The conference will be held at the Xuhui Campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, located near downtown Shanghai. The address is 1954 Huashan Rd, Shanghai (上海市徐汇区华山路1954号). Important points are indicated on the map below; click the image for a full-size version.
Numbers in [brackets] correspond to points on the map below.
If you need to exchange or withdraw money, there are a Bank of China branch and ATMs nearby . Exit campus through the Guangyuan Road gate (south, next to the conference building ) and turn left at the street; the bank will be plainly visible.
If you want a Chinese SIM card for your phone, there are China Unicom and China Mobile stores near the Bank of China . China Unicom has plans for ~50 RMB per month that should be more than sufficient for the week of the conference.
Food and Drink:
Here are some suggestions of nearby establishments. This list is NOT exhaustive, and there are many places to try, so please explore! Click the map for a full size version.
Other Activities in the City:
The Bund (nearest metro is East Nanjing Rd. on lines 2 and 10 )
Yuyuan Garden (Line 10)
People’s Square Park (Lines 1, 2, and 8)
Go up the Shanghai World Financial Center (bottle opener), Shanghai Tower, and/or Oriental Pearl Tower (Lujiazui on line 2)
Shanghai Museum (Free admission. People’s Square on lines 1, 2, and 8. Take exit 1, bear right, and go through the park.)
Shanghai Aquarium (Lujiazui on line 2)
Tea City (3 stories of tea and tea accessory shopping.  on the map above.)
Shanghai Zoo (Line 10)
Qibao (Ancient water town. Line 9)
Hengshan Road is a street in the former French Concession of Shanghai. It is one of Shanghai's more vibrant nightlife districts and popular particularly among expats. The Hengshan Rd. nightlife district can be reached by taking Shanghai Metro Line 1 to Hengshan Rd. station.
Xintiandi is a shopping, eating, and entertainment area of Shanghai. The closest metro station is Xintiandi on Line 10. Can also be reached from South Huangpi Rd., on Metro Line No.1, then walking down Huangpi Rd. (S) or Madang Rd. for about 5 minutes.
The Hongmei pedestrian street (sometimes referred to as the Hong Mei Entertainment Street) is a place dedicated to eating and drinking with a primary focus on Western workers and visitors. Recently re-named as Laowaijie 101 or Foreigner's Street 101, the 480-meter-long Laowai 101 boasts a number of restaurants and bars from different countries. The closest metro station is about a 10 minute walk down Hongmei Street at Longxi Rd on line 10.
There are many other interesting places to hang out during the night in Shanghai; more can be found at www.smartshanghai.com.