Accommodations

Conference presenters will be provided lodging at the historic Cardinal Hotel in downtown Palo Alto. The Cardinal is a recently renovated boutique hotel built in 1924 in a European, art deco style. It is located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto and within walking distance to Stanford, as well as many local establishments and the Palo Alto Caltrain station. Free wifi is available in the hotel.

All meals, snacks, and coffee and tea will be provided for the duration of the conference.

Transportation

The Cardinal Hotel is located 20 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and 16 miles from San Jose International Airport (SJC). Public transit is the best option for transportation. From SFO, the hotel is less than one hour away by Caltrain and BART, and costs $9.50 one way; from SJC, the hotel is approximately 1.25 hours away by bus and Caltrain, and costs $7.25 one way. Taxis are very expensive, but Uber or Lyft will be cheaper, approximately $35-45 one way (you’ll just need to download the app).

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO): From SFO take the BART train towards Millbrae (4 stops). At the Millbrae BART station transfer to the Caltrain station (1 min walk) and take Caltrain southbound to Palo Alto. From the Palo Alto Caltrain station, walk northeast for four blocks to the Cardinal Hotel: Head northeast on University Ave toward downtown Palo Alto, turn right on Emerson St, turn left on Hamilton Ave, and the Cardinal Hotel will be on your left at the corner of Hamilton Ave and Ramona St (235 Hamilton Ave).

From San Jose International Airport (SJC): From SJC take the #10 Bus (towards Santa Clara TRANSI03) to the Santa Clara Caltrain station (5 stops). Then take Caltrain northbound to Palo Alto (6 stops). From the Palo Alto Caltrain station, walk northeast for four blocks to the Cardinal Hotel: Head northeast on University Ave toward downtown Palo Alto, turn right on Emerson St, turn left on Hamilton Ave, and the Cardinal Hotel will be on your left at the corner of Hamilton Ave and Ramona St (235 Hamilton Ave).

Venue

The conference will be held at the Stanford Humanities Center at 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA. On Thursday, October 1, we will meet in the Board Room, and on Friday, October 2, we will meet inside Levinthal Hall.