Users Guide to Disrupt SF 2017

Disrupt SF approaches with just a couple days until we kick things off. Here are all the deets you need to make for a stellar conference experience.


Doors open to attendees at 7:00am on Monday and Tuesday and 7:30am on Wednesday. Programming begins at 9am each day. Print out your Universe ticket or pull it up on a mobile device for quick entry into Disrupt. Please bring your government-issued photo ID each day of the conference.


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Lost Badge Fee
Don’t forget your badge every day – there is a $500 reprint fee for lost or misplaced badges.


Disrupt returns to San Francisco’s Pier 48, just south of the ball park. It’s baseball season so plan your trip accordingly.


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Disrupt SF’s location at Pier 48 is great because it is close to public transit and easily accessible via any shared ride service. Click on this map for parking lots and transit stop locations. We strongly encourage you to take transit or ride-sharing service each day of the conference.

The Giants play at AT&T Park on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon during Disrupt SF. Parking will be at a premium and Lot A will be closed to Disrupt parking on each day due to the games, so we urge you again to use public transportation or take a ride-share service if possible.

Public Transportation

The easiest way to transfer onto MUNI from BART is at Embarcadero BART Station; SF MUNI’s 2nd & King and 4th & King stops are both a 10 minute easy walk to Pier 48.

For those coming from the South Bay, CalTrain San Francisco Station is very close to the venue and a light 10 minute walk to Pier 48.

Download the Disrupt App

The Disrupt Mobile app is now available to download in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores!

Use the mobile app during Disrupt to:

  • Find and chat with other Disrupt attendees
  • Vote for the Startup Wild Cards each day
  • View the complete agenda and speaker bios
  • Get reminders for the sessions you don’t want to miss
  • Discover all of the early stage startups in Startup and Hardware Alley and sponsors on the show floor
  • Watch the livestream and videos posted live from the event

As a registered attendee, you can log-in to the app to communicate with other attendees and get access to all of the content – have your Universe registration ticket ID or Universe account log-in.

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Higher Fidelity

We’re running up to four simultaneous live tracks during the show — the main stage,  Off the Record workshop sessions, the Battlefield competition and the Showcase stage — and thanks to our partner MIXhalo you can listen to a crisp, live audio from each track regardless of where you are in the venue.  All you need is your phone and wired headphones (don’t forget yours!). Download the MIXhalo app in the App store or if you are an Android user, borrow a device at the MIXhalo table at the entrance to the main hall.

Women of Disrupt Breakfast

Our newest networking event, check out the Women of Disrupt breakfast on Tuesday from 8:00am – 9:30am. All female attendees of Disrupt will receive an invitation via Paperless Post to attend. If you have already registered and have not received your invitation, just indicate your interest here. Silicon Valley Editor, Connie Loizos, will hold a conversation with female founders from Away and Science Exchange and discover Alice, an artificial intelligence platform for women. Sponsored by Intuit.

On-site Nursing Suite

Mamava is returning to provide a private nursing suite on site at Disrupt SF. Dedicated cooler is stationed at the VIP help desk, if you’d like to store bottles during the show. Ask for more information at the VIP registration table at front registration.

After Party

Take a load off after a long day of networking. Hangout with TechCrunch at the After Party Tuesday night at the Chapel in the Mission. There will be games, drinks, prizes and trivia! Your badge to Disrupt gets you access. Make sure to bring your badge and your government-issued photo ID! This party is 21+.

FAQs – If you have any other questions, check out our FAQ page.

Sponsor Mentions:


Amazon Web Services will have members of the AWS Solution Architecture team on-site at Disrupt to offer architecture review and expertise on leveraging the latest AWS services, along with the Startup Business Development team, comprised of former VCs and entrepreneurs to provide business and market guidance.


Verisign is the Official Domain Provider of Disrupt SF 2017! .com, powered by Verisign, is the world’s premier web address—the global standard for doing business online. They’re meeting with startups at Disrupt to help them take the next step in growing their business.

Perkins Coie

Perkins Coie, a leader in emerging technology legal services will have IP and blockchain lawyers on hand at Disrupt SF to offer complimentary office hours to Startup Alley companies during Disrupt SF. Make sure to swing by their booth and get free legal advice. In addition to their emerging company and venture capital services, Perkins Coie can advise in areas such as artificial intelligence, AR/VR, biotech, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, IoT, interactive entertainment and unmanned vehicle systems.