Lodging and Transportation

SJTI will begin promptly at 6pm on Monday evening, December 3, 2018 and end by noon on Friday, December 7, 2018. SJTI is an institute not a conference, requiring participants to be present for all days and sessions.


Westin Long Beach
333 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA, 90802
(562) 436-3000


Participants will need to arrange their own travel, lodging and meals. Rooms will be available at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Hotel.

Rates: *$169 per night
*taxes and fees are additional

You may make a reservation be either going online at Social Justice Training Institute (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser) or call (562) 436-3000 to reserve a room and mention SJTI to get the institute rate. The group rate may be available prior and after the program dates based on availability. Requests will be accommodated on a space availability basis only.

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

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before November 9, 2018 5pm ET (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.

Please do not make your reservation until after you receive confirmation that you have been selected as a participant (the week of September 24, 2018).

Getting to Long Beach

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

Airline Reservations
There are three airport options.  The closest is the Long Beach Airport (LGB, www.lgb.org).  This is a smaller airport with limited airlines and times.  The other two options are the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX, http://www.lawa.org/welcomeLAX.aspx) and John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA, http://www.ocair.com/).  LAX is approximately 30 miles north of Long Beach and SNA is approximately 30 miles south of Long Beach both with varying time in traffic.  Both host all major airlines.  There are multiple ways to travel from each airport to the hotel.  Visit the necessary airport website to determine which works best for you.  Once on site, there is no need for a car as restaurants and other stores are in close proximity. 

If you are driving in, the parking rate per day is $25 self-parking and $28 valet.