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The Kerner Commission at 50 Conference will begin Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 4:00pm and will go through Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 3:00pm at the following location:

MLK Pauley Ballroom on UC Berkeley campus, 2475 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720.

See below for direction to the location.


The conference includes a cocktail reception Tuesday night, and continental breakfasts and sandwich lunches on Wednesday and Thursday. 


Pay It Forward, Businesses and Foundations: $250
You are part of a for-profit company, foundation or educational institute that has a budget for conferences or are an individual with the means to cover the actual per person cost of the conference. Register here.

Individuals: $75
This subsidized registration option is for non-UCB students, UC staff and faculty, employees from smaller nonprofit organizations, or individuals who cannot afford to cover the unsubsidized registration option. Register here.

UC Berkeley Students: $3.95
UC Berkeley students must use their berkeley.edu emails when registering for the conference to be eligible for this rate, and must present their Cal IDs at the door. Register here.

Group Discounts:
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer group registration discounts for this conference.

Scholarship Funding:
We have a very limited number of scholarships available on a first come basis if you are unable to afford the $75 registration fee. Please contact Alycia Tulloch for a link to the scholarship application. There is no application fee.  However, if your application is accepted, there will be a processing fee that must be paid at the time of your acceptance of an awarded scholarship.  


The online registration system is set up to accept major credit cards.  

* If you are an individual who would like to pay by check, select that payment option during your online registration, complete and print out your registration form, and send along with a check made payable to UC Board of Regents. Write “Haas Institute Kerner Conference" in the memo line and mail in advance of the conference date to:

Puanani Forbes
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
460 Stephens Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2330

If you are a campus group in the UC system and would like to pay by chartstring, please contact Puanani Forbes to receive a code for online registration.

Group Registration
If you are a paying for multiple members of a group, you can do this via Regonline and the first person registered in the group will be charged. If members of the group are paying individually (for example, with different credit cards), you must create separate registrations for each. 

Hotel Rooms
The conference is not holding a room block at a particular hotel. Below is a list of hotels in the area within close walking or BART proximity to the Kerner Commission Conference location.  

• Hotel Shattuck Plaza
If you would like to reserve a room, click here.

• Bancroft Hotel
If you would like to reserve a room, click here.

• Oakland Marriot City Center
If you would like to reserve a room, click here.

• Graduate Berkeley
If you would like to reserve a room, click here.

• Berkeley City Club
If you would like to reserve a room, click here.

• SenS Hotel (formerly the French Hotel)
If you would like to reserve a room, click here.

• Faculty Club @ UC Berkeley

If you would like to reserve a room, click here.

Cancellation and Substitutions Policy

  • After February 1, we are unable to refund any fees for registration.

  • Cancellations requested before February 1 are eligible for a refund of all monies less a $40 cancellation fee for each registration. 

  • Failure to appear for the conference will result in forfeiture of the full registration fee.

  • Requests to substitute registrations can only be processed until February 9.


  • All conference proceedings will be wheelchair accessible with accessible parking nearby. 

  • To request disability accommodations, please contact Alycia Tulloch or leave a message at 510-642-3326 with your request. We kindly request advance notice if you have access needs.

  • CART captioning will be present at the conference. 

  • Contact Alycia Tulloch at least 14 days in advance if you have a specific request for language interpretation.


Downtown Berkeley BART to MLK Pauley Ballroom:


If you have any questions about registration, accessibility, or any of the above, please email Alycia Tulloch or leave a message on our conference line at 510-642-3326.