Oakland Marriott City Center
This year, ISSST will be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center, located in downtown Oakland at the Oakland City Center, just miles away from San Francisco. The Oakland Marriott as well as the city of Oakland offer many amenities and attractions for a range of different interests, making this ISSST location perfect for everyone attending.
The city of Oakland is often overlooked by visitors in the Bay Area, but the city still boasts many wonderful attractions. Jack London Square is located on a natural estuary that leads to the San Francisco Bay, and features numerous dining and shopping options along the water, as well as some seasonal events. Jack London Square also features it’s own farmers market every week. Lake Merritt is located just over a mile away from the Oakland Marriott, and is perfect for those wishing to get some fresh air and beautiful scenery. Oakland is home to numerous art galleries and museums, including the Oakland Museum of California, known for its amazing sculpture garden. There are also many dining and shopping options located around the Oakland Marriott for those who don’t wish to venture very far from the conference location.
Oakland is often on lists of top sustainable cities thanks to being a biking- and walking-friendly city, as well as efforts to use renewable sources for electricity, having lots of green space and parks, constructing LEED certified buildings, and recycling. This sustainable and innovative city makes Oakland perfect for ISSST!