State of the Valley

An international audience of more than 1500 people signed on to the 17th annual State of the Valley conference, held entirely online February 23 and 24.

What is the State of the Valley Conference?

State of the Valley is an old-fashioned “town hall” meeting, a tradition at least as old as our nation’s founding, when concerned citizens met on the village green to mobilize for the challenges ahead. In that same spirit, Joint Venture’s town meeting convenes the entire region—concerned citizens and stakeholders, thought leaders and opinion makers, journalists, students and academics, our elected representatives and their professional staff, business leaders, labor and workforce leaders, venture capitalists and others—for dialogue and discussion about the Valley’s challenges and opportunities.

To inform the discussion our principal tool is the Silicon Valley Index, a nationally-recognized publication that has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. The indicators measure the strength of our economy and the health of our community, highlighting challenges and providing a data-rich foundation for decision making.

Relive the conference

The 2021 State of the Valley conference has come and gone but you can see all of the speakers, the sessions, the panels, and the musical interludes at any time via Joint Venture’s YouTube channel. The 2021 conference and all prior years are readily available to view at your convenience. Keynote presentations from notables such as Julián Castro, Dan Rather, and David Brooks are at your fingertips.

Lead Sponsor: Facebook logo

The 2021 State of the Valley conference was made possible by generous support from Facebook as the lead sponsor, with additional support from Accenture, Stanford Children’s Health, Bank of America and Applied Materials, and these other sponsors.