Oakland 2016

Open Engagement 2016 — POWER will take place April 29–May 1, 2016 at the Oakland Museum of California and additional sites throughout the Bay Area. The conference theme will be guided by the curatorial vision of René de Guzman and feature keynote speakers Angela Davis and Suzanne Lacy.

Please use the menu on the left to find more detailed information about attending Open Engagement 2016, or peruse the Open Engagement 2016 catalogue.

You can find a map of all #oe2016 happenings here.


Onsite ADA Accessibility for Oakland Museum of California: The Oakland Museum of California is accessible to wheelchair users. An accessible ramp is located at the main entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 11th. OE attendees can reach out in advance to reserve a wheelchair by emailing info@openengagement.info at least one week before the event. Find more info here.

Open Engagement is committed to becoming an ADA-Welcoming space. Please email info@openenegagement.info or call 602-888-6736 to request accommodations or ask questions about accessibility.


Open Engagement and its partners are committed to intergenerational spaces and will support children, parents, and caregivers to the best of our ability. We ask all conference participants to be supportive of kids, parents, and caregivers wherever they are, as we do not discourage them from attending any part of the conference, including workshops. As prison abolitionist Jason Lydon of the Community Church of Boston said, “kid noises are the sign of a growing movement,” so please join us in the community responsibility needed for a supportive and truly intergenerational environment. —Language adapted from the NYC Anarchist Book Fair Collective’s statement on childcare.

OMCA loves families too! Click here to learn more about OMCA’s amazing activities and workshops geared towards children and families!