Due to space limitations and to ensure full attendance for our guest speakers, we need to know how many people we can expect in the room. Please register for the conference here.


The de Young Museum is located at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.


If you’re driving to the de Young, parking will be available in the Music Concourse Garage. There are two points of entry to the garage. Access to the north entrance of the Music Concourse Garage is from Fulton St. at 10th Avenue. Access to the south entrance is at Concourse Drive and Martin Luther King Dr. (inside the park).

Parking vouchers

Parking vouchers will be available at registration, so please let the staff know you’d like one. For other questions regarding travel to and from the venue, please visit this page.


The main stage will be in the Koret Auditorium, located to the right of the main registration desk.

Arrivals and check-in

Please arrive between 8:30 – 8:50a so that the conference can begin on time. For all other sessions, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the session. All attendees will receive a badge at check-in. Please make sure to keep it visible at all times so that security can identify you as a conference guest.

Open exhibits

The exhibits, Art of Americas, The Art of Craft, and Abstract and Modernism on the main floor, and Summer of Love on the lower floor, will be open to attendees from 12:00 – 2:00p on the day of the conference. Please feel free to enjoy the work.

Food and beverage

Lunch: A buffet lunch will be served from 12:00 – 1:30p in the de Young Café. To get to the cafe, proceed past Wilsey Court and the main floor restrooms to the west part of the museum. Attendees are also welcome to stay in this space to work until lunch has concluded.

Snacks: There will be light refreshments provided throughout the day outside of the Koret Auditorium. Please do not bring food and drinks into the auditorium. Food and drinks, however, are allowed in Wilsey Court.

Happy hour: Please join us and our guest speakers at the cafe beginning at 4:15 – 6:00p for a happy hour following the event.

Working on-site

Wi-Fi: The network name is FAMSF and requires no password for Wi-Fi access.

Should you need to do work or take phone calls during the conference, please try to do so during the 15-minute breaks or over lunch. If this is not feasible, please take phone calls outside through the main entrance in order to avoid disturbing other guests. If attendees need to check email, personal devices can be used in Wilsey Court only. Please be mindful of other attendees when using devices.