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Interested in hosting a workshop or event in the Academic Innovation Studio? We welcome all events that promote academic innovation to instructors, researchers, and/or academic support staff.


The AIS event and workshop spaces are designed to foster collaboration and promote academic innovation. Events not appropriate for the AIS include regular classroom instruction (e.g., teaching your undergraduate class in the AIS), closed administrative/planning meetings, and activities that do not align with the mission of the AIS.

Bookable Spaces

The AIS event space (Dwinelle 127) can comfortably accommodate up to 60 people (seated, lecture style).
The AIS workshop space (Dwinelle 128) can accommodate up to 14 people.

For a list of equipment and AV in each room, please review the AIS Event Policies document.

AIS event spaces can be booked up to six months in advance and no later than one week ahead of time. Events that occur outside of AIS open hours should be booked at least two weeks in advance, to ensure availability of student staff. Note: scheduling priority is given to AIS partner groups.

The large event space can be arranged into various layouts:

  • U-shape (for up to 20 participants)

  • Lecture: Three rows of tables & chairs facing front (for up to 35 participants)

  • Theater: rows of chairs only (for up to 60 participants)

  • Workshop: Four groups of tables with chairs (for up to 20 participants)

  • Other: _______________ (please describe and we will do our best to accommodate)

To book an event:

  1. Please check the calendar(s) below to ensure that the time you want is available. (Click the “Week” tab to see duration of existing items.) Allow at least 30 minutes between events for set up and clean up.
  2. Review the AIS Event Policies before making your request.
  3. Send an email to ais@berkeley.edu with the date and time of your event, your intended audience, and expected number of participants. We will do our best to respond to your request within 48 hours.
  4. Once your event has been approved, please fill out our booking form to provide complete details.

Other Event Facilities

Looking for an alternative space on campus to hold your event? Here is a list of available spaces: http://events.berkeley.edu/?view=facilities

AIS Event Space -- Dwinelle Room 127

AIS Workshop Room -- Dwinelle 128