Events

2018 SIGNATURE EVENTS

Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project 

Date: February 23

Location: Citrix

Collaborative project with Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Collaborative Economics. The project uses 20+ indicators to compare Silicon Valley to 5 other tech regions in the United States: Austin, Portland, New York, Boston and L.A. area.

Estimated Attendance: 125

 

Washington D.C Advocacy Trip

Date: February 27-28

Location: Washington D.C.

This upcoming trip’s agenda will focus on specific solutions to encourage economic growth in the U.S. This trip presents an opportunity for the delegation of approximately 45 CEOs, Senior Officers, and Public Officials to meet with Congressional leaders and key Administration officials. In addition to high-level visits, the trip will feature many networking opportunities with various Silicon Valley industry leaders. With your help, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group is ready to advance a greater understanding between Silicon Valley innovators and Washington D.C. policy makers.

Estimated Attendance: 50

 

Regional Economic Forum

Date: April 13

Location: Villa Ragusa

The Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum is one of the 16 regional forums in the state of California that are held in the Spring to help identify economic competitiveness issues of the region. Those results are funneled up to a state wide summit or Capitol day to identify the issues facing the state. All of this
is an effort to streamline legislation for the most pressing issues of the state.

Estimated Attendance: 400

 

Sacramento Advocacy Trip

Date: May 1-2

Location: Sacramento

Join the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s annual advocacy trip to California’s state capital, where we will engage with our state government on Silicon Valley’s policy priorities. The Silicon Valley executive delegation will meet with key state Senate and Assembly leaders, the Governor’s office, constitutional officers and key agency department leaders. Approximately 50 or more executives and elected officials are anticipated to attend the upcoming trip. In addition to various high-level visits, the trip will feature networking opportunities with various Silicon Valley industry leaders.

Estimated Attendance: 60

 

Energy & Sustainability Summit

Date: May 24

Location: Oracle

Executive energy leads, facilities managers and engineers focus on the transformative technologies and partnership that can drive cost savings and revenue growth

Estimated Attendance: 350

 

Education Summit

Date: August 10

Location: TBD

The annual Silicon Valley Leadership Group Education Policy Summit focuses on breaking down the silos between education, industry, and policy, in order to work together to improve education and expand pathways into well-paying jobs. This event brings together nearly 400 industry executives, education advocates, and elected officials to engage in meaningful discussions to strengthen our education system.

Estimated Attendance: 400

 

Game Changers

Date: September 7

Location: Computer History Museum

The Game Changers event discusses what and who our local community and business leaders foresee as the game changing entities of the upcoming year. We invite key individuals from both the private and public sectors on stage to talk about their projections of the upcoming year on a local, state and federal level. Additionally, we produce the Game Changers book that features editorials from several more community and business leaders, some of whom may join us on stage.

Silicon Valley leaders discuss “game changers,” looking ahead to 2019.

Estimated Attendance: 400

 

Annual Lunch

Date: November 2

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center

This event usually features a prominent public official as the keynote, as well as the possibility of a panel discussion. The topics touch on a variety of policy areas and the themes change annually. Prior to the event there is a round table discussion and invite-only pre-meeting (for Senior Officers of sponsor
companies only). This event also usually honors one or two recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, the criteria of which are: Business excellence, impeccable ethics and community engagement.

Estimated Attendance: 1,300

 

Young Men’s Leadership Summit

Date: December 7

The Young Men’s STEM Leadership Summit is a conference designed to empower middle school boys — from largely under-resourced school — by engaging them with private and public sector leaders. The 2018 Young Men’s STEM Leadership Summit will bring together over 300 middle school boys and industry mentors around a series of interactive sessions focused on drawing the students towards science, math, engineering, and technology-related careers. The Summit provides young men with the opportunity to meet influential male leaders, many of whom have been successful in overcoming adversity in their own lives.

Estimated Attendance: 300

 

WOMEN’S EXCUTIVE ROUNDTABLE SERIES  

​The Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Women’s Executive Roundtable Series connects women executives and legislators on issues of public policy, business interest, and empowering women leadership in our communities. The Women’s Executive Roundtables are small group policy discussions, often gathering no more than 20 executives and an elected leader as the special guest. The events are held at various venues throughout the Silicon Valley and are generally “Breakfasts” or “Dinners”.

CEO ROUND TABLE SERIES

One of the unique benefits of Leadership Group membership are opportunities for senior executives to network with other member companies and elected officials at our CEO Roundtable Dinners. These events are graciously hosted by our board members and member companies and are at no cost to our guests. We intentionally limit the number of guests for these dinners to 15-20 C-Suite CEOs/Senior Executives to ensure our “One Table, One Conversation” format.

Past dinners have included notable electeds such as Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Congressman Jerry Hill, Congressman Adam Schiff,  Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and Mayor Sam Liccardo.  The Membership and Government Relations team’s 2018 goal is to organize 50 roundtable events.