Participant Info

Dear Undergraduate Conference Participants:

  1. Please arrive before 9:00AM. The conference will begin with coffee and refreshments at 8:30AM. Opening remarks will start promptly at 9:00 with the first presentations at 9:15. Lunch will be provided. The conference will end around 4:00PM with presentation of conference awards at 3:15PM. All events will take place in the Humanities Building.
  2. ATTENDANCE: As a sign of respect for your fellow students, please plan to attend the full conference, not just your own panel. Everyone has put a lot of work into their presentations and each presenter deserves the attention of other participants. Keep in mind that many students are traveling from as far away as San Diego, Santa Barbara and even Berkeley to participate. Support your fellow scholars!
  3. POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS: If you are planning to do a Powerpoint presentation, please email it to the organizer a day before. We also advise that you bring your presentation  on a flash drive, as a back up. If you have a Powerpoint presentation that involves embedded movie or audio files, you might want to bring your own laptop, in case there are incompatibility problems, especially if you use a Mac.
  4. ATTIRE. Conferences tend to be rather formal so you should dress accordingly.


The Conference will be held in the Humanities Building at UCLA:

415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA

Click here to view the UCLA campus map.

Directions & Parking

If you are coming from Sunset Blvd., you’ll turn right onto Hilgard, then right onto Westholme to reach Lot P2. Courtesy parking reservations (25 spots) have been made for conference participants in this lot only. Tell the attendants at the parking kiosk that you are there for the “Slavic Conference.” However, you will still need to pay the $8 parking fee so you should definitely plan to commute with other students from your home campus to share the cost.

Visitor Information

UCLA campus map and directions:

Dining on campus: 

Dining in Westwood Village:

Overnight accommodations:

Transportation to/from LAX:

LA  Metro:
To get from UCLA to the Russian area of LA (West Hollywood):
Get on at Westholme and Hilgard on the side of the street across from campus; get off at Fairfax and walk down the hill to Santa Monica Blvd.

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus:
Be sure to check the location of the UCLA bus stops specifically on weekends.

Getty Center or Getty Villa:
To go to the Getty Villa (in Malibu), you need to make (free) reservations in advance.