The Workshop will be held at the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), Room 2063 (second floor) of the Valley Life Sciences Building (star icon on the map below). An interactive map of the beautiful campus of the University of California, Berkeley is available here.

A detailed account on how to get to the UC Berkeley campus from the surrounding areas by car or bus can be found here.

If you are coming from the Oakland airport there are several shuttle options that can be booked here.

If you are coming from the San Francisco airport you can travel via BART (the subway system) to the downtown Berkeley station (located just a block from the Shattuck Hotel).

To plan your trip using BART:

  • Click on "Trip Planner" here. Enter "San Francisco International Airport" OR "Oakland International Airport" in "A" where it says "Enter starting point."
  • Enter "Downtown Berkeley" in "B" where it says "Enter destination."
  • Click the arrow next to "Depart now" and select your departure time from the airport

Uber and Lyft are also available from the both airports


Rooms are reserved at the Shattuck Plaza hotel (home icon on the map below), located at 2086 Allston Way, only 3 blocks away from UCMP.

Places to eat

This link lists some of UCMP's favorite restaurants in the downtown Berkeley hub of Shattuck Plaza and UC.

This workshop is hosted by the Phylotastic project. Funds to support this work come from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) grants 1458572, 1453424, and 1458603