Tickets & Event Overview

Bay Area Bold Summit & Festival September 25-26, 2015

Bay Area Bold brings together leaders, visionaries and innovators with the larger Bay Area community for two days of fresh thinking, connection, artistic and cultural activations, and celebration.

Bay Area Bold Summit
Friday, September 25
9:30 AM–7:00 PM

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Bay Area Bold Festival
Saturday, September 26
11:00 AM–7:00 PM

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Donor & Advisor Reception (Invitation only)

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Bay Area Promise Society Legacy Luncheon (Invitation only)

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Ticket Info & Pricing

Purchase your ticket for The Summit today!

Early bird pricing at $75.00 per person available until September 19. Price increases to $100.00 after September 19 and limited tickets will be available on the day of the event for $125.00. Summit tickets include entry to the Innovation Awards, or separate tickets for the Innovation Award only can be purchased for $15.00-$25.00 per person. Entry is free for the Festival and Community Leadership awards on Saturday, but please register online to let us know you will be joining us and receive exclusive discounts.

Getting Here


Click here for directions from your location to YBCA


Public Transportation

The best way to get to YBCA is by public transit.

SF Muni (within San Francisco)

Bus: Most downtown bus lines have stops on Market, Mission or 4th Streets within three blocks’ walking distance from YBCA. Suggested routes:

  • From the western neighborhoods, take the 5, 31, or 38 lines to Market and 3rd Streets, one block from YBCA.
  • From the South of Market (SOMA) area, take the 8, 14, 30 or 45 line to 3rd and Mission Streets.
  • From the southern neighborhoods (Visitacion Valley to Mission Bay), take the Metro T line to Montgomery station, about two blocks from YBCA.
  • From the northern neighborhoods (Marina to Chinatown), take the 30 or 45 inbound and stop at 5th and Market Streets, about three blocks from YBCA.

Metro (subway): All Metro lines (J, K, L, M, N, and T) are available from either the Powell or Montgomery Stations, about two blocks from YBCA along Market Street.

Cable Cars and Street Cars: The famous Cable Cars on the Powell/Hyde and Powell/Mason lines’ turnaround at Hallidie Plaza (Market and Powell Streets) are about three blocks from YBCA. The F-line historic street cars stop at 3rd and Market Streets, one block from YBCA.

Learn more about SF Muni »


BART (From the Peninsula and East Bay)

All San Francisco downtown lines are available at the Powell and Montgomery Stations, about two blocks from YBCA along Market Street.

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Golden Gate Transit (From the North Bay)

The daily 10, 70, 101 and 101X lines make stops at 3rd and Mission Streets. Ferry service arrives at the Ferry Building, where you can then choose to take Muni or BART to Montgomery Station, or walk or bike to 3rd and Mission Streets (one mile).

Learn more about Golden Gate Transit »


Caltrain (From the South Bay)

All northbound trains terminate at the San Francisco Caltrain station at Townsend and 4th Streets. You may then take the Muni 30 or 45 bus lines from their stop on Townsend, or walk or bike to 3rd and Mission Streets (about 3/4 mile).

Learn more about Caltrain »



There is no on-site parking at YBCA or within Yerba Buena Gardens, but there are close-by solutions.

Street parking

Most available curbside parking is metered or restricted by residential permit. Many metered spots are marked by yellow commercial zoning, meaning private vehicles may not legally park before 6 PM. Other metered spots have strictly-enforced time limits, some which will subject your vehicle to towing. If you do choose to park on the street, please observe the posted restrictions, including temporarily-placed ones to be sure you do not get cited or have your vehicle removed. For your safety, we also suggest you do not leave any items of any value where they are visible from your car windows.

Find metered parking availability: SFPark


There are two large municipal parking garages within a block of YBCA: the Fifth & Mission/Yerba Buena Garage and the Moscone Center Garage.

There are many other privately-operated parking lots and garages at a wide variety of rates and hours.

Private parking locators



Volunteers Needed

Volunteers of Bay Area Bold be able to attend all events free of cost when off-shift and in addition will receive: souvenir t-shirt, discounts on food and admission to museums and cultural centers in the area and entry into the Bold Raffle for a chance to win fabulous prizes.
4-hour shifts are available Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26:

  • 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
  • 11:30 AM–3:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Shifts vary in task; please let us know if you have any medical issues or special requirements.

Partnership Opportunities

Interested in working with The San Francisco Foundation on the Bay Area Bold events?

We are always looking for like-minded organizations to collaborate with us.

To connect with us about becoming a Partner for Bay Area Bold, please contact us at Check out our current list of Partners  who are joining us in harnesssing the power of community to expand opportunity for all in the Bay Area.