The Medicine X conference at Stanford will be hosted in Silicon Valley, home to many of the world’s preeminent technology companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo, Intel, and others. The conference will be hosted by the Stanford University School of Medicine, and will be held at the school’s brand new $90 millon Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (291 Campus Drive, Stanford, California). Stanford University is located in Northern California, approximately 35 miles south of San Francisco.
Dates of the 2014 Conference: September 5 – September 7, 2014
We advise all attendees to arrive no later than the evening of Thursday September 4, 2014 as the conference begins in the early morning of Friday September 5, 2014. If you are lucky enough to get a seat at the IDEO design challenge or our other day-long pre-conference events, you will need to arrive the evening of Wednesday September 3, 2014 as these events begin first thing in the morning on Thursday September 4, 2014.
We strongly advise all attendees to book their return flights no earlier than 7PM on Sunday September 7, 2014 in order to be able to take advantage of the entire conference, which ends Sunday afternoon. Guest from the East coast of the US or Europe may elect to stay the night of Sunday September 7, 2014 or to take an overnight flight.
We have arranged for best rates for local accommodation at the Palo Alto Westin and Sheraton hotels on our conference accommodation page.
How to get to Stanford University
The Stanford University campus and the Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge conference center is conveniently located in Silicon Valley in Northern California. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and San Jose Mineta International (SJC) Airports are both about 20 miles from Stanford University. Oakland International Airport is a bit further away, and is located in the East bay. Most domestic and international travelers arrive at the San Francisco International Airport. Some travelers prefer the smaller size of the San Jose International Airport.
By Car – to Li Ka Shing Center for Knowledge and Learning on the campus of Stanford University at 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, California
Driving to campus From Hwy 101: Take the Embarcadero Road exit heading west to El Camino Real. After crossing El Camino Real, you will be entering the campus at Galvez Street. Once on campus, stay in the left lane and continue. At the stop sign, turn right onto Campus Drive East. Campus Drive East turns into Campus Drive West at Palm Drive. Continue. Upon Welch Road, turn right. Turn left onto Oak Road at the first intersection. Parking Structure 5 is on the left. Drive all up to the roof of the parking structure where Event parking is. Find the parking attendant. Correctly scratch the permit and place it on your dashboard.
From Hwy 280: Take the Sand Hill Road exit, heading east. Follow Sand Hill Road to Stock Farm Road. Turn right. Turn left onto Oak Road at the first intersection. Parking Structure 5 is on the left. Drive all up to the roof of the parking structure where Event parking is. Find the parking attendant. Correctly scratch the permit and place it on your dashboard.
South and East Bay Airport Shuttle
From SFO: $30.00* one-way ($6.00 each additional person). From SJC: $30.00* one-way ($6.00 each additional person). Please call for pick-up locations. Reservations need to be made one day in advance. For fare and schedule updates, visit: www.southbayairportshuttle.com
*$30.00 fare applies to telephone reservations. If reservations made online, fare is $29.
From SFO: $27.00 one-way ($9.00 each additional person). Pick up will be at Terminal 1 (across from Air Canada ) or Terminal 3 (across from United’s door #3). Operates 24 hours daily. Reservation required for return trip to the airport (3-stop max per shuttle trip). From SJC: $26.00 one-way ($9.00 each additional person). Call to arrange pick-up. For fare and schedule updates, visit: www.supershuttle.com