Join us in Downtown Oakland!


The tallest mural in Oakland, “The Child”, stands at 190-feet and was painted by artist Victor Ash in the heart of The Town on the side of the 21 story Oakland Marriott City Center. – the site of our 2022 conference. The monumental painting, realized in 9 days in early 2021, is the third of six #ZeroHungerMurals in support of the United Nation World Food Programme’s Zero Hunger campaign. Photo credit: @victor.ash.studio

A group room block has been reserved onsite at the Oakland Marriott.

A stay at Oakland Marriott City Center places you in the heart of Oakland, within a 15-minute walk of Jack London Square and Fox Theater. This 4-star hotel is 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from University of California, Berkeley and 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from RingCentral Coliseum. Stay in one of 494 guestrooms featuring LCD televisions. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness center, or other amenities. This Art Deco hotel also features gift shops/newsstands, wedding services, and a television in a common area. Enjoy American cuisine at Iron & Oak Restaurant, a restaurant which features a bar/lounge, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours).

Great conference rate of $199.00 per night. To book click here: https://book.passkey.com/e/50232046


Oakland International Airport (OAK) is only 8 miles away with convenient subway service adjacent to hotel. Alternative transportation would be City Express Shuttle, Uber, Lyft, Taxi. For locals if not staying at the hotel you can use BART if you don’t want to drive. There is a parking garage onsite.

Bay Area Weather

The average high temperature in May is 65 degrees. For those not from the bay you’ll learn that layering is key. Many microclimates – even through out the conference center (room to room).