Liberal Arts for a Fragile Planet

March 23-25, 2017



Conversation Schedule

Call for Proposals



Andrew Bocarsly

Steven Bouma-Prediger

Janet Redman

Ling Zhang

Participant Resources

Travel and Accommodations

Driving Directions to Campus

Conference Map



Travel and Accommodations


The Santa Barbara Airport is just 20 minutes from campus, and 15 minutes from waterfront hotels. Rental car and taxi services are conveniently located on site. Los Angeles International Airport is a 75-minute drive from Santa Barbara; from there, the Santa Barbara Airbus ($50) takes you directly to the complex of waterfront hotels that will be served by our campus shuttle. Amtrak is not cheaper or more convenient (requiring a shuttle to and from LA Union Station), but provides spectacular views of the LA basin and Pacific coastline.



Driving directions to campus may be found here. A map of campus may be found here. Parking is free and no permit is necessary.



The Santa Barbara train station is at the lower end of downtown, a short taxi ride, or 20-minute walk, from East Beach hotels.


Campus Shuttle

Shuttle service will be provided between campus and the hotels listed below. Shuttles will run at the beginning and end of the program each day.



The campus shuttle will serve only the hotels adjacent to East Beach and the Montecito Inn. You may wish to stay elsewhere, but please be aware that you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from conference events. Shuttle-line hotels include: