Increase the number of women in your technology, science and engineering classrooms with the strategies you'll learn through the WomenTech Educators Training. 

Hotel/Travel Information:

The WomenTech Educators Training will be held on June 19 and 20, 2014.  The training will take place at the beautiful Four Points Sheraton Hotel, with a panoramic view of the San Francisco city skyline. The hotel is conveniently located near both the Oakland and San Francisco airports. It is less than 10 miles from UC Berkeley, Downtown Oakland, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, SF Chinatown and Alcatraz. Shops and restaurants are available within walking distance.

Hotel Reservations

We have a LIMITED block of rooms at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel at a very special rate of only $119/night (plus tax and fees) for a standard single/double room. This special rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis until this block is filled. Reservations must be received on or before May 19, 2014 to receive the special rate.

To get the special rate follow this link to make your reservation online or call the reservations line at (800) 325-3535 and specify the "WomenTech Educators Training Group." The training takes place June 19 & 20, so you can reserve rooms in our room block for the nights of June 18-22.

Four Points Sheraton Hotel
1603 Powell Streetmap, Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 547-7888

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Event Schedule

Thursday, June 19

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.     Workshop registration and free continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Training takes place

Friday, June 20

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Free continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Training takes place

Transportation Information

Closest Airport

Both the San Francisco and Oakland airports are close to the hotel. The Oakland airport is an easier, less busy airport than SF International and is preferred by many local residents.

By Shuttle

From Oakland Airport:
Shuttle service is available from Oakland International Airport via Bay Porter Express Shuttle or 1-415-467-1800 for approximately $25 each way.

From San Francisco International Airport:
Those arriving from San Francisco International Airport can arrange for transportation through the Bay Porter Express Shuttle or 1-415-467-1800 for approximately $34 each way.

By Car

From Oakland Airport (12 miles) Take HWY 880 North/Oakland to 980. To 580 West. To 80 East/San Rafael-Berkeley. Take first exit, Powell Street. Turn right. Go to the first light and turn right on Christie -- the hotel is on your left.

From San Francisco Airport (16 miles) Take 101 North/San Francisco. Once in San Francisco, take 80 East to the Bay Bridge/Sacramento. Once you've crossed the Bay Bridge stay to left and remain on 80. Once through the inter-change go to far right lane to the first exit which is Powell. (You will see the blue IKEA building on your right before you exit). Turn right. Go to the first light and turn right on Christie -- hotel is on left.


Parking at the hotel is free. 

Travel Details

Internet Access

  • Free internet access is available throughout the hotel and in all guest rooms.


  • Enjoy a free continental breakfast before the workshop begins.
  • Numerous options are available for lunch. We will walk as a group to the nearby Emeryville Public Market, where participants can purchase lunch from the 20 unique food retailers representing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Black Bear Diner is next door to the hotel.

What to bring

  • Business cards if you have them—this is a great networking opportunity!
  • A pen and notebook or a laptop to capture new ideas

What to wear

  • Please dress comfortably in business casual.
  • Dress in layers for comfort and fluctuating room temperatures. It is advised you bring a sweater or blazer with you, regardless of the outside weather.

Where to go in Emeryville and San Francisco (pdf)

Any questions? Get more information about the WomenTech Educators Training, or contact us.

Travel Assistance for ICT Faculty and Administrators in California:

Because it is still so difficult for many faculty to travel in these tough economic times, MPICT will provide stipends to qualified community college faculty and administrators teaching ICT related subjects, on a first-come, first-served basis, until funds are exhausted:

  • a $50 stipend for educators whose community college is within 70 miles of San Francisco,
  • a $100 stipend and two paid hotel nights* to ICT educators whose college is between 71 and 250 miles of San Francisco,
  • a $250 stipend and two paid hotel nights* to ICT educators whose college is between 251 and 500 miles of San Francisco

*Note: Hotel must be booked at the conference hotel and paid directly by MPICT on a master bill. Room sharing increases the people MPICT can support to attend, and is encouraged.

Our funding source for this training restricts stipends to California ICT faculty and administrators only.

Instructions: Stipends will be available on a first-come, first serve basis so please apply early. You will be able to request a stipend in the online application for the training.

Stipend Questions? Please contact Elise Staples, MPICT Program Assistant, with any questions about travel stipends (email: EStaples[@]; phone: 415-239-3600).

There are a limited number of WomenTech Educators Training spaces available.

This fellowship is free to community college ICT educators in the MPICT region (CA, NV and HI).
Limited travel stipends available. See the MPICT training webpage for who should apply.

nsf-logoThe CalWomenTech Scale Up Project is funded by the Advanced Technological Education Program and the Program for Research on Gender in Science and Engineering from The National Science Foundation - Grant no. 1102996