Venue for the Tenth Biennial Ptolemy Miniconference

The Ptolemy Miniconference will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in the Wozniak Lounge 430-8 Soda Hall

The review will start at 8:00 AM with a continental breakfast and registration and end at 5:30 PM. We will have a reception from 6:00- 8:00 at the Faculty Club.


There are no specific hotel blocks reserved for the conference.
The best resource for hotels is the UC Berkeley Housing Hotels page.

Below are some of the hotels that are close to campus that we recommend:

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Close to BART

Berkeley City Club
A unique building designed by Julia Morgan.

Hotel Durant
Close to Telegraph Ave.


Google Map of Cory Hall

Another way to find directions and hotels is to go to your favorite map program to find an address near Cory and Soda Halls, such as

2598 Hearst Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720
which will yield these maps
  • Google Maps
  • Mapquest
  • Directions

    Directions to Soda Hall


    Parking around the UC Berkeley Campus can be difficult.

    We encourage visitors to take public transportation.

    Instructions from BART

    1. If you take Bart, get off at the Downtown Berkeley station.
    2. Take the UC Berkeley Shuttle (Cost: $1)
      Note that it is possible to walk from Bart to Cory Hall, but the walk is 20 minutes uphill.
      The UC Berkeley Shuttle stop is on Shattuck between Center and Addison. Unfortunately, Shattuck Ave is split at that location, so the shuttle stop can be confusing to find, see the map below:

      downtown berkeley
      The shuttle stop is on the East side (toward the hills) of Berkeley Square.

      Get off at Cory Hall, located on Hearst Ave, just past Soda Hall.

    Pay Parking at the Lower Hearst Lot

    See the UC Berkeley Public Parking Site. The Lower Hearst lot has a few slots pay spaces that are open to the public. As of January, 2013 parking was $15/day.

    Campus map

    UC Berkeley Map

    Direct questions to ptconf13 â ptolemy eecs berkeley edu