Venues, On-site registration, Receptions


Registration will be open during the Welcome Reception which will be held in an Old Town Pasadena restaurant Il Fornaio (see a map below), in Siena and Sorrento rooms from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm, on Sunday, March 25, 2018.


One Colorado Shopping Center

24 West Union Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

All other Symposium’s activities will take place on the campus of California Institute of Technology (Caltech) located at:


1200 East California Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91125


The Symposium will utilize two venues located next to each other (see the map below). All oral sessions will be at Ramo Auditorium located on the ground level of the Baxter Hall. There will be WIFI access at the Ramo Auditorium (download an instruction here)No food or drinks are allowed in Ramo Auditorium.


A Registration & Information desk will be set up inside the Dabney Lounge and be open from 8:00 am on March 26, and from 8:30 am on March 27-28. The poster session on March 27, afternoon, will take place inside the Dabney Lounge. Exhibitors tables will also be set up in the Dabney Lounge. Breakfasts, mid-morning and afternoon coffee breaks will be served in the Garden of Associates (a courtyard just outside the Dabney Lounge).

The Symposium banquet will be held on March 27, 2018, (reception at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm) at the Athenaeum which is a private club located at the south-east corner of the Caltech campus (see the map below). It is a short walk from the main Symposium venues.