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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina is situated on Berkeley Marina, providing breathtaking views of the Bay Area, San Francisco skyline, and Golden Gate Bridge. The DoubleTree is located 20 minutes away from the Oakland International Airport. There is a complimentary shuttle to explore anything within three miles of the hotel. Complimentary shuttles to the BART Station and Tideline Ferry are also available for the first leg of a quick trip to San Francisco.

A Conference Room Block, with a group rate of $185 per night has been arranged for attendees. Accommodations must be booked by February 6, 2019, to qualify for the conference group rate. Please use this link to book your reservation.

*Attendees are responsible for booking their own travel and accommodations. 

Hilton DoubleTree Hotel Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, California, 94710, 
USATEL: +1-510-548-7920 
FAX: +1-510-295-2622

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Berkeley, California
Berkeley is a vibrant and spirited city offering many things to do, including a thriving cultural scene boasting performing arts, museums, restaurants, and shopping.


  • The ‘Gourmet Ghetto’ known for its innovative restaurants and fine dining establishments –
  • UC Berkeley campus and its attractions including the Berkeley Botanic Gardens –
  • Fourth Street shops and boutiques –

Emeryville, California
Bay Street
outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment center – baystreetemeryville

Oakland, California

Yoshi’s Oakland’s famous jazz and sushi bar

First Friday Oakland Arts Scene an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland‘s KONO district springs to life for this event with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets –

Downtown San Francisco, California

SF MOMA The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, celebrates creativity, openness, tolerance, and generosity. The museum aims to be inclusive—both onsite and online—where diverse cultural, artistic, social, and political positions are welcome. “We’re committed to sharing the most thought-provoking modern and contemporary art and hope you will join us in exploring the art, ideas, and issues of our time.” –

Yerba Buena Gardens
Nestled in the heart of the city, Yerba Buena Gardens is among the top urban parks in the nation. Located near local attractions such as the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts (YBCA), Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Children’s Creativity Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Moscone Center and METREON, it is a great place to relax, play, shop and dine. It comprises of 10 gardens which includes the likes of The Esplanade, Children’s Learning Garden, Oche Wat Te Ou or Reflection Garden, East Garden and Sister City Gardens. Explore this massive green land at your leisure and enjoy the free annual festivals which are held here. There are about 150 events ranging from acrobatic, concerts, poetry, arts and magic shows, that will transport you to wonderland –

Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD showcases the history, art, and cultural richness that resulted from the migration of Africans throughout the world. By realizing their mission, MoAD connects all people through their shared African heritage. Their focus spans the African Diaspora across history, from the diaspora at the origin of human existence through the contemporary African Diaspora that has affected communities and cultures around the world –

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA)®


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