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Night of Ideas: An Event Organized by the French Consulate
Posted 01/15/2019 09:05AM

Mark your calendar for February 2, 2019 and join the French Consulate for "Night of Ideas" at the San Francisco Public Library. This is a free seven-hour marathon of debates, talks, performances, and music that features top thinkers and changemakers from the Bay Area and beyond as we envision the "City of the Future"!

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

  • French Artist JR, "The hippest street artist since Banksy", stated by The Times.
  • French Chef Dominique Crenn, the first three-Michelin-star female chef in the U.S. with her San Francisco's Atelier Crenn restaurant
  • French Ambassador in the United States, Gérard Araud
  • 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
  • And many performances curated by Burning Man and 836M

Make sure to get your tickets, and visit the website.

You can also watch Night of Ideas video trailer to feel more familiar with what is going on.

In a world where everything has a price, the most priceless things are free!

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.

The event is made possible by the support of Friends of the San Francisco Public Library836M, the Cultural and Scientific Services of the French Embassy in the United States andFrench American Cultural Society

La Nuit des Idées is a project of the Institut Français and Fondation de France.

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