Special Events

A summary of our biggest events this year

As we all continue to adapt to the challenges of this very strange time, the Leadership Group is working to provide an extensive, interesting program of special events for our membership. Even though most of these events will be offered virtually, our commitment to providing information and facilitating introductions between our member leaders, subject matter experts and local, regional and federal decision-makers.

Summit Series

This year’s Summit Series, a series of presentations and conversations on topical issues, will be held entirely online. The Summit Series offers a deeper look at topics that are vital to our member businesses and their employees. Please check back here for topics and tickets.

February 19, 2021

Diversity Forward Summit: Innovating Culture, Activating Change

Featuring John Hope Bryant and Senator Alex Padilla. Diversity Forward is about the steps that Silicon Valley can take to innovate corporate culture and activate change to achieve equity.

April 16, 2021

Cities Matter Summit: Housing, Infrastructure and Placemaking in a Post-Covid World

Silicon Valley has been a key hub of innovation and change for decades. Covid and remote work will bring changes to Silicon Valley, but investment in strong cities and infrastructure will play a key role in how we work, live and play and help us come back stronger, happier, and healthier after the pandemic.

June 25, 2021

Race to Net Zero

The Leadership Group has hosted an “Energy and Sustainability Summit” for the past eight years. June 25 will be our 9th Annual Summit, titled “The Race to Net Zero: Resilient, Equitable Solutions for the Climate.” It will be entirely virtual. The Summit showcases outstanding corporate practices in the sustainability space, provides a platform for discussion of the latest trends in climate and clean energy, and connects people to policy.

October 5, 2021

Hire Learning Summit

The Hire Learning Summit brings together business leaders, elected officials, and the education establishment to ask hard questions on workforce and competitiveness. This year's summit will feature dynamic, interactive conversations with the presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, top Biden administration officials, and leads from global companies. The questions: is our education system preparing all American students for innovation-economy careers? How can we accelerate the process of bringing meaningful diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to campus and to the workplace? And do American companies have a responsibility to become creators rather than consumers of talent?

November 2021

Innovating Equity Summit

More information coming soon!

Annual Events

October 29, 2021 (VIRTUAL)

Annual Forum

The Annual Forum usually features a prominent public official as the keynote, as well as the possibility of a panel discussion. The focus changes annually, based on the year’s most pressing policy issues. This event also honors a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, which is awarded to people who demonstrate business excellence, impeccable ethics and community engagement.

December TBD 2021 (VIRTUAL)

Young Women’s Leadership Summit

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group regularly holds The Young Women’s Leadership Summits to help empower young girls from local under-resourced schools. These events bring together adults from local companies and non-profit organizations to mentor students and explore careers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

December TBD 2021 (VIRTUAL)

Fresh Ideas with Newly Elected Legislators

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group regularly holds The Young Women’s Leadership Summits to help empower young girls from local under-resourced schools. These events bring together adults from local companies and non-profit organizations to mentor students and explore careers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Government Relations Events

February 9-10, 2021 (VIRTUAL)

Fresh Ideas with Newly Elected Legislators

Fresh Ideas brings participants together with recently elected public officials from the Governor’s Administration, California State Assembly and State Senate. Participants are encouraged to share the challenges experienced in their district with these officials. With this information, specific solutions are developed to ensure California’s success – through private sector job creation, improved quality of life for our workers, and a competitive business climate.

March 23, 2021 (VIRTUAL)

Sacramento Advocacy Day

Please join the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for our annual Sacramento Advocacy Day, where we will engage with our state government on Silicon Valley’s policy priorities. The Silicon Valley executive delegation will meet virtually with key state Senate and Assembly leaders, the Governor’s office, constitutional officers and key agency leaders.

March 23, 2021 (VIRTUAL)

Sacramento Advocacy Day

Please join the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for our annual Sacramento Advocacy Day, where we will engage with our state government on Silicon Valley’s policy priorities. The Silicon Valley executive delegation will meet virtually with key state Senate and Assembly leaders, the Governor’s office, constitutional officers and key agency leaders.

Fall TBD

Washington DC Advocacy Trip

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group travels annually with a delegation of member executives and public officials to Washington, DC. We 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.

Become a Sponsor

There are sponsorship opportunities available for most of our events. As a Leadership Group Event Sponsor, you are affiliating your brand with one of the largest advocacy groups in the Silicon Valley. Our events are well-attended, well-respected, and have measurable impact on the community. Please help us continue to provide topical, interesting events by sponsoring one today. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.