Opening Reception

Friday, June 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

San Francisco is excited to bring convention attendees together at the Exploratorium for the Opening Night Reception on Friday, June 16, 7-9pm. Situated on the edge of the San Francisco Bay with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and its renowned Bay Lights public art installation, the Exploratorium is a unique cultural venue, a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception.

The space is rich with hand-on, interactive displays to encourage you to engage with old friends and meet new colleagues over delicious bites, beer, cocktails and Sonoma County wines. And in celebration of Pride Month, we’ll help you get into the spirit of San Francisco with an immersive event featuring the queer community’s most celebrated traditional art forms: drag!

Have fun at the party with some of the region’s most notable performers including Fauxnique, Daughters of a Riot, Grace Towers and Scarlett Letters. Enjoy go go dancers, singers, and great DJ music to fill the night air. Or get up close and personal with Crème Fatale & Abominatrix as they apply makeup at small tables to give attendees a “behind the scenes” view of how these artists dynamically transform themselves.