University of California, Los Angeles
May 17 – 19, 2019


All conference presentations at SALT 29 will take place in the historic Royce Hall of UCLA's campus (pdf map; interactive map). Talks and poster sessions will be held in Royce 314. The nearby library and outdoor loggia in Royce 306 will be available on Days 2 and 3 of the conference as a salon and happy hour venue.

On Saturday night, there will be a conference dinner in the California Room of the nearby UCLA Faculty Center. Dinner is available only to registered conference participants.

SALT 29 will overlap with the UCLA Centennial Celebration on May 18. We encourage participants to book accommodations early and take public transportation to campus, if possible.


The best options for traveling to Westwood from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is to take a cab or ride share car. An alternative option is to take the LAX Flyaway to Westwood Village commuter bus.


We encourage SALT attendees to book their accommodations as early as possible, as UCLA is hosting a big alumni event the same weekend. There are several hotels close to campus, including:

UCLA Guest House
330 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-2923

Hilgard House Hotel
927 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-3945
(800) 826-3934

Royal Palace Westwood
1052 Tiverton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-6677

UCLA Tiverton House
900 Tiverton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

The W
930 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-8765
(888) 627-7135

Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood
10740 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 475-8711
(800) 472-8556

Comfort Inn – Santa Monica
2815 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5517

Best Western Gateway Hotel – Santa Monica
1920 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-9100

Courtyard Marriott – Century City/Beverly Hills
10320 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 556-2777
(800) 750-0953

A block of 20 rooms has been reserved at the campus-adjacent Hilgard House Hotel for May 17-19. The discounted rooms are available at $187/night for one person and $192 for two. Please contact the Hilgard House directly if you'd like to book, and mention the SALT 29 block; contact our staff member Liya at if you have any questions.


For Friday and Saturday lunches, there are a number of restaurants on campus that are convenient to get to. The ones on North Campus and Central Campus are particularly close by, although note that the North Campus restaurants are closed on Saturdays, so we recommend restaurants in the Ackerman Union on that day.

There are a variety of restaurants in Westwood within walking distance for dinner on Friday. We recommend one of these.

A list of cafes on campus can be found here. All of this information will also be distributed in registration packets upon arrival.


The parking structures nearest to Royce Hall are Lots P2 and P5. P2 is accessible most directly from Sunset Blvd., and P5 is accessible most directly from Hilgard Ave. For both structures, you will need to purchase a daily parking pass from a parking booth on campus; details here.