Lodging Options

We do not have any rooms blocked off, but have secured promotional rates from The Graduate & Hotel Shattuck Plaza, which can be accessed via their respective links below. Please book your stay with your hotel of choice directly. The city of Berkeley has abundant hotel, bed and breakfast, and similar lodging options available. 

Here are some hotels that we recommend:


$80-$200 / night

• Women's Faculty Club - 0.4 miles to venue

• YMCA Berkeley - 0.9 miles to venue


$200-$300 / night

• The Graduate - Promo - 20% off - 0.2 miles to venue

• Hotel Shattuck Plaza - Promo - $199/nt - 0.6 miles to venue

• Berkeley City Club - 0.3 miles to venue

• Residence Inn Downtown Berkeley - 0.6 miles to venue

Please note that rates are subject to change, and are current as of October 6th, 2021.

Venue Information

The Conference (May 24-25) will be held at the Pauley Ballroom, located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Building of the ASUC Student Union. Founded in 1961, the Student Union is the heart of the UC Berkeley campus.

Pre-conference Workshops (May 23) will be held at Berkeley Way West building (2121 Berkeley Way), 0.7 mile away from Pauley Ballroom.

We recommend staying within a 1-mile radius of the venue for your convenience. There are numerous public transit options available in Berkeley, the most popular of which is AC Transit. Learn more about AC Transit. Downtown Berkeley also has a BART station, which is about 0.5 miles away from the venue. Learn more about BART.

As in all major cities, it is advisable to be aware of your surroundings.

Pauley Ballroom Location

Covid-19 Information & Disclaimer

As members of the campus community, the ACIC Planning Committee is not autonomous in our decision-making, and is subject to UC Office of the President, UC Berkeley, and government guidelines.

In the event that the In-Person portion of the conference is cancelled due to COVID-19, registrants with an In-Person Conference ticket will have the option of either receiving a full refund or exchanging their ticket for a virtual conference ticket.  For the exchange option, the difference in ticket price will be refunded. In the event that both the In-Person and Online Only portions of the conference are cancelled due to COVID-19, all registrants will receive a full refund.

The ACIC Planning Committee strongly encourages travelers to purchase refundable or transferable tickets, and is not responsible for travel or other similar costs.

Masks are strongly recommended, but not required, indoors - regardless of vaccination status. N95 masks will be made available.

All participants will be required to adhere to UC Berkeley, UC Office of the President, and local, regional, state, and federal mandates. Failure to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols will result in dismissal from any conference and/or workshop and forfeiture of registration fees.