2018 YBCA 100 Summit

Sat, Nov 3, 2018
Every year, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts releases the YBCA 100 list, recognizing 100 people, organizations, and movements that are using their platforms to create change and move society forward.

On November 3, 2018, YBCA hosts the fourth annual YBCA 100 Summit, an interactive daylong experience in which our honorees share the urgent questions that drive their work. The conversations and performances create space for YOU to respond to these questions and to engage in dialogue with the honorees and with one another. Be present with the community, challenge your perspective, and further the conversation—the YBCA 100 Summit will leave you feeling inspired and energized.

See the 2018 YBCA 100 List »

Calling Youth to Power
1PM, YBCA Theater

Join fellow youth at YBCA’s first annual Calling Youth to Power. Use your voice, get politically engaged, and address some of the most pressing issues of our time in a series of talks and town hall conversations.

The event will be tailored to youth under 24.

The Future of Visual Culture
5PM, YBCA Theater

Don’t miss this opportunity to join Rafael Casal, Nnedi Okorafor, and Kat Gordon for conversations that will have a lasting impact beyond this day and beyond these walls.

Reimagining Political Power
7PM, YBCA Theater

Join Tarana Burke, Janet Mock, and special guest Charles M. Blow at the YBCA 100 Summit to reimagine political power and reenvision who can elicit cultural change.

Black WOMEN Rock! Performance
9PM, YBCA Forum

Celebrate the YBCA 100 with jessica Care moore’s Black WOMEN Rock! featuring some of the most progressive vocalists and women musicians in the country.


YBCA 100 is supported in part by Meyer Sound. Special thanks to our media partners The New York Times and KQED .

The Creative Ecosystem is supported by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

YBCA Programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation, with additional funding by National Endowment for the Arts, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.