This October we are returning to the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, where we hosted the 2007 and 2017 State of the Estuary Conferences. The Scottish Rite Center, built in 1927, is a stunning building on the shore of beautiful Lake Merritt. Registration will be held in the first-floor lobby.
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The Scottish Rite Center is located along the shores of Lake Merritt, where parking is limited. We encourage you to use public transportation where possible. The Lake Merritt BART Station is a 10 minute walk to the venue, and the 12th Street/Oakland City Center BART Station is a 15 minute walk. A Ford GoBike station is also located a few steps away for anyone that uses this service. ADA parking is available behind the venue with a valid placard, although space is limited.
Parking lots in the area include:
The venue is not affiliated with a hotel, and thus we are not able to book a room block. Please contact hotels in the area on your own for accommodations. Those located near downtown Oakland or in Jack London Square will be just a short ride or healthy walk to the site.
Conference registration includes light coffee and pastries both mornings, as well as lunch both days. The reception on the first evening will offer appetizers and drinks. If you are staying overnight and would like to explore meal options in the area, the Uptown, Grand Lake and Lakeshore areas surrounding Lake Merritt offer many dining options relatively close by.