ISEMPH 2023 will be at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 100 Academy Way, Irvine, California 92617
Irvine is in the Pacific Time Zone. California will be on Daylight Savings Time during the dates of the meeting (GMT/UTC -7 hours).
The average maximum daytime temperature in Irvine in August is 94°F (34.2°C). The average minimum temperature is 65°F (18.2°C).
August is a dry month with an average of 0.2 inches (5mm) of rain. It rains an average of 1 day of the month.
Current COVID Policy (Will be updated if the policy changes before the meeting)
To prevent infection and spread of the COVID-19 virus, and as an integral measure toward the safety and health of everyone in National Academies buildings, the National Academies require all individuals who enter its facilities to be up to date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 per U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance. Visitors may choose to wear a mask or respirator but are not required to do so.
Visitors must show their official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (or a digital photo of the card) to the management staff at the Beckman Center, when they enter the facility. A visitor’s vaccination information will not be recorded or stored by the National Academies; the information will simply be verified to allow them to access the facility. Anyone who fails to present a vaccination card (or its copy) will not be allowed access to the facility; no exemptions or exceptions will be accommodated. Children under the age of 6 months are currently ineligible for a COVID-19 vaccine but may still enter National Academies’ facilities.
Getting to and around Irvine
The Beckman Center is located near three major airports: Los Angeles International (LAX), Long Beach (LGB) and Orange County/John Wayne (SNA).
The Beckman Center is approximately 3 miles/5 Km from SNA. LAX is approximately 45 miles/72 Km and LGB is approximately 25 miles/40 Km from the Beckman Center.
Most hotels provide complimentary shuttle service from SNA. Check the listings for hotels below or contact the hotel directly for arranging shuttle service.
Availability of public transportation in southern California is much less than in other parts of the U.S. or the world. Autos are the fastest way to travel but also the most expensive. Travel times between LAX and LGB can vary greatly depending on traffic conditions. Plan accordingly, especially if you are leaving from either of these two airports.
Information about options for traveling from LAX to Irvine, including approximate costs, is available at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Irvine (rome2rio.com).
Information about options for traveling from LGB to Irvine, including approximate costs, is available at Irvine to Long Beach Airport (LGB) - 5 ways to travel via , and train, and taxi (rome2rio.com).
If you don’t rent a car, the easiest way to get around the Irvine area is by taxi or Uber/Lyft. We are currently working with hotels to see if they can provide shuttles to and from the Beckman Center. We will update this information as it becomes available in the description for each hotel.
Attractions Near the Beckman Center
Adjacent to the campus of the University of California, Irvine, the Beckman Center is close to walking trails and wilderness preserves, in a serene, retreat-like setting. Meeting participants and their guests will find spectacular scenery, excellent restaurants, and a variety of fun and interesting things to do. For additional information about and links to Arts and Culture, Beaches and Recreation, Family Activities, Shopping, and Other Pastimes, visit About the Beckman Center | National Academies
Important Telephone Numbers in Irvine
All Emergencies: (+1) 911
Beckman Center: (+1) 949-721-2200
Irvine Police Department: (+1) 949-724-7000
[Check back on this page later, we are looking into the possibility that inexpensive dorm rooms may be available]
We have arranged discounts with several hotels in the area. This list will be updated as arrangements with additional hotels are finalized. Dates when listings are added Please check back if you don't see a hotel with the amenities or price that you're seeking. You also can check here for a listing of hotels at various price levels in the Irvine area.
Hilton Garden Inn Irvine/Orange County Airport 2381 Morse Ave. Irvine, CA 92614 3.5 miles/5.6 Km from Beckman Center. Telephone: +1 949-224-3900. INFORMATION POSTED TO WEBSITE AS OF FEBRUARY 10, 2023.
Rate for single room is $199 per night plus taxes. Rate for double occupancy is $209 per night plus taxes. Each guest thereafter is an additional $10 per night. Early registration rate (before June 1): $184 for single, $194 for double. Maximum: 4 people per room. Rates available from Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 18. Parking has been reduced to $10 per night.
Room rate includes complimentary high-speed internet access. Complimentary shuttle service is available between the Orange County Airport Transportation to the Beckman Center is available with one trip in the AM and one returning PM with advance reservations at guest services.
To make a reservation, please call directly at +1 949-224-3900 and ask for the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health Room Block, or book a reservation early for discounted rate here and additional details about booking.
DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana - Orange County Airport 201 E MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92707. 5.1 miles/8.2 Km from the Beckman Center. Telephone: +1 844-208-6224. INFORMATION POSTED TO WEBSITE AS OF FEBRUARY 10, 2023.
Rate for single or double room is $159 per night plus taxes. These rates are available August 13-through August 18. Rates are available until July 24, 2023. Parking has been reduced to $15 per night.
Room rate includes complimentary high-speed internet access. Complimentary shuttle service is available between the Orange County Airport and the hotel. Shuttle service between the hotel and the Beckman Center may be possible if enough registrants stay at this hotel.
To make a reservation, please call directly at the number listed above. Let the reservation desk know that this is the block for the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. Or, click here to access the website for ISEMPH's rates and additional details about booking.
A variety of rates are available depending on choice of rooms. Negotiated nightly rates range from $120 per night (non-refundable) to $152 per night. No rooms are being reserved as a block, so you should reserve as soon as possible to secure a room here. Click here to access ISEMPH's negotiated rates and additional details about conditions for booking.
Sonesta Irvine 17941 Van Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92614. 2.2 miles/3.5 Km from the Beckman Center. Telephone: +1 949-863-1999. INFORMATION POSTED TO WEBSITE AS OF FEBRUARY 10, 2023.
Negotiated rates from August 13-18 are $189 per night plus taxes for both single and double occupancy. A fee of $ per person per night will be charged for each additional person in the room beyond double occupancy. Rates are available until July 13, 2023. Parking is reduced to $10 per night. These rates may also be available 3 nights before and 3 nights after the aforementioned dates subject to room availability.
Room rate includes basic high-speed internet access. Complimentary shuttle service is available between the hotel and Orange County Airport. Shuttle service between the hotel and the Beckman Center may be available if enough registrants stay at this hotel.
To book a room, call the hotel's reservation desk and indicate the 2023 ISEMPH Annual Meeting or click here to access ISEMPH's negotiated rates and additional information.