Top Bay Area Business Events for 2015

For all you movers and shakers too busy innovating to plan your 2015 professional calendars, Bay Meadows is here to help. We’ve done the research on the essential Bay Area business events in the upcoming year, so don’t you have to. As any professional knows, you should attend a minimum of four industry events each year to stay on top of changes happening in business.

Below is a list of the region’s top events from throughout the year:

The Global Innovation Summit
February 17-19, Silicon Valley, California (as it says on the website)
OK, so you might have to work some contacts to get into this one:The Summit is open to invitees and accepted applicants.” But if you can snag an entrance into this exclusive conference, you might get a seat at the table with some impressive leaders.

The Startup Conference
May 14, Redwood City
This is the place to meet the right people. From learning how to pitch VCs and finding co-founders to launching your product to the press, the Startup Conference welcomes 2,000 entrepreneurs. If the names Guy Kawasaki or Tim Draper mean anything to you, click register now.

Bay Area Council’s Outlook Conference “New Frontiers
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:30pm to 5:00pm
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
With its role as the public policy powerhouse, the Bay Area Council’s membership reads like a who’s who of corporate juggernauts. The organization’s annual Outlook Conference convenes the best and brightest business government, academic and community thinkers to tackle the region’s most challenging issues. You might rub elbows here with the Governor or one of the world’s billionaires.

San Francisco Business Times’ “Most Influential Women in Business
June, 2015; Exact date TBD
With dozens of the top-tiered women executives honored at this event, it’s always not only an inspiration, but a premiere opportunity to network. Past awardees include Janet Napolitano, Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Carly Fiorina.

SOCAP15/Social Capital Markets
October 6-9, Fort Mason, San Francisco
Boasting a speakers list that includes such top names as William H. Draper and Van Jones, SOCAP is on the cutting edge of compassionate capitalism. The intersection of “money and meaning” brings together hundreds of the world’s most disruptive thinkers.

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