Attendee Guide

We're excited to see you at Wisdom 2.0 2018! There are many dynamic offerings this year — from compelling speakers and interactive art to mindfulness practices and yoga classes. There will also be breakout sessions, the Conversation and Embodiment Lounges, Birds of a Feather Dinners, and the crowd-favorite People’s Stage, which offers breakout sessions led and chosen by conference participants. We want to be sure you know about it all. So here it goes:

Additional Materials

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


First-time Attendees 

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. 


Urban Tavern - Hilton Lobby (415) 923-4400 | 333 O'Farrell St $$ Modern Gastropub
Daily Grill - 0.2 mi (415) 616-5000 | 347 Geary St $$ American (New)
Morton’s the Steakhouse - 0.3 mi (415) 986-5830 | 400 Post St. Lower Level $$$ American (Traditional)
Oak Room - 0.3 mi (415) 774-0264 335 Powell St $$ American
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)
Bandit - 0.3 mi (415) 658-7780 | 683 Geary St $ Burgers
Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers - 0.3 mi (415) 409-6120 | 708 Post St $ Burgers, Casual


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


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
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen - 0.5mi (415) 655-7887 | 736 Mission St $ Sandwiches, Deli
Herb N’ Kitchen - Hilton Lobby $ Coffee, Pastries, Sandwiches, Salads
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


Farmer Brown - 0.3 mi (415) 409-3276 | 25 Mason St $$ Modern Soul food
Farm:Table - 0.3 mi (415) 300-5652 | 754 Post St $ American breakfast & Lunch
Dirty Habit - 0.4 mi (415) 348-1555 | 12 4th St $$ American (New)
Rich Table - 1.4mi (415) 355-9085 | 199 Gough St $$$ Local California fare
Fish & Farm - 1.2mi (415) 474-3474 | 424 Clay St $$ American (New)


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


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


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


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


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 $$ Vegetarian/Vegan Thai


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


Valet parking- $70.68 (Valet Parking)

Self parking - $35.00 - $52.00 (Garage)

Mason O'Farrell Garage

400 Taylor Street

ACE Parking 

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 22nd, 9:00pm - 10:30pm

Wisdom Village

Join us for our opening night reception taking place Thursday, February 22nd from 9:00pm - 10:30pm in our Wisdom Village located in our Continental Ballroom. Enjoy live music, interactive art installations; spaces to engage in, facilitated-connection and embodiment exercises; as well as time to simply arrive, relax, mix and mingle with the Wisdom 2.0 community.

Closing Party

Saturday, February 24th, 6:00pm - 10:00 pm

Folsom Street Foundry

Join us for the Closing Party at The Folsom Street Foundry on Saturday, February 24th from 6:00 PM -10:00 PM. One final gathering to connect, relax and reflect on the conference with friends new and old. All registered Wisdom 2.0 2018 participants are invited to enjoy a variety of small bites, libations; colorful art, exotic world beats, interactive games and more at this quintessentially SF, industrial art space! Folsom Street Foundry

Birds of a Feather: Friday Night Dinners

>>> Sign up here to attend a Birds of a Feather Dinner <<<

Wisdom Village 

Wisdom Village is an expansive, interactive space that houses all of Wisdom 2.0’s dynamic activities: the Q & A Stage, Sponsor Lounges, Exhibitors, Interactive art installations and live music -- a space to mix, mingle, rest and connect.

  • Fetzer Conversation Lounge The Fetzer Institute proudly returns to Wisdom 2.0, offering its conversation lounge in the Wisdom Village. Join Fetzer staff for creativity, connection, and conversation about spiritual community, civic life, and their work to help build the spiritual foundation for a loving world.

  • Embodiment Lounge by Strozzi Institute This year’s Embodiment Lounge, sponsored by the Strozzi Institute, is your space for experiential transformation. If you’re interested in sustaining behavior change, value-aligned action, or even just increasing confidence, don’t miss this programming put together by the original architects of Embodied Leadership and Somatic Coaching. Strozzi Institute approach - with 45 years of fine-tuning - combines the latest in neuroscience, bodywork, martial arts, action-oriented communication, and mindfulness.

  • Q & A Stage This smaller more intimate breakout room setting will allow you to ask questions and interact with the conference presenters.

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

Community Circles

The Community Circles are designed to foster a sense of community and personal connection by offering an opportunity to have smaller more intimate conversations with fellow attendees. Check the schedule to find a topic that speaks to you and come circle up!

Interactive Art Installations 

The Zen Playground by Elemental Arts
Relax ~ Create ~ Connect
Drop in to the Zen Playground and clear your mind while creating temporary sand artworks. Play for a few minutes between conference events or join one of the group-art mini sessions led twice daily. Elemental Arts guides nature-based, collaborative art-creation experiences for teams, companies, and communities around the Bay Area and beyond.

SHAMEBOOTH is an old telephone booth converted into an interactive art installation created by artist, activist, and social agitator, Paula Williams. SHAMEBOOTH gives people a safe place to speak their experience of shame. The stories are recorded (with permission), curated, and shared in our podcast and listening experiences. The goal of this project is to help people let go of the stigma and the pain of shame. By sharing and listening to these stories, people are left with a greater sense of freedom. SHAMEBOOTH is deep and irreverent, powerful and playful.

Compassionate Listening - Sidewalk Talk
Human connection is the most important ingredient to our collective wellness.
Sidewalk Talk is a global community listening non-profit. We sit on city sidewalks in 40 cities and 12 countries and practice FREE Listening. We also create multi-city listening tours around the world. Our mission is to teach and practice heart-centered listening in public spaces. By engaging a diverse and inclusive community of volunteers our culture, relationships and world are transformed. We invite you to participate by taking a seat and practice FREE Listening at Wisdom 2.0.

Gratitude Garden
The Gratitude Blooming experience is a physical reminder from nature to slow down, release old patterns of seeing the world and cultivate new perspectives and appreciation of the beauty that is often already present in the ordinary moments of our lives. Our gratitude gardens and 39 mindful reflection cards offer simple ways for people to take a pause and make a meaningful connection with themselves and with others. Our goal is to eliminate stress, anxiety, and loneliness in every place that a gratitude garden is planted. Be the first to plant a Gratitude Blooming garden in your workplace or community at: