ISMD 2004

ISMD 2004 Travel, Lodging, and Local Information

    The nearest large international airport is San Francisco International (SFO). Domestic travelers may also want to consider Oakland (OAK) or San Jose (SJC), both of which are served by budget carriers such as Southwest airlines. Both San Francisco and Oakland are located about a ninety minute drive south of Sonoma State University, while San Jose is located about 150 minutes south.

    A conference bus will be arranged the afternoon of July 26 to bring participants from SFO to Sonoma State University. Details will be posted once the travel schedules of participants are known.

    For those unable to use the conference bus, regularly scheduled commercial service is offered directly from SFO to Sonoma County by Sonoma County Airport Express Bus Company at a cost of $26. The buses leave SFO about once every 90 minutes between 5:15 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. and let off passengers at he Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park, about a 10 minute drive from the Sonoma State University campus. More details are available at We will try to arrange pick-ups at the Doubletree Hotel for those taking these buses. Sonoma County Airport Express states that advance reservations are not necessary.

    The participants will be housed in the Sauvignon Village on the campus of Sonoma State University. Each room is offered as a single and includes a private bath. Those coming with an accompanying person will be assigned a double room with private bath.

    Please note that the annual SLAC Summer Institute (SSI) will be held August 2-13, 2004, immediately after the end of ISMD. Participants in ISMD may want to arrange their travel plans to attend both meetings. More details about the SSI can be found at

Information about the Sonoma County Area

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