The conference will be held in the University Park campus of USC, room GFS 106 (Grace Ford Salvatori Building). The conference venue is marked on the campus map.


Housing will be provided to speakers and selected participants at USC Cardinal Gardens Apartments in single (for speakers) or double (for participants) occupancy. More details are available here . Free parking available. Continental breakfast will be served every morning in front of GFS 106. The location of the Cardinal Gardens apartment is marked on the campus map. More information here and here.


The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 30 minutes from the USC University Park Campus (UPC). There are many options participants can use to get to the UPC including private shuttles and private taxis. For more information click here .


Free Parking will be available for registered participants. It may be convenient to use the campus entrance at Gate 6. Refer to the campus map.

Reception and Poster Session

An informal wine-and-cheese reception will be held on Tuesday, May 31st, at 3:30pm in KAP 410. The poster session will take place in the adjacent room KAP 414. Poster Session Info Campus map.


The Conference Dinner will take place on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00pm at the University Club at King Stoops Hall. Campus map. Please RSVP by Sunday, May 22nd, 11:59PM PST.

A "dinner fee" ($10 for graduate students, $30 for registered participants) will be collected the first day of the conference (cash preferred). Cash bar will be open from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Grocery, Restaurants, and how to move around

Information about nearby transportation to Downtown and Santa Monica Transportation.
Information about nearby restaurants and grocery stores Restaurants and Grocery Stores.

Conference Poster and Announcement

List of participants

Titles and Abstracts


Limited funding for travel and lodging expenses will be available for graduate students and recent PhDs. To be considered for funding please register by March 1st, 2016.