SB'13 Special Events

SB'13 Special Events


Welcome Reception

Monday June 3rd; 5.00pm - Executive Lawn

Join the SB community and our hosts, BASF, for a drink and some bites at the welcome reception and get your creative and collaborative juices flowing before Opening Night! Make sure to take the opportunity to visit our Connect Suite hosts around the lawn and see what they have going on for you throughout the week.

Opening Night

Monday June 3rd; 7.00pm - Main Stage

Let us introduce you to the theme, the goals and the visions for the week. Through the Opening Night sessions, we aim to inspire and set the benchmark for a week of educational, inspiring and sometimes provocative content. We will screen the movie I AM and hear from the people behind the movie, so get set for an evening out of the ordinary.

BMW i Test Drives

Tues - Thursday; Expo Floor

Test drive the high-performance BMW i ActiveE just outside the Solutions Expo tent entrance. See for yourself why the next step in the future of mobility is anything but just another electric car. Currently available only in field trials across the United States, you'll find this 100% electric vehicle to be everything you'd expect from The Ultimate Driving Machine®. Visit the BMW i booth at the Solutions Expo to learn more about the ActiveE and test drive one.

Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboard Demos

Paradise Lawn and Paradise Cove

Get up and get moving! You'll be sitting down quite a bit throughout the week filling your brain with fresh content and ideas, but don't forget about your body! Join our friends at lululemon athletica and Sustainable Surf for morning yoga, and SUP demos respectively. The guys at Sustainable Surf takes it one step further, and brings the yoga out ON the board in Mission Bay. See the main program for exact hours and meet-up spots.

SB Unplugged & Vegetarian BBQ

Wednesday, June 5th; 7.30pm Paradise Lawn

Unplug your brain and plug in to dance-mode! Don't miss our signature evening event and join us for a bay-side, 100% vegetarian, BBQ followed by the return of 1% for the Planet artist Chris Velan and band. This year, Chris is accompanied by various musicians from Playing for Change, so we should see some great jam-sessions and get our move on. It will certainly be a night to remember.

SB Innovation Open

Tuesday, June 4th; 3.00pm Expo Stage

SB Innovation Open is a business plan competition unlike any other. It's a showcase of creativity, innovative thinking and solution based approaches that seek to make a significant environmental, social and economic impact within the business world. SBIO fosters collaboration between early stage eco-entrepreneurs and influential executives. Don't miss the pitch-offs at the semifinals in the expo hall on Tuesday, and then the finale on the main stage Wednesday afternoon.

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Birds of a Feather Dinners and Meet-ups

All week; Expo Floor and Stage

To facilitate meaningful connections, we'll have sign-up boards for Birds of a Feather dinners, discussions, firepit meet-ups and whatever else you can think of. Grab a sign at registration desk and write your topic, meet-up location and time on there, and wait for like-minded attendees to sign up throughout the day. These informal dinners and firepit discussions have proven to be some of the most popular and valuable offerings at SB, year after year.

SB Causeway

Sign-up Sheets by Registration Desk; Paradise Foyer

SB is pleased to host the second annual 'Causeway'; a bridge to better brands aiming to foster purpose-driven brand partnerships with high-impact organizations. Not limited to non-profits, the Causeway participants are all focused on bringing positive change to the world through social, environmental, or economic programs, products or services. Through this dynamic group, brands can gain a wider perspective, build deeper relationships, and make greater impact in their sustainability initiatives. Make sure to visit the Causeway inside the Sustainable Solutions Expo or attend one of the Expo stage presentations to gain a better understanding of how your brand can benefit from joining forces with these "boots on the ground" organizations, working towards a brighter future.

See Causeway Program


Movie Night

Tuesday June 4th; 9.00pm - Main Pool

How does a relaxing night with a movie by the pool sound? Come to the Main Pool on Tuesday night for screenings of the highly relevant movies The Naked Brand and National Geographics' Chasing Ice. The bar will be open for purchase of refreshments and snacks, and doors open at 8.45pm.

Connect Suite Events

Various Times - Executive Suite Lawn

The Connect Suites are an exclusive opportunity afforded to our Silver Connect Suite Sponsors to which they invite SB'13 attendees to learn, collaborate, relax, and enjoy themselves in their hosted suites on the Executive Suite Lawn at Paradise Point. See their program for specific sessions, parties, and intimate chats of which you can be a part.

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