The OnDesign 2012 Confirmation Kit is here! Below you will find helpful information as you plan your trip to Berkeley. You may also view or download the OnDesign Confirmation Kit as a PDF.
Dates and Location
June 27-29, 2012, with optional activities on June 26 & 30
Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
Conference map: goo.gl/maps/GsjS. Zoom in and out of this Google map to view all conference locations and activities, including tour sites, airports, etc.
About Berkeley, California, USA
Berkeley is the home of one of the University of California’s flagship schools, UC Berkeley, of which the Clark Kerr campus is a part. Across the bay from San Francisco, Berkeley is known for its ethnically diverse community, culinary attractions, and amazing building design and scenery. The Bay Area has a variety of cultural, natural and historical attractions, and a variety of public transportation options, including buses, the BART system and ferries.
Additional information about Berkeley: www.visitberkeley.com and visitors.berkeley.edu
For those arriving by air, ground transportation is easiest from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland Airport (OAK). These are marked on our conference map: goo.gl/maps/GsjS (you may need to zoom out). You can find ground transportation options and directions at: p2sl.berkeley.edu/maps/DirectionsToCKC.pdf.
If you decide to take a shuttle to Berkeley from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK), you can save 10% by making a reservation and pre-paying here: www.supershuttle.com/Default.aspx?GC=BLCFQ. (Discount code is BLCFQ)
From SFO: Cost is approximately $35 per passenger, each way for shared-ride vans (prior to online discount). Or, book a van for up to 9 passengers together for $107 (prior to discount). From the Departures/Ticketing Level, cross the street to get to the Roadway Center Island. Follow the SuperShuttle signs to the SuperShuttle pick up point. Shuttles are blue with SuperShuttle written in yellow on both sides of the shuttle. If a shuttle is not waiting, please locate one of the SFO airport coordinators (wearing teal colored jackets) or call local dispatch at (916) 648-2507 to request a SuperShuttle shareride van. Please give your name and confirmation number to the dispatcher.
From OAK: Cost is approximately $30 each way, plus $10 for each additional passenger in your group , or $85 for an exclusive van for up to 9 passengers), prior to the 10% online discount. After claiming your luggage, call local dispatch at (916) 648-2507. You must provide your confirmation number and group name. The dispatcher will guide you to the pickup location at Shelter 3F.
For train and bus routes, fares and maps, visit: tripplanner.transit.511.org or maps.google.com.
From SFO: (1 transfer, minimal walking, 1 1/2 hour, approximately $11 each way)
Take a “Richmond” or “Pittsburg / Bay Point” train from the BART Station inside the airport terminal. Exit at Rockridge. Take AC Transit Bus #49 “B Loop” and exit at Clark Kerr Campus.
From OAK: (3 transfers, minimal walking, 1 1/4 hour, $7)
Take AC Transit Bus #73 (or AirBART) to The Coliseum BART station. Take a “Richmond” train. Transfer at Oakland/19th Street Station to a “Pittsburgh/Bay Point” train. Exit at Rockridge. Take AC Transit Bus #49 “B Loop” and exit at Clark Kerr Campus.
If you are driving to Clark Kerr, limited parking is available on the conference site for an additional $14 per day. Driving directions are available at: p2sl.berkeley.edu/maps/DirectionsToCKC.pdf, or use our Google Map. Please note: Parking on the street is difficult, and mostly limited to timed meters or other restrictions, and parking regulations are strictly enforced.
When you arrive at the Clark Kerr campus, please enter the administration building at the top of the oval drive. Temporary parking for loading and unloading is permitted. Registration will be in the administration building on Tuesday, June 26, from 7 am to 5 pm, and on Wednesday, June 27, from 7 am to 1 pm. If you are staying at Clark Kerr and will arrive before 7 am or after 11 pm, please contact Ambri (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance to make arrangements to get into your room.
Visit conferenceservices.berkeley.edu/CKC_map.pdf to view a map of the Clark Kerr campus.
Our accommodations at the Clark Kerr Campus are in suites of two to three bedrooms, which share a common living area and bathroom.
- Shared bedroom with two single beds in a suite: US $77/person/night
- Private bedroom in a suite, or private bedroom with restroom down the hall: US $102/night.
If you have not already done so, please book a room before June 18 at bit.ly/WFF-OnDesignReg
On site, you’ll find vending machines, coin-operated washers and dryers. Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards are available from the front desk. A printing and email station is available from 7 am to 11 pm.
Free wi-fi is available in suites and public spaces. The internet login is: Working and the password is: Design2012. Guests can pre-register their computers by walking through the steps provided in this link www.rescomp.berkeley.edu/services/#conference
Exercise and Recreation: A recreation access card can be purchased by the day or week, to access campus facilities including exercise equipment and swimming pools. Please visit conferenceservices.berkeley.edu/summerconf_ft_recreationalfacilities.html
for prices and details.
What’s Included in Your Registration?
- All Working Forum workshops and sessions from Wednesday morning through Friday lunch
- Tuesday welcome reception hosted by ICRIat Hearts Leap Preschool, 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704
- Working Forum program and materials, plus a certificate of attendance
- All meals and refreshments, Wednesday breakfast through Friday lunch, excluding Thursday lunch, when you are invited to explore the many options nearby. Meals are served buffet style, with vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options indicated at every meal.
- Evening entertainment
- Tours to nearby sites on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning.
Registration is required for all additional opportunities, except Mud Day!
- Tuesday Legacy Service Project (free; transportation & lunch included; space limited)
- Tuesday Center and Museum Tour ($35; transportation & lunch included; this tour is full)
- Friday Adventure Playground Tour and Mud Day Celebration (free; transportation included; dress appropriately for mud!)
- Friday Hidden Gems of San Francisco Tour ($30; transportation included; dinner extra; space limited)
- Saturday Columbia Child Center and Yosemite Tour (Approx. $25; transportation included; meals extra; space limited)
More tour information and registration at worldforumfoundation.org/ondesign
Working Forum Language
The Working Forum will be conducted in English. In your conversations and contributions to sessions, keep in mind that English is not the first language for many delegates. Try to speak clearly with a minimum of jargon.
Working Forum Attire
Recommended attire for the Working Forum is business casual. In addition, we strongly recommend bringing a moderately warm jacket as temperatures drop when the fog rolls in. Comfortable walking shoes are a must, especially for those attending tours. And don’t forget appropriate play clothing for our Friday International Mud Day Celebration at Adventure Playground!
Additional Items to Pack
Be sure to also pack some business cards, a photo of your family, additional photos or brochures of your workplace, if you’d like.
Should you have special dietary requirements or any other special needs, we will be most happy to make arrangements, if you notify us well in advance. We plan to walk to some of our nearby tour sites, but if walking more than a few blocks is a barrier for you, please let us know, by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
If you cannot attend and wish to send a substitute, call (800) 221-2864 or send a fax to (425) 867-5217, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The World Forum Foundation reserves the right to make changes in programs and speakers.
Notice of cancellation must be confirmed in writing via email to info@WorldForumFoundation.org. Should you cancel your reservation after June 1, 2012, your registration fee will be refunded, less a US $150 service fee, ONLY if someone on the “Wait List” is able to attend due to your cancellation.
Photo Release Policy
By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your likeness in still and video photography without compensation or notification.
Health and Safety
Please see the UC Berkeley Guest Information Brochure: conferenceservices.berkeley.edu/Guest_Services_Guide.pdf
If You’re Arriving from Outside the United States
California, a state located on the west coast of the United States of America adheres to the same entry regulations as the federal government. When flying into the United States, be sure to check for visa requirements and entry regulations by visiting travel.state.gov/visa/temp/temp_1305.html. Please be sure to carefully study visa requirements and allow for extra time when applying for a visa to ensure that you will be able to enter.
Like most countries, the United States has requirements and restrictions on certain goods such as firearms, animals and animal products, plants, and plant products, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as certain food and drug products. For additional information, visit www.cbp.gov
The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States.
The plug for power cords as well as wall plugs for personal appliances such as computers and hair dryers is 110-120V, 60Hz.
Health insurance plans often do not cover all or any services you might receive outside your country of residence, so you are encouraged to purchase traveler’s health insurance before leaving home.
We’ll see you at OnDesign 2012!
The OnDesign Organizing Team
Ambri, Bonnie, Ivan, Jan, Ken, Kirsten, Mike, Paul and Vera