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Biennial General Meeting 2016 – Berkeley

May 25 – 29 on Berkeley campus at the Unit 1 Residence Halls, 2650 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA.

See below for sponsors supporting the AFVBM’s 2016 General Meeting

Click here for schedule of lectures and activities

Campus Accommodation
The accommodation package for members staying on campus includes breakfast and lunch on 5/26-5/28, and breakfast only on 5/29. There are vegan, vegetarian, egg free, dairy free and gluten free options in the cafeterias at UCB. For more information, see the UCB Guest Service Guide.

Connection from San Francisco Airport

Take AirTrain from inside of SFO to the BART Station
Take the Pittsburg Bay Point Train (yellow line)
Transfer at 19th street to the Richmond Train (across the platform)
Get off at Downtown Berkeley Station
Walk to Shattuck and Allston Way
Take the 51B Bus toward College Ave and Rockridge
Get off on Durant and College
Walk to 2650 Durant

Connection from Oakland Airport

Take AirBart (located just across from the Terminal 1 baggage claim area and a short walk from Terminal 2.)
Take the Richmond Train
Get off at Downtown Berkeley Station
Walk to Shattuck and Allston Way
Take the 51B Bus toward College Ave and Rockridge
Get off on Durant and College
Walk to 2650 Durant

Alternatively, reserve a shuttle at Bayporter or Supershuttle, or take Uber or Lyft.

Players Meet Makers
Cheney Main Lounge, 2650 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA

  • Thursday May 26th, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Friday May 27th, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday May 29th, 2016 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

PLAYERS MEET MAKERS POSTER. For other print formats contact Dan Weisshaar.

New Applicants
We have nine applicants (4 women and 5 men). There are one instrument restorer, two bow makers and six instrument makers, including a Baroque specialist.  The Federation is more popular than ever — if the application process had not closed for this term, we would have had close to 20 applicants!  For the Federation’s longevity, if you know of a qualified colleague who is not yet a member, please have them contact the Secretary info@afvbm.org to request an application for next term.

Things to do in Berkeley/San Francisco and Beyond

Many Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors  

Reception Sponsor:                            Advertising Sponsor:

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Break Sponsors:

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General Sponsors:

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