Information Hiding 2012 will be held in Berkeley, California, on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay. Berkeley stretches along the rolling Berkeley Hills and is only a bridge apart from San Francisco. It is home of the world-famous UC Berkeley with its unique intercultural and intellectual flair. Downtown Berkeley can be conveniently reached from both San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).
Also consider visiting IEEE Security & Privacy 2012 in San Francisco the week after Information Hiding. This lets you enjoy two interesting conferences with a Californian style weekend interlude to discover San Francisco or the beautiful landscapes around. Point Reyes National Seashore and Highway 1 are only a few miles away.
The conference will take place in the David Brower Center, the green Berkeley convention center. It is in close neighborhood to the UC Berkeley campus and only a short walk away from the Downtown Berkeley BART station (see the map below).
David Brower Center;
2150 Allston Way;
Berkeley, CA 94704
Attendees are invited to join us for the conference welcome reception on May 15 in the UC Berkeley Faculty Club. The Faculty Club is located on-campus, alongside the south fork of Strawberry Creek on the beautifully landscaped Faculty Glade. Watch out for the Campanile (aka The Sather Tower) and head southeast (see the map below).
The Faculty Club;
Berkeley, CA 94720
San Francisco Bay Dinner Cruise
Welcome aboard the "California Spirit"! This 100' luxury yacht will take attendees onto a Thursday evening dinner cruise on the San Francisco Bay, spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge included. The cruise departs from Pier 40 at the San Francisco South Harbor and will take about two hours.
Pier 40, Embarcadero and Townsend; San Francisco, CA 94107
[N.B. May is graduation time in Berkeley, which usually raises the demand for hotel rooms considerably. We recommend to make reservations as early as possible.]
A limited number of discounted rooms has been reserved in the historic Hotel Shattuck Plaza for attendees of Information Hiding. The recently re-opened hotel is in walking distance to the David Brower Center (only one block away; see the map below) and offers all amenities you'd expect. The conference rate is $155/night and is available on a first-come, first-served basis for reservations made by April 16, 2012.
Reservations can be arranged by phone or online:
- phone (Hotel Shattuck Plaza): +1.510.845.7300
- phone (toll-free from within the U.S.): +1.866.466.9199
- online: https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=714128&hotelID=17233
Make sure to mention "Information Hiding" when asking for the discount rate.
Hotel Shattuck Plaza;
2086 Allston Way;
Berkeley, CA 94704
Other hotels and motels in relatively close proximity to the conference venue include (see the map below):
- Rodeway Inn, conference rate $109 (mention "Information Hiding")
1461 University Avenue; phone: +1.510.848.3840
- Super 8 Motel, rates from $79
1619 University Avenue; phone: +1.510.841.3844
- Rose Garden Inn, rates from $162
2740 Telegraph Avenue; phone: +1.510.549.2145
- Double Tree by Hilton, rates from $179
200 Marina Blvd; phone: +1.510.548.7920
- Hotel Durant, rates from $219
2600 Durant Avenue; phone: +1.510.845.8981
Rodeway Inn and Super 8 are typical US motels, in walking distance to the conference venue. You can also use one of the bus lines serving University Avenue (51B or 52) to get to downtown Berkeley. The Rose Garden Inn and the Hotel Durant offer higher standards, and are also relatively close. The latter is one block from Bancroft Way, which is served by bus lines 49, 51B and 52. Bus line 1 takes you to/from the Rose Garden Inn. The Double Tree by Hilton is at the Marina, about 3 miles from the Brower Center. Bus line 51B goes from the Marina to downtown Berkeley every 20 to 30 minutes.
In general, also staying in the "City" is no big hassle. BART from/to downtown San Francisco is running every 20 minutes. A typical ride is 20 to 30 minutes.
|David Brower Center||Hotel Shattuck Plaza|
|The Campanile||Rodeway Inn|
|The Faculty Club||Super 8 Motel|
|Rose Garden Inn|
|DoubleTree by Hilton|