Crypto 2022

August 13-18 2022

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Travel & Venue Information

The conference will be held on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). UCSB is located approximately two miles from the Santa Barbara airport (SBA), and about 10 miles from the city center of Santa Barbara. The airport is served by several airlines. All major rental car agencies are represented in Santa Barbara. AMTRAK also has rail connections from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Santa Barbara is approximately 100 miles (160km) north of the Los Angeles airport and 350 miles (560km) south of San Francisco.

Covid Measures

Given the continued rise in cases across the US, we will be requiring attendees to wear masks while inside attending talks. Speakers are exempted from this requirement while they are presenting. Masks will be readily available for anyone who needs one, with options including surgical masks as well as KN95s.

Vaccination status will be checked at registration. If your vaccination is not WHO approved, you will be required to take a rapid antigen test (which will be provided). Rapid antigen tests will also be available to attendees throughout the conference upon request.

We understand that continuing to deal with covid protocols at this stage is very frustrating. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in doing what we can to protect the health of our community while resuming in-person conference activities.

On-Campus Accommodations

On-campus accomodations consist of dormitory rooms (dorms) and a small number of hotel-style rooms at the Club & Guest House. Parking is $8 per day during the week.

Note that children under the age of 13 cannot stay in on-site accommodations, so those bringing younger children will need to make separate arrangements in one of the nearby hotels.

Dormitory rooms

Reasonably priced accommodations are available in the university residence halls (dorms) for conference attendees and their registered guests. These have shared bathrooms for the floor.

Register for dorms

Club & Guest House at UC Santa Barbara

  • Building 581
  • University of California
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Rates: $199 single/double. Parking is $8 per day Monday through Friday, and $4 per day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Well-appointed guest rooms all come with lagoon and ocean views. Conference meeting locations are within a five minute walk from The Guest House.

Any rooms that are not reserved prior to July 12 will automatically be placed back into general inventory. After this date, rooms and rates will be based on availability.

Reserve at Club & Guest House

Off-Campus Accommodations

For those who choose not to stay in the residence halls, the following is a list of hotels that have provided room blocks for Crypto 2022. Please be aware that none of the hotels below are within walking distance of the venue. Those who choose to stay off-site are responsible for making their own reservations. Early reservations are advised, since August is a popular season in Santa Barbara. For further information, or for help in selecting another hotel, you can contact Visit Santa Barbara.

Best Western South Coast Inn

  • 5620 Calle Real
  • Goleta, CA 93117
  • 805.967.3200

Rates: $179 single/double (Sunday - Thursday). $199 single/double (Friday and Saturday).

Ten minutes from the university. Breakfast buffet daily. Complimentary afternoon beverages Monday through Thursday. Free local calls. Refrigerator, coffeemaker, hairdryer, and free wifi in all rooms. Pool, spa, and fitness center.

Reserve at Best Western South Coast Inn

Hampton Inn

  • 5665 Hollister Ave
  • Goleta, CA 93117
  • 805.681.9800

Rates: $219 single/double (Sunday - Thursday). $289 single/double (Friday - Saturday).

Five minutes from the university. Modern rooms, superior service, and complimentary amenities including breakfast, wifi, a fitness center, and parking. Book your room through the link below, or by using the group code "CRP" with the reservations department.

Reserve at Hampton Inn

Marriot Courtyard

  • 401 Storke Road
  • Goleta, CA 93117
  • 805.968.0500

Rates: $292 single/double.

Five minutes from the university. Spacious suites with luxury bedding, free wifi, and smart TVs. Have breakfast at The Bistro and dinner at the onsite restaurant. Outside lounge area with fire pit, fitness center, and pool. To reserve a room under the Crypto room block, use the link below or call the number listed above.

Reserve at Marriot Courtyard

Ground Transportation

Due to a staffing shortage, UCSB will not be providing shuttle service between the airport and campus, as was typical in prior years. However, we have arranged a limited service with Santa Barbara Limo Bus. During the following times, they will be providing a shuttle van and driver to ferry Crypto participants between the airport and campus. To find the shuttle at SBA, please look for a sign at baggage claim. You may have to wait a bit, as the driver may be in route between the two locations. Pickups and drop offs on campus will take place in front of Santa Rosa hall.

Friday 8/12 (for arrivals): 10am-2pm (last airport pickup at 2pm) and then again from 4:30pm-9:30pm

Sunday 8/14 (for arrivals): 10am-2pm (last airport pickup at 2pm) and then again from 4pm-9:30pm

Thursday 8/18 (for departures): shuttle from 8am to 8pm (8pm being last departure from UCSB).

Friday 8/19 (for departures): 8am-3pm (3pm being last departure from UCSB).

If you arrive outside of these windows, or do not want to take the shared van service, Uber and Lyft are typically available. There are also the following taxi services: Green Taxi (805.687.5555), Gold Cab (805.681.9000), Santa Barbara Checker Cab (805.966.6666), and Santa Barbara Yellow Cab (805.965.5111)