Attend the Virtual Festival


Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID19, San Francisco Design Week is transitioning to the first regional design festival to go Virtual during the pandemic! Join thousands of attendees connecting online to digitally gather for virtual experiences, digital programming, livestreamed studio crawls for an immersive design festival.

Register for an All-Access Pass

Our team has quickly jumped into action to make this transition so we appreciate your patience as new details are released! Major thanks to the community for all the responses to our rally cry and virtual hi-fives we’ve received as we make a pivot on the fly to this years format!

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Facts + Questions

Purchase Tickets

All-Access passes are now on sale! Get yours here. Sign up for our digital newsletter or follow us on social media to be notified of additional information! Event calendar will be available Mid-May!

All-Access Pass

To participate as an attendee, simply register for an All-Access Pass which allows you to participate in almost every event*. Over 100 to choose from!. The event calendar can be viewed here but check back because we’ll be adding more events through June.
*Note: A few of sessions require an additional fee and All-Access pass does not include private or VIP events.

I purchased an All-Access Pass, how do I access event registration?

You’ll receive an email on June 8, 2020 with information on how to gain access to the event site. We will be sending you a unique password which only works with your email address to use to gain access.

Do I need to register for individual events?

Once you receive your unique password, you’ll be able to login to our platform to register for individual events.

Do I have to register for individual events?

We highly recommend you register for each event you’d like to attend prior to the event. Once you do, you’ll be sent automated reminders so you can add it to your calendar.

Do events have limited registration?

Yes, some events have limited spots available. Make sure to register to secure your space within the event once you receive your dedicated password!

I previously purchased a ticket to the Official Party

If you already purchased a ticket for the in-person Official Party (which has been cancelled due to COVID19) your ticket will be automatically transferred to an All-Access Pass with no additional cost to you.

Will sessions be recorded?

Yes, most sessions will be recorded. Anyone who has purchased an All-Access Pass will have access to the events through the end of July, 2020.

What time zone does the festival take place?

All times are posted in PST (Pacific Standard Time Zone). International guests please make note so you don’t miss any of the content, or purchase and All-Access Pass so you can watch the recordings during your own time zone.

What if I purchased an All-Access Pass but can no longer attend?

Unfortunately we do not accept refund requests. All funds raised go towards expenses affiliated with producing this event and cannot be refunded. Consider your purchase a donation to support the design community (thank you!)

What is a Virtual Design Festival?

We will be hosting both live and pre-recorded content in digital and online formats as well as a few special virtual and augmented reality events. There will also be ample opportunities for networking and socializing through our special 1:1 and small group events. Spaces are typically limited for the VR and networking events so secure your spots!

VR, 1:1 and Small Group Networking

These events have very limited spots available. Please only sign up if you can absolutely attend to be respectful of the other people in your groups. If you register and can’t attend these smaller events, please un-register for the specific event so that someone else can take your place!

Do I have to have a VR Headset to Participate?

Yes and no. While most of the events will be digital and online content (and don’t require the use of a VR headset) there are a few events which having a headset might elevate your experience. However, we’re also creating workarounds so that you can still enter the rooms through your desktop or laptop. Check the description on each event page to view requirements.

Thank you!

While we’re excited to bring this alternative format due to COVID19, this is an experiment! We appreciate your flexibility and patience.. let’s have some fun exploring together!