61st Annual Device Research Conference : Travel Information

June 23-25, 2003 · 61st ANNUAL DEVICE RESEARCH CONFERENCE · Salt Lake City, Utah

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You’ve picked a great year to visit. Friendly, accessible, sophisticated Salt Lake delivers a metropolitan experience with a mountain twist.

Salt Lake is in the midst of an Olympic-fueled renaissance. Visit this year and you’ll find a rejuvenated community with new shopping districts and specialty stores, top-notch lodging for any budget, and world-class attractions, including Historic Temple Square’s renowned lights, the worlds largest dinosaur museum, and monthly gallery strolls to Salt Lake’s best art shops. Every year, thousands flock from all over the globe to the nationally acclaimed symphony, opera, theater, and dance performances. All enjoy Salt Lake’s vibrant nightlife, with scores of award-winning clubs, brewpubs, and restaurants.


Casual clothing is in order with a sweater or light jacket occasionally needed for the evenings. The University of Utah is essentially a walking campus, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.


The Salt Lake City area may be reached by:


From the Salt Lake International Airport: Take I-80 East approximately 1.5 miles to the North Temple exit. Follow North Temple approximately 3 miles to State Street (one block beyond the Mormon Temple). Turn right on State Street, and go south 5 blocks to 400 South. Turn left, proceeding east on 400 South for approximately 1.5 miles until you reach the University of Utah campus.

From I-15 northbound: Take the eastbound 600 South exit. At State Street turn left, proceeding 2 blocks north until you reach 400 South. Turn right, proceeding east on 400 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach the University of Utah campus.

From I-15 southbound: Take the eastbound 600 South exit. At 300 West turn left, proceeding approximately 2 blocks north until you reach 400 South. Turn right, proceeding east on 400 South for approximately 2-3 miles until you reach the University of Utah campus.


Salt Lake City is a major hub of Delta airlines, and is serviced by over 600 daily flights from most major US cities and by many airlines, including United, American, Continental, Southwest, and Northwest. Salt Lake City International Airport is located five miles northwest of downtown Salt Lake City.

As airline security is constantly changing, please be sure to check your airline and airport for rules regarding luggage regulations, check-in times, etc. Go to for a list of what can and cannot be carried aboard a plane.


Call at least one day in advance for reservations, 1-800-397-0773 (US, Canada, Mexico) or e-mail The University of Utah has a special rate of $13.00 one way. Indicate that you are traveling to the University of Utah and whether or not you will be traveling in a group. Check in with the shuttle service when you arrive at the airport. Reservations for your return trip can also be made in advance. Plan to depart for the airport 2-3 hours prior to your flight.


Service is available from the Airport to the local hotels not offering free shuttle service. Taxis are available at the airport for approximately $20 one way. Taxis depart from the taxis stands on the ground floor outside the baggage collection area at each terminal. Travel time from the airport to the University is approximately 20 minutes.


Runs between the Salt Lake City Airport, downtown Salt Lake City, and the University of Utah. On campus, the University provides an extensive shuttle service. Daily shuttles are in service from 6:00 AM through 7:00 PM. There is shuttle service on weekends and University holidays.


Visitors to the University’s main campus have three parking options. They may park in pay lots, at meters, or purchase a day/temporary pass.

Pay Lots

There are five pay lots. They are located between the University Bookstore and Marriott Library, adjacent to the Student Services Building, across the street from the Olpin Union, west of the medical bookstore, and in the Business Loop east of the Fine Arts Museum. All pay lots open approximately 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, but close at different times. The rate schedule for all lots is $1 per hour with a Maximum charge of $8 per exit. Payment can be made using cash, a personal check, credit card, or by validation.

After Hours Envelopes (AHE) are placed on vehicles, which arrived in the pay lot during operating hours but remained in the lot after it closed. If not paid within 10 calendar days, a $10 parking citation is automatically issued. After-hours fees can be paid by depositing the envelope in the yellow box located near the exit of each lot, by bringing to Commuter Services, or by mailing either via campus mail or the USPS. For accountability purposes, we prohibit our booth attendants from accepting After Hours Envelopes. Customers should deposit or mail the envelopes themselves.

Parking Meters

Located in most lots on campus. They allow parking from 36 minutes to 2 hours, depending on location. The time each meter allows is printed on the meter head just below the time window and immediately above the rate schedule. The LED readout displays the time purchased and will not add time when the limit is reached. Meters can take nickels, dimes, and quarters but will not accept foreign coins.

Day/Temporary Passes

If you’re visiting the university for one, two, or consecutive days, a day or temporary pass may be your best option. It can be purchased on the day you wish to use it or bought in advance. It allows a visitor to park on campus for specified days in specified lots. The cost per day depends on where you wish to park. It is not valid at meters or in pay lots. Passes are available at Commuter Services or at pay lot booths. A day pass must display the date of the day it is being used in order to be valid. For further assistance, please call the Commuter Services Office at (801) 581-6415; open weekdays 7:30 AM-5:00 PM. They can also be reached via e-mail or fax (801) 581-4056.


HERTZ RENT-A-CAR SYSTEM is the Official Car Rental Company for the 2003 Device Research Conference

Meeting rates listed below, with free unlimited mileage, are guaranteed one week before through one week after the actual meeting dates and are subject to car availability. Rates are available from all Utah locations.

Reservations may be placed online at or through the Hertz Meeting Sales Desk in the US at 1-800- 654-2240; in Canada at 1-800-263-0600; International: locations call (405) 755-4434 or contact your nearest Hertz reservations center. Identify yourself as an attendee of DRC and reference the CV number which follows:

You must give the reservations agent: Hertz CV #02QJ0005

  Daily Weekend Weekly
Car Class
(Per Day)
(Per Day)
5–7 Day
A Economy-2Dr $35.99 $21.99 $135.99
B Compact-4Dr $40.99 $25.99 $149.99
C Midsize-2/4Dr $44.99 $27.99 $169.99
D Sporty-2Dr $46.99 $32.99 $183.99
F Fullsize-4Dr $49.99 $34.99 $199.99
G Premium $54.99 $39.99 $209.99
I Towncar $65.99 $62.99 $274.99
L 4-Wheel Drive $65.99 $62.99 $274.99
R Minivan $69.99 $64.99 $289.99
U Convertible $65.99 $62.99 $274.99

Terms and Conditions:

  • Meeting rates are guaranteed from one week prior through one week after the meeting dates and are subject to car availability.
  • Advance reservations are recommended: blackout dates may apply.
  • Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items, such as refueling or additional driver fees are extra.
  • Minimum rental age is 25 (exceptions apply).
  • Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply.
  • In the continental US, weekend rentals are available for pick-up between noon Thursday and noon Sunday and must be returned no later that Monday at 11:59 PM.
  • Weekend rentals have a minimum two-day keep and Thursday pick-up requires a minimum three-day keep.
  • Weekly rentals are from five to seven days.
  • Extra day rate for Weekly rentals will be charges at ¼ of the Weekly Rate..



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