San Francisco Keynote Speaker
International keynote speaker James Taylor travels the world, from San Francisco to Singapore, in order to deliver deeply inspiring and powerful messages, with an inspiring and entertaining style, to global business audiences from multiple industries. His lively keynote presentations will help you and your team unlock your creative potentials for building a creative culture, accelerate innovation, and adapt to an ever-changing world.
A global keynote speaker and expert in creativity, innovation, leadership, and marketing, Taylor is passionate to provide experiences on stage which inspire, educate, but also entertain audiences. During his tailored, humorous, and highly visual keynotes, he takes the audiences on journeys of discovery, unearthing the backstage secrets of the ways in which the world’s most creative and innovative people and organizations are adapting to change and technological disruptions.
His mission in life is to unlock individuals’ and teams’ creative potential. In order to accomplish this, he spoke at international conferences in the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia and was the host of the world’s largest online summit for professional speakers. His most important clients have included Apple, Sony, Yamaha, Bertelsmann and Johnson & Johnson, and BBC made a documentary about his life and work. James Taylor holds an MBA in international business and is currently a fellow of the RSA (important previous fellows including Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela). He delivers tailored and content-rich keynotes in order to inspire, educate and entertain his audiences.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
San Francisco has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
AMA Conference Center San Francisco on 4th St.
Mission Bay Conference Center on Owens St.
Bently Reserve Conference Center on Bently St.
Broadway Studios on Broadway St.
Moscone Center on Howard St.
Observation Post Event Venue on Lincoln Blvd.
General Information about San Francisco for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:
Located on the West Coast of the US, San Francisco is the financial, commercial, and cultural center of Northern California. It was founded in June 29, 1776 by Spanish colonists and named in the honor of St. Francis of Assisi. It is currently the 4th most populated city in California and the 13th most populated in the United States, and, since 2016, it was the 7th highest-income city in the US, with an average personal income of $110,418. A highly popular tourist attraction, San Francisco is known for its eclectic mix of landmarks and architecture including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, the former Alcatraz Prison, and its famous Chinatown district. It is also the headquarter of famous companies such as Twitter, Dolby, Gap Inc., Fitbit, Salesforce.com, Levi Strauss & Co., Dropbox, Pinterest, Reddit, Square, Inc., Airbnb, Craigslist, Weebly, Yelp, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Lyft, Uber, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, and Weather Underground. Additionally, San Francisco is known for its educational and cultural institutions such as the University of San Francisco, the University of California, San Francisco, the San Francisco State University, the California Academy of Sciences, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the De Young Museum.
The City as a Conference Destination:
San Francisco hosts more than 100 conferences every year, on topics ranging from software development to creative writing and yoga. Among the largest technology conventions are WWDC (Apple Developers Conference), DreamForce, Oracle OpenWorld, Google I/O, and the Game Developers Conference (the world’s largest game industry event). Other important conferences include the San Francisco Writers Conference, a highly important venue for writers aiming to develop their craft, the Association of American Geographers Convention, where theories and methods in geography and geology are debated, and the Yoga Journal Live Conference, focused on the latest meditation and self-improvement techniques.
San Francisco Food Options for Conference Delegates
San Francisco offers a large variety of restaurants providing an eclectic mix of national and international cuisines. If you are interested to experience classic American breakfasts, the most popular choice is Eight AM Breakfast Café (+1 415-292-4888). However, if you plan to sample food from other cultures, you could choose places such as Kokkari Estiatorio, famous for its Mediterranean and Greek cuisine (+1 415-981-0983), or Liholiho Yacht Club, with its exotic Asian-Hawaiian cuisine (+1 415-440-5446). Italian cuisine also has important representatives here: you can enjoy delicious Italian seafood dishes at the restaurants Seven Hills (+1 415-775-1550) and Quince (+1 415-775-8500).
San Francisco Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in San Francisco, California. Probably the most famous one is the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge, built in 1937, and considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Other important attractions include: The Alcatraz Island, a federal penitentiary between 1934 and 1963 housing famous convicts such as the notorious Al Capone; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, displaying more than 32,000 modern and contemporary artworks; and the Asian Art Museum, containing one of the richest collections of Asian art in the world.