Conference Location

School of Cinematic Arts
University of Southern California
900 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211

Accommodations

Lodging in LA is as diverse as the city, and we have worked with several hotels — from campus to the beach to the arts district — to offer courtesy rates for our conference attendees. Locations will be removed when we have been notified that our number of reserved rooms has been met. We may be adding lodging options, so please check back.

There is limited availability at each hotel and we urge you to book early.

There are a limited number of apartment style dorms available.

One bedroom apartment (4) available: $64.98 per person per night

Two bedroom apartments (8) available: $47.88 per person per night @ double occupancy, two people per room or $59.28 per person per night @ single occupancy, one person per room in a two bedroom apartment

BOOK BY
coming soon

BOOKING DATES
May 31 to June 03

RESERVATIONS
Email 
Vicki Callahan (vcallahan@cinema.usc.edu) at the USC School of Cinematic Arts

PARKING
$12/day

TRANSPORT TO USC
10 minute walk

INTERNET
coming soon

MISC
Air-conditioned one or two bedroom apartments; shared bathrooms in the apartment. Each room with 2 extra long twin size beds.  Linen packet (pillow case, top and bottom bed sheets, 2 bath towels and facecloth) is provided along with pillow and blanket. Meal plan available in buffet style Residential Dining food court for additional cost. Rented TV available for additional cost.

The Culver Hotel

LOCATION
Culver City

COST
Classic King, Queen or Double $255
Luxe King or Double $275
Junior Suites $315 (1x King Bed or 2x Queen beds)

BOOK BY
May 01, 2017

BOOKING DATES
June 01 – June 04

RESERVATIONS
Call Oscar and ask for AIGA CONVERGE rate 310.558.9400

PARKING
valet $36
off-site public $12

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO USC
Metro line, 25 min ride (incl. 10 min walk to the station)

INTERNET
Free (wireless)

BREAKFAST INCLUDED?
Yes, Continental

MISC
In area with plenty of art galleries and restaurants, on-site restaurant

Marriott Courtyard Santa Monica

LOCATION
Santa Monica

COST
$329 for Single or Double room (pre-tax)

BOOK BY
May 01, 2017 for this rate

BOOKING DATES
June 01 – June 04

HOW TO RESERVE
AIGA DESIGN EDUCATORS CONFERENCE

OVERNIGHT PARKING
Valet parking $42/day / 3 complimentary electric car charging stations

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO USC
Metro silver line, approx. 30 minutes

INTERNET
Free (wireless)

BREAKFAST INCL?
No

MISC
Brand new hotel, 4 blocks to Santa Monica Pier and within walking distance to promenade. On-site café serving breakfast options and Starbucks coffee.


Jamaica Bay Inn

LOCATION
Marina Del Ray

COST
Single/Double $189 (city view); $229 (marina view)

BOOK BY
May 1, 2017

BOOKING DATES
June 01 – June 04

RESERVATIONS
Attendees should call the hotel at 310-823-5333 and ask for AIGA Converge Design Educators Conference.

PARKING
$9 (self)

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO USC
none (ride share or self-drive), approximately 30 minute drive

INTERNET
Free (wireless)

BREAKFAST INCL?
No

MISC
On Marina, boardwalk outside along marina, close to LAX, on-site restaurant is local and serves fresh seasonal food, several other restaurants in area, near Venice Beach.


DoubleTree Suites by Hilton

LOCATION
Santa Monica

COST
$259 for king suite, $299 queen suite (pre-tax)

BOOK BY
May 20, 2017 for this rate

BOOKING DATES
June 01 – June04

RESERVATIONS
Visit DoubleTree Hilton

OVERNIGHT PARKING
Valet, $39.00

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO USC
Metro silver line, 30 minute ride

INTERNET
Free (wireless)

BREAKFAST INCL?
No (on-site restaurant)

MISC
Microwave and Refrigerator in room, 3 blocks to Santa Monica Pier, 1 mile from Venice Beach boardwalk.

 


Ocean View Hotel

LOCATION
Santa Monica

COST
Single/Double $259  (pre-tax)

BOOK BY
April 01, 2017 for this rate

BOOKING DATES
June 01 – June04

RESERVATIONS
Visit Ocean View Hotel Santa Monica

OVERNIGHT PARKING
Valet only, $30 per day/plus tax

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO USC
Metro silver line, 30 minute ride

INTERNET
Free (wireless)

BREAKFAST INCL?
coming soon

MISC
Across from Santa Monica Beach and within walking distance to the promenade. Group rate available for 3 days pre, and 3 days post, subject to availability.

 


Shore Hotel

LOCATION
Santa Monica

COST
Single/Double $299 (pre-tax)

BOOK BY
April 01, 2017 for this rate

BOOKING DATES
June 01 – June04

HOW TO RESERVE
Visit Shore Hotel Santa Monica

OVERNIGHT PARKING
Valet only, $39 per day/plus tax

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO USC
Metro silver line, 30 minute ride

INTERNET
Free (wireless)

BREAKFAST INCL?
No.

MISC
On-site restaurant Blue Plate Taco, independently owned and operated, is dedicated to sustainability, using fresh ingredients, locally farmed Santa Monica produce and organic meat products. Unique eco-conscious accommodations right on the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and Santa Monica State Beach.

Transportation

Get around LA by car or public transit, and take advantage of some discounts for conference attendees.

The main airport is Los Angeles International (LAX).

– 17.5 miles to USC from the airport
– 6 miles to Marina del Rey from the airport
– 7.5 miles to Culver City from the airport
– 12 miles to Santa Monica from the airport

Delta Airlines is offering a two to 10 percent discount (depending on when you make your reservation and fare type selected) for CONVERGE attendees flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). When making your reservations online at delta.com, select “Book a Trip”, then “Advanced Search”, and enter meeting event code NMPHZ in the appropriate box. You can also receive the discount by calling 800-328-1111 and mentioning the same code but please note that Delta charges a fee for phone reservations.

Avis is offering reduced car rental rates for conference participants. Make your reservations online or call 800 331 1600 and mention the AWD number J770134.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) serves the area.

The hotels in Culver City and Santa Monica are near LA’s new Metro Expo Line; the Metro fare is $1.75 one way; travel from Santa Monica is approximately 45 minutes; from Culver City, it is approximately 20 minutes. Download a Metro Expo Line map here (PDF).