Transportation / Venue


The 15th annual MPM workshop will be hosted at the Berkeley City Club, located just off the south side of the U.C. Berkeley campus.

Address: 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704 

Berkeley City Club Location

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Berkeley City Club

The Berkeley City Club is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is nicknamed “The Little Castle”. It was originally opened in 1930 as a women’s activity center and was designed by notable architect Julia Morgan. Julia Morgan was a U.C. Berkeley alumna who graduated as the only Civil Engineer in her class shortly after Berkeley started admitting women. 

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The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) are the closest airports to U.C. Berkeley. Note that the Oakland airport is in the process of transitioning to the name “San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport”, and thus the new and old names may both be in use. These two airports are reachable by Uber or Lyft as well as BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). The Downtown Berkeley BART station is just a few blocks west of the UC Berkeley campus and the conference venue (14-minute walk). 

Where to stay

The following hotels are recommended considering location and past visitors’ experiences:

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Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC BY-SA 3.0

Local Highlights

The Bay Area offers plentiful activities, attractions, and culinary opportunities. The following shortlist of recommendations has been assembled by organizers. Transit times are estimated from the U.C. Berkeley Campus/Event venue.


Food & Drink:

San Francisco Bay Area

California National Parks & Attractions

If you have time for an extended stay, California has many beautiful national parks to offer. The following are within a few hours drive of Berkeley.