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Designers of Things Conference
December 2-3, 2015 San Jose, CA




San Jose Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113


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Special Bulletin Regarding Housing at DoT 2015

As DoT 2015 draws closer, exhibitors and attendees are from time to time subjected to improper solicitation from unaffiliated hotels or third-party housing agencies. OnPeak is the Official Housing Contractor for this event and is the only housing bureau authorized to contact you. UBM Canon is not responsible for any reservations made through unauthorized entities. If you are contacted by anyone, other than OnPeak, falsely claiming to represent the show please contact us at 310-445-8536.



Getting Here:

San Jose International Airport (SJC) is Silicon Valley’s airport, serving nearly 4 million people.

Once Here:

Downtown shares the streets with pedestrians, buses and trolleys, so please be alert to the signs. Keep in mind:

  • Many streets have pedestrian traffic, so please drive at a safe speed.
  • Many streets are one-way
  • Turns at intersections traversed by the VTA Light Rail may be restricted
  • In many garages, you drive on the left hand side of the ramps instead of the right
  • All lots and garages are well marked with entry and exit signs. Pay close attention for the best way to enter and exit a garage.
  • Most metered spaces are free Monday to Saturday after 6 pm and all day Sundays & holidays
  • Read signs carefully for several residential permit parking areas.


Main Convention Parking:

Convention Center & South Hall
Almaden Boulevard Entrance
$1 per 20 min, $20 daily maximum Monday - Sunday, special rates as posted at facility may apply during special event.


Here’s a few of our favorites:


The Craftsman

The Craftsman brings from-scratch classic American cooking to the SoFa District of downtown San Jose. Owner Joe Gradillas shares his passion for great food, classic cocktails, and the beautiful City of San Jose. He aims to use his extensive restaurant and bar experience to bring American comfort food back to the culinary forefront of the Silicon Valley.

Naglee Park Garage

Located in San Jose's historic Naglee Park Neighborhood, this 30 seat Bistro with a large outdoor patio serves hearty seasonal dishes in a casual, order-at-the-counter style with first come, first served seating. Throughout the year they feature live music and fresh, seasonal menus, plus craft beer on tap.

71 Saint Peter

71 Saint Peter, a Modern European Kitchen, features the flavors of Italy and France prepared in a straightforward style which captures the best of California's bounty of fresh produce, meats, fish and fowl. Our servers are attentive and informed without being intrusive or overbearing. Guests return time and time again, the true measure of a great restaurant!


Located in Downtown San Jose, Mezcal boasts one of the most distinctive dining rooms in San Jose. The brick exterior, metal work and indigenous Mexican motifs, sets the restaurant apart from its neighbors. Although the design is urban upscale, there is nothing watered down about the menu. Mezcal proudly serves authentic Oaxacan regional cuisine utilizing family recipes passed on from previous generations.



Silicon Valley Wineries

The Santa Clara Valley is California’s oldest continuously-producing wine growing region. Long before Napa made it on the scene, this area was growing grapes...

Alum Rock Park

Alum Rock Park was founded in 1872 and is one of California’s oldest municipal parks. Nestled within the Alum Rock Canyon in the foothills of the Diablo Range...

Parks in San Jose

Looking for a dynamic location for some outdoor fun? San José has hundreds of unique and breath-taking venues perfect for an outside day. Visit one of...

Bay Area Golf Courses

Tee up a visit to Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, Los Lagos, Santa Teresa Golf Club, Eagle Ridge Golf Course, Coyote Creek Golf Club (the only Jack Nicklaus golf...

San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western...

SV Roller Girls

Silicon Valley Roller Girls (SVRG) is an all-female flat track roller derby league established in 2007 and represents what is known as Silicon Valley,...

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