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Join a Global Network of Colleagues at the Largest Life Sciences Meeting of the Year!

The DIA 2024 Global Annual Meeting will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The Convention Center is in the Marina District, which is along the water’s edge of San Diego Bay and within walking distance of the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

  • Getting to San Diego


    The San Diego International Airport is located three miles from downtown San Diego and 10 minutes away from the San Diego Convention Center. It serves 60+ international and domestic nonstop markets, with 500 daily flights to destinations across the globe, and brings more than 18 million visitors to America’s Finest City.

    Airline Discounts
    United and Delta Airlines are offering DIA 2024 attendees special meeting discounts of 2-10% off published fares, based on the booking class of service.


    • Book your flight with United and enter promotion code ZNWG347376. MileagePlus members earn valuable miles for their travel when using the discount code.
    • Call United Meetings Reservation Desk Monday – Friday at +1.800.426.1122 and refer to discount code ZNWG347376. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.


    • Book your flight with Delta
    • Call Delta Meeting Network® Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) at +1.800.328.1111 and refer to Meeting Event Code NM35J. There is no service fee for booked reservations via the 800 number.
  • Getting to the Convention Center and Around San Diego

    Taxi Service
    Several taxi providers offer service to/from the airport. Follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim level adjacent to each terminal. Taxi fares from the airport to the Convention Center and downtown hotels are based on trip distance and may vary. If you are traveling from the airport, they will also add $2.00 to your final total. The average fare is approximately $20. Visit Taxi Fare Finder for fare information throughout San Diego.

    Lyft and Uber are also well established in San Diego and can service San Diego’s airport.

    Airport Shuttles
    Shuttle service is available to/from downtown San Diego hotels, the Gaslamp area, and the Convention Center. Shuttle service is available at the Transportation Plazas across from Airport Terminals 1 and 2.

    • From Terminal 1, cross the skybridge and take the escalators to the street level.
    • From Terminal 2, use the pedestrian crosswalk located outside the Terminal 2 Baggage Claim Area to access the Transportation Plaza.

    A Customer Service Representative will place you with the first available shuttle unless you specify a particular shuttle company.

    Visit the SAN website for more information regarding the recommended shuttle companies and their contact information.

    MTS Trolley
    MTS Trolley is a light-rail system that operates on three lines (Blue, Orange and Green) throughout San Diego. Two trolley stations are across the street from the Convention Center, providing convenient service around downtown and from the Convention Center to Mission Valley hotels and shopping malls. Route maps and ticket machines are posted at each trolley station. Fares are based on trip distance. Round-trip fares range from $2.50 to $6.

    FRED San Diego
    There’s a new way to get around downtown San Diego: the electric, open-air, free ride FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown). Download the app via the FRED San Diego website and request a driver. FRED seats five passengers. Check the website for hours of operation.

    Coronado Ferry
    A passenger ferry runs regularly across San Diego Bay from downtown’s Broadway Pier to Coronado’s Ferry Landing. The ferry departs Broadway Pier every hour on the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Departures from Coronado are every hour on the half hour from 9:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. A one-way fare is $8.00 and the trip takes about 10 minutes. Bicycles can be taken across at no charge. For additional information, visit

    Complimentary DIA Shuttle
    DIA provides complimentary shuttle service between the official DIA hotels and the Convention Center in the morning and at the conclusion of events each day. The DIA shuttle does not service hotels that are within walking distance of the Convention Center. Please reference the DIA Hotel list for the shuttle status of your hotel.

    Please note that you must be staying in an official DIA hotel in order to utilize the DIA shuttle. Shuttle passes will be issued at hotel check-in and will be strictly enforced. A detailed shuttle schedule will be posted closer to the meeting date.

    Parking is available at the 1,950-vehicle underground garage located below the San Diego Convention Center. Rates may range from $15 to $35 on days when there is special event activity at Petco Park or other downtown events. Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges. The lot is owned by the Port of San Diego and managed by Ace Parking 619.237.0399.

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