Getting to Berkeley

Berkeley is 23 miles away from San Francisco International Airport (KSFO), 13 miles away from Oakland International Airport (KOAK), and 46 miles away from San Jose Miñeta International Airport (KSJC). BART directly connects to both SFO and OAK, and SJC can be reached with a combination of bus, BART, Amtrak, and the VTA. Browse BART and VTA schedules.

The Berkeley Amtrak station (BRK) connects directly to University Avenue (the road leading to the UC Berkeley campus) in West Berkeley. Learn more about Berkeley Amtrak.

The easiest way to reach Berkeley by car is via Interstate 80. Take exit 11 (University Avenue) from the Interstate 80 to reach the UC Berkeley campus directly.

Getting Around

The Conference 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.

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: For those driviing to ACIC 2022 Conference (May 24-25), the nearest parking garage is Lower Sproul Parking Garage and is $4/hour. The Lower Sproul Garage has an elevator that can bring you directly to the 3rd floor of the MLK building, which is where the event will be held.

Other nearby garages are Telegraph-Channing for $16/day and the Stadium Parking Garage for $28/day. Other parking garages nearby may have restrictions on all-day parking. Additionally, street parking is available.

Berkeley Way West (BWW): For those driviing to ACIC 2022 Pre-conference Workshops (May 23), the nearest public parking garage is the Center Parking Garage. Metered parking is available at $3/hour (directly outside of BWW) and $2/hour (a block or two north on Shattuck), however, does have a 3-hour limit. 

You can view detailed parking information & reserve a parking spot near UC Berkeley on Parkopedia.

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.