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Tenth International Conference on Mars


Conference Location

The Tenth International Conference on Mars will be held in the Beckman and Ramo Auditoriums, located at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125. Poster sessions will be held outside on the Beckman Auditorium Lawn and surrounding areas. The address for Beckman Auditorium is 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106.

Hotel Information

Attendees are responsible for making their travel arrangements and hotel reservations. Room blocks have been reserved at the hotels listed below.

Hyatt Place Pasadena
399 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
1.6 miles from the conference venue
Rate $183 ǀ Reservation Link

The Westin Pasadena
191 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
1.7 miles from the conference venue
Rate $183 ǀ Reservation Link


Travel and Maps

Directions to Caltech from Los Angeles International Airport, the Bob Hope Airport (formerly the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport), and the Ontario Airport can be found on the following website: https://www.caltech.edu/about/visit/directions.


Numerous restaurant options are within a 15-minute walk on Lake Avenue, Colorado Boulevard, Del Mar Avenue, or the Caltech Campus. Light refreshments can be purchased from on-campus vendors during morning and afternoon breaks. There may be long lines, so plan accordingly.


We recommend getting transportation to/from Caltech or carpooling. Due to recent construction, parking is very limited on campus, and there is no close off-campus parking. Rideshare to/from campus is strongly recommended for all attendees. We recommend using the Beckman Auditorium address (332 S. Michigan Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106), not the Caltech general address on California Blvd.

Ride-share options such as Uber and Lyft can be accessed via their apps. Walking is also an option if you stay at the Westin or Hyatt (approximately 1.5 miles, 30–40 minutes).

If you need to park at Caltech, spaces are available in the North Wilson Parking Garage (#1, on Wilson Blvd., just south of Del Mar Avenue) and California Blvd. Parking Garage (#3, south of campus/California Ave., under the Athletic field), as shown on the parking map. Paid parking is available between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PDT (free outside these hours). Conference attendees must purchase a parking pass for $9.00 per day or $27.00 per week, and permits may be purchased from the automated pay stations in each parking garage.

Visitors can only park in unmarked/unlabeled stalls. Parking is not permitted in spaces identified as "carpool" or reserved for an individual or department. JPL employees can park on campus for free with their JPL parking tag (regular or colored-coded JPL parking tag). However, since parking is limited, we strongly encourage carpooling, parking elsewhere, parking at JPL, and taking a JPL-Caltech shuttle. A relevant parking permit is required to park on the streets within the Caltech perimeter (Holliston, San Pasqual, Chester, and Michigan). For more information, please refer to the Caltech Visitor Parking Instructions.

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