Schedule and Locations

BERC Innovation Expo
Thursday, February 22nd 7-9pm
Hearst Mining Hall, UC Berkeley

The Hearst Mining Hall is located on the Hearst Mining Circle, best accessed on foot from Hearst or Piedmont avenues.

BERC Summit
Friday, February 23rd 8am-6pm
Pauley Ballroom (MLK Jr Student Union), UC Berkeley

The Pauley Ballroom is located inside of the Student Union on Sproul Plaza, at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way.

Networking Reception 
Friday, February 23rd 4:30pm-6:00pm
The Bear's Lair -- Lower Sproul Plaza
2495 Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley

Dress Code

Please note that the dress code for the BERC Summit is "business casual" attire. This includes the conference proceedings on Friday, February 22nd, as well as the Innovation Expo on Thursday, February 23rd. 

Public Transportation
The nearest BART station to campus is Downtown Berkeley station. For more information on using BART click the link here:

There are several AC Transit bus routes that have stops near the event spaces for Innovation Expo and Summit conference day. See routes below:

  • Bus routes near Hearst Mining Hall: 52, F, 65
  • Bus routes near Pauley Ballroom: 6, 52, 51B, 36, 79, F

For more information on using AC Transit, please see the website linked here:

Innovation Expo, Thurs. Feb. 22nd: The parking lot nearest the Innovation Expo is the Upper Hearst Parking Structure/La Loma Parking Structure (pay-to-park, located here).

BERC Energy Summit, Fri. Feb. 23rd: The nearest parking lot to for the Energy Summit is the Telegraph Channing Garage (owned by City of Berkeley, rates here)

Limited residential street parking is available on the North side of campus, however most streets have 2 hour time-limited parking until 6pm, as well as limited pay-to-park street parking. Information about public garages and lots operated by the City of Berkeley can be found here.

Parking fare is not included in the BERC Energy Summit tickets, and must be purchased at the parking facility.  

Transportation and Parking


There are many hotels, dining, and public transportation options in Berkeley. Below are hotels listed in order of distance from California Memorial Stadium.

Hotel Durant Berkeley (.5 mi) 2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 | (510) 845-8981 |

Berkeley City Club (.8 mi) | 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 | (510) 848-7800 |

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (1.2 mi) | 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 | (510) 845-7300 |

Travelodge Berkeley (1.5 mi) |1820 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 | (510) 843-426