San Diego, California, USA

Considered one of the best natural harbors on the west coast of North America, San Diego has long been at the front lines of ocean conservation. The area boasts 17 miles of coastline, 600 acres of public land in Mission Bay Park, and consistently sunny weather. The conference participants can access these resources, use indoor and outdoor spaces, and collaborate on global marine debris issues in an ideal coastal environment. To help plan your visit, check out the San Diego Visitor Planning Guide.


The 6IMDC took lace at the Hilton Mission Bay property located on the waterfront. The conference did a hotel-takeover of the entire Hilton Mission Bay property, giving attendees a unique opportunity to be surrounded by fellow peers and utilize every space for networking, side-meetings, and enjoying the great weather.

Hilton Mission Bay

San Diego Resort and Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA, USA 92109
Phone: +1 (619) 276-4010
Reservations: +1 (877) 313-6645

How To Book Your Hotel Room at Secondary Option (Hilton Mission Valley)

Shuttle buses will be available daily from the secondary hotel option (Hilton Mission Valley) to the conference venue location (Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa).

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
901 Camino del Rio S
San Diego, CA, USA 92108
Phone: +1 (619) 543-9000
Reservations: +1 (800) 682-6099



Air Travel

All 6IMDC attendees are responsible for their own travel to and from San Diego.
San Diego International Airport is serviced by all major US airline carriers with nearly 500 daily flights providing nonstop and connecting services to major domestic and international destinations.

Getting to Hilton Mission Bay

From San Diego International Airport

Take I-5 north to Sea World Drive, turn left at the top of the exit. Turn right on East Mission Bay Drive. The resort is 3/4 mile on the left.
Distance from hotel: 6 miles/9.66 kilometers
Drive time: 10 min.
Approx. cab fare: $20 – $25
Super Shuttle: $12
Uber and Lyft services are available

From McClellan-Palomar Airport

Take I-5 south and exit Clairemont Drive/Mission Bay Drive. Turn left at the stop sign. Turn left again at the stop onto Mission Bay Drive. The resort is located 1/2 mile on the right.
Distance from hotel: 28 miles/45.0616 kilometers
Drive time: 35 min.

Photo credits this page: Port of San Diego, U.S. Navy, LT Nick Sherrouse licensed under Creative Commons and Hilton Hotels