Venue of SIGMETRICS 2018


Irvine, California, USA
June 18-22, 2018

Venue and Travel Information

Conference Venue: Beckman Center

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center is home to the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering (Address: 100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617. Phone: (949) 721-2200). It is adjacent to the University of California, Irvine, less than 3 miles from the John Wayne Orange County airport (SNA) and 42 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

If you are driving to the venue, you can use the adjacent free parking. If you are staying in the conference hotel, you can use the shuttle in the morning and the evening between the shuttle and the hotel:

Departure Times Morning (am) Hyatt → Beckman Evening (pm) Beckman → Hyatt
Mon 6/18 7:45 18:35
Tue 6/19 7:45 19:15
Wed 6/20 8:00 20:15
Thu 6/21 8:00 17:15
Fri 6/22 8:00 -

There will be only one bus. If it is full or you miss it, you can drive (parking is free at both venue and hotel for SIGMETRICS attendees) or request a Lyft/Uber to the addresses below:

Getting to Irvine

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is the closest and most convenient airport, especially for domestic flights. It is 10 minutes away from Irvine and many hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport.

For international flights, Irvine is serviced by the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). From the LAX airport, visitors can reach Irvine in about 50 minutes (without traffic). Please note that traffic can be very heavy during rush hour periods. Typical prices are $150 for taxi, $60 for Uber, and $36 one-way / $72 roundtrip by Supershuttle shared-ride service.

In addition to SNA and LAX airports, visitors can land for domestic flights at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) which is 30 minutes away, Ontario Airport (ONT) which is 50 minutes away, and for international flights at San Diego Airport (SAN) which is 90 minutes away (without traffic).

Visa Information

After you have registered, ACM will be able to provide a US Visa support letter. Please write to including:

  • Your full name, as it appears on your passport.
  • Your mailing address.
  • The name of the conference: "SIGMETRICS 2018 - Irvine, CA."
  • Your paper title and list of authors.
  • A fax number or email address where the support letter can be sent.

Please make sure to allow at least 7-10 business days to process your request. You can find more information on the ACM website.

Local Attractions

Irvine is located at the heart of Orange County, one of the top tourist destinations in California. It is also within an hour's drive from the major metropolitan cities of Los Angeles and San Diego.

For magnificent views of the pacific coastline, visit Corona del Mar or Crystal Cove State Park (where you can eat at BeachComber on the beach in old Hollywood style). There are major surf destinations within 10-30min drive, including: Newport Beach (Blackies is the closest surfing beach), Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Dana Point. Equipment rental and surf lessons are offered all year.

For those visiting with kids, or simply young at heart, Disneyland is within 25min, Legoland within 40min. The closest zoos are in Santa Ana and Irvine Regional Park. The Seaworld and the San Diego zoo are worth the drive.

Local Babysitting Services

The conference does not provide childcare services. However, here are some local agencies, recommended by the hotel, in case you want to contact them and make arrangements directly: