Special Events | SB'14 San Diego

Special Events


Opening Night

Monday June 2nd, 5.00pm

MAIN STAGE

Through the Opening Night sessions, we aim to inspire and set the benchmark for a week of educational, inspiring and sometimes provocative content.

KoAnn Skrzyniarz, Founder & CEO, Sustainable Brands, will introduce us to the theme and how a week of 'What Ifs', can change the world. See full Opening Night program.

Welcome Receptions, sponsored by BASF

Monday June 2nd, 6.00pm

ACTIVATION HUB

Monday June 2nd, 8.00pm

CONNECT SUITE LAWN

Join the Sustainable Brands community for a drink and some bites at the annual welcome reception; Say hi to old friends, welcome new community-members and get excited for the week ahead. Make the most of the first night by participating in the WHAT IF engagement activity during the evening. You're sure to meet some new SB'ers, who may turn out lifelong friends and colleagues!

WHAT IF ENGAGEMENT

Monday June 2nd, during Welcome Receptions

ACTIVATION HUB & CONNECT SUITE LAWN

If someone were to ask you why you do what you do, what would you respond? What about how you see the world, ideally? And your passion for your life's work?
We challenge you to ponder these questions and come up with your own WHAT IF statement at SB'14 San Diego. Then scream it from the rooftops (or the Paradise Point tower)! Or maybe hold it close to your chest and reveal just at the right moment to a new friend. Either way, this WHAT IF statement should not only inspire you, but inspire those around you. If not us, who?!

Connect Suite Events

Monday June 2nd, 8.00pm & continuing all week

EXECUTIVE SUITE LAWN

The Connect Suites are an exclusive opportunity afforded to our Connect Sponsors to which they invite SB'14 attendees to learn, collaborate, relax, and enjoy themselves in their hosted suites on the Executive Suite Lawn at Paradise Point. The Connect Suite Kickoff party is Monday night at 8.00pm, directly following the Opening Night Reception. See the onsite program and mobile app for specific sessions, parties, and intimate chats of which you can be a part.

Nissan Test Drives

Tuesday - Thursday

ACTIVATION HUB

Zip around the island in an all-electric Nissan Leaf and discover what all the excitement is about. Experience the liberation of rapid acceleration without the feeling of sucking your gas tank dry - the Nissan Leaf doesn't even have a tank! Visit our friends from Nissan at the Activation Hub and sign up for a test drive.

SB Innovation Open, sponsored by Target

Tuesday June 3rd, 2.00pm

TARGET'S PRODUCT & SERVICE INNOVATION LOUNGE

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 in Target's lounge in the Activation Hub, and then the finale on the main stage Wednesday afternoon. Learn More

Causeway

All week

ACTIVATION HUB

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 Activation Hub 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.

Stand Up Paddleboarding & Surfing, hosted by Sustainable Surf

SUP Yoga: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday mornings 6.30 - 8.00am

PARADISE COVE

SUP Demos: Tuesday and Wednesday; 12.30 - 2.30pm

PARADISE COVE

Sustainable Surfboard Demo and Surf Trip: Wednesday 6.30am

Meet at PARADISE COVE, Travel to MISSION BEACH.
Must be experienced surfer with own wetsuit. Bring vehicle if you have one.


Join our friends at Sustainable Surf, Pure SUP Yoga and Firewire Surfboards, and get up and get moving! How can we locate the conference in such a setting without letting you out on the water? Yes, you'll be sitting down quite a bit throughout the week filling your brain with fresh content and ideas, but we haven't forgotten about the well-being of your body. Join our friends at Sustainable Surf and take a Stand Up Paddleboard or surf board out on the bay to enjoy the setting up close.

AMP'D UP Beachside BBQ

Wednesday June 4th, 7.00pm

PARADISE COVE BEACH

'Unplug' your brain and plug in to dance-mode! This year, we're taking it to the beach so make sure your dancing shoes are the natural, barefoot kind. With the BBQ fired up (we're serving ribs this year folks!), and live bands on the stage, courtesy of our friends at Citizen, it should be a night to remember.
If leaning back in an Adirondack chair on the beach with your toes dancing in the water is what gets you amped up, we've got you covered as well - the beach is long and the firepits will be lit, so there is plenty of opportunity for bayside lounging.

Birds of a Feather Dinners and Meet-ups

Tuesday

SIGN UP IN THE GIFT LOUNGE

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 or in the gift lounge 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.

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