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Media Advisory: 2024 State of the Valley Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY   February 19, 2024  

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

WHEN:   Friday, March 1, 2024, 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. PST

WHERE:  Hybrid event, in-person at San José State University, livestreamed via BrandLive


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

The 2024 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 San José State University. In-person guests will be seated at tables of ten; an unlimited number of virtual guests are also expected to sign on.


7:30 a.m.   Registration opens, networking and continental breakfast begin


8:30           Welcome and Overview


8:40          The Making of the Index:

Rachel Massaro, Vice President and Director of Research, Joint Venture Silicon Valley


8:55           Briefing Part One: People & Economy 

Russell Hancock, CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Tom Lounibos, President, Accenture Ventures, on the health of Silicon Valley innovation engines

Regina Celestin-Williams, CEO, SV@Home, on chronic housing shortage

10:00          Music and Break


10:20          Index Briefing Part Two: 2024 Silicon Valley Index: Community & Sustainability

Russell Hancock, CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Jasneet Sharma, Sustainability Officer, Santa Clara County, on climate

Leslie Bacho, CEO, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, on income gaps, household self-sufficiency

11:25         Music and Break


11:50         Keynote: Erica Orange, Founder, COO, The Future Hunters


12:30 p.m. Adjourn    


Russell Hancock, President, and CEO of Joint Venture, along with subject matter experts, will present a briefing on the 2024 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 2024  Silicon Valley Index will be released to the public February 28.  

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

Sponsors: Meta, El Camino Health, Accenture, Bank of America, Amazon, Stanford Children’s Health, and PG&E

Hashtag: #SOTV24 Twitter: @JointVentureSVN

Limited credentials are available for journalists who wish to cover the State of the Valley conference.

Please contact Robin Doran:  (408) 348-7348.


About Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Established in 1993, Joint Venture Silicon Valley is a platform for analysis created and supported by the major sectors (business, government, labor, academia). The analysis emanates from the organization’s research arm, the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. The Institute catalyzes action by spotlighting issues, convening the region’s leaders, and facilitating a process for collaborative action. For more information, visit www.jointventure.org.

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