Please see detailed information and links below about conference location, local transportation, hotel, dining options, and nearby attractions to help plan your trip to USC.

Conference Location

Davidson Conference Center
University of Southern California
3415 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0871
Phone: (213) 740-5956
(located on the corner of Jefferson Blvd and Figueroa St.)

Travel to/from Airport

  • Taxi: cost $50-65, direct trip to hotel from airport, located right outside when you walk out of airport terminal; cost $15 on average for taxi ride from downtown LA locations to USC campus. Yellowcab (213-808-1000) or L.A. Checkercab Co. (323-654-8400) are two recommended options for the area around USC..
  • Shuttle: cost $20 on average, but may have a few stops along the way depending on number of other passengers; located right outside when you walk out of airport terminal (i.e. blue/white SuperShuttle vans)
  • Public Transportation: cost $8 to take the FLYAWAY BUS from the airport to LA Union Station (leaves every 15 minutes); from Union Station you can taxi or take metro to USC, or you can catch the free USC (UPC) shuttle to campus, however this only runs during the day so please check shuttle times before doing this.
  • LAX flyaway bus to Union Station
  • Shuttle times from Union Station to USC
  • Metro bus or Metro rail to USC

Local Transportation, Maps, Parking

When looking at maps below, please note that conference is being held on USC University Park Campus (UPC) and that Davidson Conference Center is located on the corner of Jefferson Blvd and Figueroa Blvd (northeast part of campus).

Radisson Hotel @ USC

Conference participants will be staying at the Radisson Hotel. The Radisson is close to the conference venue (literally across the street), nice, and has in-house dining and bar options. It is about 5-10 minutes south of the heart of downtown LA. 

Dining Options near Hotel

Nearby Attractions

  • Parks and Museums are walking distance from the USC campus and the Radisson hotel: California Science Center
, Natural History Museum
Rose Garden
, California African American Museum
, and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena
  • L.A. Live is about a 2-5 minute cab ride from USC campus/Radisson hotel ($5-10 on average). LA has a number of other hot eating spots, like Boca at the Conga Room, ESPN Zone, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Katsuya, Lawry’s, RocknFish, Rosa Mexicano, The Farm of Beverly Hills, Trader Vic’s , Wolfgang Pick Bar and Grill, and Yard House. Also has variety of attractions: Club Nokia, 
Conga Room, 
The Grammy Museum, 
Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge
, Nokia Theater L.A. Live, 
Staples Center (home of the LA Lakers and Kings),
Regal Cinemas (movie theater).