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Designing and Doing
March 6–7, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

USC’s Information Sciences Institute and Institute of Creative Technologies
March 5, 2018

Library Selection
Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins 1st Edition
(PublicAffairs, May 2017)
By Garry Kasparov


Conference Location The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Hotel Phone: +1 310.823.1700

hotel Reservations

TTI/Vanguard Group Rate:
TTI/Vanguard has arranged a discounted block of rooms for USD$299 per night at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey.

Online Reservations:
CLICK HERE for online reservations.

• The group rate is available through February 9, 2018, and is subject to availability.
• The rate does not include taxes or additional charges that may apply.
• Check-in time:  4:00 PM
• Check-out time: 12:00 PM
• All changes/cancellations to reservations are responsibility of the attendee.

Telephone Reservations:
Please contact central reservations at +1 855.556.3478 (toll-free). Please mention you are with the TTI/Vanguard conference to receive our group rate.

You will receive a special link in your conference registration confirmation which lets you make a government rate reservations directly through the hotel’s website.  We are unable to provide the link without an approved registration.  This rate is valid through May18 or until the government room block fills, whichever comes first. Reservations made after that date are on a space available basis. We recommend booking your room early! If you have any questions, please contact the meeting planner, Robin Lockett at +1 310.394.8305, ext. 245 or

Travel Options

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 5.7 miles/9.2 km from the hotel.
Ground Transportation:
• Taxi: Approximately USD$30 one-way.
• Uber: Approximately USD$25 one-way.

If you are attending the field trip and will fly in the morning of March 5, you can plan to meet us at the field trip at noon, which is conveniently located in between LAX and the Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey. We will be able to secure your luggage on our private motorcoach. If you arrive earlier in the morning, you can then take the field trip bus which departs the Ritz-Carlton at 11:30 AM. More details will be provided closer to the event date.

Guest/Spouse TTI/Vanguard gladly welcomes your guest/spouse to any of our reception/dinner functions. Guests/spouses may attend breakfasts but only after the conference has begun (8:30 am–9:30 am). Please note: Guests/spouses cannot be accommodated inside our conferences, workshops, on field trips, or at our working breakfasts and lunches.

Attire Dress for TTI/Vanguard conferences is business casual.

Internet Internet connectivity, both Ethernet and wireless, will be provided during the meeting.

Contact For questions about reservations and logistics for this event, please contact:
Robin Lockett at or +1 310.394.8305, ext. 245.

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