University of California, Irvine
Beckmann Centre, University of California, Irvine, 100 Academy, Irvine, United States
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
As a scientist and a businessman, Dr. Beckman envisioned a West Coast center where experts could discuss matters of science and technology, comparable to the headquarters of the NAS and the NAE in Washington, DC. A grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, and The Irvine Company's donation of seven acres on the crest of a hill adjacent to the campus of the University of California, Irvine made this vision a reality. Designed by the renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering opened its doors in April, 1988, and the Beckman Center continues to be operated by the academies as their West Coast location for both program activity and conferences.
The Beckman Center is conveniently located at 100 Academy, Irvine, CA, near the University Drive exit from CA-73. Adjacent to the University of California, Irvine, and less than three miles from the John Wayne Orange County Airport, the Beckman Center is easily reached from several local freeways.
Please see the ‘Beckman Center Map and Directions’ link for further directions by road.
Parking is available on-site at no charge. The parking consists of 172 regular spaces, 5 handicapped spaces, and 100 overflow spaces
A discounted rate has been agreed with Prime Time shuttle services from LAX to the Wyndham Irvine Hotel. Shared ride services start from $37.26 one way and private vans start from $110.40 per way fro 7 people. To book at this reduced rate, use the link on this page or call +00 1 800 733 8267 hit 1 for reservations and use the discount code 660978
Coaches between the venue and the hotel
Coach transportation will be arranged each morning and evening between the Beckman Center and the Wyndham Irvine Hotel. Please check back for the itinerary closer to the event date. Should you wish to travel at any other times, this will be at your own expense. the venue and hotel and approx. 3 miles apart.
The Beckman Center is in Irvine, California, adjacent to the campus of the University of California, Irvine. In the heart of Orange County, our location is approximately midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Meeting participants and their guests will find spectacular scenery, excellent hotels and restaurants, and a variety of fun and interesting things to do.
Please see the ‘Local Area’ and ‘Orange County Visitors Association’ links for further information on things to do whilst visiting the area.