Open Apereo Sakai Conference 2013


Dear Faculty and Staff,

We're excited that you will be joining us at this year's 2013 Open Apereo (Sakai) Conference in downtown San Diego. In preparation for this year's event, we want to be sure that you have all of the key details.

When & Where

Pre-conference: Sunday, June 2
Conference: Monday, June 3- Thursday, June 6
The Westin San Diego
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Map and Directions

The hotel has a map listed on its website.


The hotel charges $32 a day for valet parking.


With the cost of gas and overnight parking, save yourself the commute hassles and reserve a seat on the train! Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner will take you from Los Angeles to San Diego round trip. The San Diego (SAN) train station is only a short walk from the conference hotel. Go green, save green, and avoid the hassle of traffic -- consider taking the train to the conference!

Conference Program

You can find the supplied program information here.

Pepperdine University Events at the Conference

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

Sharing Your Notes

We encourage all attendees to take notes during the conference. Think about pedagogy, best practices, new strategies, or interesting technologies that will benefit your program, school, and the entire university. To help store your notes we created a central Google Doc.  All users with existing Google@Pepperdine accounts have been added.  If you don't have an account yet, visit Google@Pepperdine and click "Sign Up Now."

Social Media/Twitter

If tweeting or commenting online, please add our event hashtag #pepsakai to your posts so we can learn from your insights and discoveries. The official hashtag for the conference is #apereo13.


We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


Technology and Learning