The Venue for Interface 2012 will be Duncan Hall (Building 22) on the Rice Campus. This building houses four departments and contains an auditorium, four classrooms, an atrium as well as additional breakout rooms for the interface sessions, snacks, and conference banquet. Walking to and from the Hilton hotel is an easy 15-20 minute walk. Starting at the Hilton: 2 blocks NE on Travis; right 1 block to Main; left 0.4 miles and left on Loop Rd (3rd light but only 2nd Rice driveway); walk 0.1 miles crossing Loop Rd twice (through the main quadrangle); Duncan Hall is the colorful building on the right as you cross Loop Rd the second time.
The 43rd Symposium on the Interface will take place on the beautiful campus of Rice University. All sessions and keynotes will take place in Duncan Hall. Duncan Hall is Rice's computational engineering building and was designed to encourage collaboration between the four different departments housed there. The building's colorful Martel Foyer, drawn from many world cultures, was designed by the architect to symbolically express this collaborative purpose.
Rice University sits on a heavily-wooded 285-acre campus near the heart of
Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. Rice is
located close to the Houston Museum District and adjacent to the Texas
Medical Center, Hermann Park, and the Rice Village (shopping/restaurants).
Houston is located at the intersections of Interstates 10 and 45. Austin and
San Antonio are 200 miles to the west, Dallas 260 miles to the north, and
Galveston 55 miles to the south.
If you have extra time, check out the suggested side trips.
The Conference itself will be held on Wednesday morning through noon on Friday. Participants may want to use Friday afternoon
through Sunday to see some of the sights of southeast Texas.