The conference took place at the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), which is part of the University of Southern California (USC). ICT is located about 10 miles west of USC’s main campus, in the neighborhood of Playa Vista, a growing residence for the technology and media industry in Los Angeles. ICT is a short drive (10 minutes) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

USC Institute for Creative Technologies
12015 Waterfront Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90094-2536
(310) 574-5700

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Registration fees for ICIDS-2016 are as follows (in US dollars):

Regular registration fee: $500 early / $600 after September 30
Student registration fee: $375 early / $475 after September 30

Registration costs include lunch on each of the three main conference days, as well as dinner at the conference banquet on November 17.

There is no additional cost to register for ICIDS workshops, but registration is required.

Online registration for ICIDS-2016:


There are numerous hotels near the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, with various rates.

The University of Southern California (USC) has negotiated special rates for many of these hotels.

For a current list of nearby hotels and information regarding the availability of USC rates, please see the following website:


The USC Institute for Creative Technologies is a short drive (10 minutes) from Los Angeles Interanational Airport (LAX). LAX is the largest and busiest airport on the West Coast of the United States.

The city of Los Angeles is the epitome of Amercian car culture; transportation needs to the conference venue (ICT) and around Los Angeles is best served by local taxicabs and popular ride-share services (Uber and Lyft).

Public transportation consists largely of various city buses and light-rail train lines. Although Los Angeles has one of the largest public transportation systems in the world, the enormous size of the city makes its use somewhat difficult and time-consuming. If you choose  to use public bus services, you will find that ICT can be reached by Metro, Big Blue, and Culver City bus lines.