Join us in California!

In the lead-up to the 2020 United State of Women Summit, USOW is convening communities across the country and equipping women with the tools they need to keep fighting for gender equity.

Join us at Galvanize California in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, October 26th to learn about the work being done in your communities and across the country, as well as connect with local activists, community leaders, and Californians looking to make a difference.

The cost to attend the Galvanize Program is $50. Scholarships are available and will be awarded on a rolling basis. Please click here to apply for a Galvanize California Scholarship!

Please note that when selecting your Galvanize ticket, you are also selecting your breakout track. Attendees will only be able to attend one training.

To donate to the scholarship fund and ensure all your fellow activists can attend Galvanize California, click here.


The day begins with an engagement fair and local marketplace for attendees to network with local organizations and partners before transitioning to a high-energy mainstage session. The afternoon has attendees break into tracks to in-depth and skill-based trainings. Please note that when selecting your Galvanize ticket, you are also selecting your breakout track. Attendees will only be able to attend one training.

Accessibility Information

We will have closed captioning available and present throughout the event, as well as ASL interpreters as needed – please request when registering. Service animals are welcome. Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) are also welcome at no additional charge. There will be wheelchair-accessible seating spaces throughout both the main stage speaker sessions (in the union ballroom) and the breakout sessions. Larger chairs with no arms will be available to participants as well. There will be no flashing lights used in this event.

We will provide alternative material formats (including large font and electronic text files) – please request your format of choice in your registration.

The Sacramento State Union Ballroom and breakout rooms are ADA accessible. There are two wheelchair-accessible all-gender restrooms on the first floor (near the entrance closest to the Tschannen Science Complex, and the entrance leading from the Well & Parking Structure III). There are additional all-gender restrooms on the second floor. Please click on the following links for PDFs of the first and second floor layout plans.

Please refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event. This helps ensure that attendees with chemical sensitivities are able to participate safely!

Please reach out to if you have any access questions or concerns, or any requests for specific accommodations. We are committed to making this an accessible event for all.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is Galvanize California? The University Union at Sacramento State (6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819)
  • How do I get to The University Union? As we expect a large number of attendees, rideshare apps are an alternative to driving. If you will be driving, you can find a map of the campus parking here, and parking structure 2 is a great option. A Sac State parking pass must be displayed at all times. A daily parking pass can be purchased for $7 online or at permit machines located across campus.
  • I am a representative of a California-based nonprofit, can I be involved? Yes! Our engagement fair is a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with attendees. Please see our community partner form for more information.
  • I am a women- or queer-owned business, how do I apply to vend at your marketplace? Please apply here to vend at our marketplace and a member of our team will reach out with more information!