ISPM 2018

Tempe

Tempe is one of the component cities of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, sometimes referred to as the "Valley of the Sun" for reasons that will become obvious when you visit. The climate in early May will already be hot (daytime highs around 35C / 95F). The chance of rain is slim.

Travel

By Air:

The closest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is located approximately 15-20 minutes away from the Arizona State University Tempe Campus. A taxi service from the airport to Arizona State University will cost around $20-$25. Uber and Lyft are also readily available in the Tempe area. 

By Train/Bus:

From the airport, take the Skytrain to 44th street Washington. Transfer to the Light Rail traveling Eastbound and plan to arrive at Veterans Way and College at the Tempe Transit Center. Before boarding the Light Rail, purchase an all-day Light Rail pass for $4, or a one way ticket to Veterans Way and College at the Tempe Transit Center for $2.

To plan your trip to the venue using public transportation from any location within Tempe, AZ, please use the Valley Metro trip planner.

By Car:

From the airport, take Sky Harbor Blvd. east to Tempe. Merge onto the Loop 202 eastbound, and take Exit 7 – Rural Road Exit ramp. Turn Right onto southbound Rural Road, then turn Right onto Apache Blvd. Pass Mcallister Ave, and Apache Blvd. Parking Structure is located on the north side of Apache.

For driving directions from any other locations to Arizona State University, Memorial Union, please click here.
Visitor parking is available at the Apache Blvd. Parking Structure.

Taxi Services:

Arizona Taxi Cab Company
480-332-1192
Capital City Taxi
480-232-4511
Tempe Taxi Cab Company
480-406-5030
Paradise Valley Taxi
480-666-0308

 If a visa letter of invitation is needed please contact Jamie Severson at jamie.severson@asu.edu

Accomodations

Below is a list of preferred hotels that ASU has contracted individual room rates with. These rooms are first-come-first-serve and we recommend you booking as soon as possible. 

Aloft Tempe
951 East Playa Del Norte Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 621-3300
Book the ASU rate

Graduate Tempe
225 East Apache Boulevard
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-967-9431
ASU – Graduate Tempe Hotel

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from airport and anywhere within 3 miles of hotel
  • Complimentary access to ASU’s fitness facility

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Tempe 
2102 E Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-370-4293
https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?ctyhocn=PHXAAGI&corporateCode=N5236986&from=lnrlink

  • Hotel located within walking distance to Tempe Marketplace with over 75 shops, 25 restaurants, and a Harkins movie theatre
  • Complimentary full hot buffet breakfast daily
  • All rooms have complimentary wired and wireless internet access
  • Complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius of the hotel including to Tempe Campus, Sky Song and Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl Airport
  • Full service restaurant and bar

Homewood Suites Phoenix Tempe 
2104 E Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-370-4293
https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hw/reservation/book.htm?ctyhocn=PHXTUHW&corporateCode=0003116144&from=lnrlink

  • Hotel located within walking distance to Tempe Marketplace with over 75 shops, 25 restaurants, and a Harkins movie theatre
  • Complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius of the hotel including to Tempe Campus, Sky Song and Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl Airport
  • Complimentary full hot buffet breakfast daily
  • Complimentary evening social to include light dinner, beer, and wine Monday – Thursday
  • Complimentary wired and wireless internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary access to our Business Center and use of our copy/printer/fax machines

Tempe Mission Palms
60 East Fifth Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-894-1400
https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=12318&Chain=15564&promo=ASUNEGMP
Add $10 to include breakfast

  • Waived hospitality fee (valued at $17.95 plus tax per room, per night)
  • Airport transportation
  • Valet or self-parking
  • Access to health club and fitness center
  • Local and toll-free telephone calls
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Incoming fax service

Venue

Arizona State University - Tempe Campus

The Arizona State University Tempe Campus is located in Tempe, Arizona, and is on Mountain Standard Time. ASU has been listed as the #1 school in innovation for two consecutive years, providing students with countless opportunities to be involved in research and career training. Spanning our six metropolitan campuses, ASU services close to 100,000 students, with a about 27% enrolled in STEM disciplines.

"Arizona State University is recognized globally as a top-ranked knowledge enterprise focused on solutions to society’s greatest challenges, advancing a better life for all."

From the 202 and Scottsdale Road

  • Exit the 202 at Scottsdale Road (becomes Rural Road) and head south.
  • Take a right on Terrace Road (approx two blocks south of University Dr.)
  • Visitor parking lot will be on your left hand side.

From the 60 and Rural Road

  • Exit the 60 at Rural Road and head north.
  • Take a left on Terrace Road (approx two blocks north of Apache Blvd)
  • Visitor parking lot will be on your left hand side.

Main Entrance:

  • 727 E. Tyler St. Tempe, AZ 85287-5001

Visitor Parking:

Visitors can park in any ASU lot or parking structure. The closest parking structures to the Biodesign Institute are the Tyler Parking Structure (north of Biodesign at McAllister Avenue and Tyler Street) and the Rural Road Parking Structure (south of Biodesign, at Rural Road between Terrace and Lemon). Visitors can enter and exit through any entrance at either garage. Parking charges are $3/hr. or $12/day. Cash, Mastercard or Visa are accepted.

The visitor entrance is located on the northeast corner of the building, which fronts Tyler Street.

To get to our facility via Valley Metro Rail, get off at the University Avenue/Rural Road Stop and head southwest one-half block to our front door. Tyler Street does not provide vehicle access to Rural Road.