• Plan an Event of Any Size
    Plan an Event of Any Size
  • Centrally Located in the Bay Area
    Centrally Located in the Bay Area

Welcome to the Oakland Convention Center

Located in the heart of downtown Oakland, the Oakland Convention Center is home to the region's biggest events. We host hundreds of gatherings every year, from meetings to conferences, to national trade shows, seminars and more. As one of the most distinct meeting and networking spaces in Northern California, we’re proud to offer the highest level of customer service and hospitality on the West Coast, including:

  • Nearly 100,000 square feet of convention, exhibit, and meeting room space when combined with the connected Oakland Marriott City Center
  • Layouts that can be customized in a variety of configurations
  • A full, professional event staff
  • Connected to the full-service, partner hotel, Oakland Marriott City Center which boasts 500 guest rooms, a restaurant, bar, and additional meeting space
  • Easily accessible via major local highways
  • Large, convenient onsite parking garage
  • 20-minute drive to the OAK International Airport / 40-minute drive to SFO International Airport
  • Conveniently located across the street from the 12th Street BART rail station
  • Just a 12-minute ride to beautiful San Francisco

World-class service combined with thousands of square feet of space means you’ll have plenty of room to enjoy the event you’re attending—or host one of your own—in this renowned Northern California convention center.


Get a First Look at our New Renovations

We are excited to announce that our partner hotel, the Oakland Marriott City Center, has completed a renovation of its event space! This fresh design reflects the contemporary urban trappings and cutting-edge technology of the surrounding city. See the amazing transformation below.

Book a Convention in California

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Your next event starts here. The Oakland Convention Center team is ready to work with you on every aspect of your event. Our highly trained event specialists offer unparalleled service and will put the finest touch on your event.


Oakland Convention Center Events

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As the premiere bay area convention center, we host exciting events and conventions in California that bring together locals and travelers alike nearly every week of the year. Explore the event calendar and see what’s coming up next!


About Oakland

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The Oakland Convention Center is within walking distance of Jack London Square, Chinatown, Oakland Museum of California, Preservation Park and Oakland City Center. Explore nearby shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums and more.


California Convention Attendee Parking

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Attending an event in Oakton? Our facilities and services have been designed to work seamlessly together, so you can enjoy convention in California without a second thought. There are many parking options, including a convenient onsite garage.



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