February 12 - 15, 2018
San Diego, California, USA
Abstract submission deadline: Tuesday, November 21
Advance registration deadline: Monday, January 8
The AACR has recently been notified that some conference registrants are being solicited by an unauthorized company trying to obtain credit card information by phone and email to secure housing accommodations at this conference. All information regarding travel and housing accommodations is available on this webpage. The AACR will not contact you by phone or email requesting credit card information. If you have any questions, please email
AccommodationsThe conference will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is located approximately 3.5 miles away from San Diego International Airport. A reduced conference rate of $239 per night was available to conference attendees until
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Reservations may be made after this date by calling 1-866-751-7625 will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest available rate. Applied to the room charge will be state and local taxes, currently 13 percent. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of reservation. No deposit will be taken at the time the reservation is made. Cancellations will be accepted at no charge 72 hours in advance of arrival. Note that check-in time is 4 p.m., and check-out time is 11 a.m.
Travel to San DiegoThe closest major airport to the conference site is the San Diego International Airport (SAN) located approximately 15 minutes from the hotel. The AACR has named Gant Travel Management as its official travel coordinator for this conference.
Gant will provide custom itineraries with the lowest applicable airfares and best journey time. Full mileage credit will be earned by frequent flyer club members. To receive the exclusive discounts, please contact Gant:
Gant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday. A minimal service fee per airline ticket issued will be applied.
You may also call United Airlines directly at 800-426-1122, or visit its
website and enter promo code
ZYTD224278. Please book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount.
Ground TransportationA variety of ground transportation options is available upon arrival, including taxi service, private car service, Uber, car rentals, and shared shuttles. Taxi service between the San Diego International Airport (SAN) and The Hard Rock Hotel is approximately $22 one way, plus gratuity. More information on shuttles and taxi service.
Additionally, the AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. You may call Hertz at 800-654-2240 from the U.S. or 405-749-4434 from outside the U.S. and Canada, or you may book online at
www.hertz.com. Please refer to the discount CV#
International Travel Researchers from more than 50 different countries regularly participate in AACR meetings and conferences. The AACR encourages and appreciates the contributions of international researchers at our programs. If you plan to attend this AACR conference, please contact the American Consulate in your country to review the current regulations for travel to the United States. Obtaining the proper documentation may take several weeks or months, depending on your location, so we encourage you to contact the consulate as soon as possible if you are considering attending this conference. Information is also available on the
U.S. Department of State website.
Helpful Websites for International Travelers