6th q-bio Conference Venue and Travel Information

  • The site of the conference is the Santa Fe campus of St. John's College
  • Driving directions from the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) to St. John's College
  • General information about attending a conference at St. John's College
  • A welcome message for attendees of the 2010 q-bio Conference from St. John's College
  • Taxi (local, limited service, reservations recommended):
  • Limousine service:
    • Carey of Albuquerque: 888-644-4514
    • Devine Limo: 800-509-5092
    • Star Limo: 505-848-9999
    • Limotion VIP limousine: 505-820-0816
  • Airport shuttle service (reservations are strongly encouraged):
    • Sandia Shuttle Express: 888-775-5696 (toll free)
    • Roadrunner Shuttle: 505-424-3367 [based out of Santa Fe Municipal (SAF) airport]
    • Twin Hearts Express: 800-654-9456 (toll free)
  • Train/bus service:
    • Rail Runner To take the train to Santa Fe from ABQ (for a total cost of only $8!), look for the city bus stop next to the outside uncovered lane of Sunport Blvd SE, which is just outside of baggage claim. (It is located on the far west side of the pedestrian island.) There are two bus routes that connect ABQ to the Alvarado Transit Center (ATC) in downtown Albuquerque. The 50 is a regular full-size city bus (costs $1 to ride) and it runs every 30 minutes. The 350 is a little tiny bus. It is a free express shuttle that runs directly to the ATC, where you catch the train. The 50 also goes to the ATC (in about the same amount of time), with a few stops in between. You might want to take the 50 if the 350 will be crowded or you have enough time for a stroll around downtown Albuquerque. There are schedules posted at the bus stop. You can find the express shuttle schedule here. The one-way cost of the train ride is $7. You can pay with a credit card (but not AMEX). The ticket agent can also make change if you want to pay in cash. In Santa Fe, you have two options. 1) Get off the train at the last stop, Santa Fe Depot. Then take the free Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle (you should see a row of shuttle buses parked on Montezuma Ave waiting for passengers; these buses can be crowded) to the Downtown Transit Center, which is next to the Convention Center. Then take the Route M (Museum Hill) Santa Fe Trails bus directly to St. John's College (tell the bus driver that St. John's College is your destination). A bus schedule can be found here. It will cost $1 to ride the Santa Fe Trails bus. 2) Alternatively, you can get off the train at the first Santa Fe stop (South Capitol Station) and then take any city bus that picks up at that location to the Downtown Transit Center (make sure the bus is going in the correct direction, toward the Santa Fe Plaza), where you will transfer to the Route M bus. (You can also walk from either Santa Fe train stop to St. John's College, but it's a long walk.)
  • Parking on campus is available but limited. Request a parking permit at the conference registration desk.
  • Early arrival:
    • On-campus lodging is NOT available under any circumstances until noon on Wednesday, August ??.
    • If you plan to arrive on August ??, then you will need to make your own lodging arrangements for the night of August ??.
    • The following hotels are close to downtown Santa Fe and offer relatively reasonable rates: Santa Fe Sage Inn, Old Santa Fe Inn, and The Lodge at Santa Fe. The organizers do not endorse any of these hotels. This listing is provided solely to illustrate what's available. By the way, because the q-bio Conference is sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, you can legitimately claim to be traveling on government business and request the government lodging rate ($109/night excluding taxes). Many hotels will offer the government rate if you request it.
    • A cheaper and more convenient option for a stay on August ??, especially for those arriving late in the day, might be a stay at one of many airport hotels in Albuquerque, and catching an early shuttle to Santa Fe on August ??.
  • St. John's campus map shows important conference-related sites.

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