Institute Locations

San Francisco Bay Area Institute Locations

Fall and Spring Making Math Real Institute Location:

The Oakland Center In the Trans Pacific Centre building
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607

Making Math Real Institute courses scheduled on weekends during the Fall & Spring semesters are now located at the California State University, East Bay Oakland Center. The 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.

Location:  The Oakland Center is located in the Trans Pacific Centre at the corner of 11th and Broadway in Oakland. You can access the Conference Center through the lobby of the Trans Pacific Centre Monday through Friday.  Saturday & Sunday access is through the exterior door on 11th street.

Driving Directions:

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: The OAK BART station is located just across from the Terminal 1 baggage claim area and a short walk from Terminal 2. Take BART from OAK to Coliseum Station. From Coliseum Station, take a 12-minute ride on a Richmond-bound train to the 12th Street/Oakland City Center station.  Take the 11th street escalator up from the underground BART station and The Oakland Center will be across the street at the corner of Broadway and 11th Street.

BART:  Exit the Oakland City Center/12th Street station using the Broadway/11th Street South Exit. Proceed on Broadway to 11th Street to cross Broadway and access The Oakland Center on the corner.  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: On Saturdays, there are several nearby parking garages with reduced “daily rates” as well as “early bird” rates:

  • Parking Concepts, Inc
    Tribune Lot
    1225 Webster St. ⎢24 hr
    Early Bird (in by 9am) $8.00  |  Sat-Sun $5.00
  • Franklin 88 Garage
    989 Franklin St ⎢24 hr
    Early Bird (in by 10am) $8.00  |  Sat-Sun $6.00
  • Central Parking System
    Lot  |  577 11th St.  |  M-F 7am-7pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm
    Sat-Sun $7.00
  • Downtown Merchants Parking Association
    1316 Franklin St ⎢M-F 6:30a-8p
    Daily Max $12.00 | Sat $7.00
  • Star Park Corporation
    1116 Webster St ⎢M-F 8am-6pm
    12 hrs $9.00 | Sat-Sun $5.00

On Sundays, the meters in downtown Oakland are not enforced.

For up-to-the-minute parking availability and location finder, visit: http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/oakland/

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.


Summer Making Math Real Institute Location:

Alameda County Training & Education Center
125 Twelfth Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA  94607
For location, map & directions only [please do not contact the Center for information about MMR courses]:  www.acgov.org/conference/location.htm

Driving Directions:

From the South via Interstate 880 or Oakland Airport: Take I-880 North to the Oak Street exit and turn right onto Oak Street. From Oak Street turn left onto 12th Street.

From the North via Interstate 80: Take I-80 West toward San Francisco.  Take I-580 East toward downtown Oakland/Hayward/Stockton.  From I-580 East exit onto I-980 West toward Downtown Oakland.  Take the Jackson Street exit, placing you on 5th Street and proceed two blocks to Oak Street.  Turn left onto Oak Street and proceed to 12th Street.  Turn left onto 12th Street.

From the San Francisco Bay Bridge: Take the Bay Bridge to I-580 East, to I-980. Take the Jackson Street exit, placing you on 5th Street and proceed two blocks to Oak Street.  Turn left onto Oak Street and proceed to 12th Street. Turn left onto 12th Street.

From the East via Interstate 580: Take I-580 West into Oakland to Lakeshore Avenue turn off.  Turn left onto Lakeshore and veer to the far left around Lake Merritt veering to the far left onto 12th Street.

From CA-24 W: Take C-24 to I-980 West.  From I-980 West take the Jackson Street exit, placing you on 5th Street and proceed two blocks to Oak Street.  Turn left onto Oak Street and proceed to 12th Street.  Turn left onto 12th Street.

From BART: From the Lake Merritt BART station, the conference center is a 2.5 block walk north along Oak Street.

Parking Information: A round parking structure, ALCOPARK is located on Jackson Street between 12th and 13th Street.  Parking fee is $7.00 per day.  If full, CENTRAL PARKING, a flat lot is located across the street between 13th and 14th, with entrance on 14th Street. Parking fee is $9.00 per day.  Other than metered street parking, the Oakland Museum has some parking available, entrance on Oak Street between 11th & 12th Street.  Parking fee is about $14.50 per day.

Public Transportation: The Alameda County Training & Education Center is accessible by AC Transit and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the closest BART station is “Lake Merritt.”