US visa

Please check here if you require a US visa to visit the Conference. Some foreign nationals may apply for Visa Waive ESTA: To fill out the ESTA form, you can use the data on the right.

If you
cannot use the Visa Waiver Program and need an invitation letter for a US visa, please contact the Conference organizers at as soon as possible. Visa processing times vary by country and may take a long time.

Extra nights

  • The Conference has secured an allotment of extra nights at the Conference hotel, up to 2 days before and 2 days after the Conference. Single occupancy rooms are at $250/night and double occupancy rooms are at $335/night. Each additional adult above the occupancy designation is subject to a charge of $25/night. The California occupancy tax of 13.8% will be added to the accommodation cost.

  • While your stay during the Conference (Sunday July 31 through Thursday August 4; four nights) is reserved and booked by the organizers, participants will need to book the extra nights through the hotel directly. Please contact the Conference organizers ( for instructions on how to reserve extra nights.

  • For transit, there are several other hotels in Oxnard. Moreover, you can book a hotel near the Los Angeles LAX airport (reading hotel reviews is recommended).

Ground transportation

Los Angeles airport (LAX) is about a 1:30h drive away from the conference hotel. For international arrivals at LAX, please make sure to take into account time required to go through customs and border control when planning/scheduling ground transportation (from ~1 to 2.5 hours). If you travel as a group, we recommend sharing the ride to reduce the costs. The following options are available:

  • Car rental companies at LAX can be found here. Self-parking at the Conference hotel is available at a discounted rate of $15/night during the Conference dates.

  • Taxis, Lyft, Uber, Opoli can be found via LAX-it & Shuttle at the airport. Please check the prices (and possibly make reservations) in advance. Consider sharing the ride when traveling in a group.

  • Ventura county shuttle commutes between LAX and Four-Point-Sheraton in Ventura, which is an 8 min drive by Taxi/RideShare away from the Conference site. Please check the prices and make reservation in advance.

  • Conference shuttle bus. The Conference will organize a limited number of shuttle bus trips, from the LAX to the Conference hotel on Sunday, July 31, and from the Conference hotel to the LAX on Thursday, August 4. This ground transportation option is free of charge. Departure times of these buses will be chosen to maximize the number of Conference attendees who can take advantage of this option. Bus departure times will be finalized following a survey of the flight arrival/departure times for those traveling through LAX. The schedule for the Conference shuttle bus will be posted on this website once the survey has been completed. If your flight or border control procedure is delayed, you may miss the bus; please familiarize yourself with alternative transportation options listed above in advance.


Attendees acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk of exposure or infection by attending the Conference. Please be reminded that the COVID situation may change at any time, it is attendees' responsibility to stay informed about COVID regulations and travel restrictions.

In particular, you may be required to present recent COVID test results to your airline or to border control for travel to/from the Conference. Near the Conference site, local pharmacies provide free COVID testing. However, the results may take 2-5 days and the testing can often be conducted only from a car in a drive-through. COVID testing at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), on the other hand, is quick but can cost up to $199. For example, you could take the test at a local pharmacy on Tuesday, August 2 (the organizers can assist you with a car). If the test results do not arrive in time for your flight, you may have to take another test at the airport.