NGC2014 Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy
From Materials to Devices to System Architecture
Symposium and Spring School (Tutorial Lectures)
Phoenix, Arizona, March 10-14, 2014
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Arrival in Phoenix

Some people may be confused by the fact that the name Phoenix is used for the City of Phoenix (capital of Arizona) as well as the entire Metropolitan Area, which also includes Tempe and a number of other cities. The demarcation of municipal borders is not apparent, and, while driving through the Phoenix, you will not see a border checkpoints or welcome signs. Another important detail, which makes arrival to our meeting easy and comfortable, is that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located only about five miles from Downtown Tempe and the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. Most hotels provide complimentary shuttle service, but if you do not want to wait for a shuttle, it is only a 10 minutes ride for about 15 dollars with the taxi.

If you are staying within walking distance from the ASU Tempe campus and healthy enough to walk, we recommend walking to the conference events at the ASU Tempe campus. Walking will be faster and healthier and on campus parking is limited. You may also ask the hotel if it is possible to arrange a free shuttle for you, particularly if there is a group of participants going to the same place at the same time.

Car rental

Renting a car may be a good option for people who are interested to explore sightseeing in and around Phoenix. Driving in Phoenix and generally in Arizona is easy. Streets and roads are wide and traffic jumps are rare even in rash hours, nothing comparing to New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Berlin or Moscow. In addition to that driving in Phoenix is like driving on a chess filed: All major streets are straight lines standing out from each other by about a mile and going in North-South and East-West directions. Well, nowadays everyone uses GPS anyway.

Unless you are staying far away from the ASU Tempe campus, there is no need for you to rent a car at the airport, you can rent it later with assistance at the hotel or from our team at the registration desk when you really need it to travel in and out of Phoenix metropolitan area. For those who plan to rent a car, we recommend using the services of our partner - Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Ask for rental car assistance at our registration desk. By renting a car with Enterprise Rent-a-Car you will avoid the hassle of driving in and out of a busy airport (unless this is your choice based on your remote location) and you can rent a car only for the days you really need it.


Prior going to the conference events by car allocate the parking structure which is nearest to the venue and has visitor parking space. The parking garage on the NE corner of College Ave and Apache Blvd is close to the Memorial Union (symposium sessions) and also not far from the Coor Hall (school sessions). Our conference is held during the Spring break at the University, thus parking will be lesser problem and more space may become available for visitors.

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