2019 Burning Man Theme Camp Symposium

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Hotel Kabuki
08:00 AM
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Join us for the 2019 Burning Man Theme Camp Symposium!
A full weekend of programming, panels, break out sessions, knowledge sharing, and time to connect with our amazing community of camp leaders. This event is put on by the Camp Development & Support Team.

Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24 2019

Saturday 8:00-9:00am - Arrival, Breakfast, Coffee & Morning Music Reception
9:00am-5:00pm - Symposium programming & virtual livestream, with break for lunch in the neighborhood
5:00-7:00pm - Social fun at a nearby bar

9:00-10:00am - Arrival, Breakfast, Coffee & Morning Music Reception10:00am-5:00pm - Symposium programming & virtual livestream, with break for lunch in the neighborhood

Registration Opens
Registration will open here on Wednesday, January 9 at 12pm Noon Pacific Time.

Option 1 - In Person (registration required): In-person at Hotel Kabuki in the heart of San Francisco's Japantown neighborhood. Hotel Kabuki is a 20 minute bus ride on the 38 or 38R line or 15 minute drive from Powell BART Station. 

Option 2 - Virtual: Virtually from wherever you are! We will livestream the entire day, including one of breakout sessions (so all day this time!). Registration is optional, the livestream will be publicly available via facebook. Register here to be added to our online community and program for the Symposium. Given our limited in-person capacity, this is a great way to get more folks in your camp engaged and informed. 

Theme Camp, Village, Camp in Village, Mutant Vehicle Camp, and Art Support Camp leaders! Registration is primarily directed toward returning camps. If you’ve attended the Symposium before, consider who else in your camp’s leadership may benefit from this event. If you're a new 2019 camp interested in attending in-person, please email [email protected] and we'll register you.

Anyone can join the livestream. - Each camp may have up to 2 representatives attend the event. - We have a mix of registration options - all weekend (Saturday & Sunday), just Saturday, and just Sunday. If you want to go wild and have 2 campers attend only Saturday and 2 different campers attend only Sunday, that’s okay, just make sure to register accurately! - If we run out of seats, we have a waitlist you may join. As the date gets closer we'll check in so those who are no longer able to join us can open up their seat for someone on the waitlist.

Gifted Event
The Theme Camp Symposium is a gifted event from Burning Man Project! That being said, we had to move into the next realm of venues to ensure we had real separate breakout session rooms. If you're able, we'd appreciate any donations to Burning Man Project to support the Symposium! This is totally optional. Suggested donation is $5-50+ and you can make a donation at donate.burningman.org. In the Donation Note box on the form, please write "Theme Camp Symposium" so we can see how much financial support there is for this event. Thank you!

We're doing a survey of what content you want to see until January 11! Fill out the survey here: https://goo.gl/forms/JLmQdFPg3mLCYnIF2
Do you want to volunteer to create or shepherd the Symposium's programming? We’re looking for individuals with background in programming, conferences, workshops, or training. You’ll need to have attended a past Theme Camp Symposium or Theme Camp Forum event as well. Here's the volunteer form due by end of day January 11: https://goo.gl/forms/dyZbEqBwdAo0lHq32
We'll announce the final program in March.

What to bring
- The Theme Camp Symposium is a gift! We've got your coffee, breakfast, and beverage needs covered. - Bring your fantastic self, a reusable water bottle to reduce waste, a notebook and pen, and default world money for going out to lunch eat day and any drinks at the Saturday evening social hour. The Hotel Kabuki is right next to the Japan Center with tons of delicious, quick meal options for lunch.
We can't wait!

- The Theme Camp Symposium Team & The Camp Development & Support Council


  1. Hotel Kabuki 1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA