Logistics

Symposium Venue:

International House at UC Berkeley

Chevron Auditorium
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720
Telephone: Front Desk (510) 642-9490

Reception & Dinner Venue:

Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: (510) 848-7800

 

Traveling to Berkeley:

From the Airport, we recommend the following options:

From OAKLAND Airport:

BART The least expensive way to get from the airport to Berkeley is to take Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).  You can get from Oakland airport to ‘Downtown Berkeley’ station in an hour for under $6.

Shuttles: Airport Connection 415/885-2666 or 800/AIRPORT: $20 door-to-door, $13 to a hotel, Bayporter 510/864-4000 or 415/467-1800: $16 + $10 for each additional passenger, Express Airport Shuttle 800/675-1115: $15, OakAirporter 510/568-7433: $15 door-to-door, $10 to a hotel.

From SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL Airport:

BART The least expensive way to get from the airport to Berkeley is to take the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).  You can get from SFO to ‘Downtown Berkeley’ station in an hour and a half for under $6.

Shuttles: Airport Connection 415/885-2666 or 800/AIRPORT: $19 door-to-door, $10 to a hotel, Bay Area Shuttle 415/873-7771: $15 door-to-door, $10 to a hotel, Bayporter 510/864-4000 or 415/467-1800: $16 + $10 for each additional passenger.

For more information visit: http://www.visitberkeley.com/gettinghere.html

 

Maps

Campus Map with I-House location (PDF)
Interactive Campus Map
Map of the area and driving directions from MapQuest

*Note: You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open and read these files. To obtain the Adobe Acrobat Reader visit Adobe’s website at http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html.

 

Parking

Underhill Lot

Located at the corner of Channing and College, this lot is a 5-10 minute walk from I-House. The campus shuttle (R line) runs from Underhill Lot to I-House every 24 minutes. See route schedule at http://pt.berkeley.edu/around/transit/routes
Open to the public on weekends and weeknights after 5 pm. Park on any level, note your space number and pay at the machines next to the elevator. $2 per hour weeknights and Saturday, 50 cents per hour on Sundays.

Boalt Lot

This is the closest public parking to I-House. From Hearst Ave., turn right on Gayley. Immediately past the Haas School of Business, turn right and then left into the lot. Directly ahead you will see a yellow pay station. Weekends and weeknights after 5 pm, $1 per hour, $12 max.

Bancroft Structure Lot (Tennis Courts)

This is also close to I-House but more expensive. Located on Bancroft, west of College Ave and across the street from the Berkeley Art Museum. Open to the public on weekends and weeknights after 5 pm. Pay $3 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour at the yellow pay station.

Prospect Court Lot

Located up the hill and behind I-House - a short but steep walk. From Piedmont Ave. one block south of International House, turn east on Channing, left on Prospect, and enter the parking lot. Open to the public on weekends and after 5 pm, pay 50 cents per half hour at the yellow pay station. Park in the center or east rows (NOT in the west row).

Street Parking

Street parking at meters is free after 6 pm. In non-metered areas, parking is free for two hours and unregulated after 7 pm. Meters are free with a California disabled placard.

Map with Parking Locations, please click here.

 

Local Lodging

Special Symposium Hotel Room Rates at Durant

All attendees are advised to make their hotel reservations as soon as possible and well before the expiration date of the special symposium room rate.  Hotel rooms at the special rate will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis, and the supply of these rooms most likely will be exhausted well in advance of the expiration date.

DURANT HOTEL
The Festschrift room rate at Hotel Durant is $169 for Deluxe Queen Room and $179 for Deluxe King Room per night plus additional fees and taxes.   To be assured of receiving the conference rate reservations must be made no later than March 23, 2009 by 5PM PST.

Below are brief instructions that the hotel has provided for online registration:

1. Enter your Arrival Date and Number of Nights in the drop-down menus adjacent to the Durant Hotel (Book A Room drop-down menu)

2. Click on Check Availability

3. Click on the Group Reservation link in the bottom left corner of the page

4. Enter 413744 as the attendee code

5. Click on Attendee Login

6. Enter the Arrival and Departure dates for your reservation

7. Click on Continue

8. Click on Select (under Daily Rate—“USD XXX”)

9. Fill in required information to complete reservation 10. Click on Submit
 
You can make online reservations [https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_login.cfm?hotelID=14873]

For more local lodging information, please click here.

 

Related Information

Oakland International Airport
San Francisco International Airport

UC Berkeley Campus Visitor Services
Berkeley Convention & Visitors Bureau
San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau