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 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
View agenda >>

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.

Register to attend in person or via live webinar. This symposium is free and open to the public, and co-sponsored by CBE and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center.

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
12:05 pm Lunch
1:05 pm Special presentation: Cathy HIggins, Research Director, New Buildings Institute (NBI)
2:05 pm

Concurrent panel session:
1. Old School Meets High Tech: Designing for Comfort and Energy Efficiency with Ceiling Fans
2. Advanced Technologies and Design Analysis for High Performance Fašade

3:45 pm Research presentations and partner discussion
5:00 pm Adjourn
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
12:00 pm Adjourn

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.

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 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

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