Sat 6/20 11am SF Design Week
Polish NEON documentary screening, with Q&A

Tue 6/23 5 pm SF Design Week
Dark to Light: Havana, Warsaw, SF Mid-Century Neon



All tours start at 7:45 pm PST

Thu 7/23 Tenderloin East Neon and Ghost Signs

Thu 8/6 SF Neon Chinatown  Part 1

Thur 8/20 SF Neon Chinatown Part 2


Neon brightens the darkness, stay illuminated!


two weekends
SEPTember 25-26-27
and October 3-4
Neon Speaks 2020

online home edition


After a few months of shelter-in-place,  it is obvious that Neon Speaks  2020 should temporarily move to an online platform. We know that social distancing during  COVID-19 is the way to go:

  • Neon Speaks is all about camaraderie, networking, sharing experiences, and movement-building—which happens best  in person—we will endeavor to bring that spirit to your home screen.
  • The upside of an online festival is the potential to bring together a larger group of preservationists, including those who can't easily traipse across a bridge, hop on a plane, or cruise down the highway to San Francisco and join the crowd of like-minded people.
  • There will be a schedule of morning and evening sessions to accommodate multiple time zones.
  • This year the sessions will be spread over two weekends to avoid marathon screen fatigue.
  • Stay tuned for details, including announcements of symposium speakers, neon curiosity lounge, behind-the-scenes tours, film screenings, and book fair.


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Early Bird All-Event Passes now available.

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