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Media Advisory: 2022 State of the Valley conference

February 4, 2022  

 WHAT:           Joint Venture Silicon Valley's 18th annual State of the Valley conference

WHEN:          Friday, February 18, 2022, 9 a.m. until noon PST

WHERE:        Hybrid event; in-person at Stanford University, livestreamed via BrandLive

REGISTER: https://jointventure.org/events/state-of-the-valley

The 2022 State of the Valley conference is Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual “town hall” meeting where Bay Area business leaders, government officials, academia, labor and community leaders, journalists, and citizens come together to discuss Silicon Valley’s economic health and well-being.

A limited number of in-person guests will attend the conference at Stanford University’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. Capped at 300 and in accordance with Stanford and regional health requirements (masked, providing proof of vaccination), in-person guests will be seated at tables of eight. An unlimited virtual audience is also expected to attend. Stanford University is co-presenting the 2022 State of the Valley as an Office of Community Engagement Regional Forum, periodic events that showcase regional collaboration on timely topics and advance Stanford's mission.


9:00 a.m.          Welcome, introductions  

9:13                  Briefing: 2022 Silicon Valley Index, Russell Hancock, President & CEO, Joint Venture

10:15                Break, performance by Stanford Taiko

10:30                Roundtable: Expert panel debriefs 2022 Silicon Valley Index

      • Caroline Simard, Managing Director, VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab, Stanford University (Moderator)
      • Michelle Lew, CEO, The Health Trust
      • Jim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council 

11:04                Break, performance by Stanford Talisman Choir

11:24                KEYNOTE: Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The Washington Post, followed by a fireside chat with Russell Hancock, CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley                               

11:57                Break, poetry reading by Tshaka Campbell, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate

NOON              Adjourn


Longtime Washington Post columnist, Eugene Robinson will provide concluding remarks. The Pulitzer prize-winning commentator will consider Silicon Valley in the broader national context. 


SILICON VALLEY’S ANNUAL CHECK-UP: The 2022 Silicon Valley Index (Friday, February 18, 9:13 a.m.)

Russell Hancock,  President & CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Russell Hancock will present an overview of the 2022 Silicon Valley Index. The comprehensive report is produced by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, the research arm of Joint Venture, which measures the economic health and vitality of the region. The 2021 Index chronicles a new chapter in Silicon Valley’s unfolding history and assesses the ravaging effects of the pandemic. 

The 2022 Silicon Valley Index will be released at 9:30 a.m. PST on  February 16, 2022.

Board Co-Chairs: Nicole Taylor, CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Dave Wehner, CFO of Facebook, are co-chairs of the Joint Venture board of directors. 

Sponsors: Meta/Facebook, Accenture, Bank of America, Stanford Children’s Health, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. 

Hashtag: #SOTV2022 Twitter: @JointVentureSVN

Limited credentials are available for journalists who wish to cover State of the Valley. Please contact Robin Doran:  (408) 348-7348.


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