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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center?
The UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel is located in the heart of UCLA’s campus at 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095. This location is just two blocks away from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and close to the iconic Pauley Pavilion.
 

Where can I find the final program?
Access the final program here.  Sessions start at 8:30 am or 8:45 a.m. each morning.  There is not a mobile app available for this year's conference.
 
Where can I access the abstracts?
You can view the Annual Conference abstracts here.
 
Are sleeping rooms still available at the UCLA Luskin Center?
The UCLA Luskin Conference Center is sold out of the block of rooms for the SAS Annual Conference.  Rooms may still be available, but not at the conference rate.  Call them directly at 1-855-522-8252 to determine availability and pricing. If you are looking for other nearby accommodations, you can contact the following:
  
W Los Angeles Westwood
930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles
Tel: 1-310-208-8765
Website: wlosangeles.com
Located .8 miles from the UCLA Luskin Center 
 
Hilgard House Hotel and Suites
927 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles
Tel: 1-310-208-3945
Website: hilgardhouse.com
Located .9 miles from the UCLA Luskin Center.
 
When can I pickup my badge?
SAS registration opens at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning and will be open throughout the conference.
 
What time do sessions start each day?
Access the final program here.  Sessions start at 8:30 am or 8:45 a.m. each morning.
 
Are you a student looking to share a room?  
Please visit the student room sharing site here.
 
How far away is the UCLA Luskin Conference Center from the Los Angeles airport?
This Southern California meeting venue is approximately 12 miles north of LAX. Take the San Diego Freeway (I-405) North and exit at Wilshire Boulevard East. Turn right onto Wilshire Boulevard and proceed a half mile to Westwood Boulevard. Turn left and the UCLA Luskin Conference Center is located one mile ahead at the end of the turnaround.
 
Is the Luskin Conference Center accessible by Uber/Lyft/taxi?
Yes. Provide the following address as your destination:
425 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90095
 
Is there alternative ground transportation to/from LAX?
In addition to traditional car services, taxis and rideshare options, you may consider these alternatives:

  • The Westwood FlyAway airport shuttle offers hourly direct service to and from LAX and short/long-term parking options in partnership with UCLA.
  • The most economical way to get to LAX is with Culver CityBus Line 6 or, when applicable, the faster Line 6 ‘Rapid.’ This works best if you’re going to the airport with no more than a small, lightweight carry-on bag or suitcase as there is no storage for luggage on board.
  • Shuttle2LAX partners with major transportation companies to sell seats on shared ride shuttles that would otherwise be empty, saving passengers up to 80 percent off typical taxi fare. You will be on a shuttle with up to 9 passengers and make between one and four stops on the way to or from the airport.

 
How close is the UCLA Luskin Conference Center to restaurants?
The surrounding Westwood district offers an array of dining options from healthy quick-service fare to world-class fine dining. Please visit the Front Desk for a list of recommendations. Many locations are within a 10–15 minute walk from our facility. 
 
More fast food favorites are available in nearby Ackerman Union.
 
Take a look at the following recommended restaurants from locals:
 
Gushi – Outdoor stand low on ambiance serving excellent Korean staples, great for take-out. Cash only. ($) http://gushimenu.com/
Mr. Noodle – Casual Asian fusion noodle emporium, good for groups ($) https://www.yelp.com/biz/mr-noodle-los-angeles
TLT Food – Casual hipster Mexican food serving upscale tacos and poke. ($$) http://www.tltfood.com/westwood
Native Foods – Plant-based foods with a large menu. ($$) http://www.nativefoods.com/locations/los-angeles
Fresh Corn Grill – Californian cuisine, good for salads and grilled fish with a good sit-down ambiance. ($$) http://www.freshcorngrill.com/
Skylight Gardens – Upscale sit-down Italian. ($$) http://www.skylightgardens.com/
P’tit Soleil – Intimate French tapas and bar with an extensive poutine menu. ($$) https://www.yelp.com/biz/ptit-soleil-los-angeles-3?
 
 
Coffee & Snacks: 
Espresso Profeta – Upscale Italian coffee with outdoor seating and a selection of pastries ($$) https://www.yelp.com/biz/espresso-profeta-los-angeles?osq
Stan’s Donuts – Barebones Westwood mainstay serving donuts til midnight. Cash only. ($) http://www.stansdoughnuts.com/
Diddy Riese – Local favorite, cookie & ice cream sandwich. Expect to wait in line ($) https://www.diddyriese.com/
 

What time is the hotel’s Check In and Check Out?
Check in time is 4:00 p.m. Check out time is 12:00 noon. If you need a short extension, please notify the Front Desk the morning of your departure. They will accommodate your request, if possible, up to 2:00 p.m. They will be happy to store your luggage until departure. 
 
What about coffee?
There are coffee pots in your sleeping room at the Luskin Conference Center plus complimentary coffee is offered each morning in the lobby.  Refreshment breaks for the conference are mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  Kerckoff Coffee House is located nearby on the UCLA campus
 
 
Is there a restaurant/room service at the Center?
Plateia is the UCLA Luskin Conference Center’s full-service restaurant and lounge, located on the First Level. Plateia is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For your convenience, reservations are strongly recommended. Simply call (310) 794-3563 or reserve online through OpenTable. Guests may also enjoy small plates and appetizers paired with wine, beer or cocktails in the lounge and on their courtyard patio. 
Plateia Delivered offers selected items from the restaurant’s menu, delivered to your guest room in signature eco-friendly packaging. Plateia Delivered is available until 10:00 p.m. every evening. 
 
Does the UCLA Luskin Conference Center offer parking?
Guests can self-park in the underground parking lot below the Conference Center or in Parking Structure 8, directly across the street. A pedestrian walkway is conveniently located to connect you from Parking Structure 8 to the Conference Center. There is a daily fee to park in either location. 
 
Is Internet service offered in the Conference Center?
Wireless internet is complimentary in the meeting space and sleeping rooms.
 
What are some things to do near the UCLA Luskin Conference Center?
When visiting UCLA’s on-campus hotel and meeting venue, guests can explore all this world-renowned institution has to offer, including the Fowler and Hammer Museums, the Geffen Playhouse, Royce Hall, arts and entertainment at the Center for the Art of Performance, the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame and Pauley Pavilion.
 
The community of Westwood, offering convenient shopping and dining, surrounds UCLA.  Looking for a grocery store?  Visit Ralph's grocery store in Westwood, a few blocks from the UCLA Luskin Center.
 
For more things to do inside of the UCLA campus area, visit here.
 
Check out 100 free things to do in Los Angeles here.