April 24, 2014
6:00 pm to midnight
The Gala is the Academy’s moment to shine, to bring great minds together in thought-provoking conversation, and to thank friends with one glorious evening. On this special night the bravest and brightest innovators of our time will contemplate the future of human life — a topic at the core of the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain the natural world.
Event Chair: Matthew Barger
Honorary Chairs: Randi Fisher and Wendy Schmidt
Seated Dinner in the West Garden Tent
Big Bang: Party After Dark
Dinner guests merge with Party After Dark revelers to explore the tastes, sounds and creatures of the night. Join us for dancing, dessert, and inspired cocktails all under a spectacular living roof.
Tickets and Tables
Individual tables are available at the $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, and $100,000 levels. Corporate sponsorships are available at $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000. Single tickets are also available.
For additional information, or to purchase individual tables or tickets by phone, please contact Elizabeth Hundt at (415) 379-5423, or e-mail at
To learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sara Janzen at (415) 379-5402, or e-mail