The 2018 IECA Annual Conference and Expo will be held at the Long Beach, California with preconference sessions beginning Sunday, February 11 and the Conference beginning on Monday, Febuary 12 ending Wednesday, February 14 at the following location.
Click on Book Your Hotel to connect with our housing bureau, Conference Direct to help you book your reservation at the hotel of your choice. Group rates have been negotiated for conference attendees at the following hotels located within walking distance to the convention center. Booking within the block allows you to stay at hotels with competitive room rates to keep your costs at a minimum.
Hotels Offering Special Discounted Rates
The Westin Long Beach (Currently the Closest to the Convention Center!) Single/ Double: $199 Triple: $224 Quad: $249
Hyatt Long Beach – Headquarters Hotel (SOLD OUT) Single/ Double: $199 Triple: $224 Quad: $249
Renaissance Long Beach Single/ Double/Triple/Quad: $199
Courtyard Long Beach Single/ Double/Triple/Quad: $185
The Best Western Plus Hotel at the Convention Center King: $179 Double: $185 Triple: $195 Quad: $205
Are you booking hotel rooms for a group of 10 or more? We also offer a hotel sub-block option to book all your accommodations at once!
Housing Advisory Notice
Conference Direct is the only official housing bureau for the 2018 IECA Annual Conference and Expo. Any other company or travel agency contacting you is NOT affiliated with IECA. In some cases, these companies claim to have hotel rooms at discounted rates, but when you arrive on-site the hotel does not have your reservation. As always, IECA secures a housing block providing discounted and convenient hotel rooms to the conference. If you make reservations through any other organizations, IECA is unable to guarantee the validity of the reservation.
A taxi to the convention center from Los Angeles Interntional Airport will cost approximately $80 one-way, from John Wayne (Orange County) Airport approximately $76 one way and $27 one way from the Long Beach Airport.
We have arranged a discounted shuttle rate through Super Shuttle for all conference attendees. Shuttle service is available from the Los Angeles International Airport, Orange County and Long Beach airports for a 10% discount on one-way travel. Book online to automatically apply the discount.
LAX FlyAway offers bus service from Los Angeles International airport to the Long Beach Transit Gallery for $9 one way (fares subject to change).
Driving and Parking
The Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center has three parking garages with more than 4,000 parking spaces. Parking is $15 (but may vary based on the day of the week). Get Directions from LAX and area airports to the convention center.
The Visa Waiver Program
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Visit the VWP website for more details.
Travel Approval Required for Visa Waiver Countries
Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries are now required to obtain approval through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to traveling to the United States. This requirement applies to all eligible citizens or nationals traveling under the VWP, ESTA is a web-based system, initially launched in August 2008, which determines the preliminary eligibility of visitors to travel under the VWP prior to boarding a carrier to the United States. It collects the same information as the paper I-94W form that VWP travelers currently fill out en route to the United States. To date, more than 1.2 million ESTA applications have been received, and more that 99.6 percent of applications have been approved, most within seconds. Travelers without an approved ESTA are advised, however, that they may be denied boarding, experience delayed processing, or be denied admission at a U.S. port of entry. Visitors may apply for travel authorization via the ESTA website.