Cal Poly State University Workshop June 27-30, 2017

San Luis Obispo, California 93407

The IBL Workshop held on the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo, California offers a small town campus experience for the participants. The surrounding area is beautiful and restful, creating a great location for the workshop attendees.

  • Nearby minor Airports are San Luis Obispo (Code: SBP), and Santa Maria (Code: SMX) with major airports, Los Angeles (Code: LAX) 3+ hours south, or San Jose (Code: SJC), located 3+ hours north. While travel can be more challenging in this area, the quaint and friendly town of SLO is surrounded by natural beauty and makes the extra effort worthwhile.
  • Lodging during the workshop days will be within the Cal Poly Villages, located in Poly Canyon, a short walk from the main campus area. Check in's are permitted beginning Monday afternoon, and check-out by late morning on Saturday. The residence halls are multi-level with elevators, with grouped rooms assigned by gender with access to a shared bathroom.  Bedding and towels will be not be provided, and you must bring them for your use. More details will be provided to you after registration.
  • The workshop rooms are located adjacent to the housing area.  Meals will be provided on all workshop days in the main campus area, which is a quick walk from the Cal Poly Village Residence Halls.

Workshop Registration is now closed.

To ensure workshop participation commitments, we are asking that applicants submit a registration fee of $150 (+$3.99 processing fees) at the time of application. Please complete the Registration form and make the payment by clicking below.  For any questions, please contact the Project Director,       Stan Yoshinobu.


Cal Poly 2017 Workshop Photos


Workshop Travel Information: 

By Air: San Luis Obispo has its own airport- San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP). This is the easiest airport to fly into. We will provide a ride from the San Luis Obispo Airport to your lodging in Poly Canyon Village at Cal Poly. If you are having problems getting to SBP, let us know!

By Car: 

  • From Los Angeles on Highway 101: (~200 miles or 4 hours)
    • Head North on 101 (we recommend not taking HWY 154, even if google maps suggests it. Stay on US 101)
    • Once you see road signs for San Luis Obispo, you are close
    • Continue through San Luis Obispo until you reach the Grand Avenue/Cal Poly Exit
    • Turn left onto Grand Avenue 
    • Continue approximately 1/4 mile on Grand Avenue until the four way stop
    • Go straight to continue on Grand Avenue, you will now be on Cal Poly's Campus
    • At the stop sign turn right onto North Perimeter 
    • Turn Right onto Village Drive 
    • Turn Right onto Canyon Circle, you are now in Poly Canyon Village where you will be staying
  • From San Francisco on Highway 101: 
    • Head South on 101
    • Exit at Monterey Street, this will be the first exit in San Luis Obispo
    • Turn right and then immediately turn left onto Frontage Road 
    • Continue for 3 blocks until Grand Avenue
    • Turn Right onto Grand Avenue 
    • Continue approximately 1/4 mile on Grand Avenue until the four way stop
    • Go straight to continue on Grand Avenue, you will now be on Cal Poly Campus
    • At the stop sign turn right onto North Perimeter 
    • Turn Right onto Village Drive 
    • Turn Right onto Canyon Circle, you are now in Poly Canyon Village where you will be staying

Housing Information:

The National Science Foundation allows us to provide you with on campus student housing! We will be providing you with basic housing accommodations including bed sheets, a blanket, a pillow and a towel. Remember to bring your own toiletries! You will be sharing an apartment style dormitory with about 3 other participants, but you will have your own bedroom and share a bathroom with one other person. The apartment does have a kitchen, although no cookware or utensils are provided. You are welcome to bring stuff to cook if you would like, however we will be providing you with breakfast, lunch and dinner! The housing will have free wifi for you to use! Below is a more detailed packing list! 

Checkin on Monday is after 1pm and checkout on Saturday is before 10am. 

Packing List:

  • Toiletries (ie. Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shaving needs etc.)
  • Hair Accessories/Styling Necessities 
  • A towel- if you want more than one
  • Clothes for the length of your stay
  • A light jacket for foggy weather 
  • Cal Poly is a hilly campus, be sure to bring appropriate shoes
  • If you want to hike, be sure to bring appropriate shoes for that as well
  • Laptop
  • Course materials for your target course

If you forget anything, the map below has directions to the nearest Rite Aid!


 

 

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Cal Poly campus is located on the Central Coast of California offering beautiful geography and fabulous weather.

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The workshop housing accommodations are nestled in Poly Canyon Village, a short walk from  central campus.

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The nearby town of San Luis Obispo is quaint and friendly. There you can find great food, wine, shopping and local history.