April 30 – May 2, 2024 | Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA

Hotel and Travel

Stanford University

Conference Location

Cloud Forum 2024 will be held at the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California (known as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley”). Conference sessions and meals will take place at the Huang Center. Discover more about the Stanford Engineering Quad.

While the detailed schedule has not been finalized, for travel planning purposes the official Cloud Forum activities will begin at noon on Tuesday, April 30 and conclude at 5pm on Thursday, May 2.


The Cloud Forum has reserved room blocks at two hotels. The first is Dinah’s Garden Hotel, which has a variety of rooms for $250/night (excluding taxes). It is less expensive than our second hotel, the Sheraton, but a bit farther away. In order to book your room at Dinah’s Garden Hotel, either call the hotel directly at 650-493-2844 and mention the “Higher Education Cloud Forum” or book online to secure the negotiated room rate. The deadline for reserving with Dinah’s Garden in the Cloud Forum block is Thursday, March 28, 2024.

The second is the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel which has rooms for $389/night (excluding taxes). You can book your room online to get the group rate. While the deadline for reserving at the Sheraton with the Cloud Forum group rate is Monday, April 1, 2024, the block is nearly full. The Sheraton is right across the street from the Stanford campus and there are shuttles at that campus entrance that take you quite close to the building we will be meeting in. The room block runs from April 30 through May 2. If you wish to check in earlier or stay later, please book for the two nights of the event and then contact Bree Price (bprice@pahotel.com) and she will try to help you add days at the group rate.

Alternate Hotels

There are additional hotels in the area for those wishing to stay at a venue other than those we have room blocks with.

The Cardinal HotelGrand Bay Hotel Redwood City
The Zen Hotel Palo AltoCountry Inn & Suites San Carlos
The Palo Alto InnThe Stanford Park Hotel
SpringHill Suites Belmont Redwood Shores 

Transportation and Parking

Stanford University is conveniently located near three regional airports.  Travel options to/from these airports are summarized at the following link.

A comprehensive transportation information guide, which outlines your various options, including local transit options and Stanford’s Free Marguerite Shuttle, is provided in PDF format at this link.

COVID Guidance

Please reference the COVID-19 resources for the Stanford community link for the latest guidance on campus protocols