Gov20LA Logistics

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Gov20LA is coming up soon, Two weeks to be exact.

Los Angeles is not a walking town, generally. There are public transportation systems, but in the City of Los Angeles the bus system is the strongest. There is a Metro, but it only goes to certain parts of town. If you plan on taking cabs, most take credit cards.

Recommendation: Rent a car or get a hotel near the venue so it will be an inexpensive taxi ride.

LAX is roughly 35-45 minutes away from the event site without traffic. Additionally, due to the traffic intensity in Los Angeles, always allow a little more time to drive places than you think necessary.

Hotels:
We have reserved a block of rooms at the W Hollywood, which is opening the week prior to the Camp, and is where the Friday Night Reception will be held. The W is located on Hollywood Boulevard, right in the mix of the Hollywood scene, and next door to a Red Line Metro stop. The W is approximately a 10 minute drive from the venue site. Note: This link has a secondary confirmation process that is not obvious.
http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1001219299&key=3363D
will set you up with a customized applet for the Camp.

Additional Hotels nearby:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g32655-d82578-Reviews-Beverly_Laurel_Motor_Hotel-Los_Angeles_California.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g32655-d274223-Reviews-Wilshire_Crest_Inn-Los_Angeles_California.html

Car Rental: While many of you may already get Government discounts on Rental Cars, you should also check out which offers deep discounts: Rental Car Momma - http://www.rentalcarmomma.com/cities/california.htm Also: check the Big airline sites for their car solutions in LA, sometimes cheaper than discount travel sites.

Venue Information: The Camp will be held at http://www.blankspaces.com – which is locatedĀ  on Wilshire Boulevard near La Brea. There are several restaurants, and bars nearby, as well as a Starbucks and a Staples next door. The site is a co-working “hotel” with powerful technology to support our needs.

Friday Night reception 7:00 -8:30pm will be RSVP only – please do so soon… Send an email about the Reception. Email: Register@gov20la.org

Saturday Morning registration starting bright and early at 8am, first session begins at 8:30am pst.

Venue for Gov20LA Confirmed.

Finally! A venue for Gov20LA! Everyone can now rest easy knowing you are in for one amazing experience!

Thanks to @blankspaces http://www.blankspaces.com and Jerome Chang for allowing Gov20LA to descend on their space! We promise to take care of it!

We are really looking forward to this location, with high speed internet connectivity, two way video capabilities and a location on public bus lines, near a freeway and near Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Additionally, there is both a Starbucks, and a Staples within one block, and several bars, and restaurants as well.

TechZulu will be providing a video stream of the event. Thanks Efrem!

Hotel information will be posted tomorrow, as we are trying to lock in a block of rooms at a mid priced hotel and one at a higher end hotel to ensure most people are happy!

Thanks to Microsoft, O’Reilly Media, Govloop, Port of San Diego and RockCreekSM for being such awesome sponsors, as well as so many others and everyone working hard behind the scenes on the planning committee!

Also coming up will be a logistics blog and a social events calendar as well. Stay tuned for more on Gov20LA events and planning.Thanks for everyone’s patience on the venue selection, now the real fun begins!