Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications

Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Driving Directions

From Los Angeles International Airport

Take the San Diego Freeway (I-405) North and exit at Wilshire Boulevard East. Turn right onto Wilshire Boulevard and proceed a half mile to Westwood Boulevard. Turn left and the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, a premiere Los Angeles meeting venue and hotel, is located one mile ahead at end of the turnaround.

From San Fernando Valley (Bob Hope Burbank Airport)

Take the Interstate-405 South Freeway toward San Diego. Take the Sunset Boulevard exit and turn left onto North Church Lane. Turn left onto Montana Avenue and continue onto Gayley Avenue. Turn left onto Strathmore Place and take the second left onto Westwood Plaza. The UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel will be on the left.

From Downtown Los Angeles

Take the California-110 South/Harbor Freeway and continue onto the Interstate-10 West Freeway. Merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and proceed onto Westwood Plaza. The UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel will be on the left.

From Orange County

Take the California-22 West Freeway and merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and proceed onto Westwood Plaza. The UCLA Luskin Confernce Center and Hotel Destination will be on the left.

From San Diego

Take the Interstate-5 North Freeway and merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and proceed onto Westwood Plaza. The UCLA Luskin Conference Center will be on the left.

From Palm Springs

Take the California-111 North Freeway and continue onto the Interstate-10 West Freeway towards Los Angeles County. Merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and proceed onto Westwood Plaza. The UCLA Luskin Confeerence Center will be on the left.

Driving Directions

Self-Parking
Self-parking is available underneath the Luskin Conference Center and in UCLA Parking Structure 8, Level 4, directly across the street from the Center. There is a convenient Pedestrian Walkway/Bridge connecting Parking Structure 8 (on Level 3) to the Los Angeles Conference Center property. There is a daily fee to park in either location.

To locate Parking Structure 8, enter the campus by heading north on Westwood Boulevard and make a left onto the Structure 8 Driveway (located just before the Parking Information Kiosk on Westwood Boulevard). Proceed up the ramp to Level Four and park in any of the “Pay-by-Space” parking spots. You will need to purchase parking at a nearby Parking Kiosk.

To access the UCLA Luskin Conference Center via the Pedestrian Walkway/Bridge from Lot 8, take the east stairs down one level (from Level 4 to Level 3) and cross over Strathmore Place. Elevator access (located in the northeast corner of Level 3) allows access to the Conference Center via the pedestrian crosswalk at the traffic light at the intersection of Strathmore Place and Westwood Plaza.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The parking garage located under the Luskin Conference Center offers complimentary charging stations (first come, first served). Each station supports two parking spaces which are located in the northwest corner of the garage—spaces 114-15 & 118-19 — which are reserved exclusively for electric vehicles.

Alternative Transportation Options

Taxi – Most effortless option, minimal waiting/walking.

Taxis (e.g. Yellow Cab) can be picked up at curbside (inside lanes), right outside baggage claim. The fare to UCLA from LAX is about $40.

Shuttle Services

Operate continuously and can take attendees to your UCLA lodging from LAX for approximately $16 to $25 per person.  With help from shuttle dispatchers, attendees are able to board a shuttle within 15-20 minutes. 

Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle, operate out of LAX and are authorized to serve all Southern California counties.

Fly Away Buses

Good option if you have light luggage and if you are staying at Tiverton House or Hilgard Guest House.  Walking distance from the Fly Away stop to Tiverton is .45 miles. To Hilgard Guest House is .53 miles.

Fly Away Buses provide nonstop bus service – one-way and roundtrip – between Westwood and LAX. The stop is at the UCLA Parking Structure 32 on Kinross Avenue, two blocks north of Wilshire Blvd., just west of Gayley Ave. Buses depart every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour from Westwood and LAX (both directions simultaneously) between 5 a.m. – 1 a.m., seven days a week and the cost is $10 each way. 

Click here for more information.

Public Buses

The Los Angeles Metro system is the cheapest option for transportation from LAX to UCLA/Westwood area. The bus will take about 1 hour to get to Westwood. To take the bus, attendees would need to take the LAX Airport Shuttle bus to the Transit Center, and there catch the Number 3 Big Blue Bus.  That will go all the way to UCLA. Cost for entire trip- only 75 cents.

Visit www.metro.net for more information.

Transportation around UCLA vicinity Los Angeles

For attendees’ companions who would like to explore Los Angeles, there are viable public transportation options. There are three different bus operators in the Westwood/UCLA vicinity, and each have stops close to campus: The Big Blue Bus line goes primarily to areas west of UCLA, and hence is the first choice to go to Santa Monica, Venice, Pacific Palisades, or the Getty Center etc.  They also operate an express line that runs from Santa Monica to downtown LA.  MTA buses go west of UCLA to Beverly Hills, Hollywood, downtown LA, Burbank, etc.  The regular fare is $1.25.  Transfers are 30 cents.  Stops for lines 2, 3, and 302 are located west of the campus, behind the Saxon Suites.  Other lines can be caught on Wilshire and Westwood, or east of the campus on Hilgard. Culver City Buses go south of UCLA.