The Goal: Full & Equal Participation of all Groups in Society

Lodging and Transportation

SJTI will begin promptly at 6pm on Monday evening, December 8, 2014 and end by noon on Friday, December 12, 2014. NOTE: SJTI is an Institute, and so all participants are expected to be present throughout all sessions.


The Westin Long Beach
333 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-3000


Participants will need to arrange their own travel, lodging and meals. Rooms will be available at The Westin Long Beach. Rates: *$149.00* a night (doubles and singles). Reservations for the event will be made by individual attendees directly with the hotel by visiting this special booking page or calling 800-Westin1. Be sure to mention you are attending SJTI to get access to our room block. The group rate may be available prior and after the program dates based on availability.

Current check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is noon.

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before November 10, 2014 (the "Cutoff Date"). At the Cutoff Date, the hotel will review the reservation pickup for the event and release the unreserved rooms for general sale. Reservations received after 5:00pm (local time) on the Cutoff Date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

Please do not make your reservation until after you receive confirmation that you have been selected as a participant (around October 1, 2014).

Getting to Long Beach, CA

We ask that all participants plan on being in Long Beach, CA by around 4pm on Monday, December 8, 2014, so you can get settled and fed and be ready to start at 6pm.

The Westin is 17 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport, 10 miles from the Long Beach Airport and 30 miles from the Orange County Airport. All airlines lead to Long Beach!

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - SuperShuttle, 800-Blue-Van,

From Long Beach Airport – The most convenient and cost effective transportation is via TAXI (“Long Beach Yellow Cab”). The average cost is $15.00 one-way. Long Beach Yellow Cab can be reached at (800) 233-0420 or at their website,

From Orange County (John Wayne) Airport - The most cost effective method of transportation is via Super Shuttle. Their phone number is 714-517-6600.