Hive May 2016 Logistics


Thank you for being part of the May 2016 Hive Global Leaders Program!

We are excited about your commitment to creating a better world, and look forward to meeting you soon!

The Hive Global Leaders Program will officially begin on Friday May 27th at 7:30 PM at ImpactHub SF (925 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94103). Doors will open at 7 PM. ImpactHub SF will be our venue for the duration of the program.

We will be holding a reception at MaSo (inside the Park Central Hotel) on Friday May 27th from 5:30 PM to 7 PM. We encourage you to attend this reception, however it is not mandatory.

Please bring government-issued photo identification (or a copy) for building security and plan your transportation to ensure that you will arrive promptly at 7:30pm on Friday evening.

There is an optional double decker bus tour of San Francisco for Hive attendees on Friday afternoon from 3pm before the program begins for $40. If you wish to join, you can reserve your bus tour ticket here.


The Hive Global Leaders Program will conclude at 7:00PM on Monday, May 30th, after a reception with Hive Alumni from past programs.


Hive Schedule:
Because we have designed Hive as an immersive experience, we do not provide a detailed agenda to attendees. We hope that this way participants can be more present within each moment of the program. Our days will begin and end at the following times:

Friday, May 27th: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Saturday, May 28th: 9am – 10:00pm
Sunday, May 29th: 9am – 10:30pm
Monday, May 30th 9am – 7:00pm

Your attendance is expected at all sessions and essential to the Hive program due to its interactive and immersive nature and work sessions within small peer groups. Please let us know as soon as possible ( if you will have any issues with attending any part of the program.


Hive Attendees:
There will be over 120 CEOs, leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and philanthropists coming from 40+ countries to May’s program. The room will be incredibly diverse by geography, gender, age, race, and socioeconomic background. All attendees share a common passion for working on creating a better world, solving big problems, and working with purpose. The average age is 33 and the age range is 23-72.

Hive Hotel Partner:
Park Central San Francisco
50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

About half of Hive attendees stay at home or with a friend in the Bay Area.

We are offering private rooms in the Hive block at the Park Central at the special discounted group rate of $209/night, for a total of $627 for the 3 nights of Hive (plus taxes and fees). If you would like to reserve your own private room for Hive, please fill out our Private Room Reservation Form.

Discounted shared rooms are also available at $104.50/night, for a total of $313.50 for the 3 nights of Hive (plus taxes and fees). If you would like to share a room with another Hive attendee, please fill out our Shared Room Reservation Form.

All room commitments through the Room Request Form are considered binding (final). You will need to pay the hotel directly upon checkout for the price above (or split with your roommate). For any further issues or questions regarding staying at the Park Central, please email

Coffee, tea, and fruit will be available each morning. All lunches/dinners will be provided by Hive (except dinner on Saturday night — we be breaking out into small topical interest groups and going to various restaurants across the city). Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options are limited and will be available to those who requested them through registration or emailing Asya (

What to Bring and Wear?
Your amazing self! Also: San Francisco’s weather is unpredictable in May (and most months). We may see sun, we may see rain, and we will most likely see fog.  Please wear multiple layers of clothing to allow for a spectrum of 55-75 degree fahrenheit weather. We will be moving throughout each day (gentle yoga, meditation, walking outside –high-heels are not encouraged)  and encourage you to wear whatever makes you comfortable — from a suit to yoga pants! There is no dress code — come as you are.


Getting to the Venue from SFO (San Francisco International Airport):

  1. Take Uber/Lyft to 925 Mission Street: takes about 35 minutes without traffic (rush hour is 4pm to 6pm and may double commute time). Cost $~40 with UberX and ~$25 with UberPool.
  2. OR Take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transportation) Train: Follow the signs in SFO airport to BART, and get off at the Powell stop, then walk about 5 minutes to 901 Mission Street. Takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes, with trains departing every 10-20 minutes. Cost $9 each way.


Hive Bios:
Get to know your class! We have completed a bio page for you to get to know your fellow classmates better. If you have yet to upload your bio, please upload them here as soon as possible.


Topical Dinner Sign Up: We will be organizing optional topical dinners around San Francisco on Saturday night. Please fill out this form to let us know your first and second choice.


Hive Headshots & Intro Video:

We request you to upload 1 headshot photo and a short, 15-second intro video. Please upload this media as soon as possible.


Hive Release Form:
All attendees are required to read and sign this release form before participating in Hive.


Photography & Video:

Please note that we will be photographing and filming the event for use on our website and to document each session. You may take your own photos and videos however we encourage you to minimize the use of your phone during the sessions in order to be fully present.


Social Media:
We encourage you to start connecting with your peers via the May 2016 Hive Facebook Group. Click on the link and request to be to added to our Facebook group.

We also encourage you to follow Hive on social media and post about the event during breaks and meals. Follow Hive on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Before, during, and after Hive, you can use the hashtag #HiveLeaders to share about your experience.