Venue & Logistics

Event Location

ICQE will take place at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, USA. The primary venue will be at the Drescher Graduate campus, located at the northside in the hills for incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Due to both the university location and venue site on campus, arrival to and from the conference location will require transportation.

Campus map is located here for reference: https://map.pepperdine.edu

Recommended accommodations will be based in Santa Monica.

Airport

The preferred and most affordable airport to the Malibu/Santa Monica area is Los Angeles International (LAX). Other airport options in the area are a substantial distance away.

Getting to and from the airport is usually best through ride share (Lyft or Uber), and it is strongly recommended you download the app in advance.

Additional options for transportation (such as using the Big Blue Bus to Santa Monica) can be found here

Accommodations

Due to restrictions and contingency plans related to COVID-19 on campus and affordability in the Malibu area, Santa Monica is the base location for conference accommodations.

Santa Monica is an ideal location with several hotel options to choose from, or you may elect for other options (e.g. Airbnb, VRBO, or others). Adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, there are many attractions and restaurants within walking distance from most hotels.

Shuttle transportation between Santa Monica and Malibu will be provided each morning and end of day of the conference from Sunday, 11/7 – Tuesday, 11/9. Shuttle pick-up will be from the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica.

*Please note, there is a competing conference taking place in Santa Monica from 11/2/21 – 11/7/21. Rates for those staying on 11/6/21 may be higher.

Hotel Options

There are no formal hotel block rates associated with the conference. Please evaluate and choose whichever option best fits your needs and budget. Prices will fluctuate based on demand and increase closer to the date.

There are several more hotel options available. A full list can be found here

Transportation

Shuttle transportation between Santa Monica and Malibu will be provided each morning and end of day of the conference from Sunday, 11/7 – Tuesday, 11/9. Shuttle pick-up will be from Shore Hotel in Santa Monica.

Within Santa Monica, restaurants and attractions (e.g. Pacific Ocean) are all walkable. For other needs, rideshare apps such as Lyft or Uber are recommended.

Local public transportation is available through the Big Blue Bus, separate from the LA Metro system. Access to Downtown Los Angeles and other areas of LA is available through the LA Metro-Expo line.

Explore the Area

Things to do in Santa Monica

Lots! Santa Monica is adjacent to the Pacific Ocean with many attractions and restaurants within walking distance. There is also access to the Metro train to Downtown Los Angeles for those seeking further adventure east.

More suggestions will be coming soon.

Things to do in/near Malibu

If you have ready transportation (e.g. a car), there are several things to see/do in the area. Especially the beach.

More suggestions will be coming soon.