Locations of Venues

Main Conference Venue (March 17-20)

The Tempe Mission Palms
60 E 5th Street Tempe, AZ 85281

Arts Track Venue (March 19, 6pm)

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281

Off-Site Studios S4 and S5 (March 17)

S4 held at AME FabLab
S5 held at Matthews Center iStage

Walkable Restaurant Guide

A list of restaurants within walking distance of the conference venue

Main Event: Tempe Mission Palms

The majority of programming will take place at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona. Sessions will take place in the Palm Ballroom and Courtyard on the first floor.

Front view of Tempe Mission Palms at night, featuring front entrance, fountain and palm trees

Studios, March 17 (Sunday)

S1: Critical Materiality: Creating Toolkits and Methods for Engaging Materiality in HCI
Organized by Joanna Berzowska, Aisling Kelliher, Daniela Rosner, Matt Ratto, Suzanne N Kite
Location: Tempe Mission Palms
Room: Dolores

S2: Be the Meeple: New Perspectives on Traditional Board Games
Organized by Dorothé Smit, Bernhard Maurer, Martin Murer, Jens Reinhardt, Katrin Wolf
Location: Tempe Mission Palms
Room: Colonnade

S3: Designing Hybrid Ways to Disseminate Interaction Design Research
Organized by Jeroen Peeters, Rosa van der Veen
Location: Tempe Mission Palms
Room: Joshua Tree

S4: Designing Interactive Olfactory Experience in Real Context and Applications
Organized by Mei-Kei Lai, Yan Yan Cao
Location: Stauffer Communication Arts B (Fablab), 950 S Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

Walking route between Main Conference Venue (Tempe Mission Palms) and S4

S5: Composing Ecosystemically in Responsive Environments with Gestural Media, Objects and Textures
Organized by Brandon Michael Mechtley, Todd Ingalls, Lauren Hayes, Byron Lahey, Jessica Rajko, Seth Dominicus Thorn, Robert LiKamWa, Julian Stein, Garrett Johnson, Oswaldo Emiddio Vasquez, Connor Rawls, Peter Weisman, Assegid Kidane, Xin Wei Sha
Location: A. J. Matthews Center (iStage - 2nd Floor), 950 Cady Mall, Tempe, AZ 85291

Walking route between Main Conference Venue (Tempe Mission Palms) and S5

Main Conference, March 18-20 (Monday-Wednesday)

Tempe Mission Palms first floor, featuring the Palm Ballroom and Courtyard.

Pooldeck Evening Reception, March 18 (Monday)

Take the North elevators (on the side by the ballroom) or the center stairs to the 2nd floor. Go out the glass doors and you are at the pool terrace.

Tempe Mission Palms second floor, featuring the Pool Terrace on the east side

Arts and Performance Track, March 19 (Tuesday)

Performances for the Arts Track will take place at the Tempe Center for the Arts, in the Theatre and Studio Space.

Entrance view of Tempe Center for the Arts, featuring a glass wall with lit signs reading "studio" and "gallery". The foreground features Tempe Town Lake.

Walking route between Main Conference Venue (Tempe Mission Palms) and Arts Track Venue (Tempe Center for the Arts)
Tuesday, March 19th

Getting to Tempe Center for the Arts from Tempe Mission Palms

There are five basic options for getting to Tempe Center for the Arts for the Arts Track presentations:

  • TEI Shuttle - a free shuttle service will begin departing Tempe Mission Palms at 5pm on March 19 and make several trips to Tempe Center for the Arts. This service will begin departing from the Tempe Center of the Arts at 8.30pm to bring attendees back to Tempe Mission Palms.
  • Public Transport - there are several options via public transit, however, the fastest option is to take the 48 from the Transit Center (conveniently located next to the Mission Palms), and get off at the Rio Salado & Tempe Center for the Arts stop. Please consult Valley Metro for more information and time schedules). Fare is $4 USD for an all-day pass. Transit passes can be purchased onboard the busses or at a Fare Vending Machine at the Transit Center. This will take you about 8 minutes.

  • Ride Share - Uber and Lyft are the two largest providers of rideshares in Tempe. Fares vary, but estimates are around $6-$10 USD. This should take about 5 minutes.

  • Walking - It is about a 20 minute, 1 mile walk. This will take you through our Downtown area, as well as through Tempe Beach Park. This is a link to the Google Map for walking directions.
  • Dockless Scooters - Generally, these are scattered around the area. Prices and availability may vary. Please be aware, local law requires riders to wear a helmet. Bird, Lime and Razor are three of the scooter companies. Please consult the City of Tempe's Safety Guide before using a scooter.

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