Conference Logistics

Clark Kerr Conference Center, UC Berkeley, 2720 Warring St., Berkeley 94720.

Friday morning registration: 

  • There are 300 of us, all needing to register and get into one auditorium between 7 and 8:30 AM. If most of you show up at 8:15 or later, you will not get in for the 9 AM start. To facilitate your entry: 
    • Arrive no later than 8 AM, preferably earlier (registration begins at 7). We'll have hot beverages and pastries, and a great crowd to mingle with, so don't hesitate to come early. 
    • For security reasons, you must have a Photo ID to get in. (Like an airline ticket, you cannot send a friend or colleague in your place.) 
      • Please have your photo ID out and ready before you reach the registration desk. 
      • UCB Campus Police has recommended that we visually inspect all large bags, and randomly inspect small bags. Plan for the possibility that you'll be asked to open your bag for a visual inspection. 

Transportation and Parking: 

On the UC Berkeley Campus, like all university campuses, parking is limited and competitive, while public transport is plentiful. Please take the hint. 

  • The conference center has limited parking, with much demand. $18/day. Do not expect a guaranteed space. Parking in the surrounding neighborhood is limited to 2 hours. 
    • If conference parking is full, here's a campus parking map, but do not take this as an indication that spots will be available or that you'll be able to park and walk to the conference center on time (it's a very large campus). 
  • If you're in any of the hotels we recommended  you're in walking distance to the conference center. If not, Uber/Lyft are recommended, but there may be high demand so leave early. 
    • Public transportation:
      • From Rockridge BART station: 79 Bus North, 12 minutes. 
      • From Downtown Berkeley BART: 79 Bus (Q30) or 51B (Q10), ask the driver to let you off near the Clark Kerr Campus.
  • Food:
    • Hot beverages and pastries available each morning. Snacks available in the afternoon. 
    • Consider bringing a thermos or personal water bottle. We're avoiding plastic, so while we'll have cups there will also be a filtered water station on-site to fill your bottles. 
    • Lunch: Box lunches provided, including (if requested) gluten-free, vegetarian. If you did not request one of those when you registered, please do not take one. Beverages provided. 
    • If you're attending the 6 to 8pm clinical training, finger-food/snacks will be provided but plan to have dinner after the training. 
    • February 14 is Valentine's Day, so restaurants may be crowded. If you have a particular restaurant in mind, it would be wise to make a reservation soon. There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Berkeley/Oakland, so you can find a place with or without a reservation. 
      • NOTE: Anyone eating at Chez Panisse has to invite the conference organizers. 
  • WiFi: CALVISITORS, open access. We will be as close to paper-free as we can. The schedule, speaker details, etc. are online. Downloads of information you might want later will be provided. So bring your phones or gadgets, and don't expect a folder of papers to guide you along (and then throw away later).