Registration Includes

  • Access to all keynotes and conference sessions
  • Continental breakfast each morning before the keynote
  • Lunches on 5 November and 6 November
  • No-host networking events
  • Online access to all presentations

Full 3-Day Conference (November 4 – 6)

  • $375 US

1-Day Conference Attendance (November 4, 5, or 6)

  • $150 US



The Mechanics' Institute of San Francisco is a leading cultural center that includes a vibrant library, a world-renowned chess program and a full calendar of engaging cultural events. Founded in 1854 to serve the educational and social needs of mechanics — artisans, craftsmen, and inventors — and their families, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, chess players, and the 21st century nomadic worker. We are located in our 9-story landmark building in the Financial District of San Francisco at 57 Post Street.

The conference will be held in our comfortable meeting room, two classrooms, and Board Room. Large events, like the opening reception, will be held in the Library.

Travel and Hotel

Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and hotel accommodations. 

The Orchard Hotel is the official conference hotel for Reinvention: Thriving in the 21st Century, located within easy walking distance to the Mechanics’ Institute. Discounted room rates have been arranged for attendees who book through the group block. Please note that the discounted room block is subject to availability and therefore is not guaranteed. So, please book early.


Conference Registration: Cancellations and Substitutions

Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing via email no later than September 25, 2016. Full refunds minus a $50 processing fee will be issued. No refunds will be given after this date. Substitutions for the same amount of fees may be made. Please indicate the name, title and contact information of the person who will be replacing the original registrant.Cancellations and changes must be sent to Deb Hunt at [email protected]


Photographic Images Consent

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, Reinvention, constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the Mechanics' Institute for the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant's or attendee's image.