Participating in a Workshop

Registration & Approvals

Everyone is welcome to attend the boot camp and workshops that are part of the program. There is no fee for registration. 

Approximately six to eight weeks before the start of each semester, registration will open on the boot camp/workshop web pages. Registration is required* to attend a boot camp/ workshop in person, unless otherwise noted in the registration details card. Space may be limited, and you are advised to register early. To submit your name for consideration, please register and await confirmation of your acceptance before booking your travel.

Confirmation of acceptance is reviewed on a rolling basis based on factors including space limitations and current health requirements.

*Program participants who are in residence are automatically registered to your program's workshop(s) that align with your visit dates. If you'd like to attend the other program's workshop(s), please register.

Funding as a Public Registrant

At this time, the Simons Institute does not offer funding or accommodation assistance for public workshop registrants. As a courtesy, a list of local lodging options is available on our website.

Workshop Schedule & Slides

Schedules are posted against the workshop and/or event webpage. All talk times are listed in Pacific Time. Please note that schedules are subject to change.

Slides for the workshop talk will be made available on its workshop talk page after the workshop at the speaker's discretion.

For schedule updates

We recommend adding the workshop to your virtual calendars to remind you of the workshop week. You can do this by clicking on "Add to Calendar" and selecting your preferred calendar source (Google,iCal, Yahoo!, from the drop-down list on the workshop webpage.

Visa Letter

If you require a visa letter, please contact simonsevents [at] with your written request and the workshop you are requesting the letter.

Please note that we are unable to expedite visa processing. 

Certificate of Participation

A certificate of participation is issued upon request to registered participants for the purposes of visa and/or other official purposes. 

Attending in Person
Recording Notice

By participating in the auditorium and/or on Zoom, you acknowledge that video and/or audio recording equipment may be used for the purpose of recording for online distribution and archiving.

The Simons Institute regularly captures photos and video of activity around the Institute for use in publications and promotional materials. 

Internet & Wi-Fi

Berkeley-Visitor (no passphrase required) provides a basic level of Wi-Fi access for those without a CalNet ID. You can access Berkeley-Visitor by selecting it from the list of available networks and accepting the terms of service page.

Health & Safety


Masks are strongly recommended but no longer required indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Information on the campus policy is available via the link.

Access Coordinator

If you require special accommodation, please contact our access coordinator at simonsevents [at] with as much advance notice as possible.


Light refreshments will be provided before the workshop, as well as during break(s). Lunch breaks are on your own unless otherwise noted. Please visit the link for local lunch recommendations

Please note there is no food or drink allowed in the auditorium. Thank you for helping us to keep the auditorium clean.

Directions & Parking

The Simons Institute is located in Melvin Calvin Laboratory on the UC Berkeley campus. The Melvin Calvin Laboratory is located on the eastern edge of campus on Optometry Lane, just south of the Haas School of Business.

For directions and parking information, please visit the link.

Attending Virtually
Livestream & Recordings

If you would like to join us online, you may join us on our livestream here: Please note there may be some occasions where a workshop is not livestreamed.

Recordings of each talk will also be available following each presentation unless otherwise noted. 

Zoom Requirement

For workshops that are held via Zoom with virtual attendee participation, please note the following:

You must login to your own Zoom account for access. If you do not have an account, you can create a  basic account here:

Please ensure that you have the latest version of the Zoom client downloaded, latest version found here. For assistance in updating Zoom to the latest version, click here - zoom support.