Venue and Travel


USC Institute for Creative Technologies
12015 Waterfront Drive
Playa Vista, CA 90094-2536
(310) 574-5700 tel
(310) 574-5725 fax

The University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is an ideal setting for hosting IVA 2016. Situated approximately two miles from the coast, our building is conveniently located 15 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, a central transportation hub with direct flights to/from many major cities in the world. Our neighborhood, Playa Vista, is a mixed-use development community, and is now frequently referred to as “Silicon Beach” since major Silicon Valley companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Google are moving into the development along with over 500 start-ups. And, of course, Los Angeles offers an unlimited array of cultural, dining and entertainment opportunities unique to the Entertainment Capital of the World.  The conference is located 10 minutes from the beach areas of Santa Monica and Venice, as well as 20 minutes from Beverly Hills, Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.

ICT’s facilities themselves were designed with the requirements of conferences like IVA in mind. Constructed in 2010, our space features a state-of-the-art 120-seat theatre for academic and multimedia presentations, substantial demonstration spaces and large, bright airy meeting rooms ideal for smaller workshops. Among the spacious and numerous social areas, the Airport Lounge, the cafeteria and a private outdoor mezzanine provide ambient environments for informal collaborative discussion. The entire facility is supported by a robust IT infrastructure capable of supporting the emailing and web-browsing needs of our guests.

There are four hotels with sufficient capacity within a 15 minute walk of ICT’s facilities, and many more within a short driving or bus/taxi distance.

Air Travel

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the largest airport in the Los Angeles area and is located 4 miles south of the conference location.


Registrants can book accommodations at several nearby hotels within walking distance.

1.  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles – Westside
6161 W. Centinela Ave.,
Culver City, CA  90230
( 310) 649-1776
Located closest to USC ICT, the DoubleTree is a 0.6 mile/1 km 11-minute walk from ICT.  A limited number of rooms at the USC rate of $159 per night plus tax is available on our registration site.

2.  Four Points by Sheraton, Los Angeles Westside
5990 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 641-77402
Located via the 405 underpass from the DoubleTree, the Four Points is a 0.8 mile/1.4 km 17-minute walk from ICT.   Please see .

3.  Courtyard by Marriott, Los Angeles Westside
6333 Bristol Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 484-7000
Also located via the 405 underpass, the Courtyard is a 0.9 mile/1.5 km 19-minute walk from ICT.   Please see .

4.  Extended Stay America, Los Angeles – LAX Airport
6531 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 568-9337
Extended Stay is a 0.7/1.3 km 16-minute walk from ICT along Centinela Avenue.  Please see .

If you choose to stay at a different location, parking will be provided at the conference venue on a daily basis.  Los Angeles does have a public transportation system, however, this form of transport may take an additional amount of time.

For those of you who will have a car…

5.  Jamaica Bay Inn, Marina Del Rey
175 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-5333
Jamaica Bay Inn will host the IVA 2016 banquet, and is a 15-minute drive from ICT.  A limited number of rooms are available at the USC rate of $169 plus tax. Please see .