Venue, Hotel, & Travel Information
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95110
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose is the perfect California location for SMX West. The city is welcoming and sophisticated with great weather, walkable streets, and an atmosphere offering both culture and entertainment.
The cleverly planned, compact downtown is easy to get to and packed with great restaurants, artistic performances, nightclubs, and shopping opportunities. San Jose offers the perfect blend of convenience and activity the SMX community loves.
San Jose is also dedicated to cutting-edge sustainability, and The San Jose McEnery Convention Center boasts a variety of environmentally-forward practices — from composting and recycling to sourcing local ingredients and donating excess food to local shelters. Enjoy your time at SMX knowing that the city you’re in is actively putting its best carbon footprint forward. Learn more about San Jose’s Green Vision here.
Your Conference Guide, which can be picked up at the convention center SMX West Registration Desk, will give you information on where everything is located.
The Visitor Information Center at the Convention Center, open from 8:00am – 5:00pm daily, offers visitors and attendees a wide array of services including:
- Dining information
- Visitor information on area attractions
- Brochures and maps of San Jose and the Greater Bay Area
Need help making your case to attend? Check out our handy Get Your Boss On Board resources, including talking points, a breakdown on pricing – even a templated letter!
Official Conference Hotel
Stay tuned for 2021 details!
Travel Tips & Information
Getting to the conference is easy thanks to these directions and travel tips:
Traveling From The Airport
The San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) is less than five miles from downtown San Jose. Grab your luggage from baggage claim and head outside to pick up a cab or car service. You’ll be at the Convention Center in under ten minutes if traffic is light. SJC is a highly convenient airport, serving nearly 4 million people and averaging 170+ flights every day, so there’s a great chance you’ll be able to fly directly into San Jose. Get more info about the San Jose airport here.
Flying into San Francisco or Oakland instead? These international airports are both under 40 minutes from downtown San Jose by car.
Traveling By Caltrain
If you’re heading down from San Francisco, the Caltrain is a quick, affordable option. It directly links the two cities so you don’t have to transfer. If you’re coming from Oakland, there’s a few more steps, but it’s still pretty simple:
- Regular route: Take the Bart to Millbrae and then pick up the Caltrain to San Jose
- Shorter route: Take the Bart to Fremont, and then grab a cab, bus, or car service to San Jose
These resources will help plan your trip by rail:
- Ace (Altamont Corridor Express) Train
- Capitol Corridor Train
- Bart (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
- Amtrak California and National Train Service
Bookmark these helpful public transportation links to help you choose the best route to the show!
- VTA Light Rail and Bus
- Dash (Downtown Area Shuttle) Shuttle
- Eco City Cycles
- Greyhound Bus Lines
- Bike San Jose
Prefer private transportation? These options are for you
And of course, check in with 511.org to get the latest updates on traffic conditions as you set out on your journey!