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The 2017 Conference will be a Bay Area conference. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, our preconference institutes will be held in the heart of Oakland, CA. The main conference (Nov. 16 – 18) will be held at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco. See below for special rates on accommodations.

Westin St. Francis: Official Site of the 2017 Main Conference

Westin.jpgThe Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 397-7000
Fax: (415) 774-0124

The Westin St. Francis Hotel on Union Square will be the home base for the Conference from November 16-18.

The National Guild’s Conference room block at the Westin St. Francis is now sold out, but there are many other hotels available near the conference site. Here are some convenient nearby options, but you are welcome to stay at any hotel of your choosing.

Click here for directions to the hotel and transportation options from SFO and OAK airports.

If you are attending a preconference on Wednesday and need accommodations for Tuesday night, please see the following discounted lodging options across the bay in Oakland, near our pre-conference locations.

Preconferences in the Heart of Oakland


Preconference institutes on Wednesday, Nov. 15 will be held at Oakstop. If you need accommodations on Tuesday night, we are happy to provide discounted rates at two Oakland hotelsjust a short walk or cab ride to Oakstop. Plan to bring your bags to the preconference institute on Wednesday. You can then check-in at the Westin St. Francis for your stay on Wednesday, Nov. 15 – Saturday, Nov. 18. Discounted rooms are not available at the Westin St. Francis on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Marriott Oakland City Center – $239/night
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
Use the link above to book a room at the discounted group rate.

Z Hotel Jack London Square – $159/night
233 Broadway
Oakland, CA 95607
To book a room at the discounted group rate please call (510) 452-4565 and ask for the group name: the National Conference for Community Arts Education. 

Click here for directions and transportation options from Oakstop to Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.


This resource brought to you by the National Guild for Community Arts Education.