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Travel & Lodging

The meeting will be held onsite at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, centered on the Building 50 Auditorium and surrounding area.

Link to LBNL site map


Driving: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is about 45 minutes by car from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and 35 minutes from Oakland International Airport (OAK). Major car rental companies are available at both airports. Be aware that parking at LBNL is limited, and contact Dmitry Soustin to prearrange for a parking permit (, 510-486-7687).

The most convenient way to enter LBNL for this meeting is via the Blackberry Gate. See this Google Map for coordinates of the Blackberry Gate (shown in red) and meeting site (shown in green).

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.


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 Dmitry Soustin (, 510-486-7687). 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).


Meeting contact:
Dmitry Soustin