The conference will be held on the campus of Pomona College, located in Claremont, CA, a small city thirty miles east of Los Angeles. The city is located on Route 66, which, before the freeways, was the main highway between the East and Southern California. The most convenient airport is ONT (Ontario), located only a few miles from the Pomona campus, and some of our housing will be located there.
Pomona College is one of the premier undergraduate colleges in the United States, and was a founding member of the Claremont Colleges Consortium, a unique association of five undergraduate and two graduate institutions on adjoining campuses (Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute.) Pomona and its associated colleges offer their students the personal experience of a small, academically superb liberal arts education with the breadth of resources normally associated with major universities.
The city of Claremont, CA is known not only for its many educational institutions, but also its tree lined streets (it is sometimes called, “The City of Trees and PhDs”), its historic buildings, and the many ecologically relevant projects in the area (in ecological architecture, conservation projects (Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, and the Mt. Baldy hiking and recreational area) and dry-country landscaping (the nationally known Pitzer College campus, numerous private homes in the downtown and campus areas). California has many ecological problems, but the state has also been a leader in responding to them. Fifty years ago, the Los Angeles basin was called the “smog capital of the world.” Today the skies are clear even in June.
Claremont is located along the historic route 66, for many years the main route from the Eastern and Midwestern United States to Southern California. Besides being one of the nation’s major urban areas, Southern California is the home to some of the nation’s major cultural institutions (the Huntington Library, the Norton Simon and Getty Museums, the Disney Concert Hall, and social, cultural and educational activities of the Universities of Southern California (USC) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Visitors are encouraged to spend a few extra days in Southern California to enjoy the area. The conference offers pre-conference and post-conference tours to facilitate seeing places of interest.