There's a lot to explore in the heart of San Francisco. Experience additional activities online and in-person throughout CMS21.

New Harvest Podcast Fellowship Series: Illustrated Gallery

Join us at CMS21 right Under the Dome for an art exhibit featuring Illustrations by Maggie Appleton. New Harvest’s Podcast Fellowship illustrated and on display.

Gallery Dates: October 22-23, 2021.

Build Your Bench: How to Start & Scale a Biotech Company

Benchling’s Build Your Bench: How to Start and Scale a Biotech kicks off on October 21st!

They’ve put together an all-star lineup of speakers to give you a crash course on how to start and scale a biotech. 

CMS21 Fun Run

Join us for a charity Fun Run along San Francisco’s Embarcadero or virtually as we get together during CMS21. By participating in the CMS21 Fun Run, all proceeds go to Sweet Farm.

The Butcher Shop by Niku Steakhouse

57 Division St, San Francisco, CA (6 min drive) Experience some of the world’s finest beef. Managed by Master Butcher Guy Crims, The Butcher Shop by Niku is one of the largest distributors of Wagyu beef on the west coast. Lunch is served Tuesdays to Friday, 11:30 a.m. until sold out. Get there early.

Hotel Abri

127 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (5 minute walk) The official hotel parter of CMS21. Hotel Abri is centrally located. Book a room with the CMS21 discounted rate using the link below.

SOSV Climate Tech Summit

The Princeton, NJ-based venture capital firm SOSV is producing the Climate Tech Summit. SOSV is a leader in early stage climate tech investing, thanks to its IndieBio (biotech) and HAX  (hardtech) startup development programs. 

Yo-Kai Express

135 Fourth St, San Francisco; Metreon (3 minute walk). Inspired by the urban legend ‘Yo-Kai’ a Japanese and Chinese word for ‘spirit, a mythical creature of whom can pop up anywhere at anytime. Yo-Kai Express is an autonomous restaurant serving delicately prepared meals.

Union Square

Considered the heart of downtown San Francisco, Union Square offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and great instagram photos.


662 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105 (7 minute walk). A stylish, literary-themed bar with drinks named after characters, punch on tap & book-lined walls.

Venue Information

Cultured Meat Symposium

Bespoke Events
845 Market Street
Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 95656

Parking & Venue Access