2020 Arrival, Check In, and Departure

Check in for the conference will open at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, at the Global Leadership Center (#18 on the Westmont map) and ends at 5:30 p.m. Before our 6:00 p.m dinner, there will be an “Open House” reception starting at 4:30 p.m. Please park in the GLC parking lot (P21 on map) or in P19, P18, P17, or P16 parking lots.

On Friday, July 31st, checkout is between 9:00am and 9:30am.

Travel Recommendations

By car

Parking is available on site at Westmont College at no charge for conference participants. You can park in the GLC parking lot (P21 on map) or in P19, P18, P17, or P16 parking lots.

By plane

For your convenience, we recommend flying into the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). However, in some cases, the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will have significantly lower airfare and is about 95 miles from Westmont. Rental cars or shuttles are available at LAX.

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Westmont College:

  • Make a reservation directly with SBAirbus shuttle to the Santa Barbara Hyatt drop-off. Click here for SBAirbus’ set schedule and fees.
  • Submit your travel information to West Coast Faculty Conference by July 13th to arrange for a ride from Santa Barbara Hyatt to Westmont College. 
  • If you arrive at Santa Barbara Hyatt after 5:30 p.m., please arrange your own Uber or taxi to Westmont College (12 minutes).

From Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to Westmont College:

  • Submit your travel information to West Coast Faculty Conference by July 13th to arrange for a ride from SBA to Westmont College.
  • If you arrive after 5:30 p.m, please arrange your own rental car, Uber, or taxi to Westmont College (20-30 minutes).

By Train

  • Please book your train tickets here to the Santa Barbara train station. We recommend you to plan arriving into the train station by 4pm.
  • Submit your travel information here to West Coast Faculty Conference by July 13th to arrange for a ride from Santa Barbara train station to Westmont College.
  • If you arrive at Santa Barbara Train station after 5:30 p.m., please arrange your own Uber or taxi to Westmont College (16 minutes).

If travel costs become prohibitive, then we encourage you to apply for a scholarship to offset these costs. Please email us if you have questions about your travel arrangements.