Save the date! The Night of Ideas 2023, in coordination with the Institut Français, is back at the San Francisco Public Library. This annual event proposed locally by the Villa Albertine will once again treat us to debates, performances, and readings… and is finally back in a venue commensurate with its ambitions.

A global event, taking place simultanesouly in more than 100 countries and 22 cities in the United States starting February 25th, the Night of Ideas in San Francisco will be on March 4, 2023, at the San Francisco Main Library.

These unique nightly gatherings allow the public to connect with leading thinkers, scientists, novelists, writers, artists, and activists around the theme “More?”

In a world driven by the logic of growth, what does it mean to have “more?” What do we need in “more”? Material abundance, connection, creativity? More justice? More joy? Can we share this “more” – and can we sustain it? Will this “more” ever be enough?

Find the detailed program and list of speakers on the Night of Ideas website. Note the opening of the event by iconic San Francisco Drag Queen Juanita MORE!, the presence of French environmental philosopher Baptiste Morisot and so many more.

The Friends of the Library and Value Culture are even organizing a lounge party and a DJ dance party. The event will also feature live entertainment and a small market featuring local businesses.

Free to the public, Night of Ideas runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., with programming on all seven floors of the city library.

Date: March 4, 2023
Hours: 7pm to 1am
Address: San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street – San Francisco
Free with registration, click here

Night of Ideas San Francisco is made possible by the partnership between Villa Albertine, KQED, San Francisco Public Library, Circuit Network, SF Moma, and the Institut Français.

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