Registration is now closed for the 2019 Othering and Belonging Conference.

If you have questions about your registration, contact, we may be slow to respond as all haas institute staff are on-site for the conference.


Registration Fees

Please choose the registration level that most applies to you.

Bridgebuilder: $2,500
You are an organization or individual who wants to spread Belonging to as many people as possible by supporting those who are not able to afford the full conference registration fee.  This registration level will support yourself and three scholarship applicants to attend the Othering & Belonging Conference.

Pay It Forward, Businesses and Foundations: $1050
You work for a foundation or business that has a budget for conferences or are an individual with the means to cover the actual per person cost of the conference plus the subsidized rate for one other attendee.

Sustainer: $695
You work for a larger non-profit, government, educational institution or NGO and your organization is paying for the cost of your registration, or you are an individual who can afford the full registration fee. By registering at this level, you are paying the actual per person cost to attend the Othering & Belonging conference. This is the standard registration option.

Individuals (and Group Rate): $350
This subsidized registration option is for UCB students, UC staff and faculty, employees from smaller nonprofit organizations, or individuals who cannot afford to cover the unsubsidized registration option. This subsidized amount is also the Group Rate you should use to register groups for the conference.

Group Registration
If you are a paying for multiple members of a group, you can do this via the registration site and the first person registered in the group will be charged. If members of the group are paying individually (for example, with different credit cards), you must create separate registrations for each.

The discounted group rate is the ‘Individual’ registration option. Groups should register under this option unless you are part of a UC cohort. If you are part of a UC cohort of 5 or more, please contact Puanani Forbes for the UC cohort rate.

Scholarship Funding
200 scholarships have been fully awarded. Any applications received after today’s date will be put on a waiting list. Please apply here. There is no fee to apply for a scholarship but if your application is accepted, there is a $25 processing fee that must be paid within 30 days of your receiving notice of your awarded scholarship, as a show of good faith. If you do not accept the scholarship by paying the fee within 30 days, the scholarship may be made available to the next applicant.

Payment Methods

The online registration payment system is set up to accept major credit cards and checks/UC chartstring (by selecting Invoice). Credit card payments are strongly preferred. For those paying by credit card, we appreciate your willingness to also pay the 7% fee credit card fee. For those paying by Invoice, we are similarly passing on a $1.95 per person registrant fee we are charged by the registration site. This allows us to use more of the funds we have worked hard to raise for programming and scholarships instead.

If you are unable to pay by credit card, select the Invoice payment option and complete and print out your registration form and send along with a check made payable to the "UC Board of Regents" and write “Haas Institute O&B Conference" in the memo line. Please mail your check to:

Puanani Forbes
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society  
460 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2330

Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your check.  If you have not mailed your check as of March 15, 2019, please bring it to the conference registration desk when you pick up your badge. Please contact Sean Reyes if you have questions on check payments.  

If you are paying by UC system chartstring, please contact Puanani Forbes. Cohorts of five or more will be eligible for a discounted rate.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations or substitutions will be processed upon receipt of your request by email to Sean Reyes.

  • Cancellations requested before March 1 are eligible for a refund less a $50 cancellation fee for each registration.

  • After March 1, cancellations will be refunded 50% of the registration fee.

  • Failure to appear at the conference will result in forfeiture of the full registration fee.

  • Requests to substitute registrations can be processed until March 29.

Hotel Room Block

The special rate for Othering & Belonging Conference attendees at the Oakland Marriott City Center special rate has now sold out. There may still be rooms available at the Oakland Marriott City Center for a higher rate, please check their website or contact them directly. Please find below alternative hotels near the conference venue in Oakland on this page.


All conference proceedings will be wheelchair accessible with accessible parking nearby. To request disability accommodations, please contact Sean Reyes or leave a message at 510-642-3326 with your request. We kindly request advance notice if you have access needs.

CART captioning will also be present at the conference. Contact Sean Reyes at least one month in advance if you have a specific request for language interpretation.

Please refrain from wearing scented products to the conference proceedings.


There will be childcare available at the conference. When registering, please indicate which days:

  • Monday, April 8

  • Tuesday, April 9

  • Wednesday, April 10


If you have any questions about registration, accessibility, or any of the above, please email Sean Reyes or leave a message on our conference line at 510-642-3326.