Here you will find the program, hotel and contact information for the 2009 ZEV Symposium.

2009 ZEV Symposium Program
Cal/EPA Headquarters, Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA

Monday, September 21
Symposium in Session: 9:00 a.m.- 5:
00 p.m.


Session 1: ZEV Technology Symposium Introduction
Session 2: Automotive Fuel Cell Vehicle Technologies

Fuel Cell Technology Suppliers

Fuel Cell Technology Panel Discussion

OEM Fuel Cell Vehicle Technologies

Fuel Cell Vehicle Panel Discussion

Session 3: 2050 Greenhouse Gas Scenarios

2050 GHG Scenarios Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 22
Symposium in Session:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 4: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

BEV/PHEV Panel Discussion

Session 5: Battery Technology
Session 6: ZEV Marketability

ZEV Marketability Panel Discussion

Hotels within walking distance from the CalEPA Headquarters building include:

Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, 13th and J Street Sacramento, California
Phone (916) 447-1700

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street, Sacramento, California
Phone (916) 443-1234

Holiday Inn Express Downtown
728 16th St, Sacramento, California
Phone (916) 444-4436

We also provide more hotel suggestions


There are many ways to arrive at the Joe Serna Jr. Cal/EPA Headquarters Building. Use the information below, or also check other options at Sacramento Regional Transit's transportation links page. There are also 25 bike parking spaces for visitors located at two sites in the courtyard.

By Air

Sacramento International Airport is a 20 minute drive from downtown Sacramento. There are several transportation options from the airport to the Cal/EPA Building.

YoloBus has a bus route leaving the airport every hour from Terminal A and Terminal B at approximately 10 minutes after the hour from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. You stand at the Public Transportation Bus Stop. The route takes approximately 18 minutes to get from the airport to 9th and K Street. This is 2 blocks from the Cal/EPA building. The return trip from 9th and K Street runs approximately 5 minutes after the hour and takes approximately 20 minutes to arrive at the airport. (800) 371-2877.

SuperShuttle Sacramento is another transportation option to and or from the Sacramento Airport. Please provide them with a 24-hour notice to arrange for pick-up service from the Cal/EPA building. (800) 258-3826 or (800) BLUEVAN

ElectriCab Technologies, Inc. will provide free Electric Taxi service September 21 & 22 during the ZEV Symposium. Call for an appointment (916) 44-GREEN (444-7336).

If you are renting a car, see the driving instructions below.

By Train

The Sacramento Amtrak train station is at 401 I Street, six blocks from the Cal/EPA Headquarters building. Amtrak's Capitol Corridor trains operate between the Bay Area and Sacramento with many trains daily. Amtrak California's San Joaquin trains and motor coaches connect the Central Valley from as far south as Bakersfield (and further with their motor coach system) to Sacramento. Other Amtrak trains serving Sacramento include the Coast Starlight and the California Zephyr.

Regional Transit's light rail serves the train station every 15 minutes seven days a week. RT bus routes also link the Station to downtown government offices and the rest of Sacramento County.

By Car

Getting to Sacramento:

  • From the Bay Area, take I-80 East, then I-80 Business (Capital City Freeway), then I-5 North.
  • From Central/Southern California, take I-5 North, or take US-99 to I-5 North.
  • From the east, take US-50 West to I-5 North, or I-80 West to I-5 South.
  • From the airport and other points North, take I-5 South.
Once on I-5 in Sacramento
  • Take the J Street exit.
  • Take J St. east to 11th and turn left.
  • Go one block and turn left on I St. 

The Cal/EPA headquarters building will now be on your right. It fills the block bordered by I St. on the south (1-way west), H St. on the north (1-way east), 10th St. on the west and 11th St. on the east.

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Freeway map to the Cal/EPA building Downtown map to the Cal/EPA building Downtown Sacramento's District map and parking (PDF).


Metered Parking (1, 2, and 10-hour meters) is available around the building.  Meter parking uses quarters (some meters may use special "debit cards").

Parking lots are also available in several nearby locations. The closest lot is across from the building on 10th & I Street. 

Downtown Sacramento's District map and parking (PDF).

Contact us
Anna Gromis Program Information (916) 323-2410
Josh Boone Program Information (916) 323-0004
Joshua Cunningham Program Information (916) 324-2553
Lisa Chialdakis Planning / Coordination (916) 327-2932