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 16 and 17, 2016.  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 $209 for Wednesday night (plus tax and fees) for a single king/standard room and $169 for Thursday through Saturday night (plus tax and fees) for a single king/standard room. This special rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until this block is filled. Reservations must be received on or before May 15, 2016 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 "IWITTS WomenTech Training." The training takes place June 16 & 17, so you can reserve rooms in our room block for the nights of June 15-18.

Four Points Sheraton Hotel

1603 Powell Streetmap, Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 547-7888

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Event Schedule

Thursday, June 16

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 17

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

Travel 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.