Office lobby

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference center is currently closed. We are working on new practices and protocols that will allow us to reopen in the near future. Please check back on this page for updates.

The James Irvine Foundation Conference Center

The Conference Center is located on the homelands of the Lisjan, Muwekma and Ohlone peoples. We respectfully acknowledge and honor the Indigenous people who have stewarded the land for generations past, present, and future.

Non-profit, business and government organizations alike have found our meeting facilities to be ideal for meetings and groups ranging from six to 100 people. Centrally located in downtown Oakland, the conference center is steps from City Hall, one block from the 12th Street BART Station, and very close to many businesses, restaurants, and hotels.

We’ve got your event covered with great amenities, including:

  • 3 conference rooms of varying sizes
  • State of the art AV equipment
  • High-speed internet access
  • Kitchen with a refrigerator, sink, microwave and dishwasher


Revenue earned from the conference center supports our community investments in eliminating structural barriers, advancing racial equity, and transforming political, social, and economic outcomes for all East Bay residents. For more information about our work, visit the About Us section.

Plaza A100Weekdays$400 half day / $500 full day$500 half day / $625 full day
Weekends$500 half day / $625 full day$600 half day / $750 full day
The Bay or Diablo Rooms12Weekdays$150 half day / $200 full day$180 half day / $250 full day
Weekends$180 half day / $250 full day$215 half day / $295 full day

*Half day is four (4) hours; Full day is eight (8) hours; Rates are subject to change.

We are not currently accepting reservation requests. Please check back on this page for updates.