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2015 Annual Meeting: Hotel, Transportation and Local Information

Planning your trip

Hotel Reservations

Most conference events will take place in the Westin Long Beach.

To book a regular room there at the conference rate, see or call 888-627-8403 and reference the AFS group.

For the student rate, use this link:

The conference rate for a room with single or double occupancy is $169; for students, it is $129.

Some notes about reservation payments:

The hotel does not accept individual purchase orders. Payment can be made by credit card, cashier’s check, company check, cash, and money order. Checks are verified through Certegy. If you would like to mail a check, please be sure to include your confirmation number. Please send to

The Westin Long Beach
Attn: Accounts Receivables
333 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

To pay by a credit card that will not be present at check-in, please complete the Westin's Hotel Credit Card Authorization Form. The form must be sent to The Westin Long Beach Accounting 72 hours prior to the arrival date, excluding holidays and weekends. For further information, please contact Hotel Accounts Receivables at 562-436-3000 Ext. 3600.

Getting to Long Beach

If you are flying, check flights to LAX, the John Wayne Airport in Orange County (SNA), or Long Beach Airport (LGB). The Westin concierge recommends these options for getting to the hotel from each airport:

  • From the Long Beach airport, take a taxi (about $23.00--27.00), which you can find waiting at the end of the terminal. (The trip is about 11 miles, or 20 minutes barring traffic.)
  • From LAX and SNA, the Super Shuttle, a shared ride van service, is the most economical choice:; 1-800-258-3826 (800-BLUE-VAN).
    • LAX: Reservations are not needed. The shuttle is available 24/7 outside the baggage claim area. Look for the "Shared Ride Van Service" sign.The fee is $17.00 per person one way; each additional passenger is $17.00. (The trip is about 21 miles, or 35 minutes barring traffic.)
    • SNA: Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Make reservations online at; there is an additional $2.00 booking fee if you reserve by phone. The first passenger is $37.00 one way. Each additional passenger is $9.00. (The trip is about 23 miles, or 30 minutes barring traffic.)
    • Super Shuttle also offers non-stop and private SUV, Sedan, and Mini Van transportation, available for booking at
    • If your reserve the shuttle online, enter "Westin" when prompted for your destination, then select Long Beach from the results; alternatively, you can enter the address: 333 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802.
    • For comparison, a taxi ride from either LAX or SNA is roughly $75.00-$85.00.

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