Staying and Getting Around

longBeachCityBannerGetting to Long Beach and the conference site is easy.

Ready to travel to the conference? Make sure you have your passport (and visa as needed) in hand. For guidance, see

 (NOTE: Prices may change closer to the conference)

Where’s CSULB and how do you get there? See  and housing area map (NOTE that check-in is located in the Hillside College Office behind Hillside dining).

Three Major Airports:

  • LAX (Los Angeles) serves 67 airlines; 25 miles to CSULB
  • LGB (Long Beach) serves 8 airlines (domestic only); 4 miles to CSULB
  • SNA (Santa Ana/Orange Country) serves 8 airlines; 19 miles to CSULB

Transport from the airport and their average fee to CSULB:

Cali-GCOnce you arrive in Long Beach, take advantage of the city’s public transportation services available both on land and water! The Passport Shuttle offers service to major Long Beach attractions and is free throughout several stops in the downtown cultural spots; you can take a bus from CSULB to get to this downtown service (only $1.20, and cheaper if you are 62+ years old). Once downtown, you can also hail water taxis, the Aquabus and the Aqualink, with services between the Queen Mary and Alamitos Bay Landing. All shuttles and water taxis are bicycle friendly.

And there’s so much to see on your own (as well as the conference-arranged tours):


CSULB is a lovely campus with many conveniences. CSULB Map:  Housing will be at the International House (5854 Beach Drive)  and Residential Hall F (by the dining hall). On the campus map it is marked as IH, on the west side of campus. Check in at the Hillside College Office behind Hillside dining


The front entrance of the International House residence hall.CSULB Dorms:  see International House details:

  • $170.00 ($85 per person) Double Occupancy, Room and 3 Meals (per person each day); shared bathroom (1 or 2 other rooms)
  • $110.00 Single Occupancy, Room and 3 Meals (per person, per night); shared bathroom

Register at the same URL as the rest of the conference.   You can request special needs at that point.

Know that you can book yourself in a hotel nearby:  Some of the hotels have CSULB conference rate discounts, so be sure to mention that when you book. Several of the hotels are on the local bus line; this map shows the location of most hotels and the public transportation means to the conference (X). You may want to rent a car to get around the area; there’s SO MUCH to see and do! IASLhotelmaps