location and Transportation
Directions to Tempe/ASU campus from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
By car (approximately 15min./6 miles) (View map):
Head west on Sky Harbor Blvd.
Turn right, stay on Sky Harbor Blvd. (about 4 min.)
Take the ramp to AZ-202 E. (about 2 min.)
Merge onto Sky Harbor Blvd.
Merge onto AZ-202 Loop E. via the ramp to Tempe/Mesa (about 3 min.)
Take exit 7 toward Rural Rd.
Turn right at N. Scottsdale Rd.
Continue onto S. Rural Rd. (about 2 min.)
Turn right at E. University Dr. (about 1 min.)
By public transit
Free airport shuttles run every ten minutes and will transport you from any of the four airport terminals to the 44th Street/Washington METRO light rail stop. (View map)
Tickets for a one-way destination are $1.75 and can be purchased with cash or debit/credit card at any of the vending machines located at each of the stops. The METRO light rail is patrolled very often, so please do not forget to purchase your ticket before boarding.
From the 44th Street /Washington Metro light rail stop, travel East in the direction of Sycamore/Main Street. The Tempe ASU campus lies between the stops at Mill Avenue/Third Street and University Drive/Rural Road. The METRO light rail travels every ten minutes. Click here to view maps and schedules.
Many of the hotels in Tempe provide a free shuttle service to and from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Please check with your hotel upon reservation regarding this service and to schedule a pick up/drop off.
Transportation once in Tempe
Once in Tempe there a number of free local transportation options. The Orbit uses blue mini-buses to serve residential areas and connect them to local destinations such as shopping areas, other neighborhoods, major bus routes, schools and multi-generational centers. There are five routes which run every ten minutes including the Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Jupiter. All routes run in a circular pattern. The Forward route denotes a clockwise route, while a Back route is counter-clockwise. Click to view a route map.
The Flash buses serve Arizona State University and downtown Tempe every ten minutes on weekdays. Flash Forward operates in the clockwise direction and Flash Back operates in the counterclockwise direction. Click to view a route map.
Many of the Tempe hotels offer free shuttles to locations within a five mile radius. This will provide transportation from the hotel to the ASU Campus as well as a variety of nearby attractions. Please check with your hotel regarding this service.