Location and Travel

CONFERENCE VENUE

The AIIDE-12 workshops and technical program will be held at the Stanford Tressider Memorial Union (campus map).

Registration will be held in the Oak Lounge foyer of Tresidder Union on October 8-12. For a map of campus, please see http://campus-map.stanford.edu/ (and search for Tresidder Memorial Union). Maps will also be available onsite to attendees.

Registration hours will be:

Monday, October 8
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday, October 9
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 11
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, October 12
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

PARKING

Parking will be available on the fourth level of the PS6 Parking Garage on the Stanford University campus for AIIDE-12 attendees with valid pre-purchased parking passes. The PS6 parking structure is just off of Campus Drive East. The walk from the lot is approximately 9 minutes to Tressider Union.

IMPORTANT: You must have a valid parking pass for each day that you park in the reserved lot. Be sure that you scratch off the appropriate date on your parking voucher and display it in your rearview mirror so that it is clearly visible. Please note that parking is monitored Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 4:00 pm.

If you purchased a permit at the time of your registration, you should have received the permit in the mail with a map. If you did not receive it, please contact aiide12@aaai.org. Permits will also be available at onsite registration. The cost is $5 per daily pass. Please note: If you intend to purchase a permit onsite, you will need to temporarily park your car in one of the metered parking spots available on campus.

CAMPUS SHUTTLE

The free Stanford Marguerite (Park & Ride) shuttle is available, if necessary, to take you anywhere on campus and a limited area in Palo Alto. Please see http://transportation.stanford.edu/marguerite/ for routes and schedules.

HOTELS

AIIDE-12 has reserved a small block of rooms at each of the hotels listed below. Conference attendees must contact the hotels directly. Please identify yourself as a "AIIDE-12" attendee to qualify for the reduced rates (see below for specific hotel instructions for ensuring group rate). Space is very limited in Palo Alto in October, so attendees are encouraged to reserve early.

Cardinal Hotel

Built in 1924, the Cardinal Hotel is Palo Alto's premiere historic lodging with a charming ambiance and the grace and serenity of days past. The gracious lobby still provides a delightful glimpse of Old Palo Alto. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto and is a short walk to many of the area restaurants and shops and just 1 mile from the center of Stanford University.

235 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-323-5101
Online Reservations: http://book.cardinalhotel.com/aiide12
Rates: $135 per night (standard room with private bath) / $75 per night (European style room with shared hallway bath)
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Cut-off date for conference rate: September 7, 2012

All rooms are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12%) in effect at time of check-in. Please refer to "AIIDE-12" when calling the hotel to make a reservation. A guarantee of all room charges is required by credit card at time of reservation. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to check-in. Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance will result in the forfeit of one night's room deposit plus tax.

Creekside Inn

The Creekside Inn is a charming 136-room hotel nestled in a park-like, creekside setting, two miles from downtown Palo Alto and one mile from Stanford University. The hotel offers the following complimentary amenities: high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, evening wine hour, Town Car service within a 5-mile radius (7am-9pm), and parking.

3400 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-493-2411
or 1-800-492-7335
Fax: 650-493-6787
Email: res@creekside-inn.com
Online Reservations: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=17137&Chain=6158&arrive=10/7/2012&d...
Rates: $149.00 per night
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Cut-off date for conference rate: September 26, 2012

All rooms are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12% and $.50 cent per room Tourism Fee) in effect at time of check-in. Please refer to "AAAI 2012" when making a reservation. A guarantee of all room charges is required by credit card at time of reservation. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to check-in. Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance will result in the forfeit of one night's room deposit plus tax.

Stanford Terrace Inn

The Stanford Terrace Inn is a boutique hotel conveniently located across the street from the southern end of the Stanford University campus. The hotel offers complimentary Internet access in all guest rooms, parking, complimentary continental breakfast, and a complimentary shuttle to local destinations with advance notice. The Stanford Marguerite shuttle stops in front of the hotel.

531 Stanford Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-857-0333 (for general inquiries)
Email: reservations@stanfordterraceinn.com (refer to group 4535)
Website: http://www.stanfordterraceinn.com/
Rates: $179 per night (Single Queen); $10 Additional guest per room
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Cut-off date for conference rate: September 7, 2012

All rooms are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12% and $.25 cents Tourism Fee) in effect at time of check-in. All individual booking is required to book by emailing stiwri9119@gmail.com. Any internet or phone-in reservations will not be included in the group rate booking. You will receive a credit card authorization form upon emailing the individual name, group contract reference (4535), arrival and departure dates. A guarantee of all room charges is required by credit card at time of reservation. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to check-in. Cancellations made less than 72 hours in advance will result in the forfeit of one night's room deposit plus tax.