Venue, Travel, and Lodging

Venue

The conference will be held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), which is located in Berkeley, California, USA. Berkeley Lab is directly adjacent to the University of California Berkeley.

Event locations at Berkeley Lab:
Registration pickup and help desk: Building 50 Auditorium
Plenary Session: Building 50 Auditorium
Poster Session: Cafeteria/Building 54
Symposia:
Building 50 Auditorium
Building 59 (Wang Hall), Rooms 3101 and 4102
Building 70a, Room 3377

Getting to Berkeley Lab

Driving: If you are driving and need to park you will receive a temporary parking permit prior to the event. Be aware that parking at LBNL is extremely limited. If you plan to drive and park near the meeting venue, please arrive by 8:30am. If you arrive later, we recommend entering Berkeley Lab through Strawberry Gate, parking near the Molecular Foundry, and walking or taking the Lab shuttle to Building 50 for the meeting.

This map shows the shuttle stops as well as parking lots that generally have available parking. Please do not park in orange circle, blue triangle or other reserved parking spots. For questions regarding parking or assistance with special needs, please contact Tina McCoy ([email protected], 510-486-7493)

Parking: Be aware that parking at LBNL is extremely limited. You must contact Tina McCoy to prearrange for a parking permit ([email protected], 510-486-7493) if you don’t already have one.

We recommend entering Berkeley Lab through Strawberry Gate, parking near the Molecular Foundry, and walking or taking the Lab shuttle to Building 50 for the meeting.

This map shows parking lots that generally have available parking.

Public Transport: To get to the meeting from either OAK or SFO airports, take the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) from the airport to the Downtown Berkeley BART stop. To access the LBNL shuttle from BART, exit the Downtown Berkeley stop, go up the stairs to street level, and head across Shattuck Avenue toward the Bank of America. The Berkeley Lab Shuttle Stop is on the east side of Shattuck Avenue just north of Center Street–in front of Arinell’s Pizza and Sandwich Zone. The Blue shuttle will take you to the meeting site, Building 50.

Read more about the LBNL shuttle.

Taxi: Taxis are available at both local airports. Approximate costs to LBNL are $75 from SFO or from $60 from OAK.

Private Shuttle Service: Local shuttle services are available for both SFO and OAK, and can be found by searching on “bay area airport shuttle.” Advance reservations are recommended.

Lodging

A limited number of rooms are available at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, located a few minutes walk from the conference venue. To reserve one of these rooms, contact Tina McCoy ([email protected], 510-486-7493). You may also make a reservation directly with the hotel of your choice. A number of hotels are located relatively nearby in Berkeley. Lab shuttles to the meeting site are available from downtown Berkeley (see transport section above for more details).