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Before 9 AM & After 5 PM in Oakland

Let's face the facts, it's hard to make a board room look sexy. If you need to know how many double doubles are in Oakland, or the square-footage of the convention center, don't worry, our Sales Team can help you out. But we also thought you'd like to see what your group can be doing when they aren't taking copious notes and guzzling free black coffee. Oakland embraces the original and the creative—the more outlandish, the better. We invite you to explore the possibilities, an envision your next meeting here on the Sunny Side of the Bay! #Oaklandloveit


Chicken and Waffles Breakfast

Oakland’s culinary scene is one of the Nation's best! So don’t be surprised if attendees want to skip the boring continental breakfast for some tasty chicken & waffles from world famous Brown Sugar Kitchen.

Lake Merritt Runner

It would be a shame for 70 degrees and sunny weather to go to waste! Whether it be a perfect start to the day, or a way for your group to wind down after stressful sessions, a jog around The Town is must. Check our our blog on the best places to run in Oakland.

Networking Happy Hour

You probably didn't get many business cards passed out in the 5 minutes you had to change rooms between those breakout sessions, so bring them along as your check out Oakland's restaurant and bar scene. The Oakland Urban Wine Trail is a great place to start.

Fox Theater

People can also find out that you are "Jim from Akron" by talking to them. Untether yourself, and explore Oakland like one of the locals. Catch a show at the historic Fox Theater, enjoy the Friday night food trucks at Oakland Museum of California's Friday Nights at OMCA, or drink under the stars at the Temescal Brewing's Beer Garden.

Chabot Space & Science Center

If you really want to impress your guests, make sure to end your conference with a Big Bang (see what we did there?) Getting away from the city lights to experience the unique perspective at Chabot Space & Science Center is always a hit.

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