2020 Palm Springs, CA



Please be advised the ASCT Annual Conference has been cancelled.

The Riviera Palm Springs, the ASCT host hotel, will be undergoing renovation this summer, as COVID-19 has given the hotel the opportunity to transform the property. To accommodate this, the Riviera has made the decision to suspend operations through October to accommodate this renovation.

We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Tucked into the foot of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs exudes a village atmosphere with palm-tree lined streets and wide-open avenues. Visitors can explore boutique shops, art galleries, midcentury modern architecture and alfresco dining set along a stunning desert backdrop. The Palm Springs International Film Festival draws Hollywood A-listers here each January.  Click here for the Palm Springs Visitor's Guide.

Traveling to Palm Springs

The Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), with its California-casual, open-air terminal, is located two miles east of Downtown Palm Springs and is served by 10 major airlines that connect to more than 500 cities around the world.  PSP’s tranquil environment is just one of the reasons why Palm Springs International Airport was named one of the “Top 10 Most Stress-Free Airports in America Opens a New Window. ” by Smartertravel.com.  Cab fare between the Palm Springs International Airport and Downtown Palm Springs costs about $12.

Airfare discount code:

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for American Society for Cytotechnology.
Please click here [delta.com] to book your flights and enter NY332 in the Meeting Event code box.  You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY332
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Other Nearby Airports
ONT: Ontario International Airport (1 hour 15-minute drive)
SNA : John Wayne Airport – Orange County (1 hour 30-minute drive)
LAX: Los Angeles International Airport (2-hour drive)
SAN : San Diego International Airport [2-hour 15-minute drive]

Riviera Palm Springs Hotel

The Riviera Palm Springs is an iconic alluring oasis set in the heart of the Uptown Design District, where local chef-owned restaurants, artists, and eclectic visionaries reside. Originally designed by the visionary architect Irwin Schuman, The Riviera was fashioned after the glamorous hotels of old Las Vegas. Freshly-reinvented, today’s Riviera blends the best of its retro heyday, when celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin once lounged poolside, with the modern amenities today’s traveler craves.

Hotel Address:
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Azure Spa & Salon

Offering 11,000 square feet of luxurious and relaxing space, including 18 treatment rooms.  Click here to learn more about services and book your appointment.  Or call 760-778-6690.  ASCT attendees receive 20% off 50-80 spa services!  (excluding Saturday).

Information from the Riviera Palm Springs website.   Photos courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB.

Things to do

From amazing art and culture to incredible outdoor adventures, you'll find plenty of things to do during your stay.  If you prefer rest and relaxation, you can simply chill out in one of our many sparkling pools. Lounge poolside or in one of the area’s VIP cabanas while sipping a designer, chef-crafted cocktail.  Or you can tee off at one of the more than 110 local golf courses, swing a tennis racquet on the same tennis courts where legends have played, find your bliss at an area spa, explore the desert on a sightseeing tour, wow the kids with a trip to The Living Desert zoo and garden, or visit museums and boutique shops in Palm Springs.  Learn more about Palm Springs and things to do by visiting the Great Palm Springs CVB website.
Thursday nights - Village Fest Street Fair - featuring arts, crafts, food and entertainment!
How to get aroundThe Palm Springs BUZZ provides free rides on the BUZZ Bus every 20 minutes from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays. This bus makes stops by several popular points of interest in Palm Springs.  BUZZ MAP.   The BUZZ picks up directly across from the Riviera.

Information and photos courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB website.

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