CBE Advisory Board Conference Logistics

Agenda updates and logistical information for industry partners and guests.

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Our next Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Conference will be held Wednesday to Friday, May 3-5, 2017.

The Thursday meeting is open to industry partners and invited guests, and includes research and partner presentations, with discussion of current research projects. This will be followed by a dinner banquet in Berkeley. The Friday morning business meeting is open to two representatives from each industry partner firm or team.

Wednesday, May 3, 1:00-5:00 pm: Pre-Conference Symposium: Resilient Design for Buildings, Communities and Cities

PG&E Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco
Dangers from climate change, more frequent extreme weather events and resulting power outages represent growing concerns for government agencies, building owners and design professionals. This session will explore how stakeholders are addressing resilience at multiple scales, assessing risks and responding through design strategies the scale of individual buildings, and at the city scale through infrastructure and waterfront design. The session will also present the inherent synergies between resiliency and sustainability. Read more about the event and speakers.

Register to attend in-person or via live webinar.

This event is free and open to the public, and co-sponsored by the PG&E Pacific Energy Center and CBE.

Thursday, May 4, 8:30am-5:00pm: Plenary Session

David Brower Center, Berkeley

View detailed agenda (PDF)

Research updates, panel sessions, and a keynote presentation by Chris Luebkeman of Arup; seven partner representatives per firm or team (Three for small business partners).

Following the plenary session, join us for a hosted happy hour and dinner at Revival Bar & Kitchen in downtown Berkeley.

Friday, May 5, 8:00am-noon: Executive Session

David Brower Center, Berkeley
Business meeting; two partner representatives per firm or team.

Where to Stay

Hotel Durant (1-800-238-7268) is one block from the UC campus, about a 15 minute walk to the Brower Center. To take advantage of our group discount: book online to save 10% (or, reference "Center for the Built Environment" if reserving by phone). Limited rooms available.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (510-845-7300) is one block from the UC campus, about a 2 minute walk to the Brower Center. To take advantage of our group discount: book online. Limited rooms available.

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 also provides service to and from OAK.

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.