Accelerating Change 2005. September 16-18, Stanford University. Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence Amplification. Transforming Technology, Empowering Humanity
 
 

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August 12, 2005 Note: The Sheraton Palo Alto, our main conference hotel, is FULL.

As our alternate AC2005 hotel we recommend the beautiful and relaxing Crowne Plaza Cabana, just up the street. It was appointed one of the "Best Hotels of the West Coast" and is located at 4290 El Camino Real, just 2.5 miles south of Stanford. Rooms are available between $109-$129.

Crowne Plaza Phone: (650) 857-0787; Fax: (650) 496-1939

Driving Directions to the Crowne Plaza Cabana

From Highway 101 North & South:
Exit US 101 onto San Antonio Road/Los Altos. Proceed on San Antonio Road approximately 2 miles. Turn right on El Camino Real and proceed 1/2 mile. Turn left into Crowne Plaza Cabaña entrance at Dinah's Court stoplight.

From Highway 280 North & South: Take Page Mill Road exit toward Palo Alto. Proceed approximately 3 miles. Turn right on El Camino Real. Go 1 mile to Dinah's Court stoplight. Turn right into Crowne Plaza Cabaña entrance.

If you need a weekday stayover, both hotels are now sold out. In that case we recommend Best Western Mountain View Hotel, 2300 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, California, United States, 94040-1420. $89/night. Phone: 650-962-9912


The main conference hotel for AC2005 attendees is the Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real. AAA 3 diamond rated. At the entrance to Stanford University, just south of University Avenue/downtown Palo Alto and its boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and nightlife. Set amidst picturesque water and flower gardens and koi ponds, the Sheraton is one of the most beautifully landscaped hotels in Silicon Valley. Outdoor heated pool, Poolside Grill, fitness center, 24-hour business center, wireless Internet access.

The Sheraton is 0.8 miles from Tressider Union, a beautiful fifteen to twenty minute walk or three minute drive to the conference site. Parking is free at Stanford after 4pm M-F and weekends, and $9/day at the Sheraton.

Mention AC2005 for the special $99 room rate (ask for "in house registration"). If interested, remind the staff to provide you a room near other conference attendees (more fun that way).

Driving Directions to Sheraton Palo Alto

From Highway 101: Exit US 101 onto Embarcadero Road west. Proceed west on Embarcadero approximately 2 miles. Turn right on El Camino Real and proceed two blocks. Turn right into the Sheraton Palo Alto entrance.

From Highway 280: Take Sand Hill Road exit toward Palo Alto. Proceed approximately 3 miles. Turn right on El Camino Real. Proceed two blocks, past University Avenue. Turn left into Sheraton Palo Alto entrance.

The hotel is at 625 El Camino Real, adjacent to Stanford. Phone: (650) 328-2800; Fax: (650) 327-7362

Air Travel and Shuttles

For scheduling discount flights, try Mobissimo, Orbitz or Hotwire.

San Jose International (SJC) and San Francisco International (SFO) airports are about equally close (22 and 25 miles by car, respectively) to Stanford. The Sheraton Palo Alto is located at 625 El Camino Real, adjacent to Stanford. The Crowne Plaza Cabana is at 4290 El Camino Real, 2.5 miles south of Stanford. The Super 8 Motel is at 3200 El Camino Real, 1.5 miles south of Stanford.

Popular shuttles from SJC are Airport Connection, (650) 401-8300, and Silicon Valley Shuttle, (800) 400-2365. Shuttles from SFO include Bayporter, (877) 467-1800. Alternative shuttle and transportation options may be found here. You can find several walkup van shuttle services on SFO's second level, one floor above baggage claim. Walkup fares are typically $15, but there may be a wait before you leave. Be sure to ask any walkup shuttle driver: 1) how long before we leave?, and 2) how many stops before my hotel?

Motel Option

The recommended motel for AC2004 attendees is the Super 8 Motel, 3200 El Camino Real, 1.5 miles south of Stanford. Pool, cable, refrigerator, and continental breakfast are provided. If interested, remind the staff to provide you a room near other conference attendees (more fun that way). Be sure to ask for a nonsmoking room if that is your preference. The motel is a six minute drive to the conference site. Parking is free at Stanford after 4pm M-F and weekends, and free at the motel. Rooms are available in $79 single and $89 double options.

Phone: (650) 493-9085; Fax: (650) 493-8405

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