GTC 2024 Travel and Venue

GTC will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, in the heart of Silicon Valley.  

150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Hotel Accommodations  

We've negotiated special hotel rates for GTC attendees, but space is limited. Reserve your room early on EventSphere  (the official hotel site for GTC). Contact GTC@eventsphere.com with any questions.

Hotel Shuttles  

GTC offers three shuttle routes connecting the San Jose Convention Center and nearby hotels for all in-person attendees.

  • Route 1: Doubletree, Hyatt House/Hyatt Place (with one stop), Fairfield Inn
  • Route 2: Four Points, Holiday Inn, Residence Inn/Springhill Suites 
  • Route 3: Fairfield Inn San Jose, North/Residence Inn San Jose North, Aloft Hotel Santa Clara (SJ)

U.S. Visa Information  Click to visit us on Facebook

GTC welcomes all international attendees and we’re committed to making the process as seamless as possible.

As part of your GTC registration, you may request an invitation letter through the registration form. After completing your registration and payment, your invitation letter will be emailed within a week. If for any reason your visa is denied, we’ll issue a full refund of your registration payment.

For additional information, please visit: www.travel.state.gov.

Nearby Airports

San Jose is well-served by several easily accessible airports.

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

SJC is located only three miles from the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Get more information on ground transportation options from SJC.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

The distance from SFO to downtown San Jose is 38 miles. Get more information on ground transportation from SFO.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

The distance from OAK to downtown San Jose is 39 miles. Get more information on ground transportation from OAK.

Public Transportation

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

  • Dropoff locations are available at the convention center or nearby hotels
  • Metro Station at N.1st St. and Metro Drive,  San Jose
  • GTC attendees ride free during the week of the conference. Just show your badge to the driver.
  • www.vta.org
  • 408-321-2300

BART

  • Milpitas Station
  • Take from SFO airport to Bart Station
  • www.bart.gov
  • 510-441-2278

Caltrain

  • Take Caltrain or taxi to downtown San Jose
  • Metro Station, San Jose, Diridon Station
  • www.caltrain.com
  • 800-660-4287

Amtrak

  • 65 Cahill Street
  • Shares the Diridon Station with Caltrain
  • www.amtrak.com
  • 408-287-7462

Parking

The San Jose McEnery Convention Center has an underground parking garage with entrances on both Market Street and South Almaden Boulevard. Find more information on additional parking garages located throughout the downtown area here. For the best priced parking options, see information on the Almaden/Woz lot located one block from the McEnery Convention Center.

Resources For Parents

Mother’s Room  

The Mother’s Room is located on the Concourse Level next to the Grand Ballroom.
Refrigerator storage is not provided, but ice packs are available in the room. Please bring your own cooler.

Local Childcare Resources  Click to visit us on Facebook

Care.com is an online service where you can connect with local caregivers, run background checks, and review references. It’s your responsibility to screen and hire individual caregivers.

Explore the Region

GTC will be held in sunny San Jose, California, where the average temperature in March is 66 degrees Fahrenheit/18 degrees Celsius.

Explore San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley, and its many restaurants, activities, and events.

Come in the weekend before or stay a few days after to experience all that the Bay Area has to offer, including the beautiful city of San Francisco, the world-renowned wine country of Napa, and the incomparable natural beauty of the Monterey coast.

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EventSphere is the only official housing provider of GTC, and we don’t endorse booking hotel reservations through any source. Other third-party companies may contact you in an effort to get you to book through them and will often misrepresent themselves as the official housing provider. Should you book a room through any other company, we won’t be able to completely protect you from a non-refundable deposit or lack of reservation. Should you be contacted by someone other than EventSphere, please let us know by emailing GTC@eventsphere.com.