DD20 Short Course (Sunday, Feb 6):
The DD20 short course of Professor Olof Widlund
will be given 9:00am-5:00pm on Sunday, February 6. The venue is
the Applied Physics and Mathematics Building (A&M), room 2402.
Parking in ``green'' spaces in the parking lot directly North of
AP&M (P207) is free on Sunday. We have also contracted with Balboa
Transportation for morning bus service between the Del Mar and Stratford Inns
and AP&M, with return service at the conclusion of the course. Bus
stops for NCTD 101 are also close by.
Lunch for the short course, as well as morning and afternoon
coffee breaks, will be catered.
(We have limited space the lecture hall; seating, refreshments, and lunch is
limited to those who have registered specifically for the short course.)
DD20 Main Conference (Monday, Feb 7 through Friday, Feb 11):
We have an outstanding technical meeting ahead of us in the coming week.
The entire technical schedule for the week is condensed on the
schedule at a glance page.
The longer "Printable Technical Schedule" is downloadable as a PDF file via a
link on the left side of this page, as is the (much) longer
"Book of Abstracts".
A hardcopy of the printable technical schedule (about 8 double-sided pages)
will be available at the front desk of the two conference hotels, and will
also be provided to all registered attendees when they pick up their
name badges Monday morning.
The conference venue is the San Diego Supercomputer
Center. You have several options regarding travel to and from the
Several wireless networks are available to DD20 participants.
- If you would like to travel by car,
the Hopkins Parking Structure is located immediately South of SDSC.
We have contracted with UCSD parking to provide signs to direct you
to this structure, and to have an attendant on hand to sell parking
permits for several hours each morning of the conference.
There are about 50 spaces reserved for DD20, so it would be
wise from both the economic and logistic points of view
to car pool with other attendees in order to minimize the total
number of vehicles and to share costs.
Maps are available on the
practical information page.
- We have contracted with the vendor Balboa Transportation to provide
bus service between the two conference hotels
(Del Mar Inn and Stratford Inn) and
various conference venues. In particular, this bus service will
be available each morning to pick up attendees at these hotels and
drop them off at SDSC. Return service will also be available each day
shortly after the conclusion of the final DD20 sessions.
The morning and afternoon buses will run the route twice, with the
second run about 30 minutes after the first run, so you have two
chances to catch the bus.
The detailed bus schedule for the conference hotels can be found on the
practical information page, or on the
buses at a glance page.
- Scheduled public bus service is also convenient for guests at
the Del Mar and Stratford Inns. In particular, North Country
Transportation District bus 101 stops near these hotels, and also
along North Torrey Pines Road on the West side of the UCSD campus.
This option involves a short walk (less than five minutes) to and from the
bus stops. The schedule and route map are available on the
practical information page.
The will be several social events associated with DD20.
- If your home institution is EDUROAM-enabled
you may simply use that network.
for eduroam information.
- The SDSC wireless network is open and does not require
authentication, so it is generally the easiest network for non-UCSD and
non-EDUROAM participant guests.
In both Windows and MacOS, one simply connects by selecting ``SDSC''
from the available wireless networks. Once it has been selected,
the system should configure itself and just work.
No more action should be necessary.
- The UCSD-GUEST network is available to all
UCSD visitors and guests. It is an unencrypted service
requiring daily user registration. To use, select the ``UCSD-GUEST''
network, open a web browser and bring up any web site. Follow the
instructions on the web page that appears. Click
for more information.
- Both of the conference hotels offer free wireless internet access
to all guests. Please contact the hotel front desk for information
on using their wireless service.
Lunch: There are several possibilities for lunch.
- The Conference Reception will take place on Monday, February 7,
from 5:00-6:30pm. The venue will be the patios surrounding the
SDSC Auditorium (weather permitting) and the Auditorium itself, where
the poster session will simultaneously take place. The menu will be
hors d'oeuvre and light refreshments.
The return bus service on Monday will take place at the
conclusion of the reception.
- The Conference Banquet will take place on Thursday, February 10,
from 6:30-10:00pm. (Cash bar opens at 6:30pm, dinner served
promptly at 7:15pm.) The venue will be the UCSD faculty club.
We have contracted with Balboa
Transportation for bus service
between the Del Mar and Stratford Inns and the Faculty Club
before the Banquet, with return service at its conclusion.
If you arrive by car,
park in lot P206 between AP&M and the Faculty Club.
Park in the spaces designated for use by the Faculty Club and purchase a
permit in the Faculty Club Lobby. Contrary to our previous posting, parking
in no longer free weekday evenings but only on weekends.
- The UCSD faculty club serves a buffet style lunch on weekdays.
The Faculty Club is a short walk from SDSC.
for the Faculty Club web page with daily lunch menus.
- The UCSD Student Center (Price Center) has a shopping-mall style
food court with a large variety of fast foods, as well as a few
The Price Center is also a short walk from SDSC. There are also some
other student cafeterias located around the campus.
for the Price Center Restaurant Guide. For further
information consult the UCSD visitors' guide on the
page, or click
- The commercial areas South of the campus have variety of restaurants.
While within walking distance, walking access may be problematic due
to the limited time allotted for lunch. For these restaurants, as well
as more distant locations in La Jolla, Del Mar, or University City,
transportation via car would probably be best. See the Visitors'
Guides available on the
page for more information.