When is the CAC?
The conference is held over two full days, Friday, March 27th and Saturday March 28th, 2020

Each day begins with a general session in the morning with one of our Keynote Speakers followed by twelve workshops to choose from in the afternoon. All members of the adoption and foster care constellations as well as professionals will be able to find workshops of interest.

Where is the CAC?
The conference will be held at the same place both days, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) located at 388 Ninth Street between Franklin and Webster Street on the second floor of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza in Oakland’s Chinatown.

How do I get there?
Public Transportation
From BART, the closest BART station is 12th Street Station at Broadway in Oakland. Walk south on Broadway to 11th Street and turn left. Continue on 11th Street and turn right on Franklin to enter the Pacific Renaissance Plaza.
From the Lake Merritt BART Station. Exit at the 9th Street exit and walk west on 9th Street for 5 blocks to the Pacific Renaissance Plaza.

Driving Directions
From San Francisco: from the Bay Bridge, continue to Hwy 580 East towards Oakland, then merge to Hwy 980 towards Downtown Oakland and exit on 11th/12th Streets. Turn left onto 11th Street and then right onto Webster Street. Pacific Renaissance Plaza building is on right side of block.

From East Bay, and points North and East: From Hwy 580 continue to Hwy 980 towards Downtown Oakland then continue as above.

From South Bay, and points South: Take Hwy 880 north and exit on Broadway. Turn right onto Broadway. Turn right onto 9th Street. Turn left on Franklin Street. Pacific Renaissance Plaza building is on right side of block.

Parking (Handicap Accessible) is available underground in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza. OACC does not validate for parking. The parking fee is $2 per hour with a maximum daily rate of $24. There is a flat fee special after 5pm weekdays. In the Plaza, take the elevator to the 2nd floor. OACC is the first suite on the left.

Franklin 88 Parking Garage on Franklin Street between 9th and 10th Street across the street from Pacific Renaissance Plaza is a flat fee all day on the weekends.

A garage on the corner of Webster and 11th Street has a flat fee all day ($6-$10) depending on when you arrive.

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What are the meal options provided?
Lunch on both days will include a vegan and gluten-free option. We apologize but we cannot accommodate any other dietary requests.

Light snacks and beverages will be offered throughout the day.

I forgot to register, can I still come?
Yes, registration will be available at the door at a higher rate.

Child Care
Child care is not available at the CAC on either day.

Below are the types of access offered at the conference. For questions, contact Oakland Asian Cultural Center at 510-637-0455

Wheelchair Access
All conference spaces including bathroom are wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation
There is public transportation within 4 blocks of the event and running at both the beginning and ending times of the event

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