Dozens of hotels are within walking/Uber distance of the conference venue. The conference overlaps with Baseball Spring Training, so early reservations are advised. We have contracted preferred hotels that offer ASU rates. See the hotel list under “Tempe Campus” here: https://visit.asu.edu/travel


  1. Hotel Valley Ho; 6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251; 844-993-9601

  2. Element Scottsdale at SkySong; 1345 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257; 480-361-0000

  3. Aloft Tempe; 951 East Playa Del Norte Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281; Call 480-553-5686 and request ASU rate

  4. Homewood Suites Phoenix Tempe; 2104 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-370-4293

  5. Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Tempe; 2102 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-370-4293

  6. AC Hotel Tempe Downtown; 100 E. Rio Salado Parkway,Tempe, AZ 85281

  7. Tempe Mission Palms; 60 East Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

  8. Graduate Tempe; 225 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-967-9431

  9. MOXY Tempe; 1333 S. Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281; Call 480-337-2853 and request ASU LODGING rate

  10. DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix - Tempe; 2100 S Priest Dr Tempe, AZ 85282;  480-804-5235












A list of some local favorites, as well as restaurants close to the conference is available here (pdf)

Things to see and do in the city:

Things farther away (requires a rental car or guided tour. Rental car by far cheaper)
Time and distance from conference to:

  • Sedona: 2h23min, 210km

  • Flagstaff: 2h44min, 256km

  • Cosanti foundation: 1h39min, 132km

  • Grand Canyon: 3h54min, 384km

  • Saguaro National Park: 1h48min, 169km

  • Arizona Sonora Desert Museum: 1h52min, 172km

  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum: 58min, 82.1km

  • Jerome: 2h29min, 201km

  • Tortilla Flats: 1h4min, 68.1km

  • Montezuma Well National Monument: 2h7min, 184km

  • Arizona Renaissance Festival: 42min, 53.3km



Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is within 10km of venue, and has daily direct flights to Heathrow Airport and Frankfurt Airport. Banquet transport by bus. Reception is a short lyft ride away.


Lyft/Uber from airport to conference: $20
Taxi from the airport to the conference: $30
Light rail ticket: $2.50 one way. Stops at the airport and very near the conference venue (University/Rural stop).
Rental car not needed. Uber/Lyft can get you anywhere in town for a reasonable cost. Might want a rental car for sightseeing. Very beneficial for seeing sights outside of the city. Phoenix is a very large city (1400 km^2), travel distances are large:


ISTB 4 is near the intersection of Rural and Terrace Road in Tempe on the east side of campus. This seven-story structure is ASU’s largest research facility and is accessible on foot via Orange Street and McAllister Avenue. If arriving by light rail, exit at the University and Rural Road stop.

The Rural Road parking structure is the closest parking to ISTB 4. Parking is available for $14 per day inside the Rural Road parking structure. From the parking structure, walk west and enter ISTB 4 through the glass doors on the north side of the building. Please note that the parking fee is charged upon exit. 

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