Hotel & Travel Information

IrvineMarriottThe Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) will hold its 2015 annual conference March 9-11, 2015, on the beautiful campus of UC Irvine, with a Welcome Reception on March 8th starting at 5:30pm.


CENIC has secured a rate of $174/night (not including taxes and service fees) at the Irvine Marriott. This includes a discounted rate of $5 per room, per day for Internet Access should you choose to use it and discounted parking of $12/day. The deadline to make reservations at the discounted rate is February 19, 2015.

More information about making reservations can be found here.


Shuttles will be provided to take conference attendees back and forth between the Irvine Marriott and UC Irvine.

All programming will take place in the UCI Student Center. For those that prefer to drive themselves to the campus, parking is available for a fee. Please note that classes will be in session and parking will be at premium.


Directions to UC Irvine

Campus directions can be found at the UCI website, but for directions to the UCI Student Center, read below.

From John Wayne Airport:
Google directions
  1. Head southwest on JWA Roadway.
  2. Slight left toward N Airport Way.
  3. Slight right at N Airport Way.
  4. Take the 1st right onto MacArthur Blvd.
  5. Turn left at Campus Dr.
  6. Turn right at W. Peltason Dr.
  7. Turn left at Pereira Dr.
  8. Turn left into the Student Center (SCPS) parking structure. This structure is directly across from the Student Services Center where the conference is being held.
  9. If that lot is full (past 9am), continue down Pereira Dr. to the Social Sciences (SSPS) parking structure.

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):
Google directions
  1. Head west on W Century Blvd.
  2. Slight right to stay on W Century Blvd.
  3. Slight left to stay on W Century Blvd.
  4. Take the 1st left onto S Sepulveda Blvd.
  5. Slight right onto the I-105 E ramp.
  6. Keep left at the fork to continue toward I-105 E and merge onto I-105 E.
  7. Take exit 2 for I-405 N/I-405 S toward Long Beach/Santa Monica.
  8. Keep right at the fork to continue toward I-405 S and merge onto I-405 S.
  9. Take exit 10 to merge onto CA-73 S toward San Diego (this is a Toll road but you will be exiting before toll is required).
  10. Take exit 14B for University Dr.
  11. Turn left at University Dr.
  12. Turn right at Campus Dr.
  13. Turn right at W. Peltason Dr.
  14. Turn left at Pereira Dr.
  15. Turn left into the Student Center (SCPS) parking structure. This structure is directly across from the Student Services Center where the conference is being held.
  16. If that lot is full (past 9am) continiue down Pereira Dr. to the Social Sciences (SSPS) parking structure.

From San Diego Area And Other Points South:
Google directions
  1. Take I-5 N via the ramp to Los Angeles.
  2. Slight right at I-405 N (signs for Long Beach).
  3. Take exit 5 for Culver Dr.
  4. Turn left at Culver Dr.
  5. Take the 3rd right onto University Dr.
  6. Turn left at Campus Dr.
  7. Turn right at W. Peltason Dr.
  8. Turn left at Pereira Dr.
  9. Turn left into the Student Center (SCPS) parking structure. This structure is directly across from the Student Services Center where the conference is being held.
  10. If that lot is full (past 9am) continiue down Pereira Dr. to the Social Sciences (SSPS) parking structure.

Directions from the Marriott to UC Irvine:
Google directions
  1. Head northeast on Von Karman Ave toward Morse Ave – 0.4 mi
  2. Make a U-turn at Main St – 1.2 mi
  3. Turn left onto Campus Dr – 1.7 mi
  4. Turn right onto W Peltason Dr – 492 ft
  5. Turn left onto Pereira Dr – 430 ft
  6. Turn right.