Conference LocationThe conference will take place at the South Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Student Union Memorial Center
The University of Arizona
1303 E. University Blvd. Tucson, Arizona, 85719
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The Student Union Memorial Center
Photo credit: David A. Harvey
Visitor parking space is available in the Second Street Garage. The garage is located on the southeast corner of Second Street and Mountain Avenue. It is a short walk to the Student Union Memorial Center (which is immediately on the south side of the garage) along Mountain. The cost is $2/hour or $8/day.
By Car From Interstate 10:
Take Exit I-10 at exit 257 - The University of Arizona/Speedway Boulevard exit. Take Speedway Boulevard east (a right for northbound travelers and a left for southbound travelers). Continue east on Speedway Boulevard to Mountain Avenue. Turn right (south) onto Mountain Avenue. Continue south on Mountain Avenue to Second Street. Turn left (east) onto Second, and a Visitor's Entrance to the Second Street Garage is immediately on the right side .
Tucson International Airport: The airport is located approximately 10 miles from The University of Arizona. There are several transportation options from the airport such as rental cars, shuttles, taxis and the city bus. By car, exit the airport northbound on Tucson Boulevard and take a left (west) at Valencia Road, the first traffic signal. Continue west on Valencia Road to a light at Campbell Avenue. Turn right (north) onto Campbell Avenue and continue driving north, following the street through a midway name change to Kino Parkway. Kino Parkway becomes Campbell Avenue again at Broadway Boulevard. Continue on Campbell Avenue to Speedway Boulevard. Turn left (west) onto Speedway Boulevard. Continue west on Speedway Boulevard to Mountain Avenue. Turn left (south) onto Mountain Avenue. Continue south on Mountain Avenue to Second Street. Turn left (east) onto Second, and a Visitor's Entrance to the Second Street Garage is immediately on the right side.
Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix: The airport is located approximately 120 miles from Tucson. Transportation options to Tucson include rental cars and shuttles. By car, exit Sky Harbor Boulevard east to SR 153. Turn left onto University. Take right entrance to I-10 east. Take I-10 east to Tucson. Take right exit at exit 257 - The University of Arizona/Speedway Boulevard exit and turn left (east). Continue east on Speedway Boulevard to Mountain Avenue. Turn right (south) onto Mountain Avenue. Continue south on Mountain Avenue to Second Street. Turn left (east) onto Second, and a Visitor's Entrance to the Second Street Garage is immediately on the right side.
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