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Night of Ideas - San Francisco

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Join us for an evening of keynotes, conversations, and performances about how we're “Closing the Distance"!

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Animate your imagination with the Bay Area's third annual Night of Ideas!

Gathering Bay Area thinkers, community leaders, artists, and visionaries, this year's edition of the festive all-night library takeover will stream to your home. But even as we remain safely apart, how do we close the distance?

After a year that has created or exacerbated so many kinds of distance -- physical and metaphorical -- among us, we've invited these voices to share ideas and creative visions that can bring us closer together. How do we close the distances we face between each other? How do we close the distance toward a more just and vibrant Bay Area?

Hosted by KQED's Mina Kim, the evening will feature a special conversation with San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed about leading through the recovery ahead, the role that artists and culture-makers have to play in renewing our civic bonds, and more.

Join us an explore a program representing a breadth of the wider Bay Area's diverse thought and expression, including:

Talks

Spoken Word and Multimedia

Original Performances

For more information and full list of speakers, panelists, and performers, visit nightofideassf.com.

REGISTER TO RECEIVE REMINDERS AND A LINK TO THIS FREE VIRTUAL EVENT!

NIGHT OF IDEAS CONTEST

Viewers of the 2021 Night of Ideas have the opportunity to win several prizes during the program. Participants may simply register in advance via Eventbrite, and winners will be randomly selected and announced during the event.

Prizes include:

  • A staycation weekend at Villa San Francisco. Recently featured in Elle Decor, Villa San Francisco aims at creating a future-driven dialogue between artists and communities.
  • A membership to the Museum of Modern Art SF
  • A KQED membership, including access to KQED Passport.
  • A signed copy of the book “Letters to the Valley” by David Mas Masumoto from California Humanities
  • San Francisco Library tote bag with a copy of the 2021 One City One Book selection Know My Name, A Memoir by Chanel Miller.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: Captions and American Sign Language interpreters from Bay Area Communication Access will be available during the livestream event.

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