Host City: Stanford, California

ICWSM-18 will be held at the Li Ka Shing Conference Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-725-6884

For maps and directions to the site, please see


Drive: Stanford University is a 25 minute drive from SFO (light traffic)
Lyft: $52
Taxi: $87

Ground Transportation and Parking

This information is the best available at time of publication. Fares and routes change frequently. Please check by telephoning the appropriate numbers below for the most up-to-date information.


24 hour van service to and from San Francisco to Palo Alto. The shared ride fare from San Francisco Airport to Palo Alto is $29 per person one-way plus $10 per additional passenger. Cash or major credit cards only. For reservations write to or call (800) BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826).

Stanford Marguerite Shuttle
The Stanford University Marguerite Shuttle Bus provides service from several points along El Camino Real, the CalTrain station, and other surrounding locations to the Stanford Oval as well as transportation around the Stanford Campus. For route and schedule information, see the Marguerite Shuttle Bus web page. Caltrain Caltrain runs between San Francisco and San Jose, with stops in Palo Alto starting at 5:00 AM with the last train leaving San Francisco at 11:59 PM (weekdays). For up-to-date fare information and timetables, please visit the Caltrain website or call 1-800-660-4287.

AAAI has arranged for ICWSM-18 conference attendee parking in the Galvez Lot on the Stanford campus between Nelson Road and Campus Drive, June 25-28, at a discounted cost of $8.00 per day. All conference attendees will receive a parking coupon code, which may be used to secure the discounted parking rate for their numbered space in the Galvez lot. Attendees will pay the fee directly at one of the pay machines at the lot. The machines accept MasterCard, Visa, or exact cash/coins only. A map of the Galvez lot location will be mailed to all registrants prior to the conference Registrants can also refer to the parking map available on the Stanford University's Visitor Information page. Note that Stanford has very strict parking guidelines for visitors. The ICWSM parking code is valid only in the Galvez lot.

Note: If you park in the ICWSM-18 designated parking lot, you will need to walk or take the campus shuttle (Marguerite) to the ICWSM-18 conference venue. Please allow an extra thirty minutes travel time in your schedule for the shuttle.


The Stanford campus offers a wide variety of dining outlets, including several in and near the School of Medicine. For complete information and a map, please see The MedCafe is located on the first level on the conference center. Peet's coffee is located in the James H. Clark Center.

Visiting Stanford

The Stanford University campus offers a wealth of sightseeing and educational opportunities, including Memorial Church, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, the Cantor Arts Center, and countless other cultural, sports, and outdoor activities. For complete information, including maps and guides, please see

Visiting Palo Alto

Stanford University is located adjacent to Palo Alto, California, which is also the birthplace of the Silcon Valley and home to dozens of start-up and world renowned technology companies. For complete information on Palo Alto, and the surrounding area, please see


In offering the Li Ka Shing Conference Center, Stanford University, the San Francisco International Airport, and all other service providers (hereinafter referred to as "Supplier(s)" for the Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-18), AAAI acts only in the capacity of agent for the Suppliers that are the providers of the service. Because AAAI has no control over the personnel, equipment or operations or providers of accommodations or other services included as part of the ICWSM-18 program, AAAI assumes no responsibility for and will not be liable for any personal delay, inconveniences or other damage suffered by conference participants which may arise by reason of (1) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any Supplier or its employees, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment or instrumentality owned, operated or otherwise used by any Supplier, or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the control, direct or otherwise, of AAAI.