UC Santa Barbara

Aug. 8-12th, 2011

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General Conference Information

General Conference Information

The EDISON 17 talks and poster sessions are scheduled in the Loma Pelona Center which is located on the west side of the main campus near Manzanita Village.  On campus housing is in the Manzanita Village Quad located on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the UCSB Lagoon.  Manzanita Village is adjacent to the Loma Pelona Center.

Map link showing location of Loma Pelona Center and Manzanita Village: 



Map Link to UCSB campus map:



Map Link to UCSB/Goleta Area: 



Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is permitted in designated parking lots on campus, provided a valid visitor permit is displayed. Permits can be purchased from the permit dispensers located in lots throughout campus. Certain lots allow visitor parking at all times while others allow visitor parking only after 5:00PM and on weekends. Please refer to the lot entrance sign to be assured that visitor parking is allowed within the lot. Note that other restrictions may apply to specific spaces or areas within a lot or parking structure.  Please refer to the UCSB Visitor Parking map for lots and additional information:  http://www.aw.id.ucsb.edu/maps/images/aw_pdfs/UCSB_Visitor.pdf


Visitors to UCSB’s scenic shoreline may look for four-hour Coastal Access parking in 6 Parking, 10 Parking, 22 Parking or 5 Parking. Coastal Access parking is permitted at all times. Note, however, that the spaces are intended for coastal visitors and the time limit is four hours. One to four-hour permits may be purchased from onsite permit dispensers or the Parking Services sales office. All day parking is $8 per day


Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The EDISON 17 banquet, scheduled the evening of August 11, will be held at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.   Light refreshments and the bar will open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 7:00 p.m.   The museum will be open to EDISON participants only (including EDISON guests) that evening so that you can enjoy the exhibits.  Bus transportation information to get from UCSB to the museum will be updated to this location soon.   


The museum is located at 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105



Goleta Beach

Just a 10 to 15 minute walk from the UCSB campus, Goleta Beach offers sweeping views of the Goleta coast, the UCSB campus, and the Santa Ynez Mountains.  This county beach has public restrooms, showers, barbecue pits, volleyball nets, and playground equipment.


A short list of restaurants in Goleta and Santa Barbara.