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Frequently asked questions

May I request an invitation to the summit?

Participation in the summit is by invitation only. Principals who are unable to attend and would like to request an invitation for the appropriate senior officer or faculty member from their institutions are invited to contact us at Please be sure to provide the full name, title, and email address of your designate so we may add him or her to the invitation list. Invitations may not be forwarded or transferred without the express directionof the invited senior officer. 

I was invited to attend—how do I register?

Conference registration is now open.  Registration closes on February 13, 2016.

Please visit our registration page and enter your email and assigned password, sent by invitation.

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee is $400.00. Lodging and transportation are not included. (The registration fee is non-refundable after February 13, 2016.)

What are the hotel arrangements?

Discounted group room rates are available at The Westin Palo Alto.

To book a room at the discounted rate, please visit:

Where is the 2016 Summit being held?

The 2016 Summit is taking place at the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, a hub of the Stanford School of Engineering and an academic and social destination for all of the West Campus. It contains the innovative Terman Engineering Library, an inviting café, engaging exhibits, a variety of classrooms, meeting rooms, and student shops. Designed to inspire invention in an environment of creativity and collaboration, the building opened in 2010.

The Palo Alto Westin is 1.8 miles to the conference site, 7 minutes by Shuttle and 27 minutes walking. The Stanford Marguerite shuttle bus will provide transportation from the Westin Palo Alto to the conference venue every 20 minutes, as needed throughout the day.

Shuttle Schedule:

Friday, April 15th :

Shuttle pick up begins at 4:30 pm 

Saturday, April 16th: 
  • Morning shuttles will pick up guests at the Sheraton (Next to the Westin) at 7:15 and 7:30 am.
  • Lunch: 12-noon shuttle available to and from the Sheraton.
  • Evening: Shuttles to the Sheraton from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.


Additional visitor information may be found on the Stanford University website.