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GENERAL INFORMATION


The Shock Conference
The conference will take place at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, from June 8 – 11, 2019. The hotel is a short cab ride from the San Diego International Airport. This spectacular Coronado resort offers easy access to a variety of popular attractions and activities, including Old Town Trolley Tours and upscale shops and restaurants of Downtown Coronado. Guests who enjoy exploring the great outdoors will appreciate popular activities such as actions sports, biking and kayak tours, and walking tours. Click here for more activates and attractions.

Hotel Reservations
A block of rooms has been secured at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort for SHOCK attendees at the discounted rate of $229 per night, plus 12.35% tax (currently). The hotel reservation site will be available in early December.

Visitor's Information
For visitor’s information, please visit the official travel site of Coronado, Coronado Visitor Center.

ADA Compliance
The Loews Coronado Bay Resort is barrier-free in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  While FASEB/Shock will make every effort to meet the needs of the physically challenged, accommodations cannot be guaranteed without prior notification.

Banking and Foreign Exchange
The official currency in the United States is US Dollars. The US Dollar ($) is divided into 100 cents; notes are in denominations of $100, 50, 20, 10, 5, and 1. Banking hours in the United States are generally Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. A few banks are open on Saturdays as well. You can withdraw money from ATM bank machines using your credit card and make purchases in stores and restaurants. Signs display accepted credit cards or you can ask the retailer. Check with your local financial institution to verify if you are able to use your home bank card or credit card prior to travel.

ATM bank machine service is available at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

City Map
See the Coronado and Area Map.
 
Climate
In Coronado, the month of June has an average temperature of 71°F (21°C ) with a typical low of 60°F (15°C)
 
CME Credits
Shock does not offer CME credits.  You can pick up a certificate of attendance from the onsite registration desk to keep track of your credits.  
 
Conference Attire
The dress code for the Conference is business casual (slacks, casual dress).  Meeting room temperatures will vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort.  We also recommend attendees wear comfortable shoes.
 
Dialing Codes
The USA country code is +001, while Coronado landlines start with a 619 area code, followed by a 7 digit number.  The International access code for the United States is 1. While in the United States, you can call the directory information service number 411 for assistance in finding a phone number. Calls to area codes 800, 877, and 866 are toll-free in the United States. To make an international call, dial 011 followed by the country code, city code, and telephone number.

Eating Out
Coronado has a multitude of different types and styles of restaurants, including restaurants located bayside, on beaches, and more downtown! It should come as no surprise that the city offers numerous options for delicious take-out meals. For dining information, please click here.
 
Electricity
Voltage in the United States is 120 voltage (60 HZ). Outlet sockets use either a Type A plug which is a class II ungrounded plug with two flat parallel prongs, or a Type B plug which is a class I plug with two flat parallel prongs and a grounding pin.

Emergency Services
In case of an emergency, police, ambulance and fire brigade can be contacted by dialing 911.
 
Language
The official language of the Conference is English. Translation service will not be provided.
 
Name Badge
The Shock Society Conference badge must be worn at all times for admission to all sessions and events.  It is recommended that you remove your badge when leaving the hotel.   
 
Public Transportation
There are two public transit bus options in Coronado. MTS Bus 901 travels off Island and MTS Bus 904  travels around Orange Avenue, Community Center/City Hall (Glorietta Bay), as well as the Bayfront and Ferry Landing. For more information about transportation, click here.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is banned in all public places including all enclosed or partly enclosed public areas.
 
Tax
The combined sales tax rate for Coronado, CA is 7.75%.
 
Time Zone
Coronado’s time zone is Pacific Time Zone (PST-07:00).

Tipping
Restaurant prices do not generally include a service charge, unless dining with a large group. It is customary to leave a tip of 15-20%.

Transportation - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
The San Diego International Airport is about 13.4 miles (27 minutes) from the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. There are shuttles (terminals 1 and 2), taxis (located at transit islands adjacent to each terminal, and rental cars (throughout terminals) that can you can take from the airport. Click here for more transportation info.
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