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July/August Weather
Average High: 75° F
Average Low: 65° F

Suggested Attire
July falls within the dry season for San Diego. Afternoons should be clear and bright, but evenings can be chilly. Dress in light-weight or business casual clothes and comfortable shoes when walking around the city. Be prepared with a light-weight jacket or sweater for evenings and when attending sessions and meetings, as the convention center and hotels are air-conditioned.

Time Zone
San Diego, California, is in the Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Zone.

Airports and Airlines
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located 3 miles northwest of downtown San Diego and 10 minutes from the San Diego Convention Center. San Diego is accessible from both U.S. and international locations.

Airline Discounts
American Airlines is offering a 5% discount for attendees traveling between July 21 and August 7, 2012, and flying into San Diego International Airport. To make a discounted reservation, call the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at (800) 433-1790 from anywhere in the United States or Canada or go to and refer to Promotion Code 2472BN.

Airport Shuttle Service
SuperShuttle San Diego is offering a $1.00 discount one way and a $2.00 discount on round-trip shuttle service for those attending the Joint Statistical Meetings. Click here to book transportation to or from the hotel or call (800) blue-van and use code 2PQA7 to receive your discount.

Taxi Service
Many companies provide taxi service from the San Diego International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the transportation plazas. A transportation coordinator will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a particular company.

Car Rentals
The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is J099649. Enter the AWD number at to receive the best car rental rates available. The discount is effective seven days before and after JSM.

Parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center garage, located on Harbor Drive between First Ave. and Fifth Ave. The daily parking rate is $10. Please click here for additional information.

Public Transportation
The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) offers fast and convenient service from the airport to the convention center. MTS operates the San Diego Trolley and has made trip planning easy with the fun places to go transportation guide. In addition to the trolley, The Flyer MTS bus route 992 directly services the airport and downtown area.

Accessibility for Those with Disabilities
If you have a disability that may impede your participation, check the box on the registration form and attach a statement regarding your needs. The ASA Meetings Department will contact you prior to JSM, but appropriate accommodations cannot be ensured without prior notification. The San Diego Convention Center is accessible to patrons with disabilities. For specific information, contact the convention center's guest services department at (619) 525-5409.

Child Care
While JSM will not have organized child care available, services may be organized through Kiddie Corp (, (858) 455-1718) or Marion's Childcare and Playtime Pros (, (619) 303-4379).

Sales Tax

  • San Diego County sales tax is 7.75%
  • San Diego County hotel tax is 12.9% + $0.11 per room, per night

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Key Dates

  • June 1 - 30, 2012
    Regular Registration

  • July 1, 2012
    Late Registration

  • July 5, 2012
    Housing Deadline