Details & FAQ's for visiting school faculty & partners
Academy Begins: Monday 8/1, 4:00 pm
Academy Concludes: Friday 8/5, 12:00pm
A full event schedule will be provided once you arrive on campus. Special Guests and visiting School Faculty were also emailed a link to a webpage with a tentative schedule -- if you need it again, email us.
TRAVEL & TUESDAY BREAKOUT REGISTRATION
While we were trying to find a way to not bother you with a pre-event registration survey, we ultimately hit a place where we decided we needed to. Our apologies for such a late ask for this information.
Could you do us a big favor and fill out the registration survey by EOD Friday 7/29?
TRANSPORTATION // FLIGHTS
For those arriving by plane who would like to take the provided Shuttles, you must book in the below time frames and send us your flights so we can schedule you for a spot on the bus. Final bus information will be sent out just before the event.
Arrivals: For those flying in on Monday 8/1, we will have two shuttles departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to bring participants to the Biola campus (~30 miles).
Please schedule flights to arrive by:
+ 11:00am Pacific for the 12:00pm Shuttle
+ 12:00pm Pacific for the 1:00pm Shuttle
Details on where to find the shuttles at the terminal will be sent by Friday July 29th.
Departures: Buses will leave the Biola campus for LAX at 12:15pm on Friday 8/5.
We recommended booking flights out after 5:00pm to be conservative, knowing the traffic, drop-off of many students, and security lines at LAX will be quite busy on a Friday afternoon.
There will be no need for a rental car during the event, as everything will be centrally located on the Biola Campus.
TRANSPORTATION // LOCAL OR MID-WEEK ARRIVALS
For those arriving outside of the shuttle time-windows, or arriving on your own, the Biola campus is located at:
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
// PARKING: Google Maps Link to: Biola Lot S // Academy Event Parking
Directions: Enter campus via University Drive from La Mirada Boulevard. Parking will be about 0.5 miles down University drive on your right -- look for signs for Parking Structure S. After parking, look for signs to Crowell Hall or Talbot East (depending on what time you arrive, we'll most likely be in one of those two locations).
DRESS & WEATHER
Dress will be a smart casual -- taking into consideration average temperatures for the event week top out in the low 90's and drop to low 70's in the evening. Although we'll be moving in-between venues throughout the day, the areas of campus we'll spend most of our time in will be air-conditioned.
LODGING & MEALS
If you reserved lodging with us for the event, you'll be staying in Sigma Hall, in a suite-style student housing on the main campus. Please check-in at Sigma hall upon your arrival for your room key.
Meals will be served through a combination of on-campus dining and outside catering. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please email Dylan.
If you are attending as part of a Partner or Affiliate School along with a Cohort of students, we encourage you to setup at least one meeting with them during the event. At your option, the best times would be:
Tuesday: Breakfast, Lunch, or Diner
Wednesday: Breakfast or Lunch
This is a great opportunity to invite students into an intentional conversation about what they are learning and continue to help guide them.
MONDAY EVENING KICKOFF DINNER
For those around on Monday evening, we've planned a special dinner together after the Opening Plenary, along with some of the Praxis Team who are speaking that night.
Please join us at Talbot East, Room 114 for a dinner and social reception immediately following the Plenary (around 7:00pm).
TOP-TIER PARTNER SCHOOLS // COUNCIL MEETING
For members of the Praxis Academy National Entrepreneurship Council, we'll have our meeting on Thursday from 1:00 - 5:00pm in Talbot East, 114.
We look forward to having you at the Academy Gathering! Please let us know if you have any further questions via email.