2023 State of the Valley Program

9:00 AM

Welcome from Joint Venture’s Co-Chair

  • Hon. Susan Ellenberg
    President, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

9:10 AM

The 2023 Silicon Valley Index: Economy

Introduced by Patricia Poppe, PG&E

  • Russell Hancock
    Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Institute for Regional Studies

9:40 AM

Panel Discussion

Introduced by Neeraj Vadhan, Accenture

  • AnnaLee Saxenian
    University of California at Berkeley
  • Somesh Dash
  • John Markoff (moderator)
    The New York Times and Stanford University

10:15 AM

Performance Art

MOSAIC America

10:20 AM


10:35 AM

The 2023 Silicon Valley Index: Community

Introduced by Rick Idemoto, Stanford Children’s Health

  • Russell Hancock

11:00 AM

Response and Discussion

Introduced by Raquel Gonzalez, Bank of America

Francis Experience will perform vignettes dramatizing the lived experience of local community members who face some of our most common challenges. Francis Experience is led by Jonathan Borca, Arts Commissioner at City of San Jose and Deputy Director of School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza.

Jessica Paz-Cedillos, Co-Executive Director of the School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza and fellow community leaders will present on La Avenida - a real-time example of an equity-based, community-driven approach to neighborhood building.

Finally this session will conclude with Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors chair Susan Ellenberg moderating a conversation with leaders from the major sectors (government, business, nonprofit, philanthropy, higher education) about the possibilities that lie ahead.

12:05 AM

Concluding Remarks and Performance Art

MOSAIC America

12:15 PM


The 2023 State of the Valley conference is made possible with generous support from Meta as the lead sponsor, with additional support from Accenture, Bank of America, Stanford Children’s Health, PG&E, and these other sponsors.

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