Attending CSCW 2016

False CreekCSCW 2016 will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, CA.

Located on the West Coast of the United States, San Francisco is one of the most renowned cities of the world and offers unique opportunities for site-seeing, shopping, and entertainment. San Francisco offers steep rolling hills, eclectic architecture, and world-famous attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former prison on Alcatraz island, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Chinatown district.

San Francisco contains more than 50 hills and many famous neighborhoods – such as Nob Hill, Potrero Hill, and Russian Hill – are named after the hills they are situated on. The historical center of the city, anchored by Market St and the waterfront, contains Financial District and Union Square, the principal shopping and hotel district. Other neighborhoods with interesting personalities are the Haight, the Castro, Noe Valley, and The Mission. The city offers many culinary delights such as Latin food in the Mission District, Asian food in Chinatown, and Italian food in North Beach.

San Francisco has a cool and mild Mediterranean climate. Late-Feb temperatures lie between a low of 48F and a high of 60F.

San Francisco and the Bay area offer something for everyone. For those who enjoy skiing or snowboarding, Lake Tahoe offers an abundance of world-class ski resorts. Wine aficionados can enjoy wine-tasting at Napa and Sonoma. Yosemite National Park and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are a few hours away and offer excellent hiking and camping opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Please find information here about registering for CSCW 2016, booking your stay at the conference hotel, and obtaining a visa. You can also find information here about San Francisco travel, transportation, and accessibility as well as details about local tourist attractions.

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

Judd Antin, Airbnb
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