Venue and Travel

The conference will be held at San Francisco State University (SFSU) this year. SFSU is an undergraduate and master's program campus with a wide range of degree options.

The main venue for the conference is Annex 1, on 1 North State Drive, SF CA 94132
Both evening banquets on July 31st and August 3rd will be held in Jack Adams Hall, in the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

SFSU map, showing Annex 1 Student Event Center, the Towers at Centennial Square, the Village at Centennial Square, parking garage #20, and the Cesar Chavez Student Center with the Jack Adams Hall banquet room on the Terrace Level:

SFSU map of the University location within the San Francisco Bay Area:
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Travel:  Getting to qBio 2019    Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to the meeting. The nearest airport is San Francisco airport (SFO), a short rapid transit ride away, but SFSU is also serviced by Oakland airport (OAK) as well.

Parking on campus     Map of public parking garage Lot 20 between Annex 1 and SFSU Housing:
Guests may purchase a daily permit for $8.00 per day in Lot 20, levels 1-4 of the parking garage. Pay stations require exact change and accept $1, $5 and $10 as well as credit cards (no debit cards).
SF State University parking instructions:

Rooms have been booked for four (4) nights, from 7.31 through 8.3, with checkout scheduled for the morning of Sunday 8.4. Please schedule travel plans with these dates in mind.

Campus Lodging   Please reference our Conference Lodging page or the links below for important information about your stay.
                                Guest Services Brochure   Campus Map  on 7/31/19, after 5pm- CALL SFSU HOUSING for assistance at 415-405-8000

In order to ensure an interactive meeting, we strongly suggest that participants stay at the meeting site. Those wishing to stay off-campus are welcome to arrange their own hotel reservations. Participants staying off-site are also responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the conference venue each day. San Francisco has one of the highest living rates in the country, and as such accommodations are often expensive or scarce, so please keep this in mind.

Attendees who stay on-campus will be in either a single or a shared dormitory room, chosen during your application. Dorm rooms come equipped with standard amenities, and some will share an in-apartment bathroom with other attendees. Shared rooms are an additional $225, while single rooms are $400. We will match attendees in shared rooms with a requested roommate if possible.
[update: All rooms are booked-  7/17/19]

Below are some hotel recommendations in the city:

Hampton Inn San Francisco 2700 Junipero Serra Blvd Daly City, CA 94015 Tel. 605-755-7500 3 miles from SFSU
Parker Guest House 520 Church St San Francisco, CA 94114 Tel. 415-621-3222 5 miles away from SFSU
Inn San Francisco 943 S. Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94110 Tel. 415.641.0188 6.5 miles from SFSU
Sir Francis Drake Hotel 450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94108 Tel. 415.392.7755 9 miles from SFSU
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins 999 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108 Tel. 392-3434 10 miles from SFSU
Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel 888 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Tel. 415-616-6500 10 miles from SFSU
Harbour Court Hotel 165 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Tel. 415-882-1300 11 miles from SFSU
Hotel Griffon 155 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Tel. 415-495-2100 11 miles from SFSU
Club Quarters 424 Clay Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel. 415-392-7400 11 miles from SFSU
Mosser Hotel 54 4th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Tel. 415.986.4400 11 miles from SFSU