ESCC Spring 2024 Meeting Lodging, Transportation, and Meals

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Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024, through Noon, Thursday, May 2, 2024
Location: Berkeley, California

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  • The main meeting will be held at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley, California, from 8:30AM-5:00PM Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • The optional user facilities tours on Thursday morning will be at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. ESnet will coordinate Lab access for registrants for the purpose of the tours.

Remote (Hybrid) Participation

A limited option for remote participation will be available. Interested attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting in person, if possible.

Berkeley National Lab Access

The main meeting is NOT on the Berkeley National Lab campus. Visiting the Berkeley National Lab for any reason requires advance permits and screening. If you would like to meet with other Lab personnel outside the ESCC meeting or the facility tours, please coordinate visitation with that host. For questions, contact Cian Dawson (ESnet User & Outreach Lead) at


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  • Attendees are responsible for their own lodging arrangements. 
  • There is no pre-designated hotel or reserved room block. 
  • Attendees are encouraged to make reservations early. 
  • Two hotels close to the meeting site are the Marriott Residence Inn Berkeley and Hotel Shattuck Plaza, both within a quarter mile (two short City blocks) of the meeting. 


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  • Light refreshments will be provided in the morning and mid-afternoon Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Attendees are responsible for their own meals.
  • There are numerous dining options within a block of the meeting facility and hotels.


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Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

  • Air Travel
  • Regional/State Rail
    • The Amtrak Berkeley (BKY) station is two miles from downtown Berkeley. 
  • Local transportation
    • Bay Area Regional Transit (BART) is light rail that runs around the Bay, including to OAK and SFO. The Downtown Berkeley stop on the Red and Orange Lines is within a quarter mile of the meeting location and popular hotels.
    • AC Transit is a county-wide bus system with numerous lines and stops in downtown Berkeley. AC Transit also has a commuter line (TransBay FS line) that runs between downtown Berkeley and San Francisco's Salesforce Transit Center at limited commute hours.
    • TNC/Rideshare, and Taxis
    • Shared e-bikes (Bay Wheels) and scooters (Veo).
  • Parking: Parking in downtown Berkeley is very limited! 
    • There are paid parking garages available in downtown Berkeley.
    • Bike Parking
      • The Oxford Garage below the Brower Center has bike racks and is usually staffed by a live attendant for part of the day. Check with the garage for hours.

      • For secure bike storage, the BART Bike Station - Downtown Berkeley is just a couple blocks away. Check with the Bike Station about hours, which are different from general BART hours.

    • If you are staying overnight, check with your hotel about parking options and costs.
    • Parking on the street is not recommended during the meeting: the 2-hour metered time limits on street parking are strictly enforced.

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View the GSA Per Diem for Berkeley, California, April and May 2024

  • Lodging $189
  • M&IE Total $74