2018 GIA Conference
Race, Space, and Place
Oakland, CA  |  October 21–24

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will registration be?

The Lab (3rd Floor) will be the space for conference registration as well as the special event space for the Leadership Circle reception.

The Lab is centrally located at 1330 Broadway at 14th Street. This is a few blocks from the Oakland City Center Marriott (which is at Broadway and 11th Street).

Where will the Sunday October 21 preconferences be?

Where will the breakfast and lunch plenaries, keynote, and other events be?

The Newcomers Reception on Sunday October 21 evening at 6pm will take place at the California Ballroom at 1736 Franklin Street.

The Welcome Reception on Sunday at 7pm, the plenaries, and IDEA LAB presentations (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday breakfasts and lunches) will be at Tortona Big Top Tent at 1911 Telegraph Avenue.

For conference sessions, please check the conference program.

Where should I stay?

As regards accommodations: It seems many attendees will simply remain at the Marriott. Some will pursue AirBNB or VRBO. There may be rooms or suites available at other rates at the discretion of the hotel. Below is information on other nearby hotel options, all within 15 minutes walking/rolling distance to the Oakland City Center Marriott.

Courtyard by Marriott
988 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 625-8282

The Washington Inn Hotel
495 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 452-1776

Z Hotel Jack London Square
233 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 452-4565

Waterfront Hotel
10 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 836-3800