LBNL Site Access and Transportation

LBNL is built on a hill with a wonderful scenic view of the wooded hillside and the San Francisco Bay. The down side of this is a severe shortage of sufficiently level places to put parking lots. We therefore highly discourage participants from driving to the lab each day.

If you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, a shuttle will be provided each day to and from LBNL. The bus will arrive at the hotel each day at 8 AM and will depart the hotel at 8:15 AM. We strongly encourage everyone to make use of this option. The shuttle will return every evening at the end of that day's meeting. It will also stop at the Shattuck and Center bus stop on the way. The evening scheule is:

SundayBus arrives at cafeteria 7 PM, departs 7:15 PM
MondayBus arrives at cafeteria 6:30 PM, departs 6:45 PM
TuesdayBus leaves cafeteria to arrive for dinner at Venezia Cafe at 7 PM. Bus leaves Venezia for downtown and hotel between 9 PM and 10 PM. Bus will not return to lab.
WednesdayBus arrives at cafeteria 6:30 PM, departs 6:45 PM

For anyone who chooses to stay in downtown Berkeley, there is a regularly operating shuttle to and from the lab. On Sunday, the shuttle coming from the Hilton Garden Inn will also stop at Shattuck and Addison (in front of the Bank of America; there is a blue lab shuttle sign at the stop) at some time between 8:25 and 8:30.

If you must drive, you will need to indicate this by checking a box on the registration form so we can obtain a parking permit for you. If you know of others who will be driving, please arrange to carpool with them; only the driver should indicate that they are driving on the registration form. When driving to the lab, go the LBNL blackberry front gate, where the guard will have a list of names of participants and will have a parking pass for you. Park in the K1 lot in front of the cafeteria (building 54) before 9 AM.

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of 25 rooms for the dates of January 25–29, 2009 at the government rate of $106 per night plus tax at:

Hilton Garden Inn Emeryville

1800 Powell St.

Emeryville, CA 94608


This block of rooms is only reserved until December 25! Please make your reservations before then; after that point the block of rooms will be released for general booking.

To make your reservation, either call the hotl directly at (510)658-9300 or toll free at (877)STAY-HGI, giving the event code of "NFMC", or follow this procedure online:

  1. Go to
  2. Under "Check Availability" on the right hand side, please enter your dates of arrival and departure (Jan. 24–29, 2009). Then click the "GO" icon.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom page. Under "Group/Convention code," type "NFMC", and click "CONTINUE."
  4. Select your room type, and click "CONTINUE."
  5. Enter your information and method of payment. A confirmantion number will be given to you, and you're all set.