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The EAN West regional communication workshop will be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, at the University of California, Berkeley.


Please note! We are space-limited and are planning to limit the number of attendees to 40-45.

To better assist our planning, we are asking schools to give us their tentative number of conference attendees (new EAs, senior EAs, and advisors) no later than August 7  Please email this information via registration spreadsheet to Sally at

All conference attendees must complete official registration HERE by August 31.


We have secured two blocks of hotel rooms for the nights of Friday and Saturday (Sep. 29 and 30). Schools will be responsible for paying their hotel costs. Schools must book their hotel reservations before the cut-off dates noted below.

There is a home football game on Saturday, Sep. 30, so we expect that most of the local hotels will be fully booked. We strongly encourage you to book a room in one of our blocks before the deadline.

Aiden by Best Western @ Berkeley

1499 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 898-2650

  • Only Single Queen rooms are available
  • Group rate: $149
  • 0.9 miles from the west boundary of campus and 1.5 miles away from the workshop location
  • Parking: Valet parking is $29/day, however it is limited to size as it is in their garage.
  • Cut-off date for reservations: Sep. 1, 2023 (unused rooms will be released after the cut-off)
  • Reservation link

The Hotel Shattuck Plaza

2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 845-7300

  • King Rooms and Two Double rooms are available. (Triple and quadruple occupancy are available for an extra charge.)
  • Deluxe King rate: $240; Deluxe Double rate: $250
  • 0.2 miles from the west boundary of campus and 0.9 miles away from the workshop location
  • Parking: The hotel does not have onsite parking. There are two parking garages located within walking distance (Allston Way Garage and the 2020 Kittredge St Garage). Parking rates are currently about $20/day.
  • Cut-off date for reservations: 5 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2023 (unused rooms will be released after the cut-off)
  • Book using this reservation link

Traveling to Berkeley

Here’s a page with helpful travel tips from UC Berkeley’s law school.


Meals include Friday lunch and dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch. Sunday’s lunch will be a boxed lunch so that schools can take them on the road if they wish. Dietary restrictions will be collected in the registration form.


Our workshop will be held in Soda Hall and the beautiful Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Campus map (page includes a printable map). More detailed maps with suggested walking paths will be added to this page during the summer.


“F” Parking passes will be provided for schools that stay at the Best Western, if requested. The closest lot for “F” parking passes is the Upper Hearst parking structure (Full “F” parking lot map)

Laptops and electronic devices

Ambassadors are required to have a laptop for the workshop. Please fully charge your laptop and other devices each night in preparation for the following day.  If you need specific dongles, please bring them.  WIFI will be available.

Dress Code for Weekend

Friday: EA polos or university shirts
Saturday:  Your university gear – casual but think jeans, not PJs
Sunday:  Dress to Impress!  business casual for your presentations

Safety Tips

UC Berkeley provides the following general safety tips since not all students will be accustomed to an urban environment like Berkeley’s

  • Travel with a friend or in a group
  • When you must walk alone, make sure you are alert and aware of surroundings
  • Avoid dark and vacant routes
  • Use well-lit and well-traveled routes
  • Dress in clothes and shoes that won’t hamper movement
  • Avoid wearing headphones and texting while walking so you can hear and see what is around you

Schedule (Tentative)

The workshop will start with check-in and lunch at 11:30am on Friday, September 29 and end at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1.