8:00-9:00 AM
LISTENING, LOVE & LIBERATION: Rachel Levin & Dave Isay

In moments of uncertainty, human stories remind us of what matters. Reboot founder Rachel Levin interviews MacArthur “Genius” Dave Isay about StoryCorps, the largest collection of oral histories ever collected.

FAMILY MATTERS: Gillian Laub & Faith Soloway

Photographer and filmmaker Gillian Laub (HBO's Southern Rites) presents an original multi-platform presentation with live scoring by Faith Soloway (Transparent).

We’ll leverage the talents of design thinkers Rebecca Garza-Bortman and Josh Sassoon who will guide us from imagination to ideation.

11:15-11:10 AM
11:30-12:30 PM
Track One- Program Options

Participants will choose one of the below program track options.

Option #1
Southside Theater

Second cousins once removed, Zackary Drucker and Jonathan Ames talk about shared ancestry, art-making, gender and pain as a teacher and seed for creating beauty and compassion.

Join artist and filmmaker Gillian Laub for an intimate conversation with Curatorial Assistant of Photography at SFMOMA Sally Katz to explore the ways in which her work and process bring light and empathy to formerly fractured relationships. See and discuss new works in process.

Option #2
COMMUNITY & CONNECTION IN THE DIGITAL WORLD: Laurie Segall, Eli Pariser & Jess Engel

We are moving into digital, augmented, and virtual worlds. Join thought-leaders, creators and producers Laurie Segall (CNN), Jess Engel (Crimes of Curiosity) and Eli Pariser (MoveOn.org) for an eye-opening conversation about the unseen forces driving the future of our interpersonal relationships and the role of artists as we make meaning of this new reality. The good. The bad. The opportunities.

Option #3
Panel Space
A TOUR OF THE JEWISH BIZARRE: Tony Michels & Eddy Portnoy

Academics Tony Michels (University of Wisconsin - Madison) and Eddy Portnoy (YIVO Institute) journey into the strange and chaotic reaches of Jewish history. From false messiahs and enraged revolutionaries to wrestling rabbis and early pornographers, explore the highs and lows of the Jewish bizarre that range from scandalous to brilliant.

Option #4
WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE? Shoshana Berger, Shoshana Ungerleider, MD & Rabbi Sydney Mintz

Facing death can help redesign the life you have yet to live, filling it with more urgency and purpose. Join Shoshana Berger, co-author of A Beginner's Guide to the End, Shoshana Ungerleider, founder of End Well, and Rabbi Sydney Mintz for a candid conversation that may change everything that comes after.

12:30-1:45 PM
1:45-3:00 PM
Track Two- Program Options

Participants will choose one of the below program track options.​

Option #1
Southside Theater

The long struggle of civil rights in America was shaped by uses of mass media — specifically of photographic images. Why were so many of the influential visual chroniclers of racial strife and social and economic injustice throughout the 20th century Jewish? Art curators and professors Maya Benton (International Center of Photography/Yale University), Makeda Djata Best (Harvard Art Museums) and Sara Blair (University of Michigan) focus on the rich, sometimes surprising connections between Jews, cultural identity, mass media, photography, social justice movements and historical memory. Includes a special presentation of Southern Rites by Gillian Laub.

Option #2
ISRAEL THERAPY & COMIC RELIEF: Libby Lenkinski, Noam Shuster, Jodi Rudoren & Aaron Davidman

Are you feeling anxious? Hopeless? Our therapists — Libby Lenkinski (New Israel Fund), activist/comedian Noam Shuster-Eliassi, Jodi Rudoren (The Forward) and Aaron Davidman (Wrestling Jerusalem) — will give voice to your questions and concerns about the future of Israel with wit and wisdom that would make doctors Freud and Herzl proud.

Option #3
Panel Space
HISTORY SOUNDS DIFFERENT WHEN YOU KNOW WHERE TO START LISTENING: David Katznelson, Jewlia Eisenberg, Josh Kun & Francesco Spagnolo

Grammy-nominated music producer (and Reboot CEO) David Katznelson leads musicologists Francesco Spagnolo and Josh Kun, and bandleader Jewlia Eisenberg as they excavate unique Jewish stories found throughout the loved and lost recordings of the 20th century.

Option #4
RECLAIMING THE RED TENT: Eve Rodsky, Erica Chidi Cohen & Sarah Waxman

New York Times bestselling author Eve Rodsky (Fair Play), doula, maternal health advocate, author and CEO Erica Chidi Cohen, and women’s health community organizer Sarah Waxman hold candid conversation about historic roots and modern strategies, from practical to spiritual, to unlock power and reclaim joy at home, work and play. The conversation will be moderated by serial entrepreneur and television personality JJ Ramberg.

3:00-3:15 PM
3:15-4:45 PM
Pavilion Stage
Afternoon Stage
FIGHT, FLIGHT, FREEZE: Jill Soloway & Jill Magid

Artist and activist Jill Soloway (Transparent) in conversation with conceptual artist and filmmaker Jill Magid (The Proposal) about the real and imagined relationships at the core of our familial bonds and creative output.

THE ROOTS AND MANIFESTATIONS WHITE NATIONALISM: Ilyse Hogue, Eric K. Ward moderated by Lacey Schwartz Delgado

"Punk rocker turned anti-hate activist Eric K. Ward joins fellow national organizer and strategist Ilyse Hogue to discuss their decades-long research on the insidious roots of white nationalism and what it all means for the future of democracy. Moderated by filmmaker Lacey Schwartz Delgado (PBS's Little White Lie). *Consider this an optional primer for Saturday’s deep dive into antisemitism."

4:45-6:00 PM
6:00-7:10 PM
Happy Hour Options

Participants will choose one of the happy hour programs below.

JUST FOR US BY Alex Edelman

Fresh from performances at the legendary Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he won "Best Reviewed Show," Alex Edelman's stand-up comedy — about a meeting of White Nationalists, among other things — has garnered a variety of awards and unanimous acclaim.

7:10-9:30 PM
Shabbat Dinner
Gather for Sunset on the Festival Pavilion Pier

A San Francisco exclusive excerpt of Tiffany Shlain's Dear Human one-woman show in inspired by 24/6.

SHABBAT DINNER BY MISSION CHINESE: Anthony Myint, Karen Leibowitz & Jeffrey Zurofsky

In the spirit of all good Jewish gatherings, there will be Chinese food! San Francisco's award-winning Mission Chinese Food will be serving a special Shabbat dinner showcasing climate beneficial ingredients. Created by co-founders Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz in collaboration with festival food curator chef Jeffrey Zurofsky (BravoTV's Best New Restaurant), sustainability never tasted so good!

9:30-11:00 PM
Pavilion Stage
Post Dinner Entertainment

Ronna Glickman and Bryan Safi bring their hit advice podcast to the Reboot Ideas Fest for a special live presentation. You’ve got questions, Ronna’s got answers (And so does Bryan).

Cafe Area

Throughout the festival campus, participants will be able to see and interact with various activations.

Festival Bookstore in the Pavilion

Take a deeper look at the photographs from the Looking for Justice: Jews, Photography & Civil Rights presentation, assembled by curator at the International Center of Photography, founder and director of the Jews and Photography Initiative and Visiting Professor at Yale University, Maya Benton.

Festival Bookstore in the Pavilion

How has the American Jewish experience been represented in film and television? The (Whole) Cinemagillah a 12-minute film and art installation by Tiffany Shlain & Ken Goldberg, offers some answers.

Firehouse VR Room

VR and Interactive Storytelling Come experience two groundbreaking experiences that blend storytelling with new technologies.

USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony enables people to ask questions that prompt real-time responses from pre- recorded video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses to genocide. The pioneering project integrates advanced filming techniques, specialized display technologies and next generation natural language processing to create an interactive biography.

Persuasion Machines is a VR experience that begs the question: Are we in control of our devices or are they in control of us? The filmmakers of "The Great Hack" documentary use mixed reality and surveillance technologies to bring to life the invisible world of data.

Exhibit Area- Festival Pavilion

Lead artist: Jessica Tully Debut of "The Bloop" Inflatable Mikvah Video Installation, 2020 Featuring: Ceramic work by Nicki Green from "Kohler Waste Ware" series, 2019.

Mediation Room in the Firehouse and during Saturday night dinner

Gray Area applies creative action for social transformation. The San Francisco nonprofit hosts year-round arts programming focusing on education, arts incubation, and cultural events.