Venue

PRDC 2011 will be held at Westin Pasadena, famed for the warmth of its architecture and the beauty of its many fountains, is nestled in a serene, Spanish-Mediterranean setting with historical charm. The hotel is adjacent to Pasadena’s newest entertainment, retail and dining outlets at Paseo Colorado. It is within walking distance of the many attractions of Old Town Pasadena.

Westin is 5 miles from Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and 1.5 miles from California Institute of Technology (Caltech). It is easily accessible, only 16 miles from Bob Hope Airport Burbank [BUR], and 28 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport [LAX].

Pasadena Attractions

Pasadena is nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, nine miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. It has a mild, year-round Mediterranean climate with average daytime temperature of 68F (20C) and nighttime temperature 44F (6.67C) nighttime in December.

The Huntington Library, art collections, and botanical gardens is regarded as one of the world's foremost research and cultural centers. It is located on the 207-acre estate of the late Henry and Arabella Huntington. The library has a rich collection of rare books and manuscripts in the fields of British and American history and literature. www.huntington.org

Norton Simon Museum houses one of the greatest collections of art in the western United States. The museum showcases the masterpieces of artists such as Raphael, Botticelli, Rubens, Rembrandt and Goya. Particularly celebrated are the impressionist and post-impressionist paintings by Renoir, Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, and Picasso. Sculptures from India and South Asia are displayed in the newly renovated galleries and sculpture garden. www.nortonsimon.org

The Gamble House, designed by architects Greene and Greene, was built for David and Mary Gamble of Proctor & Gamble in 1908. The house is internationally recognized as a masterpiece of the American arts & crafts movement. Pasadena contains the finest collection of craftsman-style houses and this is the best-known example of this unique form. www.gamblehouse.org

Pasadena Museum of California Art is dedicated to the exhibition of California art. Built in 2002, the 30,000-square-foot museum showcases California paintings, graphic design, photography, architecture and design from 1850 to the present. www.pmcaonline.org

Pasadena Museum of History is housed in the Fenyes Mansion, a beaux arts structure dating back to 1905. Once owned by the Finish Consul, the home contains its original furnishings and artwork, offering a rare glimpse of the extravagant lifestyle that existed on Pasadena's "Millionaires' Row" in the early 1900s. www.pasadenahistory.org

Pacific Asia Museum is housed in the historic Grace Nicholson mansion, a Chinese imperial courtyard-style building dedicated to preserving and displaying the art and culture of the Pacific and Asia. The museum features a contemporary Asian arts gallery, research library and one of only two authentic Chinese gardens in the United States. www.pacasiamuseum.org

Tournament of Roses House and Wrigley Gardens. Purchased by William Wrigley, Jr., of Wrigley Chewing Gum Fame in 1914, this beautiful white Italian Renaissance home is located on orange grove boulevard, once known as "Millionaires' Row." Today, the house serves as the headquarters for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. www.tournamentofroses.com

The Rose Bowl Stadium was built in 1922 and seats 92,542. It is home to the annual Rose Bowl Game, and the UCLA Bruins football team. www.rosebowlstadium.com

Old Pasadena Historic District showcases 200 buildings dating back to the 1800s and 1890s. Once flourishing with 19th century commercial activity, old Pasadena has been completely restored. Stroll down quaint alleyways or any one of the airy European-style piazzas and be surrounded by a dazzling selection of 120 specialty retail stores, art galleries and boutiques and more than 80 restaurants. www.oldpasadena.org

You can watch a promotional Windows Media Video of the Pasadena below.