3rd International Santa Barbara Conference on Writing Research

Writing Research Across Borders

 

February 22-24, 2008

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Getting to the Writing Research Across Borders Conference


Air Travel | Driving | Train | Taxis | City Busses | Conference Shuttle



Flying in to Santa Barbara

We recommend flying into the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).  It usually costs a bit more than flying into Los Angeles (LAX), but you won’t have the additional time and cost of a two-hour van ride, taxi ride, or drive in a rented car.

Flight Reservations:

www.orbitz.com
www.expedia.com
www.travelocity.com

Airports and Connecting Ground Transportation:

Santa Barbara Airport :
Webpage:
http://www.flysba.com/

Santa Barbara Airport’s Link to Car Rentals and Ground Transportation:
http://www.flysba.com/?pageID=44

Superride Airport Shuttle:
http://www.superride.net/  

Roadrunner Airport Shuttle:
http://www.rrshuttle.com/main.aspx

Note:  Some conference hotels offer shuttle service from the airport.  Please check with your hotel.

For taxi and bus service, see the sections below.

Los Angeles International Airport

Webpage:
http://www.lawa.org/lax/

Van Shuttle from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara:
http://www.rrshuttle.com/main.aspx

Car Rentals from Los Angeles (LAX):
http://www.lawa.org/lax/tenantlaxresults.cfm?siteFormat=lax&s_airport=4&s_catid=82

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Driving and Parking Directions

Parking

  Parking at UCSB is $8 on Friday, and $3 on Saturday and Sunday. 

 

You must buy a permit at the permit dispensers that are located in each lot.  Permit dispensers take credit cards and cash.  If you pay cash, you must have exact change.

 

Simple Directions:

Park in the Mesa Parking Structure (Lot 18), or in the back of Lot 16.

 

More detail:

Lot 16 and Lot 18 are next to each other.  Lot 18 is the Mesa Parking Structure, and Lot 16 is the surrounding parking lot.

 

On Friday, make sure you DO NOT park in spaces labeled “Faculty and Staff 7:30am-5pm” or in the areas labeled “SA” or “SAR” on the campus map.   Visitors are allowed to park in these spaces on Saturday and Sunday.

 

On Saturday and Sunday, you can park in the spaces in Lots 16 and 18 labeled “Faculty and Staff 7:30am-5pm” or in the areas labeled “SA” or “SAR”  on the campus map.  You can also park in Lot 12, on the east side of University Plaza Road.  But DO NOT park in the spaces labeled “faculty only.” 

Driving Directions to UCSB:

To campus if you are traveling from the south (Los Angeles area):

·      Take Highway 101 North.

·      Exit on Highway 217 – the sign will say “UCSB”. 

·      Follow the exit and take the freeway south to UCSB’s East Campus Entrance.

To campus if you are traveling from the north (San Francisco area):

·      Take Highway 101 south.

·      Exit on Fairview. 

·      Turn right at the end of the freeway offramp.

·      Follow Fairview past the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. 

·      About ¼ mile (400 meters) past the airport, turn left and take the onramp onto Highway 217. 

o   Note: If you drive under an overpass and end up at Goleta Beach City Park you have gone too far.  Turn around, drive back under the overpass, and turn right onto the onramp.  

·      Follow Highway 217 about 1⁄4 mile (400meters) to UCSB’s East Campus Entrance.

From the East Campus Entrance to Lot 16 and Lot 18:

·      From the East Campus Entrance roundabout, go right onto Mesa Road. 

·      Go about ½ mile (800m)

·      Turn left on University Plaza road. 

·      Turn right into the Lot 16. 

·      To park in Lot 18, the Mesa Parking Structure, go straight.

·      To park in Lot 16, turn right into the parking lot and drive to the back (the part closest to Mesa Road). 

·      YOU MUST BUY A PARKING PERMIT AT ONE OF THE PARKING PERMIT DISPENSERS. 

To get from the parking lot to the conference on Friday before 2:00 pm:

  Brief directions:

·      Walk through the parking lot or parking structure toward the campus.

·      Cross the bike path.

·      Turn left and follow the sidewalk to the University Plaza Street roundabout. 

·      Turn right and follow the “Writing Research Across Borders” signs toward the Storke Tower and the University Center (UCen)

·      The Corwin Pavilion is past the Storke Tower, on the left side of the University Center.

 

More detail:

·      Walk to the south side of the parking lot or parking structure (toward campus).

·      Cross the bike path.

·      Follow the sidewalk east, past Cheadle Hall, to the University Plaza Street roundabout. 

·      Turn south (toward the ocean) and follow the wide sidewalk through campus.  You will be heading toward the Storke Tower and the campus lagoon. 

o   Landmarks: You should pass Campbell Hall, Ellison Hall, and the Davidson Library.  Walk through Davidson Plaza, which has a store and fast food restaurants, and which often has tables for student groups. 

·      Turn right between the Lotte Lehman Music Building and the Corwin Pavilion. 

·      The University Center (UCen) and Corwin Pavilion will be on your left, next to the lagoon. 

·      Total distance:  about ½ mile (800 m)

·      We plan to post signs labeled “Writing Research Across Borders” along this walkway.

To get from the parking lot to the conference on Friday after 2:00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday:

 

Simple directions:

·      Walk through the parking lot or parking structure toward the campus.

·      Cross the bike path.

·      Turn left and follow the sidewalk to the University Plaza Street roundabout. 

·      Follow the “Writing Research Across Borders” signs into the registration area in the Phelps Courtyard.

 

More detail:

·      Walk through the parking lot or parking structure toward the campus.

·      Cross the bike path.

·      Turn left and follow the sidewalk to the University Plaza Street roundabout. 

·      Follow the sidewalk east, past the circular Campbell hall.

·      Cross a service road.

·      Follow the breezeway into the Phelps courtyard.

·      Total distance: about 150 yards (meters).

·      We plan to post signs labeled “Writing Research Across Borders” along this walkway.

 

Links:

Maps of UCSB Campus and Surrounding Area:

http://www.aw.id.ucsb.edu/maps/

 

UCSB Visitor Parking Information:

http://www.tps.ucsb.edu/permVisShort.aspx# 

 

Santa Barbara Street Map:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Santa+Barbara,+CA,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title

 

 
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Taking the Train

Amtrak serves Santa Barbara.  Tickets are very reasonable, especially for those who are coming from Los Angeles, San Diego, or the San Francisco Bay Area.

Warning – Amtrak trains often run behind schedule, and are sometimes several hours late!

Amtrak:



Santa Barbara Taxi Services

Note:  Taxi service from UCSB to downtown Santa Barbara or to the beachfront will cost about $25-$30.

Lucky Cabs – Features earth-friendly Prius hybrids and vans.
http://www.luckycabs.com/
(805) 968-5020

Blue Dolphin Cab:
(805) 966-6161

Rose Cab:           
http://www.rosecab.com/
(805) 564-2600

Rockstar Taxi Service – voted best taxi service in Santa Barbara
(805) 882-9191

Other taxis:
http://www.superpages.com/yellowpages/C-Taxicab+Brokers/S-CA/T-Santa+Barbara/

 

City Bus Service

MTD schedule books will be available at the conference registration table.

The MTD website is http://www.sbmtd.gov/

Useful Bus Routes:

 

From UCSB to Goleta’s Hollister Ave. Hotels and to the Airport: Line 11

Line 11 departs approximately every half hour from UCSB’s Ocean Road bus loop.

·      Accesses the Santa Barbara Airport,  Hampton Inn, Pacifica Suites, Best Western Pepper Tree Inn, and downtown Santa Barbara.

 

From UCSB to Goleta’s Calle Real Hotels: Line 11 (see above) to Line 8

Line 8 departs approximately every half hour on weekdays, and approximately every hour on Saturday and Sunday.

·      Take Line 11 to the Pine and Hollister stop.  Get off, wait, and get on Line 8.

·      Accesses Motel 6 Goleta, Best Western South Coast Inn, Holiday Inn, and the Ramada Inn.

 

From UCSB to the Santa Barbara Waterfront Hotels:

Line 24X (few stops) or Line 11 (many stops) to the downtown Transit Center, and Downtown Waterfront Shuttle to the Beachfront.

Line 11 – see above

Line 24X leaves the UCSB’s Ocean Road bus loop approximately every half hour on Friday and Saturday, and approximately every hour on Sunday. 

The Waterfront shuttle leaves from State Street approximately every 15-30 minutes.

·      To access the Waterfront Shuttle, walk 1 block from the Transit Center to State Street. 

·      Accesses Downtown Santa Barbara, Motel 6 Beachside, Parkside Inn, Hotel Mar Monte, Best Western Beachside, the Santa Barbara Inn, and the Santa Barbara Hostel.

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Conference Organizers

Last Updated February 21, 2008
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