Hotel & Travel

Hotel & Travel


Hotel Shattuck Plaza

2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Our group block at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley is now sold out. If you still need accommodations for the event, we suggest reserving a room at the one of the following hotels:

Hotel Mac, $162-$197/night, 2.6 miles from Craneway Pavilion
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, San Pablo – $219/night, 4.9 miles from Craneway Pavilion
Courtyard Richmond Berkeley – $269/night, 6.7 miles from Craneway Pavilion
Doubletree Berkeley Marina – $309/night, 7.4 miles from Craneway Pavilion
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Berkeley – $235/night, 7.5 miles from Craneway Pavilion


Please note

If you are not staying at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley, there is no transportation to and from the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. We recommend that you use Lyft to get to the event each day or if staying at a hotel near a BART station, take BART to Richmond and use the shuttle service to get to the Craneway between 7:15 am- 12 pm both mornings and 5-7:30 pm both evenings.

Hotel Parking

Hotel Parking

2061 Allston Way Garage (located across the street from the hotel)
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 981-9443

$2.50/hour (first 2 hours)
$2.00/per half hour (after first 2 hours)
$17.00/weekday max
$9.00/early bird (in by 9 am, out by 6 pm)
$7.00/weekend max
$5.00/evening (in after 4 pm, out by 12 am)

2020 Kittredge St. Garage (located one block away and within 3 minutes walking)
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 845-2184

$15.00/weekday max
$8.00/early bird (in by 9 am, out by 6 pm)
$5.00/evening (in after 5 pm, out by 12 am)

Directions and Public Transportation


From SFO: Take 101 N to I-80 E toward Bay Bridge. Continue on I-80E and take the exit toward University Ave/Berkeley. Keep left and merge onto University Ave. Turn right onto Shattuck Ave. Turn right onto Allston Way. The hotel will be on the left. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes.

From Oakland Airport: Take I-880 N. Take the I-980 exit toward CA-24/Walnut Creek. Continue onto I-980 E and keep left to continue onto CA-24 E. Take the MLK Jr. Way exit. Merge onto MLK Jr. Way. Turn right onto Allston Way and the hotel will be on the right. Driving time is approximately 25 minutes.


Take BART to the Downtown Berkeley station. The hotel is located at 2086 Allston Way (at Shattuck Avenue) just a few feet from the BART station. More info and BART schedules:

Air Travel


San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Oakland International Airport (OAK)

BART services both of these airports.

Airfare Discount

United Airlines is the official airline carrier for the 2015 Meeting of the Minds. Discounts of between 2-10% are available on fares depending on your booking class.

To book your airfare to San Francisco with United Airlines, call your professional travel agency, book online via or call the United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code ZTUP and Agreement Code 959956. For all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservations Desk, there will be a $25 per ticket service fee collected. This fee is subject to change without notice. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip.

Reservations booked online via will receive an additional 3% discount without a service fee. Enter both your Z-code and Agreement code (without a space) in the Offer Code Box.

Meeting of the Minds is made possible by the generous support of these organizations: