Many events in and around the rationality community are run in Berkeley and might want event space. This is an announcement that there’s a venue in Berkeley, called Atlantis, that’s very well-suited to these kinds of events. It’s a former sorority house, so it fits lots of people and is zoned properly for running retreats and workshops (this is surprisingly hard zoning to get in Berkeley). You can book it here. The venue isn’t limited to rationality events in any way (nor will those events get a discount), but it is unusually well-suited to the kinds of events rationalists seem to run, with cozy discussion spaces, whiteboards all around, and a very pleasant and productive environment.
Pricing is negotiable and based on what strategies makes the most revenue for the venue (not based on how much we like your event, although we really love a lot of the events that have run in this space!)
In addition to the base fees, there are additional fees for cleaning, using our onsite consumables (e.g. personal toiletries, flipcharts, etc.) , damaging the venue, or taking up considerable amounts of staff time. We charge you whatever this ends up costing us (so if you leave the palace very messy, we’ll charge more for cleaning than if you don’t). We will ask you before making purchases for your event or having staff spend time that we’ll bill you for on your event.
Isn’t the pricing a little steep?
This space intends to break even in its pricing, and the Bay is expensive. That necessitates somewhat high prices. We realize this pricing doesn’t make sense for many kinds of events. Please let us know if the cost is prohibitive and we’ll see if we can come to an agreement.
How does this compare to other venues in the area?
Venture retreat center
Triple S Ranch
Where is it?
In Berkeley, about a 10 minute walk form UC Berkeley campus and a 10 minute walk from hikes in the Berkeley hills. It’s a 20 minute walk to the BART station/downtown. We don’t share the exact address publicly for security reasons.
When is it available?
Please fill out the inquiry form to learn about availability!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!