The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced its newest amenity – a facility space inspired by the Bay Area start-up culture and dedicated to the exchange of ideas.
San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, and the entire Bay Area are teeming with creative people who are full of ground-breaking, disruptive, and crazy ideas. Dubbed “#Converge@flySFO”, the space is designed to allow travelers to meet and exchange thoughts on technology, shared economies, and ideas that could make the world a better place.
“San Francisco is the Innovation Capital of the World, and SFO reflects that spirit with the first airport facility dedicated to groundbreaking new ideas,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “I am confident that SFO’s new #Converge@flySFO space will bring together great minds from around the world to collaborate and innovate on new ideas that will change the world.”
“With the #Converge@flySFO space, we’re giving our travelers another way to get connected, stay productive, and be inspired,” said Airport Director John L. Martin. “We’re excited to provide a space at SFO that could help the next game-changing idea to take flight.”
The new space is already attracting interest from influencers in the technology and innovation sectors. Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen, of the Federal Trade Commission announced plans to visit #Converge@flySFO during her travels through SFO this week, and Mobile Future Chair Jonathan Spalter is also scheduled to discuss innovation in wireless communications.
How it works
The #Converge@flySFO space is free and open to the travelling public. The 850-square-foot facility is equipped with tables, lounge-style chairs, power outlets, free Wi-Fi, and a giant erasable white board, with markers, covering an entire wall. Those wishing to use the space are encouraged to promote their intended topic of interest, date, and time on their personal social media channels using the hashtag #Converge, and where possible tagging @flySFO. SFO will then repost on the Airport’s social media channels.
Where it is
#Converge@flySFO is located in the International Terminal at Boarding Area G, on Level 3 near Gate G93. Boarding Area G is joined by a post-security connecting walkway to Terminal 3, so guests in Boarding Areas E and F can easily access the facility without exiting the secure concourse.
Who can use it
#Converge@flySFO is open to any travelers holding boarding passes for flights in Terminal 3 or the International Terminal, Boarding Area G.
For more information visit www.flysfo.com/converge.