Location & Venue

The main conference will be held on August 4th, 2012 at the Mission Bay Conference Center (1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158).


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Directions to Mission Bay

By Public Transit

  • Take the K/T MUNI to the UCSF Mission Bay stop (inbound, 2 stops past 4th & King)
  • Walk west across the plaza (Gene Friend Way) and cross 4th Street
  • Mission Bay Conference Center is across the quad area. This is the back entrance.

Note: If you’re coming from BART you can connect to the K/T MUNI at the Embarcadero station. If you’re coming from Caltrain you can get on the K/T MUNI from the 4th & King station on the elevated platform to the left of Panera Bread.

By Car

From 101 North (SFO Airport and South Bay)

  • Take Vermont Street exit, make immediate left onto Vermont Street
  • Right onto 16th Street
  • After crossing the railroad tracks turn left onto Owens Street
  • 1675 Owens Street is located on your right
  • Parking lot onsite

From 280 North (SFO Airport and South Bay)

  • Take the Mariposa Street exit and turn right at the light onto Mariposa Street
  • Left onto 3rd Street
  • Left onto 16th Street
  • Right onto Owens Street
  • 1675 Owens Street is located on your right
  • Parking lot onsite

From 101 South (Golden Gate Bridge and North Bay)

  • After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, stay to the left towards downtown/Lombard Street
  • At the light go straight onto Lombard Street
  • Right onto Van Ness Avenue
  • After crossing Market Street continue on South Van Ness Avenue
  • Left onto 16th Street
  • After the railroad tracks turn left onto Owens Street
  • 1675 Owens Street is located on your right
  • Parking lot onsite

From Bay Bridge (Oakland Airport, East Bay, and Sacramento)

  • Exit at Fifth Street (left lane exit)
  • Left on 5th Street
  • Left on Townsend Street
  • Right on 4th Street
  • Right on 16th Street
  • Right onto Owens Street
  • 1675 Owens Street is located on your right
  • Parking lot onsite


Parking

There are two parking options at Mission Bay Conference Center/ USCF Mission Bay Campus – surface lots and parking garages. Both are paid parking. The least expensive are the surface lots, which are street level parking lots with pay machines. These lots are located on 4th Street (north of 16th Street) and on Owens Street near 6th Street.
Surface lot parking is $2.50 for all day Saturday

The parking garages are located at 1625 Owens Street (adjacent to the Conference Center) and 1630 3rd Street. Cost is based on time:
0 – 1 Hour: $3.50
1 – 2 Hours: $7.00
2 – 3 Hours: $10.50
3 – 4 Hours: $14.00
4 – 6 Hours: $17.50
6 – 7 Hours: $24.50
7 – 24 Hours: $28.00

You may purchase a discounted parking voucher at the Special Registration table in the Fisher Atrium (street level) for $16.80. The voucher is valid for all day parking in the garages that charge by time.

Click here for a map of the Mission Bay parking lots.

Hotels

In past years we’ve negotiated hotel discounts, but most attendees were able to find better hotel deals using online travel sites, so this year our hotel advice is to shoot for something on the MUNI line (anything downtown near Market Street) so you can hop on the N or K/T train to get to WordCamp.

Here’s a map showing local hotels:


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Here’s a map of the BART stations around downtown. The stations on Market Street are also MUNI stations:


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