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Travel and Lodging

Seaside Forum

The meeting will take place at the Scripps Seaside Forum of the University of California San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, located at 8610 Kennel Way (formerly Discovery Way), La Jolla, CA 92037.

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Directions and Maps

Directions and Maps (PDF), including how to get to
Seaside Forum and La Jolla Shores Hotel, and where to park.

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Google Map


La Jolla Shores Hotel

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved and will be offered at special UCSD rates — $189 for garden view rooms, $219 for coast view rooms, and $259 for beach view rooms — at the La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037 (at Avenida de la Playa). Reservations can be made via their online reservation form using the group code: LIPIDS2016 (in the special rates section) or by calling the hotel at (800) 237-5211 (make sure to ask for a room in the LIPIDS block). Rooms are limited, are on a first-come-first-served basis, and the rate guarantee expires April 10, 2016, so please make your hotel reservations as early as possible. If you are interested in finding another attendee with whom to share a room, please contact Zevie Davis at (504) 599-0831 or


Transportation between the Hotel and the Seaside Forum

For those meeting attendees who prefer to ride a shuttle we will have a shuttle pick up passengers at the hotel (La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro, at Avenida de la Playa). The shuttle will pick up passengers from the La Jolla Shores Hotel in the mornings and drop off in the evenings.

Shuttle Times: 
Thursday morning, May 19: Leave the hotel at 7:15, 7:30 and 7:45 am. 
Thursday evening, May 19: Leave the Scripps Forum at 8:00 pm (additional trips as necessary). 
Friday morning, May 20: Leave the hotel at 7:30 and 7:45 am. 
Friday afternoon, May 20: Leave the Scripps Forum at 5:30 pm (additional trips as necessary).



At the Scripps Forum there is no public parking lot. You cannot park in the forum parking lots unless you have received a special permit from us — otherwise you will be ticketed by UCSD.

Local attendees and others who are driving should park at Kellogg Park, a public park at the beach (see our map) that is about a 10 minute walk from the meeting space. We will have a shuttle pick up from this parking lot, at the entrance (see shuttle schedule below).

For UCSD parking permit holders, there is also a UCSD shuttle between campus and SIO that you can take if you wish to park on campus. Make sure to allow sufficient time. You can also park in the Birch Aquarium parking lot with a UCSD permit which is a 10 minute walk.

For those who arrive early there is also some nearby street parking available.


Transportation in the San Diego area

The hotel and the UCSD campus are about 15 miles (20-30 minutes) north of San Diego International Airport. Information about the airport and local transportation is available San Diego International Airport web site.


Meeting Times for Travel and Lodging Planning

The meeting will run 8 AM - 8 PM (including dinner) on Thursday, May 19, and from 8 AM - 5:15 PM on Friday, May 20.

If you have any questions regarding lodging or transportation please contact Milda Simonaitis at (858) 822-5853 or


Child and Family Care

The La Jolla Shores Hotel maintains a list of recommended businesses that offer short term local childcare, including in-room hotel care, as well as adult companion care.