[CENIC 08: Lightpath to the Stars]



[Titanium Level Sponsor] [Cisco Systems]

[CENIC 08 Presenter Resources]

Check out of page of resources for presenters, including helpful guidelines and downloadable templates!

[Platinum Level Sponsor] [AT&T]

[CENIC 08 Keynote Speakers]
[Monday Keynote Speaker: Rachelle Chong, CPUC]
[Tuesday Keynote Speaker: Dan Bursch, NPS]
[Wednesday Keynote Speaker: Sandra Faber, UCSC/UCO Lick]

[Gold Level Sponsor] [GigaFin Networks]
[Qwest]
[How to Sponsor CENIC 08]

Your company or organization
can sponsor CENIC 08 at one of
four levels. Find out more!

[Silver Level Sponsor] [Juniper Networks]
[Level3 Networks] [Verizon Networks] [NCast]

[Visiting Oakland]

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[Hotel for CENIC 08: Lightpath to the Stars]


[Oakland Marriott City Center]

CENIC 08: Lightpath to the Stars will be held from March 10-12, 2008 at the Oakland Marriott City Center, located at:

1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 451-4000
Google Maps -- Hotel location

The hotel is located in the heart of historic downtown Oakland, within walking distance to fine dining and shopping, and you can check out Visiting Oakland: Area Tourism for information about the various attractions and activities at your disposal during your stay. Rooms offer T1 connectivity, and the hotel offers indoor and outdoor pools and an on-site fitness center.

In order to reserve your room for the conference, you may call Marriott Reservations at (800) 228-9290 using the reservation code cencena, or reserve your hotel room online. Be sure to register before February 16, 2008 to get the special conference rate of $169/night!

The Oakland Marriott City Center is also extremely conveniently located within easy walking distance to BART and Amtrak stations (click links for walking maps), and through them may be reached from all major Bay Area airports:




[Travelling to CENIC 08 from Oakland International Airport]

Suggested Driving Directions:


Suggested Ground Transportation:

Google Maps -- Driving Directions from OAK
Door-to-Door Shuttles and Taxis
Est. taxi fare: US$30 - one way


1) Take Hegenberger Rd to I-880 North.
2) Exit Broadway and turn right.
3) Go 3 blocks, turn left on 10th St.
4) Make right turns around block to hotel entrance.

Attendees will take the airBART bus from Oakland International Airport to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station (a 15-30 minute, $3.00 trip), and from there board the BART Orange Line northbound to the Oakland City Center/12th St Station (a 10 minute, $1.40 trip).


1) airBART Guide from Oakland Intl Airport
(Board the bus as shown outside of Terminals 1 or 2.)
2) BART Schedules, Maps, and Fares from Oakland Intl Airport
(Board the Orange Richmond-Fremont Line northbound to Richmond and get off at the Oakland City Center/12th St Station — the third stop from the Coliseum/Oakland Airport Station.)
3) Easy walking directions from the Oakland City Center/12 St BART station to the conference hotel



[Travelling to CENIC 08 from San Francisco International Airport]

Suggested Driving Directions:


Suggested Ground Transportation:

Google Maps -- Driving Directions from SFO
Door-to-Door Shuttles
Est. Taxi fare: US$70 - one way


1) Take 101 North.
2) Merge to I-80.
3) Take 580 East off the bridge to 980 South.
4) Take 11th/12th St. exit.
5) Go 1 block, turn left.
6) Hotel is at 11th and Broadway.

Attendees will board the BART Blue Line eastbound to Dublin/Pleasanton and get off at the Balboa Park Station. From there, transfer to the Yellow line northbound to Pittsburg/Bay Point, and get off at the Oakland City Center/12 St Station (a $5.40 trip).


1) BART Guide from SFO Intl Airport
(Take the AirTrain Red Line from your domestic flight to BART, or walk to BART. For international flights, the BART station is directly next to your terminal.)
2) BART Quick Planner
(Board Blue Line to Balboa Park, transfer to Yellow Line to Oakland City Center/12th St Station.)
3) Easy walking directions from the Oakland City Center/12 St BART station to the conference hotel



[Travelling to CENIC 08 from San Jose International Airport]

Suggested Driving Directions:


Suggested Ground Transportation:

Google Maps -- From San Jose Airport - SJC
Door-to-Door Shuttles
Est. Taxi fare: US$100 - one way


Take I-880 North.
Exit Broadway and turn right.
Go 3 blocks, turn left on 10th St.
Make right turns around block to hotel entrance.

Attendees will board the Amtrak Capitol Corridor line from San Jose Station to the Oakland Jack London Square Station (a 1 hour, $14 trip).


1) Capitol Corridor Schedule
(Board the Capitol Corridor northbound, and get off at the fifth stop, Oakland Jack London Square.)
2) Easy walking directions from the Oakland Jack London Square Station to the conference hotel

Alternately, attendees can also take the Amtrak Coast Starlight train which goes from San Jose Station to the Oakland Jack London Square Station with no intervening stops (a 1 hour, $15 trip).

This train does however run only once daily, leaving San Jose at 8:39PM and arriving at Jack London Square at 9:47PM.