Attendee Guide

We're excited to see you at Wisdom 2.0 2017! There are many dynamic offerings this year — from illuminating art to embodiment practices — and we want to be sure you know about it all. So here it goes:

Additional Materials

All participants will be provided with a hardcopy of PDF Schedule & Map on site; you do not need to print in advance.

The Full Schedule

Alongside the main stage at the Palace Theater, there will be all the things you have come to love about Wisdom 2.0 — an active Village, activities, Q&A stage. Plus mindfulness practices and community connection opportunities including: drop-in coaching, integration, conversation lounge, tribe meetups, and an embodiment practice lounge. 

Find the official schedule of events here.

The Conference App

We're pleased to once again offer a robust conference app containing the schedule, a map, speaker bios, participant-to-participant messaging, and more. Find the app here or by searching "Wisdom 2.0 2017" or "Wisdom 2.0 Conference" in your app store. 

First-time Attendees 

First-time attendees will have the option of adding a ribbon to their nametag identifying them as first-timers, inviting other new people to connect with them and return conference-goers to lend welcome and support.

You'll be able to pick the ribbons up at Registration or at the Information Booth.

To get some sense of what you can expect to experience at the conference, you can see one of our attendee's experience here:



Plan ahead for your lunch!!

This year, conference participants are on their own for lunch. Below are some restaurant options in the area. 

Osso Steakhouse 2.1 Miles (415) 771-6776 1177 California St. $$$ Steakhouse
Umami Burger 0.8 Miles (415) 440-8626 2184 Union St $$ Burgers, American (New), Gastropubs
Super Duper Burgers 0.5 Miles (415) 931-6258 2200 Chestnut St $$ Burgers, American (New)
Roam Artisan Burgers 1.2 Miles (415) 440-7626 1785 Union St $$ Burgers
The Brick Yard Restaurant & Bar 1.2 Miles (415) 400-4712 1787 Union St. $$ Bars, American (Traditional)
Marengo on Union 1.0 Miles (415) 441-2575 1980 Union St $$ American (Traditional), Salad, Whiskey Bars

Cafe de Casa 1.7 (415) 345-1055 Miles 2701 Leavenworth St $ Coffee & Tea, Brazilian, Gluten-Free
Rooster & Rice 0.8 Miles (415) 776-3647 2211 Filbert St $$ Chicken Shop, Thai, Asian Fusion

The Sandwich Spot 0.5 Miles (415) 829-2587 3213 Pierce St $ Sandwiches, Delis, Cafes
Cafe RX 0.3 Miles (415) 561-2273 1013 Torney Ave $$ Café, Sandwiches, Organic, locally-grown food options inspired by El Salvadorian cuisine.
Transit 0.4 Miles (415) 561-4435 215 Lincoln Blvd $$, Café, Coffee & Tea, American (Traditional)
Dynamo Donut & Coffee 0.2 Miles 110 Yacht Rd $, Coffee & Tea, Donuts
Cafe Golo 1.1 Miles (415) 673-4656 1602 Lombard St $$ Bakeries, Breakfast & Brunch

The Commissary 0.6 Miles (415) 561-3600 101 Montgomery St. Spanish-influenced California cuisine is driven by sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients. American (New), Beer, Wine & Spirits
Presidio Social Club 0.4 Miles (415) 885-1888 563 Ruger Street $$ American (New), Bars
Pluto’s 0.5 Miles (415) 775-8867 3258 Scott St $ American (New), Sandwiches, Salad
Greens 1.0 Miles (415) 771-6222 Fort Mason $$$ Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
Seed + Salt 0.5 Miles (415) 872-9173 2240 Chestnut St $$ Vegan, Gluten-Free
Plate 0.5 Miles (415) 567-5283 3251 Pierce St. $$, Vegetarian, American (New)
Blue Barn Gourmet 0.6 Miles (415) 441-3232 2105 Chestnut St $$ Sandwiches, Salad
Causwells 0.4 Miles (415) 447-6081 2346 Chestnut St $$ American (New)
Spruce (415) 931-5100 1.1 Miles 3640 Sacramento Street $$$$ Contemporary American cuisine, organically grown ingredients
The Plant Café Organic 0.6 Miles (415) 931-2777 3352 Steiner St $$ Vegetarian, Juice Bars & Smoothies, Coffee & Tea
The Tipsy Pig 0.5 Miles (415) 292-2300 2231 Chestnut St $$ Gastropubs, Bars, American (New)
Causwells 0.4 Miles (415) 447-6081 2346 Chestnut St $$ American (New)
Spruce (415) 931-5100 1.1 Miles 3640 Sacramento Street $$$$ Contemporary American cuisine, organically grown ingredients

La PanotiQ Bakery Cafe 0.5 Miles (415) 525-3625 2234 Chestnut St $$ Bakeries, Cafes, French
Isa Restaurant 0.6 Miles (415) 567-9588 3324 Steiner St $$$ French, Gluten-Free
Gamine 0.8 Miles (415) 771-7771 2223 Union St $$ French, Burgers

Delarosa 0.6 Miles (415) 673-7100 2175 Chestnut St $$ Italian, Cocktail Bars, Pizza

Umami 0.9 Miles (415) 346-3431 2909 Webster Street $$$ Japanese, Sushi Bar, Gluten-free. Twice named Best Japanese and Sushi Restaurant in San Francisco.
Tamashisoul Sushi Bar 1.1 Miles (415) 346-1849 1849 Union St $$ Sushi Bars, Japanese
Chotto 0.6 Miles (415) 441-2223 3317 Steiner St $$$ Japanese

Arguello 0.7 Miles 50 Moraga Avenue (415) 561-3650 Mexican cuisine, influenced by the culture of the Presidio.
Mamacita 0.4 Miles (415) 346-8494 2317 Chestnut St $$ Mexican

Pacific Catch 0.7 Miles 2027 Chestnut St (415) 440-1950 $$ Seafood, Gluten-Free, Mexican

Blackwood 0.6 Miles (415) 931-9663 2150 Chestnut St $$ Thai, Breakfast & Brunch
Rooster & Rice 0.8 Miles (415) 776-3647 2211 Filbert St $$ Chicken Shop, Thai, Asian Fusion
Yukol Place Thai Cuisine 0.5 Miles (415) 922-1599 2380 Lombard St $$ Thai

La Méditerranée 1.2 Miles (415) 921-2956 2210 Fillmore St $$ Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Armenian 


There is no onsite parking at the Palace of Fine Arts conference venue. We highly recommend that you take a taxi, Uber or Lyft to the event.

If you decide to drive, there is limited parking in the surrounding Marina/Presidio area and parking meter time restrictions. There may be space to park at either Crissy Field, Little Marina or Marina Green (along Marina Blvd). There will not be a shuttle service going to either of these two parking places, so please be prepared to walk.  


Opening Party

We have an amazing opening party planned this year, with illuminating art, a sacred geometry theme, entertainment, small bites, and drinks.

Wisdom 2.0 Opening Party
Friday, February 17, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The iHangar Inspiration Village 

Please join us for our opening party on Friday from 6 - 10 pm in the heart of Inspiration Village, for an interactive art reception where you can chat directly with the artists about the intention, creative process, and technology behind each of their artworks while enjoying cocktails, small bites, musical acts & performances.

Birds of a Feather: Saturday Night Dinners 

Saturday evening we are encouraging conference attendees to make their own dinner reservations at their favorite SF restaurant and invite other attendees to sign up to join their party for a small dinner to discuss or share about a subject that is alive for them.

Space is limited, first come first serve, so be sure to sign up early!

See all the dinner options and sign up here >>>

The Inspiration Village in the iHangar

The Village is inclusive of the entire 120,000sq ft. iHangar building and The Palace Lobby -- an expansive, interactive, space that houses all of Wisdom 2.0’s dynamic activities, including the following:

  • View Lounge that will be live streaming the main stage throughout the conference; 
  • Embodiment Lounge by Eileen Fisher for various body-based meditative practices;
  • Integration Lounge by New Ventures West that will have programmed sessions for integrating main stage learnings and also drop-in coaching;
  • Fetzer Conversation Lounge will host dialogue, practice, and reflection on the heart of American democracy;
  • People’s Stage sessions;
  • Village Stage, intimate Q&A Sessions with speakers;
  • Wisdom Tribe Meetups are a new feature this year to Wisdom 2.0. Join an experiential session for a casual meet-up up on a topic of interest, facilitated by a Wisdom 2.0 Ambassador;
  • Meditation Lounge is a quiet space for you to drop in and practice at anytime;
  • Yoga Studio with a wake-up session each morning and a restorative session in the evening;
  • Palace of Fine Arts Lobby includes the bookstore and Wisdom 2.0 Hub
  • Body Work space features chair and table massage. A place for you to relax and unwind with a professional massage therapist.  

Tribe Meetups

This year at Wisdom 2.0, we are introducing Tribe Meetups — a casual space upstairs in the Village to connect with like-minded attendees and explore specific topics in depth such as parenting, entrepreneurship, social change, etc. The space will be led by a facilitator who will help guide attendees in small group exercises. Each session will be 45 minutes long. No advance sign-ups are necessary. 

Conversation Lounge

Join the Fetzer Institute for intimate conversations concerning the heart of American democracy and the Institute’s mission to build the spiritual foundation for a loving world. Participate in a survey designed to capture attitudes and opinions since the election and add your own love and light to DIY paper art creations.