Conference Venue at the University:
Mayer Theatre (Building 110) for Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Parallel Sessions for the presentations: O’Connor Hall (Building 111)
Food Court: Benson Center (Building 301)
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Santa Clara University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley just 5 miles from the San Jose International Airport and about 35 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport. The campus is easily reachable from U.S. Highway 101, Interstate 880, and Interstate 280. For directions to the University’s main entrance at 500 El Camino Real, enter your starting address below.
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Things to See at the University as a Historic point in the Silicon Valley
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition.
From Mission to University
The story now turns to Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the 8th mission in the chain of 21 Franciscan missions established by Padre Junipero Serra. It was first founded January 12, 1777 on the banks of the Guadalupe River (just north of Hwy 101 near the Mineta International Airport runway) and it was the first to bear the name of a woman, St. Claire of Assisi, an early companion of St. Francis. Flood, fire and earthquake forced five relocations until the Mission finally settled on this site in 1822. The current building was constructed in 1927-28 after a fire and is a replica of the early 19th century church. Mass is held most days at noon, and the Mission and surrounding gardens are very popular sites for weddings, concerts, and events. Campus Ministry directs the Mission Church.
De Saisset Museum
The de Saisset Museum is the University’s accredited museum of art and history. It presents changing art exhibitions throughout the year and serves as the caretaker of the University’s California History Collection, which includes artifacts from the Native American, Mission, and early Santa Clara College periods. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. during regularly scheduled exhibitions and is closed Mondays and major holidays.
A beautiful and popular site for public and private gatherings, the Mission Gardens is a peaceful area on campus located behind the Mission Church. It includes the Adobe Lodge and Wall, the oldest structures on campus, dating back to the early mission years.
Built in 1822, the Adobe Lodge is the oldest building on campus and contains dining facilities for receptions and parties, as well as private dining facilities for faculty and staff.