International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

IUTAM Symposium on Computer Models in Biomechanics: from Nano to Macro

August 29 - September 02, 2011

Stanford University, California, USA

Conference Venue

The conference venue is the Sheraton Hotel Palo Alto, conveniently located in walking distance between downtown Palo Alto and Stanford University.


Wireless high speed internet access is available in all meeting rooms. Block rooms reservations at the

are available at a special rate of $165 (+tax) per night from Mon-Thu and $99 (+tax) per night from Fri-Sun. Rooms can be booked directly through this link. Additional block room reservations are available at the

vis a vis to the conference hotel at a special rate of $219 (+tax) per night. Rooms can be booked directly through this link. The Sheraton and Westin Palo Alto are about five minutes walking distance from the CalTrain Station and from downtown Palo Alto. Stanford's Marguerite Shuttle provides a free ride to the Stanford campus and leaves every five to ten minutes from CalTrain Station.


Travel Directions

Stanford is centrally located in between to two major airports in the Bay Area, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).


Driving Directions

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO) , take US 101 South towards San Jose. Drive approximately 27 km. Exit at University Avenue and stay left towards downtown Palo Alto. From San Jose International Airport (SJC), take US 101 North towards San Francisco. Drive approximately 20 km. Exit at University Avenue and follow signs to Palo Alto.


Shuttles and Taxi

Super Shuttle and other door-to-door vans offer a shared ride. From SFO the fare is around $30. Taxi fares are around $75 from SFO and $55 from SJC.



From SFO, take the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to Millbrae Station (one-station stop). The fare is $4.00. From Millbrae Station, take the CalTrain to Palo Alto Station (around 30 minutes ride). The fare is $4.25. The train leaves every 10-30 minutes.
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