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. 

Update, 5/21: Conference rates at select hotels, and USC campus lodging options, are no longer available. 

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).