March 3-4, 2020, Sacramento
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Why do you do what you do?
What keeps you going when others would have stopped, or cut corners, or made it beiger, or opted for the path of least (or lesser) resistance?
Why do difficult work that’s likely to be misunderstood by the many for the sake of the passionate few?
Because you can see it.
Because others will be fed by it.
Because it’s inside of you yearning to be expressed.
Because more-bigger-faster is ultimately a hollow pursuit.
Each year in March, an eclectic mix of creative, restless souls gather for a time of quiet contemplation and expansive thinking, fueled by stirring speakers sharing provocative, vulnerable stories.
On March 3-4, 2020, we’ll hold our third annual gathering — this time in Sacramento, in a performing arts theatre located in the heart of the culture-rich midtown district.
Who attends? Developers, musicians, makers, planners, writers, architects, artists, activists, teachers, agitators. In short, the people who together, altogether, make places. Who take matter and make it matter.
For two days, this small, eclectic and highly potent brew of speakers and participants will wrestle with difficult questions, engage in rich conversations, and share meals, stories, ideas, and human experiences.
It’s why we do what we do.
What can you expect at Matter? Stirring speakers in an intimate setting sharing vulnerable stories. Be prepared to laugh, cry, be provoked, be inspired, and feel something.
Here’s an early preview of some the special guests who’ll be joining us in 2020.
The full program will be unveiled in January (with more sneak peaks along the way).
LOCATION & LOGISTICS
The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for The Arts (affectionately known as “The Sofia”), is home to Sacramento’s beloved B Street Theatre. Located in the heart of the culture-rich midtown district, it’s an inspired setting for unconventional thinking.
We recommend these options for your stay during Matter. For reservations, contact the properties directly.
Kimpton Sawyer Hotel (1.9 miles)
The venue is 13.7 miles from Sacramento International Airport (SMF).
Sutter Community Garage is just around the corner ($15/day).
Relaxed and comfortable. Like you’d dress to hang out with close friends. Jeans? Shorts? Parachute pants? It’s all good.
Matter 2020 is generously supported by these organizations. Interested in joining them? Sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more >
Matter is a purposefully small gathering, with attendance capped at 200 people in order to preserve a personal and connective environment.
A limited number of nonprofit discounts and scholarship registrations are available. To inquire about them, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re not on Matter’s invitation list and would like to be added, tell us a little about you. We’ll send you info about future gatherings.