W3C Workshop — RDF Next Steps
Details on the Venue

June 26-27, 2010,
hosted by the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO), Stanford, CA, USA

interior of the NCBO building

Getting there

Stanford University is located approximately halfway between the San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) international airports. For more information regarding airport ground transportation and directions to campus, please refer to the Stanford University directions and maps page.

The event takes place at the James H. Clark Center, auditorium, lower level. (See also the separate map for details.)


There is plenty of free parking available on campus during the weekend. We will provide more information on where to park after we confirm the meeting room.

Where to stay

Please note that we qualify for special room rates at some local hotels. Prices given are before tax.

For those unable to confirm their hotel reservations before the dates noted above, rooms will be subject to availability and current rates. If you prefer to stay at a different hotel, information on local lodging options can be found on Stanford's excellent visitor information services site.

Stanford Terrace Inn

Single room rate is 132.00USD to 142.00USD per night and held under the group name “W3C Conference” or “Group #1413”. They also have government rates. The hotel will hold rooms for us until May 25, 2010. The Terrace Inn is at the eastern side of campus, just off El Camino Real and close to the California Avenue area of Palo Alto, which has many restaurants and shops. The hotel has complimentary shuttle service.

Stanford Terrace Inn website: http://www.stanfordterraceinn.com/

Creekside Inn

Single room rate is 109USD per night and held under the group name “Center for Biomedical Informatics”. They will hold rooms until June 4, 2010. This hotel is about 2.3 miles from the Clark Center (where the workshop will be held), near several restaurants. The hotel has complimentary shuttle service.

Creekside Inn website: http://www.creekside-inn.com

Palo Alto Sheraton

Palo Alto Sheraton offers special weekend rates: 129USD if you book before March 30, 2010. They also currently have a “Birth Year Special” for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights: 109USD for the first night, and your year of birth for the 2nd and 3rd night (For example, if you were born in 1958, you will pay 58USD). Please use the special site to make your reservation. For both of these options, we recommend booking early as availability of rooms is limited. The hotel is on El Camino Real, adjacent to the University Avenue downtown area of Palo Alto.

To get to the conference at Stanford, take a cab from the hotel or from the Palo Alto Transit Center, about a block away. Or, it is a 1.4 mile walk, along the correctly-named Palm Drive and past the Rodin sculpture garden.

Sheraton website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=214

Ivan Herman, W3C, Semantic Web Activity Lead

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