Nearby Printing Center

You can print out your poster at the nearby FedEx Office in Tresidder Union, 459 Lagunita Dr. It opens from 7am to 7pm on weekdays, and is located 10 minutes’ walk (1 km; 0.6 mile) from the conference venue. The route map is attached below.

Weather and Attire

IMPORTANT: For safety reasons, visitors should wear pants and closed-toe shoes during the technical visit to SLAC on Day 2, July 10 (Mon).

The weather for Stanford at this time of year is temperate with an average daytime temperature of 27°C (80°F) and an average evening temperature of 13°C (53°F). We recommend comfortable walking shoes as there will be some walking and standing involved.  Sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats are optional, useful items.

Limited Access to Power Outlets

If you plan to use a laptop, please make sure the battery is charged, as AC power outlets will not be provided.


Getting from Airport to Stanford (or Hotel)

You can make an online booking for a shuttle such as Super Shuttle. A shared ride is less than $30 one way. You can also take a taxi (about $100 (!) one way), Uber or Lyft.

Complimentary Shuttles from Hotel to Stanford

From Stanford Guest House

Guest House Shuttle

Guest House shuttle provides daily door-to-door transportation throughout Stanford University and Stanford Medicine. The shuttle is typically available during weekdays between 6:00am and 11:00pm and on weekends between 7:00am and 10:00pm, subject to driver availability. Due to the demand for this service, advanced reservations are highly recommended.

Stanford Shuttle

Stanford’s Marguerite Shuttle provides complimentary transportation to and from the university on business days. The SLAC line stops at the Guest House approximately every thirty minutes between 7:30am and 8:30pm Monday – Friday. Please check their service route and schedule for complete information.

From Palo Alto Transit Center

Stanford Shuttle

Available on weekdays. Reach Palo Alto transit center located next to Palo Alto train station; take the line P and get off at Campus Oval; or, the line Y and ask the driver to stop at Encina Hall. Please check their service route and schedule for complete information.

Wireless Internet Access

Conference attendees are welcome to use “Stanford Visitor” wireless network while on campus.

To access the network, simply open a web browser on your computer.* If your computer presents a choice of wireless networks to you, select “Stanford Visitor” (not “Stanford”).

When using the “Stanford Visitor” wireless network, please keep these restrictions in mind:
    a. There is a session limit of 12 hours.
    b. There is an idle timeout of four hours. The session will be dropped after the timeout.
    c. The maximum download speed is 1.5 Mbps.
    d. Access is limited to web browsing, email, SSH, and VPN.
    e. SMTP (port 25) is blocked. Clients must use SMTP over SSL port 465 or 587.

There is one issue for users of Mac OS 10.7. If you are using Mac OS 10.7, a blank window addressed to will open instead of the portal access page. To remedy this problem, open a new web page and go to The browser will be redirected to the Stanford Visitor portal. Click Accept. (In Safari, a window may pop open stating the certificate is invalid. Click Continue to proceed to the portal).