Suggested travel dates are arrival on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and departure on Friday afternoon or Saturday, Dec. 9/10. If accepted, participation is requested for the entire meeting, which runs from 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 until 12:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.


We have arranged for a block of rooms at discounted rates at the Upham, and we will pay for three nights in a standard single room. However, if you would like an upgraded room or would like to stay for an early arrival or late departure, we will ask you to assume the extra cost.

Upham Hotel
1404 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-0058
(800) 727-0876

If you plan to stay at the Upham Hotel, please let Karen Doehner ( know what your travel dates/times are and if you require an upgraded room. She will provide the hotel with a rooming list, and will need your request for lodging no later than Friday, November 18.
At check in, you will simply reference “spatial.”


All participants are expected to book their own round-trip economy-class flights to Santa Barbara and, upon arrival, to submit their receipts for reimbursement.

The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is about 8 miles from the hotel and is served by commuter affiliates of most major airlines.

American Airlines1 (800) 433-7300
Alaska Airlines1 (800) 252-7522
United Airlines1 (800) 864-8331
US Airways1 (800) 428-4322

Once in Santa Barbara, the best way from the airport to the hotel is by taxi.

If you do not fly directly into Santa Barbara, ground transportation is available from LAX to Santa Barbara through the Santa Barbara Airbus, please check their website: for fares and schedules. You will note that fares are cheaper when booked early, and that discounted fares are offered if you are traveling with a companion. Reservations can be made online or by calling their toll-free number, +1 (800) 423-1618. If arriving on the Airbus, you must get off at the Santa Barbara stop (the Hyatt Hotel, 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd.) and take a taxi to the Upham from there.


We will be arranging for your lunches and dinners during the meeting days; breakfast is included in the hotel rate and is available in the hotel lobby. Please let Karen Doehner know if you are vegetarian or have any dietary preferences or restrictions that we should take into consideration when arranging for the meals.