Unless previous arrangements have been made with the workshop chairmen, we recommend taking the Bay Area Rapid Transportation (BART) system (http://www.bart.gov) to the North Berkeley station. To arrange a ride from the BART North Berkeley Station to the Doubletree Berkeley Marina hotel, you can call Amanda Bordelon at (217) 898-9906 and one of the workshop student helpers will be available to pick you up and provide a ride for you to the hotel. Alternatively, you can let Amanda know your travel schedule via email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that transportation from the North Berkeley BART station to the hotel can be pre-arranged.
For those arriving at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
The BART station at SFO is located in the International Terminal. It's a short walk from Terminal 3 and a longer walk from Terminal 1. You can also take the free AirTrain from both terminals directly to the BART station. Just follow the signs to AirTrain and board the Red Line train. When you arrive, take the escalator down to the departures level and walk straight ahead to the BART station. Terminals 1 and 3 are approximately a one to three-minute AirTrain ride to the BART station.
For those arriving at Oakland International Airport (OAK)
International passengers should turn right when leaving customs, walk to the escalator and go up to the departures level. Walk straight ahead and turn left at the art exhibit and you’ll see the BART station entrance.
When boarding the BART, you should take the train to the Oakland City Center/12th Street station where you can then transfer trains to the Richmond-Millbrae (red) or Richmond-Fremont (orange) lines towards Richmond. The nearest BART station to the Doubletree Berkeley Marina hotel is the North Berkeley station.
The fare for this trip using BART is USD$5.95 one-way. Taxis from SFO to Berkeley range from USD$55-75 while Shuttle Vans range from USD$30-40 one way.
The AirBART shuttle trip departs from the outside terminal 1 and 2 of the Oakland International Airport takes approximately 15 minutes. This shuttle drops you off in front of the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station and costs USD$3.
When boarding the BART trains, you should take the Richmond-Fremont (orange) line towards Richmond. The nearest BART station to the Doubletree Berkeley Marina hotel is the North Berkeley station. The fare for this trip is USD$2.30 (for a total of USD$5.30 one-way including the AirBART shuttle). Comparitively, taxis from OAK to Berkeley range from USD$40-55.
A block of rooms has been reserved for workshop participants at the Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center at the Berkeley Marina, approximately three miles from the Richmond Field Station. Each participant will be responsible for reserving and paying for their own hotel room at the negotiated rate of USD$149/night (includes internet connection) before July 23, 2008. Reservations can be made at
using group/convention code: uil or by calling the hotel at 1-800-243-0625.
The workshop will be conducted at the University of California-Berkeley's Richmond Field Station approximately three miles from the workshop hotel. Transportation to the workshop location and other workshop events will be provided for those staying at the workshop hotel.