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To complement the conference program, we are organizing a few excursions so you can experience for yourself what life — and work — is like in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Please check back occasionally, as we will be adding a few more tours. We will also soon offer a list with ideas for how you can explore the City on your own.

Web Conference Day with the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park



Sunday, May 12, 2019

“Take me out to the ball game” – for baseball fans this is sure to be a real treat; for those not familiar with “the Great American Pastime,” this will be a great introduction. Oracle Park is known as the most beautiful baseball park in the United States and the one with the greatest food and drink. The park is a short and easy street car ride from the conference venue.

It is sure to be an exciting game between the Giants and “the Big Red Machine” (the Cincinnati Reds). Blocks of seats have been specifically reserved for conference attendees and their guests. The Giants are providing conference attendees with a variety of ticket and food/beverage options as well as a space to meet and socialize.

To get the best selection of tickets for you and your group of other TheWebConf 2019 attendees, reserve a spot soon.

Maker Faire Bay Area


Friday-Sunday, May 17-19, 2019

The Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to celebrate creativity in arts, crafts, engineering, and science projects. The faire was the brainchild of Dale Dougherty, a very early member of the WWW Conference Committee (IW3C2). While in San Francisco, you can attend the original and oldest of the Maker Faire events. The Bay Area Faire has strong connections to Burning Man and always provides a preview of the machines, sculptures, art installations, and the vibe found at that event without the inconvenience of camping in the Black Rock Desert. Learn more and purchase your ticket.

The Computer History Museum


Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Computer History Museum (CHM) in Silicon Valley features the world's first major exhibits on the evolution of computing and the online world. Come and see the Web, Networking, Mobile and other Web-related galleries within the total exhibition space of nearly 40,000 square feet. There is also the software exhibition, autonomous vehicles exhibit, and restorations of a 1960s IBM mainframe and a PDP-1.

The Museum's Internet History Program is offering attendees a special tour of the Web, Networking, Mobile and other Web related galleries on Saturday, May 18 at noon. Web Conference attendees can also enjoy a 50% discount during the entire conference period. See below for details.

Lunch is available for purchase at the CHM cafe, or bring your own and eat on the sunny terrace. CHM is next to the main Google campus.

Web History Tour: Saturday, May 18, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. The tour and admission to exhibits for the day is free to Web Conference attendees. Registration is required. Please register.

Discounted entry to CHM exhibits, May 11-19: 50% off admission to CHM exhibits for conference attendees Before the conference opens just tell the front desk you are attending to get the discount; after it starts please show your conference badge.

A Walking Tour of San Francisco with Emperor Norton



Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:00 am

Emperor Joshua Norton was one of San Francisco’s most famous (and eccentric) characters. He captured the hearts of San Franciscans in the 1860s and 1870s. Norton was well known for his proclamations including one that dictated/predicted the construction of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Emperor Norton has also issued a proclamation ordering the attendance of his subjects to the The Web Conference 2019 in San Francisco.

Join Emperor Norton on a personalized walking tour of San Francisco for conference attendees. Learn more about the event and register. In order to get the most personal attention from the Emperor, attendance is limited to 30 subjects.- So Proclaimed!

The San Francisco Bay to Breakers Run


Sunday, May 19, 2019

This annual 12 km (~7.5 miles) run across the City of San Francisco is one of the world’s oldest public foot races and has certainly become known as one of the wackiest and most notorious. Few events capture the spirit of San Francisco and its diversity better than Bay to Breakers.

The event appeals to both serious runners as well as those interested in an extended enjoyable walk past many of the well-known landmarks of San Francisco.

The starting line for the race and the venues for some of its associated events, are very close to the Hyatt Regency conference hotel.

To participate in this event, please register directly on the official Bay to Breakers website.

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