Conference Directions and Travel

Directions to the San Marcos Campus:

The street address for Palomar College is:

1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069


Directions from I-15, headed west

From I-15, take Hwy 78 west to the Las Posas Road exit in San Marcos.
Go right on Las Posas Road where it intersects with Mission Road.
Turn right; go east one-half mile on Mission Road. The main entrance of Palomar is on your left.

Directions from I-5, headed east

From I-5, take Hwy 78 east to the Las Posas Road exit in San Marcos.
Turn right onto Grand Ave.
Go right on Las Posas Road where it intersects with Mission Road.
Turn right; go east one-half mile on Mission Road. The main entrance of Palomar is on your left.


The opening and closing session, along with breakfast and lunch, will be held in the Student Union building (SU). Most breakout sessions will be held in the Multi-Disciplinary building (MD). Please park in Parking Lots #1 & #2, which are at the front of campus when you enter through the main entrance; you will not need a parking permit on the day of the conference ONLY if you park in Parking Lots #1 or #2.

Conference Campus Map:

ALL Flyer Updated Map

Click on the campus map above for an enlargement.


Nearby Hotels:


227 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92069 (Official Conference Hotel)
Special discounted rate for conference attendees: $119/night; Includes parking, WiFi, and full breakfast
Contact the hotel at (760) 891-0111 and ask for the “Active Learning Leaders” special rate
You must book your room (either Standard Room 1 King Bed or 2 Queens) by January 11, 2018

SM marriott Residence

1245 Los Vallecitos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92069 (closest to campus)
NOTE: Residence Inn will be undergoing renovations during the dates of the conference!

123 E. Carmel St, San Marcos, CA 92078 (just off Twin Oaks Valley Rd. near Hwy. 78)

1025 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078 (at the Lake San Marcos Resort)