The ATLA Annual Conference is returning to the West Coast in Sunny Southern California.


Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, with 5.5 miles of sandy beach front, plus miles of inland bays and waterways, the conference will be located in Long Beach, a city that blends the urban sophistication of a big city with the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort.

The Hyatt Regency Long Beach (200 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802) is the official hotel and meeting space for the 2016 ATLA Annual Conference, including sessions, exhibits, and keynotes. The hotel is conveniently located near world-class attractions, cutting-edge museums, and a thriving, multi-faceted arts and culture scene.

Official 2016 ATLA Annual Conference Hotel and Block Information

The ultimate combination of luxury and convenience is yours at one of the best beachfront hotels in Long Beach, CA. Boasting spectacular ocean views and lavish amenities, Hyatt Regency Long Beach is a unique urban retreat perfect for business and pleasure.

The discounted rate is $169 per night (plus applicable taxes).

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet for Conference Attendees
  • Discounted parking
  • StayFit™ Fitness Center
  • Heated outdoor pool / whirlpool
  • Walking, jogging & bike paths on the beach
  • Public transportation service around Long Beach
  • Beacon Ballroom – only waterfront ballroom in Long Beach

For best rates, book your hotel accommodations through our Official Housing Website.

Why Book in the ATLA Block?

  • Special rates are negotiated
  • Official hotel is endorsed and inspected
  • Greater networking opportunities exist in hotel
  • Reservations within the block are protected from hotel relocation
  • Guaranteed rates
  • Easy to modify or cancel reservations
The ATLA Hotel Block is closed.

​Attention: the conference hotel is sold out for Friday, June 17, 2016. 

These options are close to the Hyatt Regency Long Beach but rates and availability cannot be guaranteed.


285 Bay Street

Long Beach, CA 90802-8161



111 East Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90802  


1126 Queens Hwy

Long Beach, CA 90802



333 East Ocean Boulevard​

Long Beach, CA 90802


Getting to the 2016 ATLA Annual Conference

Long Beach is centrally located in Southern California and is within driving distance of three airports.  

Located less than 10 miles from the conference location, this small airport is the hub of JetBlue​ and Delta (Southwest has recently been approved though they have yet to announce flights to and from Long Beach).

Located in Orange County, 30 miles from the conference location, the largest airlines at John Wayne Airport are Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. The runway is the shortest of any major airport in the US, so prepare yourself for steep takeoffs and landings.

Located around 24 miles from the conference location, this international airport is the largest and busiest airport in California. LAX serves as a hub for United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Virgin America.

Transportation to and from Conference Location

You will find there are many options for to getting to The Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Depending on your choice of airport and the number of passengers, the cost can range from $20 to $95 per person.

The hotel does not offer complimentary shuttle service, though their Guest Services associate is available to assist with reservations and transportation needs. Please visit their website for more information.

We have also listed some options including average pricing (subject to change).

Taxi ($28+), and Uber ($51-$67), and Long Beach Transit ($1.25 – this option may take up to an hour of travel time).

Shared van/shuttles ($37+), taxi ($75+), and Uber ($34-$45).

Shared vans/shuttles ($17+), taxi ($80+), and Uber ($97-$126).

Those who are budget minded can transfer from LAX to Long Beach for only $1.75. The catch? It takes 3-4 hours, won't accommodate large pieces of luggage, and requires sitting on buses for 2+ hours amidst local residents, this article outlines how.

Are You Local?

For driving directions please see the Hyatt Regency Long Beach site or use Google Maps. There is discounted parking for conference attendees.


We recommend going to the 2016 ATLA Annual Conference Events Facebook page to ask questions of fellow attendees and members of the Local Host Committee. It’s also a great place to find a travel companion to share a ride to/from the airport or roommate to cut the cost.

Travel Grants

We also provide Travel Grants to assist members with the cost of attending the conference. Learn more and apply today.