The Crowd-Crowd 2 at Stanford


Day:
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Location: Gates Building, Room No. 415, 353 Serra Mall, Stanford

Directions: Stanford is about 30 miles (~50 minutes) south of San Francisco and 20 miles (~35 minutes) north of San Jose, and is about the same driving distance from either airport. Here are some useful links:
WARNING: Some on-line maps (notably Yahoo! and Google) suggest it is possible to drive through central campus on Serra Street. Serra Street is CLOSED TO PUBLIC TRAFFIC between Galvez Street and Via Ortega. To get from one end of campus to another, you must circle around on Campus Drive.

Parking:  Most parking lots have labeled slots (e.g., A, C), as well as a few public parking slots. Parking is regulated between the hours of 8am-4pm. Until 4pm, visitors may only park in the public parking slots. Beyond 4pm, you may park not only in the public parking slots for free, but also the labeled slots.

Parking costs $1.50 per hour until 4pm (each quarter gets you ten minutes). For all public parking slots, you can either use quarters, or a printed parking permit. 

Assuming you don't have enough quarters, the best option is to buy a printed parking permit near Cantor Art Center (near Rodin Sculpture Garden) or in Parking Structure 1 (S-1 on some maps), then look for parking in one of the following lots (listed in the order of distance from Gates - close to far):

  • Small lot right behind Gates Building 
  • Parking Structure 1 (S-1 on some maps), which has metered parking slots on the first floor.
  • Parking near Cantor Arts Center
  • Parking near the Oval

If you bring enough coins, then you can head directly to these lots.

The Stanford Parking and Transportation Services webpage has detailed information on where you can park.  

Stay: There are 4 hotels close to Stanford, and within walking distance from a shuttle to Stanford Campus. When making a reservation, be sure to mention that you're a visitor to Stanford to avail of any special rates. Also, once you check in, do find out how to get to Stanford campus (typically using the free Marguerite Shuttle service). 

Your options are the following: 
  • Stanford GuesthouseNot expensive, free breakfast, and free internet. When making a reservation, you will have to indicate that you are a Stanford visitor. 
  • Westin Palo Alto: More expensive than Stanford Guesthouse, but easy access to downtown Palo Alto (University Avenue).
  • Sheraton Palo AltoMore expensive than Stanford Guesthouse, but easy access to downtown Palo Alto (University Avenue).
  • Stanford Terrace Inn: Possibly cheaper than the Westin and Sheraton, but not as close to University Avenue.

Attendees:

Schedule:


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Aditya Parameswaran,
Jan 26, 2013, 1:18 AM
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Aditya Parameswaran,
Jan 26, 2013, 1:18 AM
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Aditya Parameswaran,
Jan 26, 2013, 1:18 AM
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Aditya Parameswaran,
Jan 26, 2013, 1:18 AM
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Aditya Parameswaran,
Jan 26, 2013, 1:18 AM
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Aditya Parameswaran,
Jan 26, 2013, 1:18 AM
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Aditya Parameswaran,
Jan 26, 2013, 1:18 AM
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Aditya Parameswaran,
Jan 26, 2013, 1:18 AM