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Thank you for joining us this October at the Irvine Marriott Hotel to celebrate the 2017 Clarke Prize.

18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612 949-553-0100 Irvine Marriott Hotel
Irvine Marriott Hotel


Located in the heart of Orange County, the newly redesigned Irvine Marriott offers comfortable guest rooms, modern dining and bar options, and access to some of Southern California's hottest attractions. Nearby points of interest include popular beach towns (Newport, Laguna, and Huntington Beaches), Disneyland, and Irvine Spectrum. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle pick-up and drop-off at John Wayne Airport (SNA).

Room Rates

Conference and Award Dinner attendees are welcome to reserve a guest room at the Irvine Marriott. Discounted room rates start at $154.00 (USD). These rates are available until Tuesday, September 26, 2017, or until the block is sold out. Rates will vary depending on preferences, such as room level, view options, and meal packages. Lodging arrangements must be made through the Irvine Marriott.

To make reservations, please contact the Irvine Marriott and refer to the "Clarke Prize Conference and Award Ceremony" to receive the group discounted rate for Clarke Prize attendees. Room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes or applicable service or hotel charges in effect at the time of the conference.


Award Ceremony and Dinner: The black-tie award ceremony will begin with a reception which includes appetizers and beverages, followed by a sit-down dinner with a selection of entrees. A vegetarian option will be available.

Conference: Refreshments will be served during networking breaks, and a warm buffet lunch will be provided during lunch. Vegetarian options will be available.

What to Wear

The weather in Irvine during the fall typically ranges from 75° F to a low of 60° F (often with cool mornings and warm and sunny afternoons). Layered clothing is the best option.

For the Award Ceremony and Dinner, which is black-tie, the suggested attire is formal wear, such as tuxedos and evening gowns.

For the Conference, we recommend dressing in business casual attire, keeping in mind that the weather fluctuates throughout the day and the conference room will be air-conditioned.

Air Travel

The City of Irvine is located in Orange County, California, which is geographically situated midway between Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. Therefore, conference attendees who will be traveling by air have several domestic and international airport options. The information below reflects approximate mileage and travel times between the airports and Irvine Marriott.

John Wayne Airport/Orange County (SNA) is less than 1 mile away (5-minute drive).

Long Beach Airport (LGB) is 25 miles away (20-minute drive).

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 43 miles away (50-minute drive).

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is 86 miles away (1.5-hour drive).

Ground Transportation

The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service from John Wayne Airport (SNA). Please call (949) 553-0100 to arrange a pick-up. Taxi fare from SNA to the hotel is approximately $10.00 USD.


Daily Parking: Discounted rate of $15.00 (Self) and $27 (Valet).

Hotel patio

Hotel patio

Photos Courtesy Irvine Marriott.

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