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Partners in Policy

At the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, we create high-impact event opportunities that are aligned with your business goals and community interests. From intimate gatherings to executive roundtables and large-scale events of more than 1, 200+ attendees, we provide insightful and memorable experiences, learning, and networking for you to reach your business objectives. Below is a sampling of the many events we offer.


Housing Solutions Summit: January 24

The Housing Solutions Forum will convene 200 business executives, elected officials, community leaders, transportation experts, and developers to discuss and move forward tangible solutions to our housing crisis. Leaders attending the two-hour mid-morning forum will leave with the next steps to engage in housing solutions. Click here for more information.


Regional Economic Forum: March 27

The 9th annual Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum is one of the 16 regional forums in the state of California held in the spring to help identify economic competitiveness issues of the region. Those results are funneled up to a statewide summit or Capitol Day to identify key issues facing the state. All of this is an effort to streamline legislation. Click here for more information.


Washington DC Advocacy Trip: March 30 – March 31

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group travels to Washington, D.C. annually with a delegation of member executives and public officials to advocate for our federal policy priorities, focusing on U.S. jobs and competitiveness. Strategic visits are scheduled with U.S. Senate and House leadership and key administration officials to discuss our federal agenda. Click here for more information.


Game Changers 2021: May 22

The Game Changers 2021 event discusses what and who our local community and business leaders foresee as game changers for the upcoming year.  We invite key individuals from both the private and public sectors on stage to talk about their projections for 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. Click here for more information.


Sacramento Advocacy Trip:

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group travels to Sacramento every spring with a delegation of member executives and local public officials to advocate for our state policy priorities. Strategic visits are scheduled with leaders and members of the State Senate, State Assembly, major caucuses, and the Governor’s staff and administration. Click here for more information.


Energy and Sustainability Summit: June 

The 8th annual Silicon Valley Energy and Sustainability Summit explores how to employ the latest innovative technologies and practices to create lasting value and learn what leading businesses are doing to address the sustainability imperative. Don’t miss this half-day gathering of member company executives and staff to discuss cutting edge business approaches to energy and sustainability issues. Click here for more information.


Education Summit: August 

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


Women’s Centennial Event: July 17

The Leadership Group is proud to announce a celebration for the centennial of the women’s suffrage movement. This year we will celebrate women’s influence, leadership, and advocacy in the public and private sectors as well as provide inspiring insight into ways women are and can make a difference in policy-making, business and their communities. Click here for more information.


Annual Policy Luncheon: October 30

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 themes change annually. Prior to the event, there is a roundtable 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. Click here for more information.


Young Men’s Leadership Summit: December 

The Leadership Group regularly holds The Young Women’s and Young Men’s Leadership Summits to help empower young girls and boys from local under-resourced schools. These events are opportunities for adults from local companies and non-profit organizations to interact with students, with the goal to expose and engage students in careers and career planning, mentors, and the importance of a robust education in science and technology. Click here for more information.


Vital Workforce Conversations Series: Ongoing

As part of our effort to diversify and strengthen the local STEM talent pipeline, the Leadership Group series “Vital Workforce Conversations” brings together relevant community college leaders and member companies to have candid dialogues about the gap between community college training and industry needs in the health, technology, energy, and environment sectors. If human resources or hiring managers at your organization would like to participate, they may contact David Palter, Senior Associate of Workforce Policy at [email protected]

 

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