By Air
SIAM has selected TraveLeaders to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. To book your reservations through TraveLeaders, contact Amy Hueber at (800) 698-2424. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM Conference on Material Sciences. TraveLeaders will issue your ticket and mail it to you. TraveLeaders’s office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time. Please be aware there is a fee for this service.

You also have the choice of using your own travel agent or an Internet service. There are many web sites available to allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online. Expedia (, Orbitz (, and Travelocity ( are just a few.

Ground Transportation

Public Transportation from Airport
Shared ride vans are available from LAX and other area airports to downtown hotels including Hyatt Regency. Taxis are also available.

By Train
Amtrak has a rail station in Los Angeles. To make train reservations through Amtrak, call 1-800-USA-RAIL, go to , or contact TraveLeaders. Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel.

Rental Cars
Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through TraveLeaders or your own travel agent. TraveLeaders can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. See information above regarding how to reach TraveLeaders.

Driving Directions
If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. Another option is to visit Mapquest (, or another similar web site. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at (213) 683-1234 or visit their website for driving directions.

Additional Information
For additional transportation information, please visit the LAX website.