Housing and Travel

  • Lowest Rates and Best Networking

    San Francisco • April 13-16

    Book Now

    Reserve your room early for NCTM's headquarters hotel – San Francisco Marriott Marquis – or the many NCTM official hotels near the Moscone Convention Center to secure your preferred room at the best possible rate.

    Benefits of Reserving with NCTM

    • Save money with low, negotiated rates at NCTM conference hotels. Official hotels have guaranteed that NCTM’s rates are the lowest over the annual meeting dates. 
    • Get the best networking opportunities and meet leaders in education.
    • Complimentary shuttle service to/from the official hotels that are not within walking distance of the convention center from April 13-16.
    • Stay where the action is at our headquarters hotel–San Francisco Marriott Marquis–or the many NCTM hotels near the Moscone Convention Center.
    • Book with confidence knowing that all hotels have been inspected and approved by NCTM, and our official housing provider, Wyndham Jade, will assist you with any hotel challenges from booking to on-site.  

    Don’t forget to take advantage of these low rates to include your stay for the NCTM Research Conference, April 11-12.

    Beware of False and Fraudulent Housing Claims

    NCTM has designated Wyndham Jade as the only housing provider for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition. There are fraudulent companies and organizations that will try to present themselves as official partners of NCTM and offer you a potential room that might not be guaranteed or available. Should you be contacted by someone other than Wyndham Jade or NCTM, please let us know by calling 972-349-7476 or emailing us at nctm@wyndhamjade.com.  
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    NCTM Shuttle Service from Hotels to the Convention Center

    Certain designated hotels will offer complimentary shuttle service from April 13-16 to Moscone for those attendees who book their hotel rooms through NCTM’s Housing Reservation Center. Some hotels are within walking distance of the convention center; therefore, shuttle buses will not serve these hotels. With the very limited hotel shuttle schedule, be sure to check out the Bay Area Rapid Transit website or other means of getting around San Francisco.  

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    Wheelchair Accessible Access

    If you require wheelchair-accessible transportation on the shuttle, contact Kushner & Associates at least 14 days before the meeting at (310) 274-8819 ext. 211, or email j.owh@kushnershuttles.com

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    Travel Arrangements

    Association Travel Concepts (ATC) can help you find the lowest airfare and car rental rates for getting to the NCTM Annual Meeting. ATC offers online booking 24/7, and its website offers helpful travel tools to get you where you need to go. 

    ATC representatives are available to assist you Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. eastern time. For reservations or more information, contact ATC:

    Online: www.atcmeetings.com/nctm 
    Email: reservations@atcmeetings.com      
    Phone: (800) 458-9383   Fax: (858) 362-3153  

    Note: Some restrictions and a service fee may apply.

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    Transportation & Parking 

    Plan your travel and transportation carefully to save money while you’re in San Francisco. Below are details about various methods of transportation to the convention center, as well as parking information.


    San Francisco is served by two international airports. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the Bay Area's largest airport connecting nonstop with more than 78 cities in the U.S. For more information, visit www.flysfo.com. Oakland International Airport (OAK) offers great access to San Francisco, East Bay, Silicon Valley and Napa/Sonoma. OAK is 25 minutes from San Francisco’s Financial District, 15 minutes from downtown Oakland, and 45 minutes to Silicon Valley, Napa and Sonoma. For more information, visit www.oaklandairport.com.

    Ground Transportation from the Airport to the Convention Center by Taxi

    A taxi ride costs approximately $50.00 from SFO and about $65 from OAK to the Union Square area. 

    Ground Transportation from the Airport to the Convention Center by Airport Shuttle 

    SuperShuttle San Francisco is available 24 hours, seven days a week for door-to-door shuttle (shared ride or private) servicing SFO and OAK. Book your ticket using NCTM’s discount code to receive 10% off. 

    Public Transportation from the Airport to the Convention Center  

    BART’s (Bay Area Rapid Transit) direct service from SFO or OAK is the most convenient, inexpensive, and eco-friendly way to your downtown San Francisco hotel. Round trips on BART are about $17 less than shuttles, $41 less than Uber, and $80 less than taxis and keep 10 pounds of emissions from entering the air per trip. BART is the car-free way to travel around and see the Bay Area too. Conveniently located stations are close to many of the Bay Area's most popular destinations. For more information on stations and schedules, visit www.bart.gov.

    Take BART from SFO
    If you’re flying into SFO it’s easy to get a round-trip (RT) SFO to San Francisco transfer. Just buy a RT transfer voucher here for only $20 (subject to change). Then print the voucher, take it with you and exchange it at SFO for a BART ticket. Buy it before you leave so you don’t have to wait at the station to get a ticket. The voucher includes instructions and directions to get your BART ticket when you arrive at SFO.

    Take BART from OAK
    Go to the new BART station across from Terminal 1 and board the train to the Coliseum station. When you arrive, purchase a RT ticket for $20.40 (subject to change).  Exit the fare gate to the main train platform. Proceed down to the right side of the platform and take any San Francisco bound train to the station closest to your hotel. The total trip to San Francisco takes 40 minutes.

    Download a detailed map of BART stations and hotels » 

    Rental Cars

    Book your car rental using NCTM's discount code for 15% off retail rates. Plan to extend your stay and explore all that Northern California has to offer.

    Parking at the Convention Center and Hotels 

    There are several parking garages available around Moscone Center (rates and hours vary). For more information, visit www.moscone.com/directions/parking.shtml. Please check directly with your hotel for rates and information on parking in your hotel’s garage or lot.

    Guaranteed Parking

    Are you driving to the NCTM Annual Meeting? Make trip planning easier by booking your guaranteed parking spot with Parking Panda. Select the day(s) you are attending and compare prices and distance of many lots and garages near the Moscone Convention Center. Book now and your space at the chosen facility is 100% guaranteed! Exclusive offer, for first time users: Enter promo code NCTM10 at checkout for 10% off your reservation.

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