Global Institute Special Experiences Currently Available

There has been great excitement surrounding the 2019 Global Institute in Silicon Valley, and, as we expected, due to the unique nature of the venue at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we have now reached capacity for the programming on-site at HPE and the Visionary Awards.

We are grateful for everyone who has registered to attend Institute, however we realize that many members are still interested in participating. Therefore we are delighted to extend two special experiences that will enable you to attend a portion of the Institute and network with your peers. 

Welcome Dinner
Sunday, May 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to network with corporate directors and C-level executives in a unique and stimulating environment -The Tech Museum of Innovation. This casual event is designed with you in mind. Work the room by visiting various food stations located throughout the museum. Join conversations around stand-up tables, or sit down and have a more in-depth chat. It's up to you!

Keynote Speaker, Valerie Jarrett
Valerie B. Jarrett is a senior adviser to the Obama Foundation and Attn, a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and President of the Board of When We All Vote. She also serves on the boards of Ariel Investments, 2U, Lyft, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and the Economic Club of Chicago.  

Silicon Valley Live! 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: The Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Start the day with a breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Anu Aiyengar, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions (North America) Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co., who will explore trends and lessons learned from innovative companies.

Next, join your peers for a unique experience that allows you to meet local entrepreneurs and hear about their product or service that will be the "next big thing" as part of the Launch Zone! This special event is a live session designed in a similar manner of the TV show "Shark Tank," where several up & coming companies will be given a brief platform to present details on their product or service and why investors should consider funding.

The judges and moderator for the event include:
Bodil “Bo” Arlander, Founding Partner, Moxie Capital
Dr. Nola Masterson, Founder, CEO and Managing Director, Science Futures, Inc. 
Mary Jo Potter, Managing Director, Healthcare Angels
Una Ryan, Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Theo Schwabacher, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sue Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer, GE and CEO, GE Ventures, will moderate the event.

Welcome Dinner
$250 for Members
$275 for Non-Members
Silicon Valley Live
$250 for Members
$275 for Non-Members

Welcome Dinner and Silicon Valley Live
$500 for Members
$550 for Non-Members

 For questions, please contact Chelsea Labzda, Director of Programming, WCD. 

Recommended Lodging


Aloft Hotel Santa Clara
510 America Center Ct.
San Jose, CA 95002

Please click here to reserve your room, before May 3, 2019 as part of the WCD room block.

The rate is $299.00

5/19/2019 6:00 PM - 5/22/2019

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Optional Program Items

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Chapter Chair Only
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
5/19/2019 2:30 PM

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5/19/2019 6:00 PM