Sonoma County is located just 45 minutes north of San Francisco. There are two major airports, San Francisco and Oakland within an hour drive of the conference venue as well as a local airport in Santa Rosa.
Sonoma County is a renowned tourist destination due to its close proximity to the Sonoma and Napa wine country, the ancient Redwoods, San Francisco and the coast. As such there are many hotels, bed and breakfasts, Air BnB and even camping options for travelers on all budgets to find accommodations. The venue where the conference is being held has a block of rooms available on a first come, first serve basis at a reasonable rate.
There are a lot of activities for spouses and children to enjoy during the days of the conference. We will provide a list of alternative activities for them.
The easiest way to travel in Santa Rosa is by car and there is ample parking available at the venue. We would recommend renting cars if planning longer trips but the downtown area does offer plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and shops within walking distance of the conference venue.