Conference Logistics

Agenda updates and logistical information for industry partners and guests.

Our next Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Conference will be held Wednesday - Friday, October 8-10, 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, October 8, 9am-4pm: Pre-Meeting Symposium: Glass in Architecture: Balancing Beauty, Light, Air, Comfort and Energy

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

The seminar will explore the many benefits of windows including views, daylighting, the potential for natural ventilation and increased economic value. Expert speakers and panelists will discuss emerging window technologies, techniques for modeling windows in energy simulation programs, how the design of HVAC systems are influenced by windows, how to design them to maximize the daylighting benefits, and issues related to codes, standards and testing.

Co-sponsored by the Golden Gate ASHRAE Chapter and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center. Free to attend. Open to the public. View agenda.
Register to attend in person or via live webinar.

Thursday, October 9, 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
11:35 am New partner presentations
12:10 pm Lunch
1:10 pm Special Presentation: "The Aesthetics of Sustainability"
Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED AP, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, RTKL
2:10 pm Panel Presentations:
1. Leveraging Big Data to Create Smarter Cities
2. Overcoming Barriers to New Technology Adoption
3:50 pm Research presentations and partner discussion
5:00 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm   Happy Hour and Dinner: Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Friday, October 10, 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
1:50 - 3:30pm Optional: Presentation and tour of FLEXLAB Facility at LBNL. LBNL shuttle leaves downtown Berkeley at 1:28pm. Pre-registration required for security.

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. To take advantage of our group discount: book online by September 8. The discounted rate is $169 per night. Limited rooms available.

Hotel Durant is one block from the UC campus. To take advantage of our group discount: book online by September 1. The discounted rate is $171 per night. Limited rooms available.

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.