The Communications Network Annual Conference

ComNet — The Communications Network annual conference. 


UPDATE: Below is the updated ComNet18 Schedule.

The Keynotes and Second Stage will take place at The Curran Theatre. Address: 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA.

Registration, Pre-Conference Workshops, Field Trips, Breakout Sessions, Dialogues, and Headshots will take place at the Hotel Nikko. Address: 222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA.

Map of new ComNet18 sites.

The timing of the schedule has remained the same expect for two changes:

  • Prairie Populist: Communicating Solutions and Community Values has been canceled.

  • Editorial Wishes and Calendar Dreams: Systems of the Proactive and Productive has been moved to Thursday at 3pm.


Oct. 10

Registration Opens | 10:00am

Location: Hotel Nikko, 2nd Floor

Pre-Conference Workshops | 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Pre-Conference Field Trips | 9:45am - 4:00pm

Location: Various

Opening Night Reception | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: Exploratorium

Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St)
San Francisco, CA 94111


Oct. 11


Breakfast | 7:30am - 8:45am

Location: The Curran Theatre, 1st Floor

Keynote Speaker | 8:45am - 10:15am

  • Lena Waithe interviewed by Joshua Johnson

    Location: The Curran Theatre

Professional Headshots | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Hotel Nikko, 25th Floor, Hallway between Golden Gate/Olympic

Breakout Sessions | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Second Stage


Lunch | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: The Curran Theatre, 1st Floor

Keynote Speaker | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Second Stage


Keynote Speaker | 4:15pm - 5:15pm

  • David Frum interviewed by Lara Setrakian

    Location: The Curran Theatre

Twilight Reception | 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: The Curran Theatre, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Floor


Oct. 12


Breakfast | 7:00am - 8:45am

Location: The Curran Theatre, 1st Floor

Local Keynote Panel | 7:45am - 8:45am

Keynote Speaker | 8:55am - 10:00am

Breakout Sessions | 10:15am - 11:15am

Second Stage


Keynote Speaker | 11:30am - 12:15pm