The conference was located at Stanford's 1200-acre natural area, the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.
The conference began on Tuesday evening, November 1, with an icebreaker event at the Stanford Golf Course beginning at 5:30 p.m. Oral sessions were held on Stanford campus's natural area, the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, starting at 9:00 a.m. with a light breakfast served at 8:30. Wednesday evening included a dinner at the Il Fornaio restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. The field trip exploring the Santa Cruz County coastal petroleum systems was on Thursday, November 3, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.