Hotel, Location & Transportation
CONFERENCE HOTEL: Hyatt Regency Orange County
The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel, near the Disneyland Resort. The hotel is located at 100 Plaza Alicante (corner Harbor Blvd. & Chapman Ave.), Garden Grove, CA approximately 20-30 minutes driving time from the John Wayne Airport, which serves Orange County. The hotel features a rooftop pool, spa, tennis court and health club.
A block of rooms has been arranged for our attendees at a special conference rate of $129 Single or Double plus tax, currently 10%. After February 25th or when the block fills, we can no longer guarantee the rate or availability. Reservations may be made phoning the Hotel directly at: . When making your reservation over the phone, be sure to identify yourself as attending the SBIR Conference.
Business Plan rooms and new, Family rooms are available at a slightly higher rate. Check in time is 3pm; check out is 12Noon. Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card. Cards accepted are: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diner's Club, Carte Blanche, Discover or JCB. Advance deposits or credit card guarantees will be refundable if the reservation is canceled 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival. Note: The hotel will charge a $50 fee to guests that check out earlier than their scheduled departure date. Be sure to check your scheduled departure date upon check-in to avoid this early departure fee.
The hotel offers self and Valet parking for hotel guests and those attending the conference. The self parking rate is $7.00/day. The Valet parking rate is currently $10.00/day.
For those of you interested in arriving early or staying late to take advantage of the local attractions (Disneyland, etc.), a limited number of rooms are available at the conference rate three days prior and post-conference. These rates are subject to availability of guest rooms, so we suggest you register early if you plan to take advantage of the area and its attractions. A complimentary shuttle is available from the Hyatt hotel to the Disneyland parks. (See below for Disneyland Ticket options!)
IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW...Our goal is to keep the cost of the Conference Registration Fee as low as possible! The costs of all hotel services (meeting space, etc.) is tied to our sleeping room block pick up. Therefore, in order to keep these costs, and the Registration Fee, as low as possible, we encourage you to stay at the conference hotel! This will allow us to maintain the lowest possible conference Registration Fees for this conference and in the future.
The Hyatt Regency Orange County is located four blocks south of Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure and Downtown Disney. A complimentary shuttle to Disney theme parks is available at the hotel.
Shuttle: Super Shuttle services to/from the Hyatt and John Wayne Airport (SNA). When arriving at the airport, proceed to baggage claim and follow the signs to shuttle or van services. Transport from John Wayne Airport is approximately $11/per person one way; from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the fee is approximately $14/per person one way. Travel time from LAX will be 30-60 minutes.
Taxis & Limousines: Taxi fares from John Wayne Airport will range between $27 and $35 on average; fares from LAX will range between $83 to $100 including special service charges. Limos are available to/from John Wayne Airport for set fees, approximately $30-$35.
Airports: The John Wayne Airport serves Orange County, and is the closest and the easiest for attendees flying in/out for the conference. The Los Angeles International Airport is located further away and will require significantly more time for travel to/from and for security. Major carrier service is available at both airports. We suggest attendees utilize the John Wayne Airport if possible to minimize travel time and security lines.
Conference Dress Code: Business casual. Menslacks, polo shirts, sweaters, jackets. Womenslacks, skirts, sweaters, jackets. We suggest comfortable shoes. Meeting room temperatures may vary, we suggest bringing a sweater or jacket.
Disneyland Specials! While in Anaheim, we hope you'll take a break (after sessions of course!) and visit the original Disneyland (DL) or the new Disney California Adventure (DCA) Parks! We have some special discounted ticket options for attendees available ONLY through our conference! All ticket orders must be requested and processed by Monday, February 11th to guarantee these discounted rates. Tickets will be waiting for you at check-in at the Hyatt Regency Hotel beginning Friday, March 8th for those requesting tickets for Saturday through Monday, March 9 - 10. All other tickets will be available for pick up at the SBIR Conference Registration Desk during regular hours. For these special conference options, check the Disney Tickets Box on your registration form and an order form will be sent to you via fax.
Option #1: Twilight Tickets for admission to either DL or DCA Parks are available at $25 (Adult or Child, ages 3-9) and are valid 4 hours before Park closing time (not valid on Saturday). Currently, park hours M-Th are: DL opens 9am, closes 8pm; DCA opens 10am, closes 6pm. Friday & Sunday hours are: DL opens 9am, closes 10pm; DCA opens 10am, closes 8pm.
Option #2: 1 Day Convention Passes for either DL or DCA are available at $39 Adult and $35 Child (ages 3-9)Valid 7 days a week!
Option #3: 2 Day Convention Flex Passes1 Day at DL & 1 Day at DCA are available at $70 Adult and $62 Child (ages 3-9)Valid 2 days within a 14 day period, 1 visit to each park, no hopping.
If you are looking for 3 or 4 Day Flex Passes, allowing you to hop between both parks (within a 14 day period), visit the Disneyland Resort Website for some special ticket offers available through March 15th!! That Website address is: www.disneyland.com.
Remember: To obtain special conference discounted tickets in Options #1, 2 & 3, check the box on your SBIR Conference Registration Form!!! This special service must be handled as a separate payment transaction from your basic conference and workshop fees.