Our next Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Conference will be held Wednesday - Friday, October 16-18, 2013.
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 banquet in Berkeley. The Friday morning meeting is open to two representatives from each industry partner firm or team.
Wednesday, October 16: Pre-Meeting Workshop
PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco
Free to attend. Open to the public. More details coming soon.
Thursday, October 17, 8:30am-5pm: Plenary Session
Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley
Industry Partners and invited guests.
|8:30 am||Continental breakfast and registration|
|9:00 am||Welcome and introductions|
|9:30 am||Research presentations and partner discussion|
|11:40 am||New partner presentations|
|1:15 pm||Panel Presentations|
|2:30 pm||Special Presentation|
|3:00 pm||Research presentations and partner discussion|
|5:30 pm||Happy Hour and Dinner: Faculty Club, UC Berkeley Campus|
Friday, October 18, 8am-noon: Executive Session
David Brower Center, Berkeley
Primary partner representatives only
|8:00 am||Continental breakfast|
|8:15 am||Welcome & announcements|
|8:30 am||Director's report|
|9:00 am||Advisory board meeting|
|11:30 am||Review of project evaluation forms|
For comprehensive information on hotels/ restaurants/ ground travel for your visit to Berkeley, click here.
Where to Stay:
Hotel Durant (510-845-8981) is one block from the UC campus. Special rate of $159 per night. To get the discounted rate, you must make your reservations 30 days before your arrival date. Click here to book online.
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 conf2013. The discount is 17% off of the best available rate, subject to availability. Book early to get the best deal.
The Bancroft Hotel (510-549-1000) This small hotel is conveniently located across the street from campus. http://www.bancrofthotel.com
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.) http://www.berkeleycityclub.com
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. http://www.claremontresort.com
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). http://www.berkeleyfacultyclub.com/index.asp
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 on hotel options, driving directions, dining, and public transportation is located at UC Berkeley Visitor's Services website.