Santa Cruz might have the Theater -- a big open air place that seats 3,000
and is very beautiful...

Luca

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Robert Rohde <raro...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Eugene Eric Kim <ee...@blueoxen.com>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Luca de Alfaro <l...@dealfaro.org>
> wrote:
> >> I am also at Google now, so if you like, I could at least let it be
> known of
> >> the possibility; I have no idea of whether it would be possible, or
> >> advisable, to get Google support or space for this.  Any feedback?
> >
> > I've organized several events hosted by Google through Leslie
> > Hawthorn, who's great and is a friend of our community. (She's been to
> > several RCCs.) The experience has been great, but it has the same
> > problems as the others listed: size (probably can't host a 1,000
> > person gathering), proximity to housing, transportation, etc.
> >
> > It sounds like Berkeley is the best bet so far. Phoebe, have you
> > investigated other local universities?
>
> You have similar space issues with Berkeley when it comes to keynotes
> and the like.  The Student Union has conference spaces that go up to
> about 500 seats.  The largest classroom space is the main auditorium
> in Wheeler which seats 730.  The second largest, Pimentel accommodates
> around 500.  One might be able to kludge together something larger out
> of gymnasium, but as a practical matter 700 is probably about the most
> Berkeley can easily manage in a single room.
>
> I know the organizers of the Berkeley Energy Symposium (an annual one
> day conference for ~400) so I can put you in touch with them for
> suggestions.
>
> -Robert Rohde
>
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