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California State University, East Bay's Oakland Center provides an affordable, convenient, and all-inclusive solution for your meeting and training needs. With 5,600 square feet of flexible-format meeting rooms, you can count on all the space and equipment you’ll need for a successful event.

 
 

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Oakland, The Oakland Center is an all-inclusive facility. All rooms are equipped with high speed Internet access and A/V equipment, LCD projectors, whiteboards, and feature optional tele-conferencing abilities. Trained, friendly staff is available onsite to provide meeting, catering, and technical support.

We can accommodate:
  • Corporate meetings and training
  • Small to mid-sized conferences
  • Staff retreats and board meetings
  • Product shows and job fairs
  • Testing (board certification, GRE, etc)
  • And much more!

Conference Center Features

 

11,000 square feet of space to meet your needs

 

Six flexible-format meeting rooms

 

All rooms include audio/video, LCD projectors, whiteboards, and Internet access

 

High-speed computer training lab with 25 top-of-the-line PCs

 

A 2,000 square foot multimedia-equipped conference room, including audio/video, wireless microphones, and amplified sound

 

Polycom teleconferencing equipment

 

Wireless laptops available for use in any room

 

Dedicated, onsite technical support staff

 

Safe, convenient location easily accessible by car and public transportation, with nearby lodging and parking facilities

 

ADA-compliant facility

 

We are a Bay Area Green Business


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Explore the meeting rooms and get the details on our computer lab and large conference room. While you’re at it, request a room or contact us for help with planning your event.


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Location & Directions

Cal State East Bay's Oakland Center is centrally located in the heart of downtown Oakland’s City Center area. Only 15 minutes away from the Oakland International Airport and 20 short minutes from downtown San Francisco, the Oakland Center is conveniently accessible by local mass transit (BART), AC transit, and local interstate freeways.

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Flexible, configurable rooms come fully equipped with the technology you’ll need for a successful event. Note that Meeting Room #2 and #3 combine to form a large conference room.

Conference rooms are available for rent Monday through Friday at standard corporate or non-profit rates. In order to best suit your needs, The Oakland Center will open its doors 30 minutes prior to the starting time of your event. Off-hour and weekend rentals are generally available for an additional fee. Rates include all A/V equipment and onsite technical support. Payment is due by check within 30 days of the conclusion of your event.

The Oakland Center is proud to be recognized as a Bay Area Green Business, helping to make our community cleaner and better for generations to come. If you have a registered Green Business or Nonprofit, we encourage you to inquire about the rental discounts available to you.

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Flexible, configurable rooms come fully equipped with the technology you’ll need for a successful event.

Note that Meeting Room #2 and #3 combine to form a Large Conference Room.

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The Oakland Center is the ideal location for corporate training. Leverage CSUEB expert faculty and build on existing programs. Learn how we can help you plan a custom training to meet your needs at our center or your office.

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Location & Directions

The East Bay Oakland Center is centrally located in the heart of downtown Oakland's City Center area. We are conveniently accessed by local mass transit (BART), AC Transit and local interstate freeways. The Oakland Center is only 15 minutes away from the Oakland International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown San Fransisco.

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The California State University, East Bay Oakland Center is centrally located in the heart of downtown Oakland's City Center area. The center is conveniently accessible by local mass transit (BART), AC Transit, and local interstate freeways. The Oakland Center is only 15 minutes away from the Oakland International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco.

The Oakland Center
In the Transpacific Centre
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607

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Directions to the Oakland Center

For your convenience, we have compiled directions to the Oakland Center from virtually everywhere in the Bay Area.


Location

The Center is located in the building at the corner of 11th and Broadway in Oakland. You can only access the Conference Center from a doorway on 11th Street marked "Suite 109", located next to the Colonial Donut Shop. You cannot access the Center through the lobby.


From Contra Costa County

Take Highway 24 to the Caldecott Tunnel. Take Highway 980 exit. Continue south to the 11th Street exit. Turn left onto 11th street. Cross Broadway. See below for parking information.


From Marin County

Take Highway 580 to Interstate 80 West. At the San Francisco/Oakland interchange, take Highway 580 East. Take the Highway 980/Downtown Oakland exit. Continue to the 11th Street exit. Turn left onto 11th Street. Cross Broadway. See below for parking information.


From Pleasanton/Livermore

Take Highway 580 into Oakland. Take the Downtown Oakland exit onto Highway 980. Continue to the 11th Street exit. Turn left on 11th Street. Cross Broadway. See below for parking information.


From the San Francisco/Bay Bridge

Take the Highway 580 exit. Take the Downtown Oakland exit onto Highway 980. Continue to the 11th Street exit. Turn left onto 11th Street. Cross Broadway. See below for parking information.


From the Oakland International Airport

Take Highway 880 North to the Broadway exit in Downtown Oakland. Make a right turn onto Broadway at the first light. Make a right turn onto 11th Street. See below for parking information. You may also use BART from the airport. Outside Terminals 1 and 2 proceed to the AirBart bus stop. The AirBart buses run between Oakland Int'l. Airport and the Oakland Coliseum BART station. Take BART north to the 12th Street/City Center station.


BART

Exit the Oakland City Center/12th Street station using the Broadway/11th Street South Exit. Proceed on Broadway to 11th Street and follow the directions under "Location" above. Visit the BART website for more information on routes and schedules.


AC Transit

The Oakland Center is located on the AC Transit 82/82L lines which both drop off on 11th Street at Broadway. Additional lines also drop off on Broadway.


Parking

Underground parking is available at the Transpacific Centre on 11th Street, where the Oakland Center is located. The parking garage is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and there is a $1.00 charge per 15 minutes for parking ($16 daily maximum). Early Bird special pricing is available at $9.00, if you arrive by 9 a.m. Evening special pricing is available at $6.00, after 3:00 p.m.

You can also reserve your parking and pay online by searching for “Cal State East Bay Oakland Center” on the following websites:

There also are numerous public lots and parking garages in the vicinity of the Oakland Center. View a complete list of nearby parking on Google Maps.

Thanks for your interest in our Conference Center. Please fill out the form below to request a room. We'll use it as a starting point to talk about your event. We will contact you to discuss your event within 1-2 business days.

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General Information

The Oakland Center

In the Transpacific Centre

1000 Broadway, Suite 109

Oakland, CA 94607
P: (510) 208-7001

F: (510) 208-0297

E: oaklandcenter@csueastbay.edu

Center Contact

Lisa Thomas
Sales and Event Coordinator
E: lisa.thomas@csueastbay.edu

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