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Congress site. The Congress will be held at the San Francisco Marriott, a modern hotel in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The hotel is located one block from the Powell Street cable car turnaround, one block from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, two blocks from the Union Square shopping area, and three blocks from Chinatown. It is close to numerous restaurants and a wide range of hotels. The hotel has a total of 1,500 guest rooms and ample numbers of meeting and reception rooms.

San Francisco. San Francisco has a temperate marine climate with mild weather year-round. Temperatures seldom rise above 23°C or fall below 5°C. Morning and afternoon fog rolls in during the summer months, but rarely persists. The average high temperature in July is 20°C (68°F) with an average low of 13°C. The humidity is low with a negligible average rainfall in July (0.1mm).

San Francisco is readily accessible by air from all major airports in the world. There is a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) connection from San Francisco Airport to downtown San Francisco close to the Marriott Hotel.

conference hotel

The conference hotel is the San Francisco Marriott. We have obtained very favorable rates for congress participants at the Marriott and hope that most attendees will stay at this hotel and enjoy the advantage of having all meetings in the same hotel as they are staying.

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