Pollination 2019 FAQ

 This is a fully participatory event – your registration survey asks you for workshop offers and requests, and we ask that everyone brings their creativity and collaborative spirit.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Pollination Labs?

Pollination Labs is a program we are prototyping with 40 participants at Pollination this year. It is a design sprint, where you’ll be collaborating with types of people you normally wouldn’t run into in your day-to-day work life. More details here.

What is the Governance Hackathon?

Its purpose is to configure the cooperative ownership system for Bloom Network, using a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) in parallel with a nonprofit organization. There will also be workshops happening at Pollination related to “wise democracy” and “networked governance”, hosted by Tom Atlee of the Co-Intelligence Institute. More details here.

What’s included in my Bloom Network membership?

You’ll find that here: https://bloomnetwork.org/become-a-member/
Your member welcome email will include a link to where to register for the Global Change Collective, where all members will collaborate prior to, during, and after Pollination.

Do you offer bulk ticket purchase discounts?

There is a 3-pack available for teams, with a total savings of $333 off full price.

How did Pollination come to be?

Team // History // Successful Projects

What is the dress code?

Wear what makes you feel comfortable and seen.

Public transit and parking?

Impact Hub SF is 1 block from 16th st BART. Hoff Street Garage is a good parking option 1.5 blocks from Impact Hub. Please carpool.

Do you have any restaurant recommendations?

The Mission District is full of delicious restaurants, along Mission St, Valencia, and the numbered streets between them. Lots of great tacos – La Cumbre is close to Impact Hub. For vegan organic, Gracias Madres. There are restaurants with cuisine from many different places in the world nearby!

Is there guest lodging?

A call will go out to all Pollination participants two weeks prior to the event to match travelers with hosts. We’ll try our best!

Do you recommend any hotels?

AirBnBs in downtown San Francisco are plentiful. Here are a few hotels with eco-spectrum practices (inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by Pollination):


  • The Embassy SF (We are 13 residents and we employ experimental, fluid use of space, sharing behaviors and the creation of new ways of being)
  • Noe’s Nest (comfortable and beautifully decorated B&B is nestled between Noe Valley & the Mission District)
  • The Orchard Hotel (Recently named among the “Top 10 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in the U.S.” by USA Today)
  • The Clift (This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property’s impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy)
  • Holiday Inn, Civic Center San Francisco (This hotel uses the IHG Green Engage system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system)
  • The Good Hotel (Good Hotel is proof that living green and living well can go hand in hand. Dedicated to the philosophy embraced by “Renew, Reuse, Relax,” we are San Francisco’s first boutique hotel with a conscience)
  • The Inn at Union Square (A Greystone Hotel, dedicated to superior customer service and eco-friendly hospitality management)
  • Taj Campton Place (This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property’s impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy)

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This event is limited to 250 participants total. Register today to secure your place at Pollination 2019.

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