Venue and Accommodation

 

University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA is a renowned public research university, located in Westwood Village, in west Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1919, UCLA’s campus covers a 419 acre area, where the ocean, mountains, lakes and deserts are only a short drive away. Along with over 5,000 faculty members, students come from all 50 states and over 100 countries to make up the over 40,000 student population. UCLA is home of 12 Nobel Prize winners, 275 of the "Best Doctors in America" and many established professionals in the field of functional foods.

               

Additional information about UCLA can be found here.

 

The conference will be taking place on UCLA campus in the Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRBA). Here is a full map of UCLA, with the NRBA highlighted. The second is a close up area map of the NRBA and its surroundings.The physical address of the NRBA is: 635 Charles Young Drive South Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Tours and Attractions

There are an endless amount of attractions and site-seeing opportunities to take advantage of in the city of Los Angeles.

                      

Available to visitors is a 5 ½ city tour (with a complimentary pick up from select hotels), exploring local beaches, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the beautiful, sunny California coastline. If you are interested in signing up, click here.

 

Rooming Accommodations

UCLA Tiverton House - This 100-room hotel is a mere 5 minute walk from the conference room. Guests are offered to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, and a tranquil, beautifully landscaped outside area.

UCLA Tiverton House

900 Tiverton Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90024-3013 

(310) 794-0151

             

UCLA Guest House – This 61-room hotel offers an at-home experience for visiting scholars and guest speakers who are visiting UCLA. The Guest House is also a short distance from the conference room and offers a complimentary campus shuttle, as well as free internet access.

UCLA Guest House

435 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90024

(310) 825-2923

         

 

Hotel Angeleno, Los Angeles – This 208-room hotel is located 3 miles west of UCLA and offers world-class service to all incoming guests. Enjoy the courtesy shuttle service, complimentary evening wine hour and personalized service from experienced staff.

Hotel Angeleno

170 North Church Lane

Los Angeles, CA 90049

310-476-6411 

                

 

For a list of more nearby hotels, addresses, reservation numbers and nightly rates, click here.

 

Transportation

There are a variety of ways to get to UCLA from LAX airport.

Bus Service - There is regular bus service between LAX and Westwood. The best service is via the Big Blue Bus (Santa Monica). The bus takes about 1 hour to get to Westwood (which is longer than a taxi or shuttle, because it routes through Santa Monica). To take the bus, you need to take the LAX Airport Shuttle bus to the Transit Center, and then transfer to the appropriate bus to Westwood.

Shuttle Services operate continuously and can take you to Westwood for approximately $25. To catch one of these, go to the outer lanes and talk to one of the shuttle dispatchers. They are usually able to put you on a shuttle within 15-20 minutes. Super Shuttle is one of the larger companies- they have dispatchers at LAX between 08:00-24:00.

Taxis (e.g. Yellow Cab) can be picked up at curbside (inside lanes), right outside baggage claim. The cost to go to Westwood will be about $35, including a $2.50 airport tax.

Car rentals are also available through Enterprise, for more information call (310) 649-5400.