Night of Ideas in San Francisco! [fr]

Join us on February 2 for this worldwide event celebrating shared imagination!

Can our cities be community focused and globally connected while also smart, resilient, and infused with poetry and empathy? Is an innovating and inclusive city possible?

Presented by SFMOMA, the SF Public Library and the French Consulate, in collaboration with cultural, science, tech and academic partners, this free 7-hour marathon of debates, talks, performances, food, and music features 50+ top thinkers from San Francisco and beyond. Join us as we envision “The City of the Future”!

To kick off the very first edition of Night of Ideas, we have invited, along with many others:

  • French Artist JR, "The hippest street artist since Banksy", stated by The Times.
  • Tristan Harris, Co-founder of The Center for Humane Technology and one of the top “25 People Shaping the World” according the Rolling Stones Magazine,2017.
  • French Chef Dominique Crenn, the first three-Michelin-star female chef in the U.S. with her San Francisco’s Atelier Crenn restaurant
  • Mayor of San Francisco London Breed
  • Aria Sa’id, award-winning public policy advocate, political strategist, and transgender cultural icon
  • Michael Krasny, KQED’s daily call-in show
  • John law, founder of Burning Man

Night of Ideas is a free and open to all event but registration is required on Eventbrite.

Make sure to get your tickets, and follow us on social media to be informed of Night of Ideas latest news.


Night of Ideas is co-presented by the San Francisco Public Library, the French Consulate in San Francisco, and SFMOMA in collaboration with media partner KQED and the City and County of San Francisco.

Night of Ideas is made possible by the support of Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, 836M, the Cultural and Scientific Services of the French Embassy in the United States, French American Cultural Society, French Bee, and InterContinental San Francisco. La Nuit des Idées is a project of the Institut Français and Fondation de France.}

Last modified on 24/01/2019

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