On this page you will find the information about the venue for the workshops and for the conference. Feel free to check WikiTravel for further traveling information, too. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
With an entry directly on the beachfront pedestrian path, you are just steps from the where the sand begins. Our conference will be hosted next to Santa Monica Pier at Hotel Casa Del Mar, and we’re excited to be calling it home for the duration of our conference.
Both workshop days will be held at the Huntley Hotel, a short walk from the Third Street Promenade and with a georgeos ocean view from the rooftop bar. When entering the building, just look for the SmashingConf signage and follow the directions. Of course, we'll send detailed instructions ahead of time as well.
Thanks to its popularity as a destination, Santa Monica has a wonderful range of hotels on offer. If you’re not local, and are looking for somewhere to bunk, we recommend the seafront, close to the iconic pier. From this area, our conference venue is within easy walking distance.
Santa Monica is located at the western terminus of the 10 (Santa Monica) Freeway, about 15 miles west of downtown Los Angeles and 7 miles north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
If you are flying in, you can use the FlyAway Bus service between LAX and Santa Monica. Buses operate hourly from 5:45am to 11:45pm every day, including weekends and holidays from LAX and the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (1875 Main Street). One-way fare is $8.
From Downtown Los Angeles
Get on the 10 west to the Lincoln Blvd exit NORTH (right). Turn right on Santa Monica Blvd. The theatre is on Santa Monica Blvd between 10th and 11th. The entrance to the parking lot is on Santa Monica Blvd.
From Los Angeles Airport or San Fernando Valley
Get on the 405 north to the 10 west to the Lincoln Blvd exit NORTH (right). Turn right on Santa Monica Blvd. The theatre is on Santa Monica Blvd between 10th and 11th. The entrance to the parking lot is on Santa Monica Blvd.
The neighborhood of the Broad Stage is protected by a preferential parking district that generally prohibits parking by non-residents.