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July 15-20, 2007, 2007: Santa Barbara, CA

The workshop will be held at the UCSB campus, which is approximately 20 minutes west of downtown Santa Barbara and 5 minutes from downtown Goleta. (Campus and housing maps & directions).

Suggested Travel Itinerary

Arrive Santa Barbara, Saturday, 14 July
Depart Santa Barbara, Saturday, 21 July

The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) airport, adjacent to UCSB, is served by the following airlines:

America West Airlines 1.800.235.9292
American Airlines (American Eagle) 1.800.433.7300
Delta Connection 1.800.221.1212
Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air 1.800.547.9308
United Express 1.800.241.6522

SBA is adjacent to UCSB. For more info, see

If you are staying on-campus in Manzanita Village (more info on this below), there is free shuttle service from and to the airport. Participants need only call the front desk at 805.893.6161 during regular office hours (7am-1am) upon arrival at the airport.

If you are staying elsewhere, we recommend taking the SuperRide shuttle - very convenient and less expensive than taxis ($15-18 one-way versus $22-24 for a taxi). There is usually a shuttle waiting at the airport for deplaning passengers (a large white van with "SuperRide" in big blue lettering), otherwise there is a courtesy phone in the baggage claim area. Also, it's convenient and a bit less expensive to schedule a round-trip with them. For more info, see

Flying into Los Angeles International (LAX) airport: LAX is about a 2-hour drive south of Santa Barbara and is served by most major airlines and rental car companies. LAX website

As an alternative to renting a car, the Santa Barbara Airbus can take you from LAX to either downtown Santa Barbara or Goleta. They offer discounted rates for round-trips and pre-paid trips. For schedules, fares, and pick-up/drop-off locations, please see

Flying into Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena (BUR) airport: On the northern edge of the greater Los Angeles area, BUR is about 2 hours from Santa Barbara and is served by many major airlines and rental car companies. Airfares are usually comparable to LAX fares. See for more information.


For your convenience, we have reserved a block of rooms with Manzanita Village. Opened in Fall 2002, Manzanita Village provides “no frills” residence hall style housing to UCSB students and visitors (on the beach).

Each building has a laundry/vending room, a lounge with view terrace, and a study room. Some buildings are equipped with full kitchens. The rooms themselves have extra-long twin beds with linens provided, a closet, a desk, a built-in bookshelf, and a dresser. Internet access will be available at no extra charge. Hall bathrooms are shared among 4 rooms.

The one-week rate (7 days, 6 nights) is approximately $546 for a shared room, $671 for a private room. This includes a full meal plan (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner), linens, free shuttle service to/from SBA airport, and free campus parking. For additional information and on-line registration, please see the "UCSB Conference Services registration webpage". The tentative registration deadline is June 14th. "Please note that in order to guarantee on-campus housing, payment must be received in advance." UCSB Conference Services is offering an early arrival option for people who would also like to stay the evening of Fri. 7/13. However, there is not a late departure option (evening of Saturday, 7/21).

Should you prefer alternative lodging, we encourage you to secure it as soon as possible. It can be difficult to find affordable hotel rooms in Santa Barbara during the summer. For hotel suggestions, please see UCSB Local Lodging or Accommodations in Santa Barbara. Off campus housing will require the use of public transportation to and from campus or, if travelling by car, the additional cost of parking fees ($8/day).

Workshop Class Location/Time

Please report to the first class on Sunday, July 15, 9:15am at Ellison Hall, Room 2620.


Workshop dress: Casual attire is fine, but keep in mind the classroom and computer lab can be chilly, so you may want to bring a sweater/jacket to the classes.

Santa Barbara weather: Usually temperate during the day (high 60s to high 70s), but rather chilly in the evenings. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket, especially to any evening events. Current conditions and forecasts.

About Santa Barbara:
See the Official Visitor Guide to Santa Barbara.

Questions? Contact us.


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