2017

Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Nonmonogamy 

Registration ​Registration price includes participation and attendance at the conference. No meals, travel expenses or lodging costs are included.  There will be an optional dinner available for Saturday evening (Feb 11, 2017) for an additional $29 per person. This will be an excellent opportunity for socializing, and we highly recommend it to all participants.    There will also be an optional reception on Friday afternoon with the artists, at which food will be served. For those registered for the conference, there is no additional cost to attend the art exhibition, but there is a $15 to attend the reception.   TO REGISTER, CONTACT: dr_dave_doleshal@yahoo.com



Registration price: ​ (NOTE THAT THERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY REGISTRATION, AND THAT PRICES RISE AS THE EVENT GETS CLOSER March 27 - June 10, 2016   :: $35 per person June 11 - September 1, 2016 ::   $55 per person ​Sept 1 - November 1, 2016  :: $65 per person Nov 2 - November 15, 2016 ::   $69 per person Nov 16- November 30, 2016  ::  $72 per person Dec 1 - December 10, 2016 ::   $79 per person ​Dec 11 - December 21, 2016 :: $85 per person Dec 22 - January 14, 2017 :: $92 per person January 15 - February 1, 2017 :: $120 per person Feb 2 - Feb 6, 2017 :: $130 per personAfter Feb 7, 2017 :: $160 per person Be mindful that for the previous three years, all available spaces were sold several days prior to the beginning of the event, and we anticipate this will happen again this year. REGISTRATION IS VIA PAYPAL **** Student Discount: (Available to anyone with a valid student ID at any college, university or vocational school. Notice that this discount is limited to people who actually are current students, and who can present valid current student ID. This  does not include people who used to be students, want to be students, or people who were students in a previous lifetime. There are only a limited number of student spots available. This is on a space-available basis. ​March 27 - June 10, 2016 ::    $10 per person June 11 - September 1, 2016 ::    $16 per person. Sept 1 - November 1, 2016 ::    $18 per person. Nov 2 - November 15, 2016 ::    $20 per person. Nov 16 - November 30, 2016 ::    $24 per person Dec 1 - December 17, 2016   ::  $29 per person Dec 18 - February 2, 2017 ::    $34 per person After February 2, 2017 ::    $38 per person Registration is being handled via Paypal. SPECIAL DISCOUNT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NON-STUDENTS: We have 3 slots still available for people who are currently financially challenged (but who are NOT students). QUALIFIED PERSONS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND FOR THE STUDENT RATE OF $30 per person (no meals included). Appilicants can be of any age (as long as they are over 18 years of age). Note that these spaces are intended to be ONLY for people who have a genuine interest in the event but cannot attend because of their present finances. (NOT just people who are cheap). If you are interested, please email me. Notice there are only 3 such spots left. SENIOR DISCOUNT RATE: We have 2 slots still available for people who are currently financially challenged and over the age of 55. Note that these are intended to be for people who have a genuine interest in the event but cannot attend because of their present finances. QUALIFIED PERSONS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND FOR THE STUDENT RATE OF $30 per person (no meals included). If you qualify AND are interested, please email me. Notice there are only 2 such spots left. ​ *********************** ​There are numerous restaurants located in the area. To register: Contact Dave Doleshal directly at: dr_dave_doleshal@yahoo.com No refunds after January 1, 2017. The deadline to apply for Continuing Education Units is Dec 1, 2016. Lodging, Meal and Transit Information Lodging:  ​Note that the registration fee does NOT include any lodging, travel expenses or meals. Lodging arrangements must be made individually by each participant. We offer several suggestions: 
DURANT HOTEL: ​The Durant Hotel is (relatively) inexpensive, and is within walking distance of the conference center. We have a block of rooms reserved specifically for the conference, at a reduced rate ($159 instead of $289). The qualify for this offer, you must tell them you are attending the conference when you register. This offer expires on DEC 10, 2016, so if you want to qualify for this deal, you will need to register with the hotel before that day. This block of rooms is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and once they have all been spoken for, you'll need to pay the regular rate.  I generally recommend people make reservations over the phone rather than via the internet.  ​AFTER DEC 10, FOR THE BEST RATE FOR A RESERVATION at HOTEL DURANT, CALL directly and ask for the "UC FRIENDS & FAMILY RATE": (800) 238-7268.  Durant Hotel is located at:  2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, 94704 ;   Reservations: ​(800) 238-7268 Fax (510) 486-0916. ​ Claremont Club and Spa 1-866-701-5372 ​A somewhat more luxurious (but more expensive) option is the Claremont Club & Spa, which is approximately 1 mile from the conference center. This site has historically has been a very popular choice for those attending events at this location. It is accessible by taxi and public transportation, but it is not within walking distance. As of Dec 2, 2016, the best deal on rooms at the Claremont was for $239 per night (normally $359). There are only a limited number of discounted room available, on a first-come-first serve basis. As of Dec 11, there were still 4 such rooms still available, and these are likely to go soon.
Berkeley City Club Best deal for lodging as of Dec 10, 2016 was the Berkeley City Club, which has prices roughly comparable to those of the Durant. It is slightly further away from the conference site: Berkeley City Club: 2315 Durant Avenue , Berkeley, CA 94704 510-848-7800 As of Dec 11, 2016, Berkeley City Club still had some rooms available, lowest priced-room going for $205 per night. Nash Hotel 
2045 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 841-1163. (Not a luxury hotel, but price is good). ​As of Nov 20, the Nash Hotel still had a few rooms available for Feb 13-14, 2016, as low as $79 (very small), with most rooms going for between $99 and $129 per night. Near the corner of University and Shattuck, slightly too far away to walk to the conference center. As of Dec 11, the Nash said the prices quoted previously were still holding, but were not absolutely guaranteed unless the guest registers soon. KNIGHT'S INN 510-845-7090 ​Sometimes cheaper motel rooms can be found further away from the conference site, such as at Knight's Inn. Knight's Inn is near University and Sacramento Ave, (in Berkeley) which is NOT within walking distance of the conference site.  [THIS IS NOT A LUXURY HOTEL, BUT THE PRICE IS GOOD]. ​ As of Dec 11, 2016, Knight's Inn still had some rooms available between $89 - $129. These rooms will probably go fast. Super 8 Berkeley Similar deals are available at the Super 8 Motel, near the same location: ​ 1619 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 841-3844 As of Dec 11, 2016, the Super 8 had several rooms available for $119 per night. Various lower cost lodgings are available throughout Oakland are nearby cities, but most are not recommended to those without considerable travel experience in third world countries. YMCA 510-665-3224  This place has been recommended by a number of people as very low cost option. It is located in the down town area of Berkeley. Rooms have been had for as low as $54 (for those who book far in advance). It is roughly a 20-minute walk to the conference center, or about a $8 cab ride. Public bus service to the conference site on a regular basis. Price is low, accommodations fair. service good. No complaints during the last three of years. Downtown Berkeley, 2001 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704  As of Dec 11, 2016, the YMCA says rooms are going for $61 per night (single occupancy) or $99 (double occupancy). Price is not guaranteed. Berkeley Hostel  Another inexpensive lodging option located only a short distance from the Conference Site is displayed below. I personally have never visited. Its main advantage is the low price and close proximity to the event. However, we have received many complaints about both the poor quality of the facility and poor service, with those who have stayed here in the past saying it is fit only for those accustomed to third-world conditions, and, even then, should be considered only as  last resort. Reports of foul and mysterious odors. If cost and proximity are your prime considerations, this is an option. (But remember you have been warned!) Piedmont House:  BerkeleyHostel.com (aka Berkeley Hostel), 2434, Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704 (510) 849-4800. Open until 11:30 pm Public Transit: Public City Buses are available at a cost of $2.25 each way. There is a Subway system that serves the City of Berkeley and the University area, (BART) but the nearest stop is approximately an 18 minute walk from the Conference Site. If you are coming from San Francisco or elsewhere in the Bay Area, the Down Town Berkeley Bart Station is the one at which to get off. A cab ride to the Kerr Conference Center from the Downtown Bart Station will cost approximately $7. Taxi Cabs: There are numerous cab companies operating in the area. Recommended: ​510- 222-1111  Airports: The International House is accessible from either the Oakland Airport or the San Francisco (SFO) Airport. The Oakland airport is the closest, but sometimes less expensive flights can be had from SFO. Dining ​As mentioned, no meals are included in the registration price except as noted otherwise. There a dining facility on the premises, located about 150 feet from the conference hall. This has been satisfactory in previous years, and most conference attendees rely on this.   We also have a dinner for Saturday night, ($29 extra). This conference happens on the campus of a major university, in a suburban location, with a vast diversity of dining opportunities. There are approximately 50 eating establishments within a mile radius or so, including Mexican food, Korean BBQ, fine Japanese cuisine, Italian restaurants, Ethiopian restaurants, Chinese take-out places, hot dog stands, pizzarias, vegetarian establishments, organic food stores, ice cream shops, frozen yogurt shops, bakeries, cafes, coffee shops, standard bar & grills, and just about anything else you can think of. While most of these establishments are good, the quality and price varies widely. There are places which are barely fit for human consumption [e.g. McDonalds]. There are other establishments in which the cuisine is used to test the courage of Apraxhed warriors. [e.g. Looney's Bar & Grill] There are also many excellent establishment near the conference site, a sample of which is provided below: Hot Dogs: Top Dog. Best hot dogs in the area, a hefty dose of Libertarian philosophy deliverable along with your meal. Food Court: Everest (Nepalian Cuisine) Berkeley Bowl: (Grocery Store &Deli) : wide Variety, Excellent Quality, best prices in town. WholeFoods: (Grocery Store & Deli): High Quality, Excellent Variety, Outrageously high prices. Seven-Eleven: Telegraph Avenue. Located immediately across the street from THE WARHOUSE TATOO PARLOR and the local Medical Marijuana Dispensary. By parking in the Seven-Eleven parking lot, you can get indigestion, get stoned, and have your face disfigured in a single stop.