Participating in a Workshop


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. Seating in our workshops is on a first come, first served basis. Space may be limited, and you are advised to register early. In the event the auditorium becomes full, we will open up our overflow room for attendees to view the workshop livestream.

*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 Letters

We are unable to provide individual visa letters to public web registrants. Please register for the workshop and use the registration confirmation email you receive as your official visa letter.

Certificate of Participation

A certificate of participation is issued upon request to registered participants who've attended the workshop for official purposes such as providing proof of completion to the participant's employer or institution.

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

The workshop playlist URL will be emailed to registered participants. This URL can be used for immediate access to the livestream and recorded talks.

Talk recordings will be publicly available on SimonsTV about 10 days following each presentation unless otherwise noted.

Please note we do not livestream our Science Communicator in Residence events or our Theoretically Speaking lectures. Our Theoretically Speaking lectures are recorded unless otherwise noted, and will be made publicly available on SimonsTV about 10 days following each presentation.

Zoom Requirement

For workshops or events 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.