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Riviera Resort

Lodging and Conference Facility

We are staying and meeting at the beautiful Riviera Palm Springs!

swimming pool

Situated 100 miles inland in the beautiful Coachella Valley, Palm Springs has been a destination for southern Californians for generations. Our conference hotel, the Riviera, was once a hangout for Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the rest of the Rat Pack. A recent review by SFGATE says it has a "playful, plush vibe (with) retro furniture and cheeky postmodern decor..." With three pools, six restaurants and bars, and warm desert air, it's bound to be a good spot for decompressing after a busy field season.

$95.00 single/double conference price until Oct. 2

Reservations: Use our conference reservation page or call 866-961-3785.

Update: The hotel is sold out for Friday night, but rooms for Mon-Thu remain available.

Travel to Palm Springs

See the webpage at for great information on getting to Palm Springs by air, train or bus. (The site also has a lot of information about restaurants, museums, hikes and other attractions.)

A few travel notes:

Coordinating plans: We will post a google doc to help you coordinate your travel plans with other attendees.

From SFO: You can fly directly from SFO to Palm Springs (Alaska and Virgin have $228 RT fares as of May 19).

From SAC: You can fly to LAX (American, Delta, or United.have $155 RT fares as of May 19). From LAX it is a 90-minute drive to Palm Springs. You can coordinate with other attendees to rent a car or organize a van with Prime Time Shuttle (310-536-7922, $278 one-way shuttle van for 9, which comes to ~$30 each).

Ride sharing and room sharing

We have posted a google document as a bulletin board for coordinating ride shares and room shares. If you need a ride or room, or if you have a ride or room to offer, please post here.



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