The MIG 2014 conference will be held at the University of Southern California (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies in Playa Vista, California, U.S.A. Playa Vista is located in Los Angeles County, California, about 10 minutes north of the Los Angeles (LAX) airport. The conference is located 10 minutes from the beach areas of Santa Monica, Venice, as well as 20 minutes from Beverly Hills, Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.

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

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.


There are special hotel rates based on availability. The closest hotel to the conference location (.6 mile distance), currently at $119/night is:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Westside
6161 West Centinela Avenue
Culver City, California, 90230-6306, USA
TEL: +1-310-649-1776

To reserve a room:
• Type in “12015 E Waterfront Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094” in the “Where are you going” space
• Enter the dates, presumably arrive 11/5, depart 11/8,
• Select “Add special rate codes”
• Enter Corporate account code 0560035945
• Select “Find it” and you a list of hotels, starting with the Doubletree at Centinela.

In addition, there is another Doubletree hotel, currently with a reduced rate of $159/night through the same reservation system:

Hotel MdR Marina del Rey – a DoubleTree by Hilton
13480 Maxella Avenue
Marina del Rey, California, 90292,
TEL: +1-310-822-8555
FAX: 1-310-823-2996

You are welcome to stay at any hotel in the Los Angeles area. Parking will be provided at the conference location on a daily basis. Although Los Angeles has a public transportation system, it is easier to get around with your own car.