MAPISTRY'S INDUSTRIAL STORMWATER SUMMIT

September 14, 2017 | Berkeley, CA

Join us for Mapistry's inaugural summit, the only conference devoted to stormwater compliance at industrial and manufacturing facilities.

This invite-only event will allow environmental managers and practitioners to learn from peers, regulators and experts.
(No vendors or consultants here!)

Presenters at this year’s summit include EHS managers at Fortune 500 companies, local and national regulators, and top attorneys in the field.

 

Sponsored by  Hanson Bridgett 

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Learn From In Depth Sessions

From the latest technology to stormwater lawsuits to the newest regulatory trends, get into the details and come away an expert. Our sessions are designed for in-house EHS and environmental specialists and managers that want to run the best, most effective, stormwater programs in the world.

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Share Best Practices With Peers

From scrap metal recycling to wineries to trucking companies, we have every industry covered. The great thing is that only corporate EHS and environmental staff will be at the summit, so you get to network, share best practices, and make a couple friends along the way.

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Connect Directly With Regulators

Get the inside scoop on how regulators approach permit compliance. Learn about where stormwater permits and policy are heading. From benchmarks to TMDLs to tiered exceedance responses, learn about what is being done today in industrial stormwater and where permits are going.

The summit will be hosted at the David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, in Downtown Berkeley.

 

Where to Stay? 

Berkeley City Club: A few blocks from the David Brower Center at 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley City Club is the more affordable of the two hotels we recommend. We have reserved a block of 20 rooms ($150 / night). This hotel is not very big, only 32 rooms in total, so book early. Call 510.848.7800 or email reservations@berkeleycityclub.com to reserve a room. Mention "Mapistry's Industrial Stormwater Summit" to get the group rate.

Shattuck Hotel: Less than a block from the David Brower Center at 2086 Allston Way. To book a room click here for a discounted rate ($229 / night, but prices fluctuate).

If you are looking for something more budget friendly, we recommend Airbnb. There are also a number of small motels in downtown Berkeley.

 

How to Get to Berkeley? Berkeley is located across the bay from San Francisco! You can fly into either San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland (OAK) airports, although we recommend Oakland, as it is closer and faster to navigate because it is smaller. From either airport you can take the subway (BART) to Berkeley. The subway stop is directly next to the Shattuck Hotel and the conference center. Make sure you get off at the Downtown Berkeley stop, not the North Berkeley stop. Lyft is also a very affordable option from either airport, and what we would recommend. 

If you prefer the train, there is an Amtrack stop in west Berkeley, you'll just need to take a Lyft to downtown Berkeley.

 

Where to Park? The parking garage at 2061 Allston Way is a block from the David Brower Center and across from the Shattuck Hotel. Parking is $20/day and it is open 5am-12pm.

Want to Make a Weekend Out of Your Trip?

A few things to do.....

 

Food! There are soooo many amazing restaurants in the Bay Area, but here are a few suggestions in downtown Berkeley: Comal ($$, yummy Mexican and cocktails), Lucia ($$$, authentic Italian pizza), Chez Panisse ($$$$, world famous restaurant of Alice Waters where California cuisine got its start, reserve a table a month in advance), Cheese Board ($, best pizza in Berkeley, live music), Gather ($$, great for brunch), Imm Thai ($), Ike's Place ($ great for a sandwich at lunch time), Tupper & Reed (amazing cocktail bar, make a reservation to get the full and immense menu)

Napa, Sonoma - wine country is only 1-2 hours from Berkeley. You could even visit some of Mapistry's customers, including Peju Winery, Ferrari Carano, Fritz Winery, O'Brien Estate, Bennett Lane Winery.

Theater - Berkley Rep, see a show at this Tony Award winning theater

Baseball SF Giants - the Giants are playing the D-Backs on September 15th and 16th

KayakingElkhorn Slough - amazing kayaking with seals, otters and tons of birds, 2 hours from Berkeley

HikingMuir Woods, Mt Tam & Stinson Beach - Check out amazing, huge redwood trees at Muir Woods National Monument. Go for a hike on Mt Tam, the Matt Davis, Steep Ravine and Dispea trails loop is beautiful. Finally take a walk or sit for a while on Stinson Beach.

Historical TourAlcatraz - Take the tour of this famous prison on an island in the middle of the bay. Definitely listen to the recording that guides you through the prison. Be sure to purchase tickets for the tour (and ferry) a few weeks in advance. 
San Francisco! Just across the bay from Berkeley, explore this famous city. 

Biking & ViewsGolden Gate Bridge - explore that bridge, maybe even rent a bike and explore even further. Beautiful adjacent parks include Crissy Field and the Presidio.

Beach, Hiking & Wildlife - Carmel & Monterey - If you are interested in venturing a little further, these two cities (close together) have a lot to offer. Make sure to check out the beach at Carmel, Point Lobos Natural Reserve and the aquarium in Monterey. Just south of Carmel is Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Big Sur), which is also amazing but roads were damaged in mud slides this winter. Check the website for current conditions before visiting.