Directions and Parking


Conference Location

The 2014 Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference will be held in the NVIDIA Auditorium, which is part of the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, 475 Via Ortega.  The Tuesday Evening Reception will be held in the Courtyard outside the NVIDIA Auditorium, with the Evening Session taking place in the Auditorium, and the Exploration Zone located in the Huang Lounge, just off the auditorium lobby.  

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
475 Via Ortega
Stanford CA 94305

To access an interactive campus map, please link to Stanford Campus Map and type in NVIDIA Auditorium.  



Attendees of the ETIA Conference should park in the Galvez Parking Lot.
Although there are other parking structures closer to the NVIDIA Auditorium, Visitor parking is extremely limited and the discount below will NOT apply.

Please see the map below that shows the 3 entry points to the lot. Both the Galvez lot and the NVIDIA Auditorium, where the conference will be held, are circled in red on the map.

Attendees will need to pay using exact Cash, Coin, or Visa/MasterCard.  Discounted parking is available for $8 per day using the coupon code “6165” which will be valid on the 17th and 18th of June.  No payment is required after 4pm.

There are a total of nine (9) pay machines in the Galvez lot: 3 machines closest to the entrance near Galvez St. & Campus Dr.; 4machines closest to Lasuen St. & Campus Dr. entrance; and 2 machines near the Galvez St. & Nelson Rd. entrance.

There are other parking lots available on campus, but visitor parking is extremely limited and you will not be able to use the coupon code unless you are parking in the Galvez lot.  The daily rate for parking without the discount is $12 per day.  Hourly payment is also available.

Parking Payment Instructions for the Galvez Lot:

  1. First park and remember your space number
  2. Touch any key to wake the machine if asleep
  3. Enter your space number
  4. Select Daily or Incremental Option (incremental rate is only available after 9am, before 9am daily rate is the only option)
  5. Select “Yes” when it asks if you have a code
  6. Enter the code number (6165) and press OK
  7. Once the code is entered, you’ll receive a message that says “Get Ready For Payment”
  8. Insert your credit card or cash payment (if incremental rate was selected and paying by credit card, increase the expiration time by pressing the ‘1’ key). If paying by cash, depositing more money increases the expiration time
  9. Select OK to complete transaction and print your receipt. No need to display receipt on dashboard

The Galvez Lot is a 10-15 minute walk across campus to the NVIDIA Auditorium where the conference will be held.  However, the Marguerite Shuttle, Stanford’s free public shuttle service, can be used to travel between the two locations. 

For a map and schedule of the Marguerite Shuttle service click here.

Attendees should take the Y Line from the Galvez Lot to the “Via Ortega across from Y2E2” stop when traveling to the NVIDIA Auditorium.


Driving Directions

From Highway 101 (North and South)
From Highway 101 North & South:
Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford.
At El Camino Real, Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street as it enters the Stanford campus.
Stay in the left lane and continue toward the center of campus.
When you reach Campus Drive, make a right.
The entrance into Galvez parking lot will be on your right.

From Highway 280 North & South:
Exit 280 at Sand Hill Road, heading east.
Make a right turn onto Santa Cruz Avenue, then turn left onto Junipero Serra Boulevard.
Turn left at the second stoplight, Campus Drive East.
Continue around Campus Drive East and turn left when you reach Serra Street, at the gas station.
Follow Serra Street until it ends at Galvez Street.
Turn right onto Galvez. 
The entrance into Galvez parking lot will be on your left.

From El Camino Real:
Exit El Camino Real at University Avenue.
Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto).
As you enter Stanford, University Avenue becomes Palm Drive.
Stay in the left lane as you drive down Palm Drive.
Go through one traffic light, and turn left onto Campus Drive at the first stop sign.
Continue on Campus Drive until you reach Galvez Street.
Turn left onto Galvez. 
The entrance into Galvez parking lot will be on your left.


Public Transportation

Whether you are staying in Palo Alto or traveling from elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can reach Stanford by way of convenient public transportation.

The local transit hub for bus and train services at Stanford is the Palo Alto Caltrain Station, located near the main entrance to campus near the intersections of Palm Drive, University Avenue, and El Camino Real. The Stanford Marguerite Shuttle, the University’s free shuttle bus, operates several routes. Most provide service from the Caltrain Station to multiple campus locations.

If you are traveling from San Francisco or San Jose, Caltrain is your most convenient option. A one-way trip from San Francisco takes approximately one hour and costs about $5.75; a one-way trip from San Jose takes approximately 40 minutes and costs about $4.00.  Caltrain also connects with stations and shuttles serving the San Francisco and San Jose International Airports.

A set of basic directions to Stanford for travelers using public transportation is available on the Stanford University Bay Area Transit website.


Campus Maps

For a searchable campus map, click here.

To download a PDF Visitor Map, click here.