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 22-24, 2015.

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 22, 2015: Pre-Meeting Symposium

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

More information and details coming soon.

Co-sponsored by the PG&E Pacific Energy Center. Free to attend. Open to the public.

Thursday, April 23, 8:30am-5pm: Plenary Session
Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley

Industry Partners and invited guests. Agenda coming soon.

8:30 am Continental breakfast and registration
9:00 am Welcome and introductions
9:30 am Research presentations and partner discussion
11:30 am New partner presentations
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Special Presentation
2:00 pm Panel Presentations
3:30 pm Research presentations and partner discussion
5:00 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm   Happy Hour and Dinner: Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Friday, April 24, 8:00am-noon: Executive Session
David Brower Center, 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


Where to Stay:

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (510-845-7300) is one block from the UC campus. Discounted rate information coming soon.

Hotel Durant is one block from the UC campus. Discounted rate information coming soon.

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.