Invitation to Cover – Night of Ideas

INVITATION TO COVER

Thousands of guests have RSVP’d for the first free Night of Ideas in San Francisco happening this Saturday from 7 pm to 2 am at the San Francisco Main Library.

Seven hours of talks, panels and performances including speakers such as Mayor London Breed, artist JR, chef Dominique Crenn and many others will consider the idea of “Cities of the Future.” Performances include Bandaloop, RAWDance, Fou Fou Ha! and more. This major event is co-presented by the San Francisco Public Library, SFMOMA and the French Consulate of San Francisco.

Registration for the public is now closed but you are cordially invited to cover the event as a member of the working press. Press identification will be required for admission and is non-transferable. We apologize, but we cannot offer +1s for this event.

Please check in at our Media registration table located at 30 Grove Street (opposite the Burger King). Our team will escort you inside and you are welcome to stay as long as you like. 

The full program is available here — highlights will include:

7 pm

  • Mayor London Breed

8 pm

  • Michael Krasny hosts a two-hour live broadcast of Forum

9 pm

  • Tristan Harris, Center for Humane Technology
  • Jaron Lainier, technologist

10 pm

  • Dominique Alba, Paris Urbanism Agency
  • Dietmar Offenhuber, Northeastern University

11 pm

  • JR, artist
  • Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn

12 pm

  • Steven Raspa, Burning Man Project

ORGANIZERS:    The French Consulate

San Francisco Public Library

SFMOMA

WHEN:                 Saturday, February 2, 2019

7 pm — 2 am

WHERE:               San Francisco Main Library

30 Grove Street – MEDIA ENTRANCE

100 Larkin – PUBLIC ENTRANCE

WEBSITE :           www.nightofideassf.com

MEDIA KIT:         https://www.nightofideassf.com/press

EVENT HASHTAG:  #nightofideas

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Matthias Carette

Press Officer – French Consulate in San Francisco

Matthias.carette@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Office:  (415) 616-4907

Cell: (415) 516-0604

Mindy Linetzky 

Manager, Communications & Public Affairs – San Francisco Public Library

mindy.linetzky@sfpl.org

Office: (415) 557-4252

Cell: (415) 218-6383

Jill Lynch

Communications Director – SFMOMA

jilynch@SFMOMA.org

Office:  (415) 357-4172 

Cell:  (415) 680-8352