Sakai Conference 2011

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Dear Faculty and Staff,

We're excited that you will be joining us at this year's 2011 North American Sakai Conference in downtown Los Angeles. In preparation for this year's event, we want to be sure that you have all of the key details.


Pre-conference: June 13
Conference: June 14, 15, 16


Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Map and Directions

The hotel has a map and driving directions listed on its website.

The conference supplied the following Google map.


A special day rate has been negotiated by the conference for attendees that are visiting the conference, but not staying overnight. The special day rate is $16/day. This is a tremendous savings over the $41/day maximum amount. Overnight parking for the conference is $35/night at the hotel.


Although $16/day is a discounted price, you can save money by carpooling to the conference. Currently, we have 69 attendees from Pepperdine University, including faculty, school staff, and IT staff members.

If you are interested in carpooling, you may either fill out this Google spreadsheet or email the conference listserv address. (All attendees were emailed this email address. The address is not listed here to prevent abuse.)


The hotel is only 3-4 blocks away from the Pershing Square Metro station. If you are near a Metro station, you may be able to park at the Metro station and take the train to downtown and walk to the conference hotel. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) provides a PDF of the Metro rail map. You may also try the Trip Planner to review suggested schedules or options via rail and bus routes.

Conference Program

Pepperdine University Events at the Conference

We're very lucky to be sharing our experiences at the Sakai conference this year. Here are all of the events that include participation from Pepperdine University faculty or staff members.

Teaching and Learning Focused Presentations

We've compiled a few of the presentations that seem most appropriate for faculty members interested in learning how Sakai is used at other institutions for teaching and learning.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.


Technology and Learning