Stanford is easily accessible from two international airports, San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC), both of which are about a 30 to 40-minute drive from campus. It is also about an hour's drive from the Oakland airport (OAK). Comprehensive information about transportation to campus from all three airports, as well as driving directions from Highways 101 and 280, El Camino Real and the East Bay area, can be found here, and more details on how to get to campus from the airports can be found here (with possibly outdated schedules, however).
Additionally, ground transportation information, with detailed directions for using public transit, shared-ride vans, taxis etc. can be found in the SFO, SJC and OAK websites. Cheap transportation options from each airport are the KX bus (from SFO), the 10 bus to the San Jose Caltrain station and then the Caltrain (from SJC), or BART to Millbrae and then the Caltrain (from OAK).
In Palo Alto, the main public transit options are the Marguerite (Stanford's free shuttle), the Caltrain and VTA buses. Please note that only the SE Marguerite line runs during the day on weekends.
There are many hotels close to Stanford University. A few of the options closest to campus are listed below, roughly ordered by price range, with links to their TripAdvisor pages and the relevant Marguerite lines.
Many other options are listed here, with price range and distance to campus.
The Workshop on Locality and Directionality at the Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface will be held in Cordura Hall in CSLI, on Campus Drive West. The building is served by Marguerite lines C, SE, X, Y, among others. The Google Maps Transit directions feature can be used to plan routes using the Marguerite service. (Here is an example of directions between the Palo Alto Caltrain station and Cordura Hall via Marguerite.) Please note that only the SE line runs during the day on weekends.
Visitor parking between 8am and 4pm on weekdays is restricted to coin-metered spaces, or Visitor lots upon purchase of a One-Day Visitor Scratcher Permit. Scratcher permits can be obtained at the Stanford Parking & Transportation Services office, or at several Parking Permit machines on campus. There are two Visitor lots near Cordura Hall where Pay Stations are available (see map below). On weekends, parking is free in most lots, including the parking lot directly across Panama street from Cordura Hall (see map below). A comprehensive map of Stanford parking zones can found here.
There are a number of eateries on campus (complete list here); the ones closest to our venue are those located around the Stanford Medical Center and the Engineering Quad. Nexus, Cool Café and Coupa Café are good options. Most eateries are not open during the weekend.
Some of the important places referenced above are pinned in the map below. Zoom in to see all public transit (including Marguerite) stops.
View these locations in a larger map.