KDD 2006 August 20 - 23, 2006    Philadelphia, USA
Hotel Information:

The KDD 2006 conference will take place at the Loews Philadelphia hotel, at 1200 Market Street in Philadelphia, PA.

A rate of $159 will be available for conference attendees between August 15 - 27th, 2006.  Cut-off date for room reservations at this rate will be August 4th, 2006.  Reservations can be taken by calling 215-627-1200 and stating the conference name and dates. For alternate hotels information, please click here.

Restaurants:

For restaurants near the hotel, and for a (slightly idiosyncratic) review of the good restaurants in Philadelphia see Lyle's Philly restaurant reviews.

Travel Information:

Directions to Loews Philadelphia Hotel (Taxi, Bus, Train)

Airport Information:

Philadelphia International Airport is located just 7.2 miles southwest of Central Philadelphia. The Ground Transportation System at the Airport is an extensive network of taxicab, car rental, shuttle-bus, limousine, and van operations working to get you where you want to go in a safe, courteous and efficient manner. In addition, the Airport also offers SEPTA bus and regional rail service to Downtown Philadelphia and points in between.

  • Link to Taxi Information
  • Link to Train Information
  • Link to Ground Transportation Directions to Loews Philadelphia Hotel (Driving)

    I-95 from the North (Trenton, Betsy Ross Bridge)
    • Follow 95 South to Exit 22 (Central Philadelphia).
    • Follow signs for 676 West.
    • Continue on 676 to the Broad Street Exit.
    • Make first left onto Vine Street.
    • Follow Vine to third light (12th Street) and make a Right.
    • Pass the Convention Center.
    • Cross Market Street.
    • Entrance and Valet Parking on right-hand side.
    I-95 from the South (Delaware, Maryland, Philadelphia International Airport):
    • Follow 95 North to Exit 22 (Central Philadelphia).
    • Follow signs for 676 West.
    • Continue on 676 to the Broad Street Exit.
    • Continue onto 15th Street.
    • Follow 15th Street through seven traffic lights (City Hall on left).
    • Continue around City Hall.
    • Make right onto Market Street.
    • Drive to 12th Street (Loews Hotel is on the right).
    • Make right onto 12th Street.
    • Entrance and Valet Parking on right-hand side.
    From the NJ Turnpike (New York) and Ben Franklin Bridge (Cherry Hill, NJ):
    • Follow New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 4 (Camden/Philadelphia).
    • Follow 73 North to 38 West to 30 West.
    • Follow signs for Ben Franklin Bridge.
    • Staying in center lane, follow signs for Vine Street/Local Traffic.
    • Follow Vine Street to 12th Street.
    • Turn Left onto 12th Street.
    • Continue approximately four blocks.
    • Pass Convention Center.
    • Cross Market Street.
    • Entrance and Valet Parking on right-hand side.
    From 76 East:
    • Follow 76 East to Exit 344 (676 East).
    • Continue on 676 to the Broad Street Exit.
    • Follow signs for Vine Street/Local Traffic.
    • Continue on Vine to the third light (12th Street).
    • Turn Right onto 12th Street.
    • Pass Convention Center.v Cross Market Street.
    • Entrance and Valet Parking on right-hand side.
    Visa Request:

    If you require a visa to attend KDD, please contact Stephanie Smith at ACM Headquarters:

    Stephanie Smith
    Association for Computing Machinery, SIG Services
    1515 Broadway, 17th Floor
    New York, NY 10036
    Email: smith_s[at]hq.acm.org
    Tel: 212-626-0612

    Please note that it may take several days for a visa letter to be sent out after it is requested.  Please plan accordingly.

    Student Travel Award Information:

    Student Travel Awards have been awarded for select students attending KDD-2006. Awards will provide partial funding for travel and registration expenses.  Please click here for more information.


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