Airline Travel

Book your air travel to San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland (OAK) International Airports.

Transportation to Hotel

The Palace Hotel is approximately 15 miles from San Francisco (SFO) and approximately 20 miles from Oakland (OAK) International airports.


Taxis are available from either SFO or OAK for an estimated fare of $55 - $65 plus tip.

Pre-Arranged Vans

Pre-arranged vans provide service between SFO/OAK and passenger-specified locations in shared ride vans. Depending on the number of passengers, pre-arranged vans may make multiple stops. Passengers must make reservations with the pre-arranged van service in advance of pick-up at SFO or OAK. Pre-arranged vans serving San Francisco from SFO and OAK can be found at:



BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
tel: +1 650 992 2278

BART operates rapid rail service directly between SFO and San Francisco. The SFO BART Station is located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal (Boarding Area G side). BART is easily accessed from any terminal by riding SFO's AirTrain to the Garage G/BART Station stop.

BART also operates rapid rail service directly between OAK and San Francisco from Oakland International Airport station and transfer to San Francisco at the Coliseum BART station.

Rental Cars

Rental cars are not necessary for your trip to San Francisco unless you plan to extend your visit and explore outside the city before or after the conference.

 Driving from SFO & South Highway 101

  • Take Highway 101 North towards I-80/Bay Bridge
  • Exit Fourth St. off 101 (last S.F. exit)
  • Exit will bring you to Bryant St., stay two left lands
  • Take Bryant St. one block to Third St.
  • Right on Market St.
  • Right on New Montgomery St.
  • The Palace is on the right side at #2 New Montgomery St.

 Driving from OAK, East I-80 & Bay Bridge

  • Take I-80 West over the Bay Bridge (must pay toll)
  • Exit Fremont St., first exit on the right side
  • Right on Third St.
  • Right on Market St.
  • Right on New Montgomery St.
  • The Palace is on the right side at #2 New Montgomery St.



Plan to wear business casual attire for the entire conference.  Please keep your attire layered for temperature fluctuations that may occur in the city and in conference rooms. There will be one off-site event in San Francisco.

Autumn is the best time to visit San Francisco. The weather is mild that averages a daily maximum temperature between 65 and 59 °F (18 to 15 °C). The minimum temperature usually falls between 55 and 51 °F (13 to 10 °C). Days are mild and sunny and nights are cool and clear, with a chance of rain.