The first gathering is scheduled to take place in February 23-26, 2017 in San Francisco. We are thrilled to announce that the first conference of the International Community of Artist-Scholars (ICAS) will be sponsored by Hostelling International (HI), a nonprofit, member organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel in order to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and the world around. Following our own trajectory of research and art practice HI USA promotes a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to actively make the world a better place. Priding themselves in breaking down stereotypes, we will use the hostel environment and the local community of San Francisco as inspiration to our own endeavor to overcome institutionalized stereotypes. During the conference, all participating artist-scholars will be part of a 4-6h collaborative community project through which we will connect with the local residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin/Financial District.
If you want to know more about the hostel and the neighborhood you will be residing in, please visit this website: http://www.sfhostels.org/downtown
312 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
1 (415) 788-5604
GPS Coordinates: N 37 47.194, W 122 24.587
From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
By public transit
Take a BART train ($8.95) from the airport to the Powell station. (Trains run 4 a.m. – midnight on weekdays, 6 a.m. – midnight on Saturdays, and 8 a.m. t- midnight on Sundays and holidays.)
Walk 2 blocks north on Powell Street, turn left on O’Farrell Street, then turn right on Mason Street. The hostel is on the righthand side.
By airport shuttle
Lorrie’s Airport Service offers a discounted rate of $14 per person for door-to-door transportation. Click here to reserve a ride.
Other shuttle services are also available. Reservations are not required; look for a shuttle stop outside the baggage claim. Note that late-night or early morning service may be limited.
There are usually plenty of private taxis available at the airport. Look for an official taxi stop outside the baggage claim. (Avoid any drivers who approach you outside of an official taxi stop.) A ride to the hostel will cost about $60.