Venue & Travel

General 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, and about 10 miles from the city center of Santa Barbara. The airport is served by over 20 flights a day from major US hub airports. Many rental car agencies are available in the immediate area. Santa Barbara is approximately 100 miles (160km) north of the Los Angeles airport and 350 miles (560km) south of San Francisco.

Receptions at Crypto 2024 will cater to a variety of dietary preferences, with refreshments notated as e.g., vegetarian or vegan. If you have special dietary restrictions beyond this, such as Kosher, Halal, or food allergy accommodation requests, please notate those when booking lodging (if on-campus) and at registration.

Plenary sessions will be held in the UCSB Corwin Pavilion. Crypto 2024 will run as a triple track conference, with meeting rooms in the Corwin Pavilion, Lotte Lehmann Hall, and MCC Theater.

⚠ Bring a sweater and/or jacket. Santa Barbara can be cold at night.

⚠ This year, we do not provide ground to/from the airport. See Transportation for more information.

⚠ Please note that the deadline for special dietary requests is July 17th. Due to catering planning timelines, we cannot accept special requests after this date.

Transportation

UCSB no longer provide shuttle service between the airport and campus. To go from the airport to the university, 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).

On-Campus Accommodations

On-campus accommodations consist of dormitory rooms (dorms) and a small number of hotel-style rooms at the Club & Guest House. Families traveling with children are encouraged to stay in a hotel or utilize UCSB's Sierra Madre Villages Summer Apartment Rental program.

UCSB Dormitories
Rates: see the Conference & Hospitality Services site for detailed information

Reasonably priced on-campus accommodations are available in the university residence halls (dorms) for conference attendees and their registered guests. These have shared bathrooms for the floor. Shared rooms are also available at a reduced rate.

Club & Guest House at UC Santa Barbara
Rates: see this flyer for more information

A small number of hotel-style rooms are available at the Club & Guest House.

⚠ Entering in the group code of CRYPTO2024 will bypass the red bar at the top, and you will be able to see true availability in the Crypto block.

Off-Campus Accommodations

For those who choose not to stay in the residence halls, the following is a list of hotels which have provided room blocks for Crypto. Those who choose to stay off campus are responsible for making their own reservations. Early reservations are advised since August is a popular season in Santa Barbara.

⚠ Hotels are not walking distance to the campus.

Room blocks have been reserved for Crypto during the dates of Friday, August 16—Friday, August 23, 2024. The hotel rates listed below do not include additional taxes and fees. Room blocks will be released as early as 30+ days prior to the conference. You must mention UCSB Crypto when you are making your reservations so you will be eligible for the room block rate, which can be a significant savings. Please note: Rates for Thursday, Friday & Saturday night stayovers are often higher.

Best Western South Coast Inn
Rates: $199 King/Two Queen (Sun-Thurs); $289 King/Two Queen (Fri/Sat)

5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: (805) 967-3200
10 minutes from university

Reservations must be received on or before Thursday, July 18, 2024.

Marriott Courtyard
Rates: $279 Two Queen

401 Storke Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: (805) 968-0500
5 minutes from university

Reservations must be received on or before Friday, July 5, 2024.

The Steward
Rates: $259 Two Queen Suite

5490 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93111
Phone: (805) 683-6722
5 minutes from university

Reservations must be received on or before Friday, July 19, 2024.

Parking

Parking at UCSB is $8/day. Attendees from other UC campuses can utilize the UC Reciprocity visitor parking benefit.

Parking permits are required on campus at all times, and guests will need to purchase a parking permit if they are bringing a vehicle to campus. Permits are only valid in the lot designated. Be cautious of where you park. Guests are responsible for following parking rules and for any penalties.

For participants staying at the Club & Guest House

Specific parking instructions for guests of the Club & Guest House are available on their website. Upon check-in, the Club front desk will provide guests with the Clubpark code for the machines in Lot 22. Be sure to select the total number of days you will be on campus, including your arrival and departure days.

For participants staying in Anacapa or Santa Rosa residence halls

Lot 2 is the closest lot to Anacapa and Santa Rosa Residence Halls. Please note that the availability of Lot 2 is extremely limited. You will need your vehicle's license plate number to purchase your permit. Go to the ParkMobile website, use the "Ready to Park Now" link on the full version of the website or the "Enter Zone Number" screen on the mobile app. The Zone Number is 2690. Your Lot 2 permit will be valid in the Parking Structure 18 and Parking Structure 22 in case you find Lot 2 to be full. Your permit will also allow you to park temporarily in green 40-minute spaces for unloading purposes.

⚠ Please do not purchase parking in advance of your arrival as the UCSB option on ParkMobile applies the reservation starting from the day of purchase.

For participants staying off-campus

Parking Structure 18 or Parking Structure 22 are where guests staying off-campus should park. You will need your vehicle's license plate number to purchase your permit. When you arrive at one of these parking structures, proceed to one of the pay stations in the structure and follow the prompts on the screen to purchase a multi-day permit called "Summer Conference". In Lot 22 select "5" for more selections multiple times until the “Summer Conference” label displays. You are able to select up to 7 days with this permit option. Be sure to select the total number of days you will be on campus, including your arrival and departure days. Your permit will also allow you to park temporarily in green 40-minute spaces for unloading purposes.