We're glad you'll be joining us in California this July. We hope you'll be joining us for the Welcome Reception begining at 6 PM on Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Conference Site: Sonoma State University (SSU)
1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (MAP)

Sonoma State University is located 50 miles north of San Francisco, off Highway 101, adjacent to the communities of Rohnert Park and Cotati. If you're flying and landing in San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK) there is a shuttle to Rohnert Park.

SSU campus parking is regulated and you'll need a parking pass or to pay at the parking kiosk ($2.50 a day). If you're staying on campus, parking is included with your fees. (request parking)

If you're staying off campus, you'll need to arrange transportation to the the SSU Campus each day.

The Sonoma County Airport (STS) has limited flights from LAX, SAN, SEA and PDX. Generally San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) have many more flights. All three airports (SFO, OAK and STS) have a shuttle service with Sonoma County Airport Express and can get you to The DoubleTree Hotel in Rohnert Park, CA just 4 miles from the SSU campus.

Shuttle to/from Sonoma County
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
or Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Sonoma County Airport Express ( - $34 each way. You'll get off at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rohnert Park. We will run a shuttle from the DoubleTree at 11:30 PM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM and then 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Sunday to get you from the DoubleTree to the SSU campus. The taxi fee for the 4 mile ride from the DoubleTree Hotel to SSU is approximately $15 if you'd rather not wait from the bus. Please do contact us if you have specific questions.

Sonoma County Airport Express

Departs SFO every hour, between 5:30 AM and 12:30 AM (schedule - buy tickets)
Departs OAK every 2 hours, between 5:30 AM and 9:30 PM (schedule - buy tickets)


From San Francisco Bay Area

Highway 101 north to Rohnert Park Expressway exit. Turn right onto Rohnert Park Expressway and follow to its end at Petaluma Hill Road. Right on Petaluma Hill Road to the stoplight at East Cotati Avenue. Right on East Cotati Avenue to Main Entrance of the campus on your right. Information Booth is at the end of the drive.

From Oakland East Bay Area

Interstate 580 across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to Highway 101 North. Proceed as from San Francisco 


This regional airport is about 30 minutes to Sonoma State University. You can catch the Sonoma County Airport Express from the Sonoma County Airport to the DoubleTree Hotel (schedule).

Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport

Serviced by Horizon Air with flights to and from Sonoma County, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Car rentals are available through Avis, Enterprise and Hertz.

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