We're excited to see you at the 11th Annual Wisdom 2.0 2020! There are many dynamic offerings this year — from compelling speakers and Interactive Art to Movement and Yoga Classes. Also, we’ll have Breakout Sessions, Q&As with your favorite speakers, the Well-Being Lounge, a Compassion Lab, a Conscious Business Hub, Birds of a Feather Dinners, and Hosted Conversations. We want to be sure you know about it all. So here it is:

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Conference Map

Schedule printable PDF

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What to bring:

  • Your ID for Check in
  • A reusable water bottle — there will be filtered drinking water available throughout the conference
  • A journal or notebook

What NOT to bring:

  • Your luggage — We will not be checking or holding coats or luggage. However, we will have a coat rack area that you are welcome to use at your own risk.
  • Professional Camera Equipment
  • Yoga Mat — We'll provide them for the sessions where they're needed

Getting Here

Hilton SF Union Square

The hotel is located in walking distance to transportation hubs, cable cars, shopping and popular city attractions including Union Square and Moscone Convention Center. A few other location highlights:

  • One block from Powell Street Station for BART and MUNI transit lines
  • Steps to the Theater District and Chinatown
  • 13 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 
  • 13 miles from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Accessibility

Hotel & Conference Levels Accessibility Information
 

Please email [email protected] if you need anything else not listed.

Parking


Check-In and Registration

Pre-Registration opens at 4:30 pm, Thursday — check-in early, print your badge, go on with your day!

Full Registration opens at 5:30 pm, Thursday and will remain open for the duration of the conference.


Opening Reception

Thursday, March 5 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Inspiration Village | Grand Ballroom B

Join us from 7 pm - 10 pm for our opening Thursday Night Reception! Meet, Connect, and Learn from 2,500 people from over 25 countries. Come with a curiosity and willingness to engage with and learn from others. We will have games, refreshments, and more.

Arrive early to get your name badge and join us for a special evening of connection.

Connect the Dots Party

Friday, March 6 | 7:00pm - 11:00 pm

Folsom Street Foundry

Celebrate with us at our Connect the Dots Party! One of the most talked-about happenings at Wisdom 2.0 every year that you won't want to miss! All registered conference attendees (and speakers) are invited to come raise the roof and sample tasty Asian fusion tapas by Plus +1 Catering, elixirs and libations by GT's Kombucha and Spice Pharm, ecstatic DJ sets by Ms. MoXie and Mr. Natural, art installations by Anon Events, special performances by Sweet Beat Petite, Ruby Stardust, and more! Participate in a fun interactive guessing game designed to inspire curiosity, conversation, and more than a few laughs! Meet the Oracle and her Muses, contribute to the global affirmation mobile, get activated and bedazzled. It's a terrific opportunity to socialize, connect, dance, and have a blast with the other Wisdom participants away from the conference, at a quintessentially San Francisco, industrial event space and brewery in the SoMa Arts District.

Birds of a Feather Dinners

Saturday, March 7

Various times & locations

Saturday evening conference participants are hosting topically-driven dinners throughout the city. Dinner signups coming soon!


Stage Descriptions

GRAND BALLROOM LEVEL

  • Main Stage | Grand Ballroom Salon B Listen to Amazing Speakers on topics ranging from Healing Trauma to Bridging the Political Divide.

  • Inspiration Village | Grand Ballroom Salon A Inspiration Village is an expansive, interactive space that houses some of Wisdom 2.0’s dynamic activities and is home to the Google Digital Well-being Lounge and Sponsor Tables area. Wisdom Village is a space to engage, mingle, rest and connect.

Digital Wellbeing Lounge by Google - Disconnect from your device, connect with one another and learn how Google can help you have a more intentional relationship with the technology in your life.


BALLROOM LEVEL

Yosemite Ballroom
  • Registration and Info Booth Check In and ask questions!

  • Wisdom Hub The place to learn more about upcoming Wisdom 2.0 events, purchase a book written by one of our amazing speakers or some Wisdom 2.0 swag! 

  • Fetzer Spirituality Lounge | Yosemite A & B  Join us in exploring the human experience of spirituality. Expand your understanding as we share stories and engage in a dialogue of how it impacts our relationship to ourselves and others and connects us to our world.

Imperial Ballrooms
  • Q & A Stage | Imperial A  Engage & Ask Questions with conference presenters after their main stage sessions.

  • LinkedIn Compassion Lab | Imperial B  Enjoy talks and take part in practices that support Empathy & Compassion in work, relationships, and home life.

  • Nursing Parents Room | Franciscan A  Dedicated space for Nursing Parents.

Continental Ballrooms
  • Lunch Room | Continental 1-3 Lunch Service for attendees who pre-registered, 12:30 pm - 2 pm, Friday and Saturday. If you're dining out, please see nearby restaurants here.

  • Hosted Conversations | Continental Ballroom 1-3 Hosted Conversations are a way Wisdom 2.0 creates an opportunity for attendees to make authentic connections with other members of the community. The conversations consist of small group discussions where the themes are chosen by the participants. Practice mindful communication in an intimate setting.

  • InnerMBA Conscious Business Hub by Sounds True | Continental 4Learn from organizational luminaries on Effective & Conscious Leadership. Hosted by Sounds True CEO & Founder, Tami Simon.

  • Movement Room | Continental 5 Move Your Body in Community with incredible teachers and facilitators from various backgrounds.

  • Breakout Room | Continental 6 Take Deep-Dives with longer, intimate sessions on a variety of topics from your favorite speakers.

  • Interactive Installations | East & West Lounges

    • Vulnerable Rally If you were to make a sign that reveals something about yourself you want to hide from the world and hold it in public, what would it say? That’s the question Vulnerable Rally asks of its participants. Vulnerable Rally takes us past the niceties and social graces to which we conform into the very heart of that which makes us human. Our fears, our shames, our prejudices—when these shadow parts of ourselves come to light, they not only have the chance to free us, they can also free those who pass us by and create powerful healing connections between people. Vulnerable Rally is part of a global invitation to remember our common humanity in the most vulnerable way: part absurdist street theatre and part shadow work.Participants will have the opportunity to write their own vulnerable statements and be witnessed or to be a witness as others reveal their vulnerability: Saturday, March 7th, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | West Lounge 

       

    • Elemental Team Arts Decompress, get creative and play. Explore impermanent art with natural materials while connecting with fellow Wisdomites. Run your fingers through the sand tray, stack rocks, paint with sand. Create and Release.
    • Rejuv at Work Rejuv At Work delivers onsite corporate wellness programs that create a powerful and positive impact for employees and companies - includes massage, yoga, fitness, nutrition and meditation. Celebrating its 7th year of partnership with Wisdom 2.0!
    • Buddha Booth BuddhaBooth provides serene products and portable environments that cater to the quiet space needs of individuals and companies, large and small. We build strong relationships with partners based on integrity, mutual respect and transparency while fostering a growing and profitable company.As a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality, portable quiet spaces, we utilize our expertise and team of professionals to research and develop products that are innovative, on-trend and compelling to consumers across many demographics. We are committed to growing and sustaining a socially responsible company composed of dedicated people handpicked for their talent and passion!
    • Gratitude Garden What happens when you stop to notice? Awaken joy, presence and connection in your life through the power of Gratitude Blooming. Our nature-inspired card deck and interactive art experience invite you to slow down and see yourself and others in a new light with our 39 flavors of gratitude. Stop by our Gratitude Blooming station at Wisdom 2.0’s East Lounge to enjoy the beautiful artwork, receive a daily inspirational message and experience a heartfelt connection with others! Bring the Gratitude Blooming experience to your home, workplace or community at gratitudeblooming.com.

     


    Restaurant List

    If you purchased a "Lunches" ticket, lunch service will be in the Imperial A from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. If you’re dining out please see our list of restaurants below:

    GF = Gluten Free Options Available
    V = Vegan Options Available
    Veg = Vegetarian Options Available

    AMERICAN/CONTINENTAL

    • Urban Tavern - Hilton Lobby (415) 923-4400 | 333 O'Farrell St $$ Modern Gastropub GF|V
    • Daily Grill - 0.2 mi (415) 616-5000 | 347 Geary St $$ American (New)
    • Morton’s the Steakhouse - 0.3 mi (415) 986-5830 | 400 Post St. Lower Level $$$ American
    • Oak Room - 0.3 mi (415) 774-0264 335 Powell St $$ American GF
    • Level III - 0.3 mi (415) 929-2087 | 500 Post St $$ American (New)
    • Super Duper Burgers - 0.4 mi (415) 538-3437 | 721 Market St $ Burgers, American (New) Veg
    • Bandit - 0.3 mi (415) 658-7780 | 683 Geary St $ Burgers V
    • Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers - 0.3 mi (415) 409-6120 | 708 Post St $ Burgers, Casual Veg

    ASIAN FUSION

    • Restaurant Anzu - less than a block (415) 394-1100 | 222 Mason St $$ California Cuisine V
    • Mensho Tokyo - 0.2mi (415) 800-8345 | 672 Geary St $$ Elevated Ramen Veg
    • KoJa Kitchen - 0.3mi | 865 Market St #10 $ Korean & Japanese Fusion GF|V|Veg
    • E&O Kitchen and Bar - 0.5mi (415) 693-0303 | 314 Sutter St $$ Modern Asian Fare GF|Veg

    CAFES/DELIS

    • Bite - 0.4mi (415) 563-2483 | 912 Sutter St $$ Sandwiches, Deli, Rotisserie, Late-night
    • Market Mayflower & Deli - 0.4mi (415) 474-6110 | 985 Bush St $ Grocery & Deli V|Veg
    • Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen - 0.5mi (415) 655-7887 | 736 Mission St $ Sandwiches, Deli
    • Miller’s East Coast Deli - 1.3mi (415) 563-3542 | 1725 Polk Street, Deli
    • Sunflower Cafe - less than a block (415) 986-6016 | 284 O'Farrell St $ Coffee, Quick bites
    • Equator Coffee & Teas - 0.3mi (415) 614-9129 | 986 Market St $ Coffee, Tea & light eats
    • Farm:Table - 0.3 mi (415) 300-5652 | 754 Post St $ American breakfast & Lunch

    CALIFORNIA/NEW AMERICAN

    • Marlowe - 1.2mi (415) 777-1413 | 500 Brannan Street Veg
    • Dirty Habit - 0.4 mi (415) 348-1555 | 12 4th St $$ American (New) Veg
    • Rich Table - 1.4mi (415) 355-9085 | 199 Gough St $$$ Local California fare Veg
    • Fish & Farm - 1.2mi (415) 474-3474 | 424 Clay St $$ American (New)

    FRENCH

    • Rue Lepic Restaurant - 0.6mi (415) 474-6070 | 900 Pine St $$ French classics, intimate setting
    • Jeanne D’Arc - 0.5mi (415) 421-3154 | 715 Bush St $$ French classics, cozy setting

    ITALIAN

    • Tratto - less than a block (415) 292-0101 | 501 Geary St $$ Family-style rustic Italian fare
    • Zingari Ristorante + Jazz Bar - 0.2mi (415) 885-8850 | 501 Post St $$ Italian

    JAPANESE

    • Ryoko’s - 0.2mi (415) 775-1028 | 619 Taylor St $$ Japanese sushi, late-night
    • Kui Shin Bo - 1.1mi (415) 922-9575 | 22 Peace Plz #2 $$ Japanese

    MEXICAN

    • Colibri - 0.3mi (415) 440-2737 | 438 Geary St $$ Upscale Mexican Cuisine
    • Matador - 0.5mi (415) 923-8146 | 679 Sutter St $$ Elevated Tacos & Sides

    THAI

    • Lers Ros - 0.4mi (415) 931-6917 | 730 Larkin St $$ Thai
    • Osha Thai Noodle Cafe - 0.3mi (415) 673-2368 | 696 Geary St $$ Classic Thai dishes
    • Thai Idea Vegetarian - 0.5mi (415) 440-8344 | 710 Polk St $$ V|Veg

    MEDITERRANEAN

    • Saffron - 1.6mi (415) 863-2285 | 685 Townsend St $ Casual Mediterranean
    • Marrakech - 0.3mi (415) 776-6717 | 419 O'Farrell St $$ Moroccan
    • Mazza Luna - 0.8mi (415) 829-2730 | 810 Van Ness Ave $ Lebanese small plates, cocktails

Corona Virus Safety

The health and wellbeing of our conference attendees are a top priority for Wisdom 2.0 and we acknowledge your concern regarding COVID-19.

Regarding the current Coronavirus outbreak: As of January 27, the World Health Organization’s recommendation is that travelers practice usual precautions. Accordingly, the Wisdom 2.0 2020 event is proceeding as planned. We encourage you to become familiar with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions. Please visit the City of San Francisco’s Public Health Fact Sheet from February 5th and more resources including the update from February 25th on their homepage.

The World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions include:

  • Washing your hands for 20 seconds and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

We will have hand sanitizing stations positioned throughout the conference and the hotel is remaining vigilant in it’s cleaning protocols.