February 21-24, 2023

IWSDS 2023

Los Angeles, USA

University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies


IWSDS 2023 will be held at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) in Playa Vista, a neighborhood of Los Angeles that is close to the airport and about 3 miles from the beach: 12015 Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094-2536.

The most convenient airport to the conference venue is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), offering non-stop connections throughout North America as well as to South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.


The closest hotel to ICT is:

Hilton Los Angeles Culver City (walking distance: ½ mile – 800m)

6161 West Centinela Avenue Culver City, California 90230-6306 USA


There are two other hotels within walking distance, though the walk from either of these passes under the 405 freeway and crosses a major road (Sepulveda).

Courtyard Los Angeles Westside (walking distance: .9 mile – 1400m)

6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, California, USA, 90230


Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside (walking distance: 1 mile – 1600m)

5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, California, USA, 90230


There are many other hotels available in the Los Angeles Westside, though they would require some form of transportation to get to ICT (car, taxi/rideshare, or public bus). Some recommendations are available at https://ict.usc.edu/hotels/

The best rates are usually for hotels near LAX Airport; the downside of these hotels is their environment (an airport). While LAX is only a few miles from ICT, morning or afternoon traffic can make the ride pretty long (up to half an hour).