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The 2017 Isadora Duncan International Symposium will be held August 10-12, 2017. There will be a pre and post conference events, so plan to arrive on Tuesday, August 9 and leave on Sunday, August 13 (in the afternoon) if possible.

The conference will be held at ODC Theater Building in the Mission, San Francisco.

Airport

There are two airports conveniently located to San Francisco – the San Francisco airport and the Oakland Airport.

San Francisco Airport: www.flysfo.com

San Francisco airport is an international airport serving a wide array of domestic and international airlines.  Domestic airlines using San Francisco airport include Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Jet Blue, Southwest, Sun Country, United, and Virgin America. For a complete listing, check out the airport website listed above.

Note: In extreme fog or bad weather flights can be delayed because SFO has two runways that are parallel to each other, but they are “too close” together for both to be in use when visibility drops below a certain threshold.

Transportation to/from the airport:

San Francisco Airport is accessible by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) which has a direct line from the airport to downtown San Francisco.  The BART to downtown San Francisco runs approximately every 25 minutes, takes 30  minutes of travel time, and costs $8.95 one way.  You can find more info about BART on www.BART.gov.  BART hours are Weekdays (4:00 am – Midnight), Saturday (6:00 am – Midnight), Sunday (8:00 am – Midnight).  In some cases, certain lines may travel past midnight.  Check the complete schedule on the BART site for full details.

Shared shuttles, taxis, and Uber, Lyft, etc. are also available from the SF Airport.  A taxi from the airport to downtown San Francisco will typically cost between $50 and $60 one way, depending on traffic and tips.

Rental cars are not recommended as parking in San Francisco is very expensive at hotels and street parking is very difficult to find.

Oakland Airport: www.oaklandairport.com

The Oakland Airport is smaller than the San Francisco airport and serves less international airlines.  Domestic airlines using Oakland airport include Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Jet Blue, Southwest, and Spirit.  For a complete listing, check out the airport website listed above.

Transportation to/from the airport:

The Oakland Airport is accessible by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) which has a connecting line at the Coliseum BART station.  The connecting line to/from the airport runs about every 6 minutes.   The BART to downtown San Francisco takes between 30 to 45 minutes depending on the frequency and timing of the connecting train and costs approximately $10.20 one way.  You can find more info about BART on www.BART.gov.  BART hours are Weekdays (4:00 am – Midnight), Saturday (6:00 am – Midnight), Sunday (8:00 am – Midnight).  In some cases, certain lines may travel past midnight.  Check the complete schedule on the BART site for full details.

Shared shuttles, taxis, and Uber, Lyft, etc. are also available from the Oakland Airport.  A taxi from the airport to downtown Oakland will typically cost between $40 and $50 one way, depending on traffic and tips.

Rental cars are not recommended as parking in San Francisco is very expensive at hotels and street parking is very difficult to find.

Train

If you prefer to travel by train, there is an Amtrak station (with waiting room) in Emeryville, just across the Bay from San Francisco.  The Emeryville train station address is:

Amtrak Station Building
5885 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

Connecting thruway bus service is available to/from the Amtrak station for various San Francisco locations.  For full train and thruway bus schedules, check out the Amtrak website at www.amtrak.com

Local Transportation

Local transportation consists of BART (www.BART.gov), MUNI (www.sfmta.com ) in San Francisco, and AC Transit (www.actransit.org ) in the East Bay.  You can plan trips (driving, walking, and public transportation) by using trip planner at www.511.org .  This website will give you various public transport options and include approximate times of transport arrival and transport time (in addition to costs.)  MUNI and AC Transit do not make change.  All of these public transit options can be paid with a Clipper Card, which you can order in advance of your trip and can add value to ahead of time as well as during your stay.  You can find out more about the Clipper Card here: www.clippercard.com .

Note: BART hours are Weekdays (4:00 am – Midnight), Saturday (6:00 am – Midnight), Sunday (8:00 am – Midnight).  In some cases, certain lines may travel past midnight.  Check the complete schedule on the BART site for full details.

The ODC Theatre, 3153 17th Street, is located in the San Francisco neighborhood The Mission.  It is a five-minute walk from the 16th Street BART station in San Francisco.  In addition, there are several MUNI bus lines that are easily accessible to this neighborhood including the 14 (Mission), the 22 (Fillmore), and the 49 (the Van Ness Corridor).

 

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