The 17th International Cryocooler Conference (ICC-17) will be held July 9-12, 2012 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California. The venue is located centrally in Los Angeles, California, a major metropolitan area with multiple tourist destinations including many world class museums, theaters, music venues, beaches, theme parks, etc.
Special Conference Rate: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ICG08A
Room reservations at the very favorable conference rates can be made directly with the Sheraton Universal Hotel if you link to their site from this website.The lower rates are available until June 11, 2012 or until all the previously guaranteed rooms have all been booked. We therefore suggest that you reserve early.
Your registration includes a light breakfast every morning before the Technical Program (Tuesday through Thursday) at 7:00AM and refreshments during the day at breaks and coincident with Poster sessions.
All oral presenters, poster presenters and session chairs are invited to the Speaker’s Breakfast at 7:00 AM in Terrace A on the day of your presentation. At that breakfast you will be able to meet and get to know the participants in your session. The Welcome Reception on July 9 will serve only hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The conference dinner will be held on July 11.
For lunch we recommend the hotel restaurants and encourage you to enjoy the many local restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, especially at Universal CityWalk.
|From Los Angeles International Airport (27.8 miles or 44.5 km)Take Century Boulevard East for approximately 1 mile to the 405 Freeway North. Merge onto the 101 Freeway South heading towards Los Angeles. Exit at Lankershim Boulevard/Universal City. Turn right onto Cahuenga Boulevard and continue for approximately 2 blocks. Turn right onto Lankershim (go under the freeway) and turn right onto Universal Hollywood Drive. From Burbank (Bob Hope) Airport (5.7 miles or 9.1 km) Exit Airport. Turn right (south) on North Hollywood Way and proceed for 1.9 miles to W. Magnolia Blvd. Turn right and proceed for 0.9 miles to Cahuenga Blvd. Turn left and proceed for 1.5 miles to Lankershim Blvd. Turn left and proceed for 0.3 miles to Universal Hollywood drive. Turn left. The hotel is on the right.From North Travel south on Interstate 5 to Hollywood State Route 170. Travel south on State Route 170 to Highway 101 South. Exit at Lankershim Boulevard and turn right. Proceed 2 blocks on Lankershim Boulevard to Universal Hollywood Drive.From West Travel east on Highway 101 and use the Lankershim Boulevard Exit. Turn right onto Lankershim Boulevard and proceed 2 blocks to Universal Hollywood Drive. Turn right onto Universal Hollywood Drive and proceed up the hill to the hotel.From South Travel north on Highway 101 and exit onto Lankershim Boulevard. Turn right and travel 1 block to Universal Hollywood Drive. Turn right and proceed up the hill to the hotel.From East Travel west on Interstate 10 to Highway 101 North. Proceed north on Highway 101 and exit onto Lankershim Boulevard. Turn right and proceed 1 block to Universal Hollywood Drive. Turn right onto Universal Hollywood Drive and proceed up the hill to the hotel.|
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Airport and Transit Information
Taxi cabs are available to and from the airports. They do not require reservations and can be obtained on short order either at the airport or at the hotel.
Shuttles to and from the airports are typically more economical than taxicabs and require reservations. Two large companies are Super Shuttle (supershuttle.com) and Prime Time (primetime shuttle.com). Fees from LAX are $20. Fees from Burbank airport are $16.
Public transportation is available throughout the Los Angeles area with the Universal City Subway station and bus lines near to the hotel. Routes can be accessed at http://socaltransport.org/tm_pub_start.php. We do not recommend the use of public transportation to and from LAX unless you want a 60 to 90 minute tour of Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, CA
Los Angeles County, as of the 2010 census, had a population of 9,818,605, making it the most populous county in the United States. Los Angeles County alone is more populous than 42 of the 50 individual U.S. states. The county seat is the city of Los Angeles, the largest city in California and the second-largest city in the United States after New York City. The county is home to over a quarter of all California residents and is one of the most diverse counties in the country. It includes two offshore islands, San Clemente Island and Santa Catalina Island, two mountain ranges, magnificent sand beaches and wonderful and varied climates characteristic of a semi-desert moderated by the heat capacity of the cold Pacific Ocean. The county is home to 88 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas. At 4,083 square miles (10,570 km2), it is larger than the combined areas of the states of Rhode Island and Delaware.
There is an average of only 35 days with measureable rainfall in a year. The conference venue of Universal City is located in the San Fernando Valley at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains. The climate in July in this interior valley has an average high temperature of 86F (30C) and an average low temperature of 62F (17C). It is quite likely that it will be sunny during the day with a low probability of any clouds.
There are many tourist, cultural, music, theatre and sport attractions in the area. As one example, there are 841 museums and art galleries in Los Angeles County, more museums per capita than any other city in the world. Link to short list of Major Musems. Another example is the almost daily summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, a very large amphitheatre within a few miles of the Sheraton.
For more information about Los Angeles and the many activities available to you, please visit