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Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
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Travel to Anaheim

Travel to Anaheim

Join us in Anaheim, California

The Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) is the largest convention center on the West Coast with 1.6 million square feet of total space. Located within the Anaheim Resort District, the convention center is within walking distance of 4,000 hotel rooms and is easily accessible from three major Southern California freeways. Known for its ideal, year-round climate, Orange County is filled with business and technology, plus a myriad of activities including world-famous theme parks, distinguished shopping districts, and trendy beach towns.

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Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

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Visiting Anaheim and Orange County

Popularly recognized as the "The OC," Orange County is a world-famous visitor destination in the center of all the Southern California fun. Anaheim, the second largest city in "The OC," is ideally located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. You'll find plenty of things to see and do: inviting beaches, unparalleled shopping and entertainment, trendy restaurants, nightlife, championship golf, lively art districts, beautiful historic landmarks and legendary, yet always new and changing, internationally famed family attractions.

Warm sunshine, swaying palm trees and breathtaking ocean views create a relaxed lifestyle where shorts, sandals and sunglasses are always in season. Experience nearly 300 days of sunshine, just 13 inches of rain -- no snow - and an average temperature of 67 degrees.

Covering 50 square miles, the City of Anaheim is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is home to more than 341,000 residents (one of California's most populous cities). This vibrant metropolis attracts approximately 20 million visitors (40 million in all of Orange County) each year. Read more at the Visit Anaheim website.

 Angel Stadium of Anaheim - Major League Baseball

SPIE has reserved discounted seats for two games at Angel Stadium!

  • Tuesday, 11 April - Angels vs. Texas Rangers - 7:07pm
  • Wednesday, 12 April -  Angels vs. Texas Rangers - 7:07pm (tote bag giveaway)

Seats are located on the lowest level just past the visitors dugout, and are just $34 each (regular price $55+). Tickets are available online only. Deadline to purchase is Monday, 10 April at 11:59pm.

Private suites are also available for groups of 12-54 - please contact David Neumann at 714-940-2159 or david.neumann@angels.com for more information.

 Dining and Nightlife

Anaheim has become a foodie city with an expansive culinary footprint and an award-winning craft beer scene. Enjoy hundreds of critically acclaimed restaurants in and around Anaheim for fine dining and new artisanal hotspots with chef-driven concepts and farm-to-fork menus. The revitalized downtown has become a popular hotspot for its wealth of innovative eateries and drinkeries, live music and thriving nightlife. View a list of popular restaurants here.


Orange County is a shopper's dream with an oasis of options, including luxury shopping and unique shops in the historic part of town. Read more about the different shopping areas and neighborhoods.

Four Major Airports

Orange County Airport/John Wayne Airport (SNA)

  • Distance from Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) and the Disneyland Resort: 13 miles
  • Services about 120 arrivals and departures per day to over 20 destinations 
  • Services international flights to Canada and Mexico

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

  • Distance from ACC and the Disneyland Resort: 34 miles
  • Over 1,500 arrivals and departures per day to over 90 destinations
  • Services about 125 international arrivals per day

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

  • Distance from ACC and the Disneyland Resort: 18 miles
  • Services about 45 - 90 arrivals and departures daily to 12 destinations
  • Domestic flights only

LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT)

  • Distance from ACC and the Disneyland Resort: 35 miles
  • About 60 flights flights per day to over 14 destinations

Ground transportation

Traveling to Anaheim and around Orange County is a breeze for visitors. Four major airports, AmtrakSM, Metrolink, public transportation, shuttle services and taxi, limousine and rideshare companies can get you here and to everywhere you want to be.

For maps and information on various ground transportation services, go to Visit Anaheim's Transportation webpage.

Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) is a public transportation system operating within The Anaheim ResortTM District and surrounding areas.

ART connects you to theme parks, hotels, restaurants, shopping, dining and other destinations within the Anaheim Resort area, including the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana and Orange. Let ART do all the driving and save the stress of parking.

 Airport Shuttle

Super Shuttle offers a 10% discount on one way or roundtrip shared rides to/from SNA or LAX, booked at least 24 hours in advance and prepaid with a valid credit card. Regular cost is $11 or $17, respectively, each way less 10% discount reflected at reservation checkout. Book Online or call 1-800-258-3826 and refer to group code SPIE. 

Karmel Shuttle SPIE attendees get the lowest discounted rate!  It’s a quick, convenient and easy reservation process. The preferred service in Southern California.

Make a reservation online or call the reservations department toll free at 1-888-995-7433. Mention Promo Code SPIE17 at the time of reservations.

Reservations within 24 hours are based on availability…so make your reservations now.

 Car Rental

Hertz Car Rental is the selected as the official car rental agency for this Event. To reserve a car, identify yourself as a Defense + Commercial Sensing conference attendee using the Hertz Meeting Code CV# 029B0025. Discount rates apply for rentals up to one week prior through one week after the conference dates. Note: When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be quoted with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV029B0025. Click here to book online Book Hertz Online

 • In the United States call 1-800-654-2240.
 • In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto.
 • In Europe and Asia call the nearest Hertz Reservation Center or travel agent.
 • Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434.

Visa Information

If you need a travel visa, begin the visa application process now. Strict security requirements may cause delays in visa processing. It is strongly encouraged travelers to apply for their visas as early as possible (at least 3 to 4 months before the visa is needed).

Individuals requiring letters of invitation to obtain travel visas to present their papers may access information and the form on the Visa Information and Invitation Requests page.