The DOE Accelerator Safety Workshop will be held on the campus of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, located at 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

SLAC is located on 426 acres of Stanford University property, just three miles west of the main campus. The main entrance to the facility is on Sand Hill Road, just east of Interstate 280.

If you will be traveling from out of town, we encourage you to make reservations at our Guest House as soon as possible as rooms fill up quickly. Other local accommodations may be available.

The closest airports to SLAC are San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Access to SLAC is through a guard station. Bring your government-issued photo ID, such as driver's license or passport. Names of registered participants will be provided to SLAC security in advance.


Getting Around

Maps for SLAC, Stanford and nearby areas

Stanford has a free Marguerite shuttle service that runs on Stanford campus and to SLAC and nearby Palo Alto

Caltrain service runs from downtown Palo Alto and Menlo Park to San Francisco and San Jose.



  • The average high temperature in the Stanford area in August is 80°F.
  • "California casual" is appropriate for daytime and most evening outings and is acceptable for all conference activities. A sweater or light jacket is suggested for evenings.
  • More weather information


Wireless Internet Access

  • While at SLAC, please choose the "visitor network" in order to get online on your wireless device. Because you are outside the firewall you should consider your connection very insecure. It is the responsibility of users of the Visitor network to protect their communications, e.g. by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
  • To connect to the visitor network for the first time you will need to open a web browser and attempt to connect to any normal internet web site (we suggest http://www.slac.stanford.edu). If your browser was already running, you may have to hit the "refresh" button.
    • You will be redirected to a portal web page that provides basic information about the SLAC Visitor Network and asks you to provide some information about yourself. The purpose of asking you for this information is so that SCCS can locate you in the event that your computer has a virus or causes problems with the network. Re-registration is required if a device is not seen on the network for more than 2 weeks.
    • Before you can proceed to the internet, you will need to agree to the SLAC Acceptable Use Agreement regarding network use. After you agree, your system will be given regular internet access. Be aware that this includes not running applications that open many connections such as a SKYPE supernode. If your host on the visitor network is detected as generating a lot of connections it will be put in a penalty box that limits all users in the penalty box to a maximum aggregate of 56kbps.