Registration & Hotel Information

Supermassive Black Holes and their Destructive Tidal Forces

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024

The registration deadline for this conference is March 25, 2024.

**You must book your hotel room by March 25 in order to guarantee your inclusion in the KITP teachers' conference block and receive our discounted rate.**

You must book your room over the phone to receive the discounted group rate of $289.00 per night plus taxes. Call Best Western South Coast Inn at 805-967-3200 and give the code TEACHERS CONFERENCE.

Rooms have either 1 king or 2 queen beds; all are non-smoking. Included in the price of the room is a hot breakfast buffet served from 7 - 9 AM.

There is a reception at the conference hotel on Friday, April 26 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.
Conference check-in starts at 8:30 AM on April 27.

Financial Assistance:

Please note on your registration form if you would like to be considered for financial support for travel or lodging expenses. 

All talks will be held in the Main Seminar Room, Kohn Hall (KITP), UCSB Campus.

MEALS: The reserved hotel serves complimentary continental breakfast for residents. The conference will provide Saturday lunch for participants in the KITP Courtyard.

FRIDAY RECEPTION: There is a special reception for Teachers' Conference participants at 5:00 PM on Friday at the Best Western South Coast Inn.

WHAT TO WEAR: Spring weather in Santa Barbara should be pleasant. Bring a sweater for cool mornings and evenings.

ON-CAMPUS PARKING: In order to park on campus on Saturday, purchase a visitor permit from a dispenser in the Lot 10 parking structure, next to KITP aka Kohn Hall. (Campus map.) On weekdays, the only full-day visitor parking in Lot 10 is on the 5th floor, with a "VIP Permit" purchased from a dispenser.

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENTS: If your invitation letter specified that will will be reimbursed for travel expenses, please carefully review the following guidelines before you book your travel:

  • We cannot provide travel advances; please present your receipts to our staff on Saturday morning (or at the Friday evening reception) so that we can process your reimbursement as soon as possible.
  • Receipts must show proof of purchase with a credit or debit card in order to be eligible for reimbursement. Receipts must be itemized--since packages purchased from internet aggregators (e.g., Expedia) do not typically itemize expenses, do *not* purchase a travel package unless you can first confirm that charges for each component will be listed separately.
  • KITP cannot reimburse tickets paid for with vouchers, points, or frequent flyer miles.
  • Travel reimbursements may be used for car rental, provided the vehicle is of intermediate class or lower. Rental car insurance cannot be reimbursed.


If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Assistant via email or telephone, (805) 893-6383.