Although social distancing has put a stop to in-person gatherings, you can still find ways to connect with these five events.
Silicon Valley Meets L.A. Tech: Exploring Future Trends & Opportunities
This virtual summit will feature a panel of experts sharing knowledge, expertise and experience on a variety of issues regarding startups, corporations and investors based in Los Angeles, as well providing advice for mentors and organizations who wish to partner with or start their own tech and startup ventures in Los Angeles. In light of COVID-19, experts will also address the impact of the virus on the tech industry and how best to navigate this new normal as an entrepreneur.
Coffee and Conversations in Los Altos
Join the Ethical Cultural Society of Silicon Valley, a charitable democratic fellowship based in San Jose, for a virtual discussion on philosophical topics ranging from the human experience to the pursuit of happiness. Two event hosts will moderate the Zoom conversation, which encourages the free-flowing exchange of ideas in an inclusive and non-judgmental environment.
Businesswomen Stepping Up: Entrepreneur Conference
This three-day entrepreneur conference will feature lectures by seven highly successful businesswomen including Chandra Brooks, the founder of The Powerhouse Academy and recipient of The Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2015 One of the Most influential Women in Silicon Valley award; Tracey Lee Davis, the founder of Zingpop Social Media; and Stacy Weber, the founder of Tru You Training. These powerful speakers will discuss social media marketing, sales tactics, leadership and vision, among other topics. $97-$147
Cocktails and Connections
The professional community Network After Work is hosting a virtual networking session that facilitates a dialogue between business owners, entrepreneurs, executives and career-minded people from the West Coast. Meet industry colleagues and like-minded go-getters to generate ideas, receive feedback and establish useful connections.
San Jose Virtual Speed Dating
The singles night event works just like in-person speed dating. A host will moderate and move participants two at a time into their own private virtual rooms, where they will have seven to eight minutes to get to know each other before moving on. At the end of the night, results are recorded and sent via email. The event offers a chance to meet new people at a time when connecting is harder than ever. $27-$29
November 17 to 27, 2020
The TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational presented by Dell Technologies is the world's only tournament where players from the PGA, LPGA, Champions, and Korn Ferry Tours play against one another. While the pros play from different tees, everyone is competing for the same $300,000 purse. Each day the pros will also rotate and play with teams of four amateurs each day. After the first three rounds of tournament play, there is a 54-hole cut to the low 40 professionals and ties, plus the top 10 amateur teams and ties. The tournament benefits the Kiwanis Club of Monterey and the AT&T Pebble Beach Junior Golf Association.
Hosted By: Dell Technologies
July 23 to 25, 2021
Enjoy the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival! Featuring some of the world's greatest food, live entertainment, and family fun!
Hosted By: Gilroy Garlic Festival
Event Website: https://gilroygarlicfestival.com/festival/
October 30, 2020, through November 1, 2020
Enjoy the top of America's premier sports cars! The IMSA series brings it best classes of Daytona Prototypes, Le Mans Prototype 2, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona to Monterey! Check the website for more details and to purchase tickets!
Hosted By: WeatherTech
Event Website: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/laguna/EN/buy/quickbuy/335
After being rescheduled due to wildfire, Sublime With Rome’s concert will go on this month.
Sublime With Rome Drive-In Concert
Social distancing orders might be in place, but you can still venture down to the Alameda County Fairgrounds and rock out to this classic SoCal band from the safety of your own vehicle. Concessions and drive-thru restaurants will be on-site—just don’t forget to wear a mask when leaving the car.
Corks, Forks, Rhythm & Brews
This event usually features some of California’s best winemakers, restaurants and live music, but this year, attendees can view the celebration virtually in support of the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. Participate in a live auction and raffle, all for a great cause.
Levi’s Presidio 10
Presented by The Guardsmen Lace up your running shoes for this virtual race in support of the Bay Area’s at-risk youth. Runners choose their distance and course. Afterward, race times can be submitted online for ranking and prizes.
Virtual Mentors & Mimosas Gala
This charitable gala will celebrate the Ashe Academy’s scholarship and mentorship programs, which increase education opportunities for students of color pursuing careers in STEM and the arts.
Leadercast 2020 Ripple Effect
Join renowned experts, including soccer star Abby Wambach, in this digital leadership conference to learn about workplace tools for success.
Amsale Nouvelle Bridal Trunk Show
New York-based designer Amsale Aberra brings her stunningly handcrafted creations to the West Coast for prospective brides. Those interested are encouraged to book an appointment on the boutique’s website in advance. ...AndSomethingBlueBridalBoutique
Silicon Valley 2020 Tour de Cure
Help raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association by participating in this virtual cycling tour. Ride or walk around the home and share progress with the Tour de Cure’s social media accounts.
Donut Fest Silicon Valley
Enjoy a sweet treat or two, as well as coffee and other beverages, while interacting with others at a safe distance and voting on the best doughnut. Part of the proceeds will benefit the local Hospitality Fund.
The Black Beauty and Fashion Awards Diaspora 2020
The awards commemorate the most innovative products in beauty, wellness, fashion and technology from mostly Black-owned brands. Winning products will be unveiled in categories such as best skincare product and fashion technology.