to Los Angeles
The greater Los Angeles area is served by five airports, however those traveling from outside the U.S. should arrive at Los Angeles International (LAX) – which is also the closest airport to UCLA. Travelers from within the U.S. could also consider Hollywood/Burbank (BUR – formerly Bob Hope) or perhaps Long Beach (LGB) both of which are smaller and easier to get in/out of than LAX.

Nationals of 40 countries are eligible for visa-free entry into the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. To check whether you need a visa, visit the U.S. Department of State and their FAQ.

If you require a letter of invitation, please contact us.

Driving directions to the UCLA campus / Luskin Conference Center can be found here. That being said — we strongly advise against renting a car. You will not need it during the week as all conference events are on the campus, and parking is expensive ($29/day). Don’t do it!

Better to use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft. A trip from LAX to UCLA is just 11 miles and typically costs $35. There is a dropoff/pickup spot right in front of the Luskin Center at 425 Westwood Plaza.

To access ride-sharing services or a taxi at LAX, you’ll need to either walk or take a free shuttle to the LAXit lot. Look for signs outside of baggage claim on level one. It’s a 15 minute walk from the Bradley International Terminal to the lot, so the shuttle is preferred especially if you have luggage. It is also possible to take a Culver City bus from LAX to Luskin (but we don’t recommend it).  The trip between UCLA and LAX can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour (at worst) depending, of course, on traffic.

on the UCLA campus

The meeting venue is the Luskin Conference Center.  On site conference registration will begin at 2pm on Sunday, August 13th, in the foyer of Luskin.  This will be followed by a welcome reception commencing at 5pm across campus at the sculpture garden. Oral and poster sessions will take place at the Luskin Center.  The Barringer Invitational Lecture will be held at the Fowler Museum on campus.

On Wednesday afternoon, we will hold a plenary session / public lectures on 21st century exploration of small bodies of the inner solar system.  The symposium and reception afterward are at Schoenberg Hall.  The meeting banquet will follow outside of Royce at the quad at the top of the Janss steps.  Click here for a downloadable campus map with key to conference events or breakfast places.