Conference Logistics

Agenda updates and logistical information for industry partners and guests.

Our next Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Conference will be held Wednesday - Friday, April 23-25, 2014.

The Thursday meeting, open to our industry partners and invited guests, is an all day event that includes research and partner presentations, and discussion of current research projects. This will be followed by a dinner banquet in Berkeley. The Friday morning meeting is open to two representatives from each industry partner firm or team.

Wednesday, April 23, 1:00pm-5:00pm: Pre-Meeting Symposium: Cleantech Innovations in the Commercial Building Sector

PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco

Innovations in products, materials, controls and methods for user engagement are revolutionizing many aspects in the commercial building sector, and providing new opportunities for creating smart, sustainable buildings. The goal of this event is to promote useful dialogue among commercial building stakeholders, technology and product developers, researchers, and other cleantech leaders. The focus will be on innovations that improve building performance in terms of energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy sources, and occupant feedback and well-being.

Free to attend. Open to the public. View agenda.
Registration links:
attend in person or attend via live webcast

Thursday, April 24, 8:30am-5pm: Plenary Session
Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley

Industry Partners and invited guests. View detailed agenda.

8:30 am Continental breakfast and registration
9:00 am Welcome and introductions
9:30 am Research presentations and partner discussion
11:50 am New partner presentation: Yost Grube Hall Architecture
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Special Presentation: Lisa Matthiessen, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Principal, Integral Group
2:00 pm Panel Presentations:
1) Striving for the Living Building Challenge
2) Improving the Indoor Experience
3:30 pm Research presentations and partner discussion
5:00 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm   Happy Hour and Dinner: Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley

Friday, April 25, 8:00am-noon: Executive Session
Berkeley City Club, Berkeley

Primary partner representatives only.

8:00 am Continental breakfast
8:15 am Introductions and partner feedback
9:00 am Director's report
9:15 am Advisory board meeting
11:30 am Review of project evaluation forms
12:00 pm Adjourn

For comprehensive information on hotels/ restaurants/ ground travel for your visit to Berkeley, click here.

Where to Stay:

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (510-845-7300) is one block from the UC campus. Discounted rate information coming soon.To take advantage of our group discount: book online, enter the dates of your stay, click "Book Now", click on "Promo/Corporate Code", and enter the code cbe14. The discount is 17% off of the best available rate, subject to availability. Book early to get the best deal.

Hotel Durant is one block from the UC campus. Special rates for the April 2014 meeting are sold out.

The Bancroft Hotel (510-549-1000) This small hotel is conveniently located across the street from campus.

Berkeley City Club (510-848-7800) is a State of California Historical Landmark, designed by Julia Morgan. There is an indoor swimming pool and continental breakfast is provided. (Though, as always, we will have breakfast for you at our meeting.)

The Claremont Resort and Spa (800-551-7266) has views across the Bay, tennis, and spa facilities. It sells out quickly, so call early for a reservation.

Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Berkeley Marina (510-548-7920) has 370 quiet, attractive rooms, approximately 4 miles from campus, on the Bay. go to website >>

UC Berkeley Faculty Club (510-540-5678) located on campus, has a lodge-like atmosphere, and small rooms with period furnishings. It lacks an elevator, and can be noisy (from the restaurant).

Ground Transportation

When coming to Berkeley, it is convenient to fly in and out of the Oakland International Airport (OAK). Ground transportation to Berkeley can be by shuttle van, which will cost approximately $20, or by taxi, which may be about $40-50. BART may be reached from the airport by a shuttle bus, and you must purchase a ticket for the shuttle as you exit the terminal.

It is also possible to fly in to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), however it is about a 45 minute ride to Berkeley, possibly longer with heavy traffic. Shuttle and taxi rates are approximately $45 and $65, respectively. BART also provides service directly in and out of SFO.

Although it is not necessary to make advance reservations, you may do so by contacting Bayporter Express (415-467-1800). For additional ground transportation information, please click on the airport links above.

Additional Information

Additional information on hotel options, driving directions, dining, and public transportation is located at UC Berkeley Visitor's Services website.