We believe education empowers people to take an active role in creating a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous region.

Most SPUR programs are free to attend. To view recordings and slide decks from previous events, visit the “Past Events” link below. For more information, see our Events FAQ page.

Event Format
Policy Area
Date Range

March 2024

Diridon Station, San Jose
San Francisco
In-Person Forum to

The Future of Bay Area Rail

Join us to learn about the California High Speed Rail Authority's 2024 Business Plan and find out what is next for the project statewide and in the Bay Area specifically.
Caltrain's new electric trains
Digital Discourse to

Virtual Tour: Caltrain Electric Trains Deep Dive

In advance of the in-person tour of Caltrain’s new electric trains, join us for a deep dive into the ins and outs of this electrification project. This is an opportunity to learn more about the project and ask questions prior to the tour.

April 2024

Image of a Tesla electric car, plugged into an EV charger in a parking garage
Digital Discourse to

Reaching 1 Million Electric Vehicle Chargers by 2030

The California Energy Commission says California needs 1.01 million electric vehicle chargers by 2030 to support 7.1 million passenger plug-in vehicles. But the Bay Area and California are way behind in meeting those goals. Come hear about the region’s EV charging goals, challenges, and solutions.

May 2024

Ideas + Action, May 30, 2024 at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
San Francisco + Online
Ideas + Action to

Ideas + Action 2024: The Future of Cities

Join SPUR for Ideas + Action 2024: The Future of Cities as we explore topics including accommodating regional growth, the evolution of downtowns, responding to climate change, and creating inclusive public spaces.

October 2024

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to [email protected] or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.