Meals and social events

Continental breakfast and lunch are included for conference participants on April 18. Sign up to attend the Mark of Excellence Awards to enjoy a full breakfast that morning. Complimentary coffee and tea service will be provided throughout the day.

Conference attendees will also enjoy an opening mixer at the Impact Hub and a closing night reception at the Hotel Whitcomb.

A variety of additional food options are available at the hotel and within walking distance — here’s a list.


Conference-goers may take advantage of a discounted rate of $159 to stay in the centrally located Hotel Whitcomb.

Book your reservation online or by phone, by calling (415) 626-8000. You must say that you are attending the Society of Professional Journalists’ conference to receive the conference room rate.

Hotel Whitcomb
1231 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Options for getting from the Hotel Whitcomb to the Impact Hub:
• Walk 15 minutes
• Take BART or Muni 1 stop (from Civic Center station to Powell St. station), then walk 1.5 blocks
• Take Lyft, Sidecar, Uber or a taxi