Planning your visit

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography 2019: Gender, Sexuality, Cartography

October 10-12, 2019 at the David Rumsey Map Center


Conference Venue

Conference sessions will be held in one location:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 10th-12th
in the David Rumsey Map Center
Cecil H. Green Library, 4th Floor
557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305



Information about transportation to Stanford can be found here. Some important and helpful transportation links include:

  • CalTrain - local commuter rail between San Francisco and San Jose.
  • Marguerite Shuttle - Stanford's free public shuttle service, which travels around campus and connects to nearby transit, shopping, dining, and entertainment.


Parking on campus can be something of an adventure, but it's often easier if you arrive by or before 8:30am. If you are driving, we strongly recommend parking in Parking Structure 6, also known as the Wilbur Field Garage.  It's a very short walk to the David Rumsey Map Center. Be sure to park in visitor parking spaces, and pay for a full day at the parking permit machines.  You can also use the Parkmobile app to pay for your space.  

Alternative methods of getting to campus from your hotel can be found at Stanford's transportation site here.

Air Travel

There are three airports in reasonable proximity to Stanford:

Campus Attractions and Dining

Local Attractions and Dining

If you're looking for somewhere to eat after the conference:

  • We enjoy the top recommended restaurants on the Dining in Palo Alto Yelp Page.
  • Please feel welcome to ask your hosts in person if you would like a review or further recommendations.


Travel and accomodation is at your own expense, or the expense of your institution. Below we've provided some guidance on air travel, lodging and transportation. There are many hotels in close proximity to campus.  Increasingly, visitors to Stanford are finding affordable lodging on AirBnB.

Visitor Information

Additional helpful information can be found at Stanford's official visitor information website.