Venue

Venue

Venue
Meeting of the Minds 2015 convenes at the Craneway Pavilion.

Craneway Pavilion

Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbor Way South
Richmond, CA 94804
www.craneway.com

Venue Parking

Venue Parking

Meeting of the Minds guests will be directed to park in one of two lots at the Craneway Pavilion. The first lot is the West Lot, which is closest to the main entrance. Once the West Lot is full, parking will overflow to the North Lot, which is the first lot on Harbor Way South as you approach the Craneway Pavilion. Look for the event signage as well as parking attendants who will direct you. There is plenty of parking for those who want to drive.

http://www.craneway.com/site/assets/CranewayParking.pdf

Bike Parking

We will be offering free valet bike parking at the Craneway Pavilion from 7AM-7PM on October 21st and 22nd for those planning to bike to the event. There will be a volunteer present at all times to check in and out bikes and make sure they are secure. It will not be necessary for you to bring your own lock. The Craneway Pavilion is right on the Bay Trail.

Directions and Public Transportation

Complimentary Shuttle Service


Meeting of the Minds will have a complimentary shuttle service between the Hotel Shattuck Plaza and the Craneway Pavilion during these times only:

October 21: 7:00 AM–10:00 AM & 5:00 PM–7:30 PM
October 22: 7:00 AM–10:00 AM & 5:00 PM–7:30 PM

Shuttles will be serviced by Chariot (look for their logo on the side of the vans) and will pull up to the white curb at the front of the hotel entrance on Allston Way.  

BART

We encourage delegates to take our regional rail system – BART – whenever possible. The name of your destination is “Richmond” where you will disembark to wait for a free shuttle from our partners at Chariot or order a Lyft car (see $20 credit below). A shuttle will go back and forth between the Richmond BART station and the Craneway Pavilion during these times only:

October 21: 7:15 AM-12:00 PM & 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
October 22: 7:15 AM-12:00 PM & 5:00 PM-7:30 PM

Shuttles will be serviced by Chariot and will pull up on the Southeast corner of 16th and MacDonald at the AC Transit bus stop every 15 minutes or so. Exit the station, take a left on 16th to MacDonald and look for the white shuttles with the Chariot logo.

Note: Richmond BART is a 5-minute drive from the Craneway Pavilion.

Lyft

Making sure that everyone has safe rides to and from Meeting of the Minds is one of the most important things to us, so we’ve partnered with the incredible ridesharing app Lyft to make that happen. Use the Code: LYFTMOTM for $20 in ride credit to or from the venue.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. If you don’t already have the app, download Lyft at: get.lyft.com/download/
  2. Go to the “Payment” section and add credit code: LYFTMOTM (ride credit will then appear)
  3. Request a Lyft when you need a ride!

Pro tips to make the most of your ride credits:

  • Select the Lyft Line version to share a ride at a lower fare.
  • Lyft to/from the nearby Richmond BART station for a nice multi-modal trip.

Please note:
1) Your departure point or destination must be near the Craneway Pavilion in order for the promo code to work.
2) At the end of your ride, credit will automatically be applied (though the optional tip goes to your credit card).
3) If you have an international phone number, you will need to use a US number when creating your account. For a free US number, you can sign up for Google Voice to receive a number here: www.google.com/voice.

Directions

From SFO: Take US-101 N. Take the I-80 exit toward Bay Bridge. Take the I-580 exit toward San Rafael/Point Richmond. Continue on I-580 W and take the Cutting Blvd. exit toward Harbour Way. Turn right onto Cutting Blvd. and then take the 1st right onto Harbour Way S. Driving time is approximately 40 minutes.

From Oakland Airport: Take I-880 N. Take the I-80 E/I-580 W exit toward San Rafael/Sacramento. Continue onto I-580/I-80. Take the I-580 exit toward San Rafael/Point Richmond. Continue on I-580 W and take the Cutting Blvd. exit toward Harbour Way. Turn right onto Cutting Blvd. and then take the 1st right onto Harbour Way S. Driving time is approximately 30 minutes.

 

 

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