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SLAC-WPA Conference 2014

SLAC 2014

Claremont McKenna College

Smith Campus Center

Carnegie Hall

James Turrell Skyspace

Welcome to SLAC 2014! The conference is jointly sponsored by The Claremont Colleges (Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps). The Claremont Colleges are excited to be hosting the 7th gathering the SLAC-WPA in Claremont, California. The conference will take place from Friday, January 10, through Saturday, January 11, on the Pomona College campus. Preliminary information about registration and hotel accommodation is available below; more information regarding registration will be posted soon.

Flights and Airport

Claremont is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and it is within traveling distance of four main airports: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Ontario Airport, John Wayne Airport (SNA), & Burbank Airport. Ontario Airport is the closest to the Claremont Colleges.

Ontario Airport is located in the city of Ontario and it is approximately 10 miles away from the Claremont Colleges. The Ontario Airport website can be view here.

LAX is the largest airport in Los Angeles County and it is approximately 50 miles away from the Claremont Colleges. The LAX website can be viewed here.

John Wayne Airport is located in the city of Santa Ana and it is approximately 40 miles away from The Claremont Colleges. The John Wayne Airport website can be viewed here.

Burbank Airport is located in the city of Burbank and it is approximately 40 miles away from the Claremont Colleges. The Burbank Airport website can be viewed here.

We strongly recommend that you contact the airlines directly 24 hours prior to departure to confirm details or changes. There are taxis, shuttles, buses, and trains that can be taken from all four airports to the Claremont Colleges.

Ground Transportation

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is less crowded than Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and closer to the campuses. Ontario is served by most major airlines and all major car rental agencies. A cab ride to Claremont takes 20 minutes and costs approximately $25.

If flying into LAX, you may take a commuter flight to Ontario, rent a car, or take a shuttle van to Claremont. Allow 90 to 120 minutes driving time during peak times.

Super Shuttle, a 24-hour express shuttle to Claremont, costs $43 from LAX and $20 from Ontario; additional passengers cost $9 each. For reservations, call (800) BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826). Follow this SuperShuttle Discount Link and the 15% discount will automatically be calculated when you book your SuperShuttle ride. You may also enter the discount code FPCS2 manually.

If you plan to drive to Pomona College, directions, a map, and instructions on where to park can be found by clicking the Pomona College Visitors Page Link.

**A shuttle has been arranged to transport attendees of the SLAC-WPA conference to and from the Double Tree Hotel and Pomona College.

Hotel

Located a mile from the Claremont College, the Double Tree Hotel in Claremont California has a block of rooms have been reserved for January 9, 2014 - January 12, 2014. The special room rate will be available until December 19th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

To book a room with the special SLAC-WPA Conference rate:

  1. Click on this Double Tree link to book a room with the special rate.
  2. Or call the Double Tree hotel at: 909.626.2411 and mention that you are reserving a room for the SLAC-WPA Conference.

The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Claremont is located at:

555 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, California 91711
Phone: 909.626.2411

**A shuttle has been arranged to transport attendees of the SLAC-WPA conference to and from the Double Tree Hotel and Pomona College.

Things To Do in Claremont

The Claremont Colleges is located in Claremont, California, a quiet, 35,000-resident community near the foothills of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains. With a subtle blend of New England charm and Southern California beauty, Claremont is rich in Spanish architecture, Victorian homes, tree-lined streets, quaint village shops and restaurants. The campuses are just a short walk away from Claremont Village, which has restaurants, shops, a movie theatre, and services like banks, the library and the post office.

Browse through more activities, boutiques, and relaxation through Pomona College's visitor page or at Discover Claremont.