The More Female Students in Just One Year
Training and System:
A Proven System for Increasing the Number of Women and Girls in Your Science, Technology & Engineering Classes
June 13-14, San Francisco Bay Area

Hotel Information: 

The WomenTech Educators Training, part of the More Female Students in Just One Year System, will be held on June 13 and 14,  2013.  The training will take place at the beautiful Four Points Sheraton Hotel, with a panoramic view of the San Francisco city skyline.

The hotel is conveniently located near both the Oakland and San Francisco airports. It is less than 10 miles from UC Berkeley, Downtown Oakland, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, SF Chinatown and Alcatraz. Shops and restaurants are available within walking distance.


Four Points Sheraton Hotel
1603 Powell Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: (510) 547-7888

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To make reservations, please see below for information on receiving our special group rate.



Hotel Accommodations—Reserving Your Special Rate

We have a LIMITED block of rooms at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel at a very special rate of only $115/night (plus tax and fees) for a standard single/double room.  This special rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis until this block is filled.  Reservations must be received on or before May 20, 2013 to receive the special rate.


Make reservations at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Call the reservations line at (510) 547-7888 and tell them you are part of the “IWITTS WomenTech Training Group”.


Internet Access

Free internet access is available throughout the hotel and in all guest rooms.


Event Schedule

Thursday, June 13

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.         Workshop registration and free continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm           Training takes place


Friday, June 14

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.         Free continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm           Training takes place



What to wear

  • Please dress comfortably in business casual.
  • Dress in layers for comfort and fluctuating room temperatures.  It is advised you bring a sweater or blazer with you for all sessions, regardless of the outside weather.


What to bring

  • Business cards if you have them—this is a great networking opportunity!
  • A pen and notebook or a laptop to capture new ideas



  • Enjoy a free continental breakfast before the workshop begins.
  • Numerous options are available for lunch.  We will walk as a group to the nearby Emeryville Public Market, where participants can purchase lunch from the 20 unique food retailers representing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.



Transportation to the event


Closest Airport

Both the San Francisco and Oakland airports are close to the hotel. The Oakland airport is an easier, less busy airport than SF International and is preferred by many local residents.


By Shuttle

From Oakland Airport Shuttle service is available from Oakland International Airport via Bay Porter Express Shuttle or 1-415-467-1800 for approximately $25 each way.

From San Francisco International Airport Those arriving from San Francisco International Airport can arrange for transportation through the Bay Porter Express Shuttle or 1-415-467-1800 for approximately $34 each way.


By Car

From Oakland Airport (12 miles) Take HWY 880 North/Oakland to 980. To 580 West. To 80 East/San Rafael-Berkeley. Take first exit, Powell Street. Turn right. Go to the first light and turn right on Christie -- the hotel is on your left.

From San Francisco Airport (16 miles) Take 101 North/San Francisco. Once in San Francisco, take 80 East to the Bay Bridge/Sacramento. Once you've crossed the Bay Bridge stay to left and remain on 80. Once through the inter-change go to far right lane to the first exit which is Powell. (You will see the blue IKEA building on your right before you exit). Turn right. Go to the first light and turn right on Christie -- hotel is on left.



Parking at the hotel is free.


Any questions? Get more information about the More Female Students in Just One Year System, or contact us.


Space is limited. If you haven’t already signed up for the training, make sure you register now.


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See you at the training!

Donna Milgram