Conference Hotel and Venue: Marriott Marquis

The Marriott Marquis is adjacent to Union Square, a historic public plaza that features shopping, hotel, and a theater district. The hotel is steps from a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train station that provides an easy, direct connection to the San Francisco International Airport. Public transportation in and around the city includes the famous San Francisco Cable Cars.

The Marriott Marquis is a modern, eco-friendly hotel and convention facility. Convention facilities at the hotel provide 117,000 square feet of flexible space for general assembly, meeting space, receptions, and ancillary meetings, all equipped with modern technology and other meeting amenities. Within easy walking distance are multiple other hotels offering a range of affordable price levels.


University of California San Francisco

Down on the bay, UCSF’s newly developed Mission Bay campus occupies “made land” not far from the Marriott Marquis. The university’s Mission Bay Conference Center will serve as a jumping-off space for laboratory tours, lunches, and sessions in the center of San Francisco’s booming biotechnology corridor.


University of California, Berkeley

The University of California’s flagship Berkeley campus climbs the Berkeley Hills overlooking the Bay. Participants who choose the Berkeley University Day program will take part in sessions in historic Wheeler Hall and nearby laboratories. Others will experience the Molecular Foundry and other remarkable research facilities of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, overlooking the campus.