What should I bring with me to the conference?

In addition to a smile and an openness to being inspired, for registration please bring your ID and a print out or mobile screen version of the Eventbrite ticket. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a notebook or a laptop/tablet for jotting down notes and ideas. Please also feel free to bring business cards (or your creative interpretation) of them for networking.


This is my first TYPO San Francisco. What should I expect?

Included in your conference fee is admission to all sessions during the two days of the conference (first come, first served on seating in smaller rooms) and admission to the TYPO After Party on Friday evening at Public Works.

TYPO is two days filled with inspirational talks from well-known as well as up-and-coming designers. The conference covers more than just typography – it’s design, culture, society with a little bit of kerning.


Where can I pick up my conference badge and materials?
What time do doors open for registration?

Registration will take place in the main lobby of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard Street.

Doors open at 9 a.m. sharp on Thursday and Friday of the conference. There will be an early pick-up option the day before the conference – Wednesday, April 29th at YBCA from 3-5pm. During the conference, the registration desk will be open from 9 a.m. to close on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, so don’t fret if you’re running a little late.


Is there a dress code?

There is no formal dress code. Wear whatever your little designer heart desires!


Is lunch provided?

No. There are some really great cafes and restaurants within walking distance from the venue. Stay tuned to our blog, we’ll be posting some recommended spots. We are providing coffee and treats during the afternoon break sessions both days at 4 p.m.


Is there WiFi?

Yes! Thanks to our sponsor and host venue Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, there will be free wireless for all TYPO attendees so you can tweet, Instagram & Facebook our conference.


I lost my wallet! Where can I find it at the conference?

All lost and found items will be turned in at the registration table, which closes at 4 p.m. on Friday. After the conference, you may email sanfrancisco@typotalks.com to try and track down your items.


Will there be coat check?

No. Coat check will not be provided at the conference.


I will be unable to attend the conference last minute, can I get a refund? Or, can I give my ticket to someone else?

Cancellations after March 15, 2015 will cost an administrative fee of $100. There will be no reimbursement after April 1, 2015. If any case of cancellation, please contact sanfrancisco@typotalks.com. Absence from the conference does not entitle you to reimbursement of the admission fee. Canceled tickets will be resold immediately.

If you’d like to transfer the ticket to a colleague, please e-mail us at sanfrancisco@typotalks.com and we’ll be happy to take care of that for you.


How can I connect with other attendees while at TYPO Focus?

TYPO is a great networking opportunity for design professionals and students alike. There are a number of chances to mingle with other attendees:

Typekit Studio: The Typekit Studio is a portable stamping station, where people can experiment hands-on with type. The rubber stamp alphabet contains some of their favorite display typefaces, and they’ll supply all the paper and ink pads you need. Just show up and play!

Monotype Device Lab: Interact with our devices showcasing the latest technologies, demonstrating cross-platform user experiences and how type impacts the way we consume content.

Breather Charging Station: Take time to relax and recharge near the west staircase in the theater terrace. Learn how you can access your own peace and quiet on demand while giving your devices, and yourself, an extra power boost.

YBCA’s Exhibitions: During the conference, all of YBCA’s galleries will be open and free to conference attendees. Guests are invited to walk through the exhibits and installations. For exhibit information check out:http://www.ybca.org/calendar

Storyboard: A new approach to covering the creative world across all media, with a focus on the one thing that creatives of every stripe hold in common: a need to tell a story in the most efficient and creative way possible. Grab the latest Storyboard magazine and inspire others with your favorite letter interpretation. Brought to you by VMA, a professional organization for creative, marketing and printing companies.

Coffee breaks: We’ll host complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks from 4-5 p.m. during both days of the conference. Located in the Theater Terrace, attendees will have the chance to mix and mingle in between speaker sessions.

TYPO After Party: Get ready to work your rhythm out on the dance floor! Speakers and attendees are invited to mix and mingle the After Party at Public Works (161 Erie St.) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday. First drink is on us, and there will be a cash bar and food available for purchase. Limited tickets for non-attendees will be available at the door for $20 until 10 p.m. Admission includes your first drink. *21+ event.

Cooper Open Studio: On Thursday, April 30th, our sponsor, Cooper, invites TYPO attendees to their space at 85 Second St, 8th Floor from 7-9 pm for an open house. Just bring your badge!


Aside from these great opportunities, your TYPO registration includes access to MyTYPO – an attendee portal where you can revisit the talks and view recordings from the conference. You can also connect with other attendees by viewing the attendee list while logged into your MyTYPO account.


Can I bring a friend to the After Party?

The TYPO After Party is for conference attendees only. You must have your badge for admittance. Limited tickets for non-attendees will be available at the door for $20 until 10 p.m. Admission includes your first drink. The venue will be open to the public after 10 p.m. and your friends may join you then. All badge holders must arrive by 10 for free admittance.


I’m not 21. Can I attend the after party?

Public Works is a 21+ venue. Stay tuned to the blog for other events in San Francisco happening on May 1st.


I want to attend two sessions but they’re scheduled at the same time! Will recordings of the talks be available after the conference?

Yes, most Theater and Screening Room talks will be recorded and uploaded to the TYPO Video Archive in the weeks following the conclusion of the event.


I am press and would like to cover the conference. Can I get a free pass?

For press requests please contact sanfrancisco@typotalks.com.


I’m interested in volunteering for the conference. How can I sign up?

Due to an overwhelming response, volunteer shifts are now full.


What is the TYPO San Francisco Code of Conduct?

TYPO San Francisco is a safe space for all participants. Sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants should strive to treat all people with dignity and respect, regardless of their culture, religion, physical appearance, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. People are encouraged to take responsibility for their words and actions and listen to constructively-presented criticism with an open mind, courtesy, and respect. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.



For other conference related questions, feel free to e-mail us at sanfrancisco@typotalks.com.