If you are a registered participant, please carefully read the information below. This section outlines important information and arrangements for students and faculty advisors.
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, California 90089-0802
Hotel rooms have been reserved for all teams at the Radisson Midtown:
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Each school is responsible for covering the cost of accommodations ( the 2017 costs were $179 + tax per room, per night- 2018 costs TBD) for the duration of their stay in Los Angeles. Teams may arrive anytime on Wednesday, February 21st, and should plan to depart Sunday, February 25th. The group rate will be good two days before the 21st and two days after the 25th.
For Reservations: Please visit Radisson Midtown visit (www.uscradisson.com) or call 1-800-333-3333 to make a reservation. The Group name is MICC-Marshall International and the Group Code (TBD) (enter the dates, number of rooms, and under more search options enter group code where it asks for the code to receive the group pricing). Parking will be available at $22 per night.
All meals for competing teams and advisors will be provided from Wednesday night through Saturday evening, with the exception of lunch on Thursday, February 22nd.
Marshall will cover the cost of organized social events and meals (excluding lunch on Thursday, February 22nd). Invitees must arrange for their own transportation to Los Angeles and will incur the cost of five nights’ stay at the Radisson Midtown.
Estimated expenses for four students and an advisor to attend the event, not including airfare, are:
Hotel *($179+tax/night) = $2,400.00
Lunch (Thursday, February 22nd) = $100.00
Total = 2,500.00
*(one single room and two double rooms)
Location & Transportation
The first place you should go when you arrive in Los Angeles is the Radisson Midtown. It is located in Downtown Los Angeles, across the street from the USC campus, and is about a 30-minute drive from either the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or Bob Hope Airport in Burbank (BUR).
We recommend taking one of the airport shuttle services, which are registered and reliable means of transportation. You can find shuttles just outside of any airport terminal by asking an airport attendant standing at the shuttle service sign. Two of the largest door-to-door shuttle services are listed below. The cost is approximately $22.00 one way per person. You can also use a taxi, which will cost approximately $46.00 from LAX or $50.00 from BUR (max. normally is 3-4 persons, unless you are able to have a van pick you up. All persons ride for the same flat fee). You should board van shuttles or taxis at officially designated places only. Persons arriving in small groups or individually should consider ride-share alternatives such as Uber or Lyft.
Directions for LAX to Radisson midtown
From airport loop, exit Sepulveda Boulevard South; Stay to the right when out of tunnel; Take 105 East to 110 North; Exit Exposition and turn right onto Figueroa; The hotel is located on the right, across the street from campus.
Information Technology resources
Teams MUST bring their own laptops for use in their hotel rooms/breakout rooms for case preparation. We will not have laptops available for student teams unless there is a dire emergency on the day of the case preparation. Free wireless internet access will be available in each hotel room and on campus. Each team will be provided with a portable flash-drive on which to save their presentation and turn it in on the day of the competition. Wireless remote controls for the computer will be provided for the presentations, but teams are not required to use them.
Teams will be provided with limited supplies (white board markers, white board erasers, pens, highlighters, notepads, etc.) for the case preparation portion of the event (on Friday, February 23rd).
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday events – casual (jeans, khakis & shirts- please bring matching school/university shirts for all members of the team for the group photo- you can give these away later as part of the t-shirt exchange- see below). Provided with limited supplies for the case preparation portion of the event (on Friday, February 24th).
Saturday presentations and awards dinner – professional business attire
Typical February weather for Los Angeles ranges from an average high of 69°F (21°C) to an average low of 52°F (12°C) with a 20% chance of rain.
Please bring 5 shirts from your university (i.e., polo shirts, sweatshirts, t-shirts) to exchange with members of other teams.