Directions for getting to the Workshop
The block of hotel rooms reserved for the workshop is in the Holiday
Inn (650/328-2800), at the corner of El Camino Real and University
Avenue in Palo Alto. The welcoming reception on Sunday evening from
7:00 - 10:00pm will be held here. To get from here to Gates Hall, you
can use the
Marguerite Shuttle, a regular bus service run by Stanford.
Marguerite line "A" stops at the Holiday Inn and at Stanford.
Alternatively, you can walk; it only takes 10 minutes. Exiting the
hotel on University Avenue and heading south/west (away from town),
you will first cross El Camino (the crossing is an overpass, not a
level crossing), then you will reach the main gate for Stanford
University. At this point, the road changes its name from University
Avenue to Palm Drive. From here, it is easy to get to Gates Hall and
the workshop venues; see below for maps.
Via US 101:
Take 101 to Embarcadero Rd West. Stay on Embarcadero for about 10
min, cross El Camino (major road), turn right on Campus Drive, turn left on
Roth Way. There is a parking structure is on your left; the Gates Computer
Science Building is a block away on your right.
Via Interstate 280:
Take 280 to Alpine Rd East. Go right onto Junipero Serra Blvd. Turn left onto
Campus Drive West. Turn right onto Roth Way.
Here is a
with Gates Hall circled. Here is an
showing roughly the same information.
Despite its size, parking on the Stanford University campus is very
limited, especially for visitors. Metered visitor parking is
parking structure #1, at the corner of Campus Drive and Roth Way,
one block east of
Gates Hall (a.k.a. Gates Info Sciences). However, these meters
permit only short-term parking, not all-day parking. The parking
structure includes "A" and "C" permit parking. We will be selling
these permits at the workshop, but we will only have a limited number
available. There is also a free "Z" lot, open to visitors, on
Stock Farm Road at the edge of campus. Click here for an overview
map of the campus. If you are staying at the Holiday Inn, we
suggest that you walk to Gates Hall. It is a pleasant 10-minute walk
down Palm Drive.
The technical sessions for the Image-Based Modeling and Rendering
Workshop will be held in the HP auditorium, a.k.a. Room
B01, on the basement level. When you approach Gates Hall, the
main entrance is on Serra Street. It says "William Gates, Computer
Science" above the door. This entrance leads directly to the lobby
and elevators. You may also use the east entrance, on the Palm Drive
side, opposite the biology building (Gilbert Hall). It says
"Engineering Venture Fund Laboratories." From here, the lobby and
elevators are to your left, and the nearest staircase is to your
right. To reach the basement level, you must take the elevators or
one of the wing-end staircases. The main staircase does not go there.
There is one more entrance to the building - the multiple double doors
lining the bulbous protrusion on the east side of the building. They
lead only downstairs to the basement. You may also use
The poster and demo session will be held in Wing 3B of Gates Hall,
which also contains the Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory. This
can be found on the 3rd floor, to the left (but not behind you) as you
exit the elevators. As you enter the wing, the hallway splits to the
left and right, around the laboratory. Go either way. If you have
arranged to meet in the graphics conference room (392), e.g. for a
birds-of-a-feather session, take the right split. Here is a postscript
map of the third floor; however, the room labeling is obsolete.
The banquet on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the
Stanford Faculty Club. a pleasant 10-minute walk from Gates Hall,
but one for which you will definitely need a map if you don't know the