Hotel & Attractions ICBN 2012

The 6th ICBN Meeting will be held in the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, CA. A photo gallery of the hotel and surrounding area can be found here.

Attendees will book their own hotel at SBE's special conference rate of $159 by calling directly at 510-843-3000 and mentioning that they are attending the ICBN meeting.

Local Shopping and Dining

Jack London Square

Restaurants, bars, shops, museums, sailing and ferry rides - 15 minutes by car or taxi. Certified Farmers Market every Sunday 10am-2pm.

College Avenue

5-minute walk to shops, restaurants and ice cream parlors.


5 minutes by car on College Avenue, with shops, restaurants, bars, market place (fish market, bakery, etc.) Rockridge Bart (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station, a central station with direct routes to San Francisco, Contra Costa and all over the East Bay.

Telegraph Avenue

 5-10 minute drive, Berkeley's cultural center featuring shops, bookstores, street vendors, student life, cafes, etc.

Oakland China Town

A working China Town with fresh fish and produce markets, restaurants, and unique stores in the heart of Oakland's diverse Asian community.

Shattuck Avenue

10-minute drive - Berkeley's downtown district, movie theater row.

Fourth Street

15-minute drive and within walking distance of the Berkeley Marina. All kinds of interesting shops and restaurants in this new shopping area.

Preservation Park/City Center

Magnificently restored turn-of-the-century homes and gardens. Restaurants, shopping, athletic club, guided tours of this historical Oakland area. 510-874-7580.