Conference Info

Dates

BLS 44 will be held the weekend of February 9th-11th, 2018.


Venue and Travel Information

Information on venue locations, travel, and other accommodations will be available closer to the conference dates.

Venue

Conference: Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley.

Dwinelle Hall can be accessed via Frank Schlessinger Way or from Bancroft and Telegraph. From Frank Schlessinger Way, enter through the west entrances to access the Department of Linguistics (Level A). From Bancroft and Telegraph, enter campus through Sproul Plaza (MLK Student Union on your left and Sproul on your right), pass through Sather Gate, and enter Dwinelle Hall through the east entrance to access the Main Lobby (Level D). Follow the signs to the registration desk.


Accommodation

BLS44 is not entering into any agreements with particular hotels for the conference. However, there are numerous AirBnB and hotel options in Berkeley:

This year we will again be offering crash space for undergraduate and graduate attendees. Please fill out the accommodation form and we will contact you with further details.


Transport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Berkeley
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
    Take a Pittsburg-Bay Point-bound (yellow line) train from SFO and transfer to the Richmond-bound (red line) train across the platform at either 19th St/Oakland or MacArthur stations. BART runs on weekdays from 4AM to 12AM, on Saturday from 6AM to 12AM, and on Sunday from 8AM to 12AM. The Berkeley campus is located one block east of the Downtown Berkeley BART station. A one-way trip from SFO to Downtown Berkeley is $9.25.
  • Shuttle service Bayporter Express Shuttle: Direct from SFO to Berkeley from $38 (shared ride).
    Super Shuttle: Direct from SFO to Berkeley from $35 (shared van).
  • Uber or Lyft
    Fare approximately $50
  • Taxi
    Fare approximately $90
Oakland International Airport (OAK) to Berkeley
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
    Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Take the train from OAK to Coliseum (gray line) and transfer to the Richmond-bound (red line) train across the platform. BART runs on weekdays from 4AM to 12AM, on Saturday from 6AM to 12AM, and on Sunday from 8AM to 12AM. The Berkeley campus is located one block east of the Downtown Berkeley BART station. A one-way trip from OAK to Downtown Berkeley is $8.60.
  • Shuttle service Bayporter Express Shuttle: Direct from OAK to Berkeley from $29 (shared ride).
  • Uber or Lyft
    Fare approximately $30
  • Taxi
    Fare approximately $40
Driving

From I-80/580 take the second Berkeley exit at University and head eastward (away from the bay and marina). Continue east on University for about 2 miles, then turn right onto Shattuck. Go 7 blocks and turn left onto Channing.

There are several commercial parking garages in the area about three to five blocks uphill:

  • Bowditch on the south side of Bancroft
  • Bancroft between Telegraph and Dana (next to the Student Union)
  • Channing or Durant between Dana and Telegraph

There are also University parking lots that can be used on evenings and weekends. See the following links for information: