Venue and Travel


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


Campus Lodging

For those staying on campus, please reference our Conference Lodging page or the links below for important information about your stay.

Guest Services Brochure

Campus Map


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.


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.



In order to ensure an interactive meeting, we strongly suggest that all participants stay at the meeting site. Those wishing to stay off-campus are welcome to arrange their own hotel reservations, but will be required to pay for such housing themselves.  Participants electing to book their own housing off-campus will still pay the full registration cost.  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 when deciding.

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 will be an additional $225, while single rooms are $400. We will match attendees in shared rooms with a requested roommate if possible.


Below are a list of our 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