- If you are the invited presenters and participants at the Forum, the local organizing committee (LOC) will make your local travel (to and from airports) and lodging arrangements. Please specify your travel information and any other requests when you register , or contact the LOC .
- For all other participants, please feel free to contact the LOC if you have any specific questions or need any help.
The site of the conference is the First Baptist Church Los Alamos.
Los Alamos is at an elevation of about 7500 ft (almost 2500 meters). Coupled to a very dry climate, this altitude may present problems for some visitors. Drink a lot of water and limit physical activities.
Temperatures range from 90F (30C) or hotter at midday to sometimes barely above freezing at night. Plan accordingly. Rain and lightning strikes are definite possibilities in the afternoons because of the North American Monsoon, and the sun is often very cruel (remember our latitude and altitude). Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are highly recommended.
You can fly either to Albuquerque airport (ABQ) or to Santa Fe airport (SAF). Service to SAF is limited and tends to be expensive, though the airport is closer. Los Alamos airport (LAM) offers a 9-seater aircraft convenient service to and from Albuquerque International airport too. Service to LAM is limited too. From our personal experience, you may want to avoid the last flight of the day to either of the airports, and especially to Santa Fe. These airports are quite small by big-city standards, and rebooking may be a problem if your flight is cancelled or delayed due to weather or other problems.
Shuttle service to Los Alamos from either airport costs in excess of $80, and a reservation is needed in advance. Shuttle service is offered by two companies:
- Roadrunner Shuttle (+1 505 424-3367)
- LA Shuttle (+1 505 695-9407)
Shuttle service to Santa Fe from ABQ is offered by Sandia Shuttle Express. A reservation can be made online or by calling +1 888 775-5696.
The Hertz car rental drop-off/pick-up is available at/near the airports.
Driving time to Los Alamos from Santa Fe and Albuquerque airports is about one and two hours, respectively. Traveling on a shuttle will take longer.
- Atomic City Transit provides free bus service within Los Alamos.
- New Mexico Park & Ride commuter bus service connects Los Alamos to Pojoaque and Santa Fe (Blue Route). The one-way fare is $3. Exact change is required. There is no weekend service.
- The New Mexico Rail Runner train connects Santa Fe to Albuquerque. The downtown Albuquerque train station is connected to the Albuquerque airport (ABQ) via ABQ Ride city bus (Route 50) and the free Airport Express Route 350 shuttle. The one-way city bus fare in Albuquerque is $1.
- Santa Fe Trails provides bus service within Santa Fe. The one-way city bus fare in Santa Fe is $1.
There are ample free parking sites.