The Symposium will be held in its traditional location at the Claremont Resort, in Berkeley, California, "one of the few hotels in the world with warmth, character and charm" according to Frank Lloyd Wright.
A block of rooms has been put aside for Symposium attendees. The rate
below does not include sales/room tax 11.065%. The hotel will provide
parking at the rate of $24, plus any applicable taxes, per vehicle per
day for overnight guests of the Symposium. This fee includes valet
service and unlimited in and out privileges. A day parking charge is
available at $12 per vehicle per day for guests of the Symposium who do
not have overnight accommodations.
Hillside or Bayview Single/Double rooms ($215/night)
To receive this special group rate, you must reference the group name
"SRSP" and make your reservation by calling in-house reservations phone
1-800-551-7266 or +1 510-843-3000 or online at
The reservation cut-off date is Friday, April 24, 2009 at 5:00pm Pacific
Time. Reservations received after this date will be accepted by the
hotel on a space available basis.
Specify the room type you would like when making your
reservation. Please note that rooms are limited availability, on a
first-come, first-served basis.
The Hotel requires a deposit in advance from individual guests to
guarantee reservations. This can be done through a check or money order
for the first night plus sales tax, or though a signed letter or card
authorizing a credit card charge, or by giving a major credit number by
phone. Guaranteed reservations are held until at least 6:00am the
following morning, at which time the reservation and deposit are
Government rate: 10% of the rooms in the group room block are available on a first-come
first-serve basis at the prevailing government rate. Guests of the
Symposium requesting the prevailing government rate must present a valid
form of identification at the time of check-in which consists of:
For U.S. Federal Government per Diem Rates:
- Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) ID
- U.S. Federal Government issued Visa, MasterCard or American Express
Card (i.e. SmartPay Credit Card)
- Personnel badge or ID issued to U.S. Federal Government civilian
- U.S. Military ID issued to U.S. Military Personnel on Official Travel
- Common Access Card (CAC) issued to U.S. Federal Government civilian
employees and U.S. Military Personnel on Official Travel
- Official Government/Military Travel Orders/Proof of Official Duty
For State and Local Government per Diem Rates:
- Official travel orders on original state or local government
- State or local government issued personnel badge or ID card
The people at the Claremont who can handle government rate reservations
are Danielle Jones and Joe Jacobsmeyer.
The Claremont is easily accessible through three airports, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. Driving Directions to the Claremont are given for San Francisco and Oakland. If you are driving from San Jose, leave San Jose airport and head to Oakland. Once in/near Oakland, follow the driving directions given.
If you prefer not to drive, there are several options available, including taxis and the ever popular BayPorter shuttle. Please contact the Claremont Resort for further information.