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Travel, Housing, and Local Information
This map shows the main Symposium venue (Cal Poly, marked with the red pin), the Embassy Suites hotel, dinner venues, and airports within reasonable driving distance. Shuttle services will be arranged to the Cliffs Resort and Calcareous Vineyard dinner venues, picking up guests at the Embassy Suites Hotel.
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Rooms have been held for the attendees at the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Attendees should use the name “Cal Poly Materials Engineering” to obtain the room block rate.
Deadline to reserve a room under this room block at the state rate of $139.00 USD is February 26th, 2012.
Rooms and Rates
About San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo is a quintessential coastal California town with around 43,000 residents. Its location, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and just minutes from beaches, state parks, landmarks and premium wine regions, make it a popular vacation spot. Sunset Magazine has called it the most Californian place in all of California. The city of San Luis Obispo offers a historic, restored downtown full of restaurants, theatres, art galleries and shops centred on San Luis Obispo Creek.
Presenters’ Dinner – Wednesday, March 28
Fairways restaurant serves classic cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, and offers striking views of the San Luis Obispo Country Parks. The menu emphasizes locally produced fresh meats and produce, complimented by wines and beers from around the central coast.
Symposium Dinner – Thursday, March 29
The award winning beach front Marisol restaurant at The Cliffs Resort serves ‘New American Cuisine’ with locally sources food and wine, and a breathtaking ocean view.
*Shuttle services will be arranged to the dinner venue. Will pick up guests at the Embassy Suites Hotel at approximately 5:00pm
Dinner – Friday, March 30
The family run Calcareous Vineyards are on a 442-acre estate that stretches for miles towards the Pacific. The location was selected by the founders for its perfect wine-growing climate and coastal limestone soils.
*Shuttle services will be arranged to the dinner venue. Will pick up guests at the Embassy Suites Hotel at approximately 5:30pm
Maps of the campus will be provided on arrival, but Cal Poly also offer a number of interactive and printable maps.
Getting Here by Car
Rental Car Information
Will require advanced notice to accommodate rental
Located in the hotel lobby but will need advanced notice to accommodate rentals
Getting Here by Train
Getting Here by Plane
Getting Here by Bus