Our next Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Conference will be held Wednesday - Friday, April 20-22, 2016.
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 20, 1:00-5:00pm: Pre-Meeting Symposium -- Evaluating the New Workplace: Theory, Tools and Case Studies
PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco
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In this workshop, a panel of workplace evaluation experts will describe workspace research methods, evaluation tools, examples from case studies, and theories related to human-building interactions and environmental psychology.
Thursday, April 21, 8:30am-5:00pm: Plenary Session
Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley
Industry Partners and invited guests. View agenda >>
|8:30 am||Continental breakfast and registration|
|9:00 am||Welcome and introductions|
|9:30 am||Research presentations and partner discussion|
|11:45 am||New partner presentations|
|1:05 pm||Special presentation: Cathy HIggins, Research Director, New Buildings Institute (NBI)|
Concurrent panel session:
|3:45 pm||Research presentations and partner discussion|
|5:30 pm||Happy Hour and Dinner: Faculty Club, UC Berkeley|
Friday, April 22, 8:00am-noon: Executive Session
David Brower Center, Berkeley
Primary partner representatives only. View agenda >>
|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|
Where to Stay:
Hotel Durant (1-800-238-7268) is one block from the UC campus. To take advantage of our group discount: book online to save 10% (or, ask for the "UC Rate" if reserving by phone). Limited rooms available.
Hotel Shattuck Plaza (510-845-7300) is one block from the UC campus. To take advantage of our group discount: book online by March 8. The discounted rate is $215 per night. Limited rooms available.
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 also provides service to and from OAK.
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 on hotel options, driving directions, dining, and public transportation is located at UC Berkeley Visitor's Services website.