Bay Area Council Events Overview

Policy Committee Meetings

Committees meet approximately every two months. Meetings are substantive and often feature expert speakers followed by discussion among committee members. Committee members are critical in helping to shape the direction and policy agenda for each policy initiative.

Contact the appropriate policy staffer to join a committee today (link below):

Download the list of 2020 policy committees>>

See upcoming committee meetings and other events>>

Bay Area Impact Webinar Series

Accurate, timely information is among the key weapons in our response to the multiple crises we’re experiencing: the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing fight against racial injustice, and the looming economic recession. The Bay Area Council’s series of webinars feature top experts providing information, insights and guidance on a range of topics from public health, to federal and local policy, to business continuity.

For speaking and moderating opportunities, contact Marketing & Communications Coordinator Justin Seiter.


When visiting the Bay Area, foreign dignitaries and government leaders often request to meet with our membership to hear the business community’s thought s on specific legislation and initiatives.

These roundtables are held on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year and are typically open to all members.

Bay Area Council Annual Events

Workforce of the Future Symposium

Jan. 27, 2020, The Exploratorium, San Francisco

The Bay Area Council and Pearson were honored to host employers and educators throughout the state of California for a Symposium: Building the Future of California Talent, in partnership with the Council’s Workforce of the Future policy initiative. The day was filled with inspiring, collaborative thinking resulting in actionable ideas to prepare tomorrow’s learners for jobs. Read more>>

Chinese New Year Celebration

Feb. 18, 2020, The Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco

We were thrilled to honor United States Senator Dianne Feinstein with the Bay Area Council 2020 Global Leadership Award for her long-time commitment to building and strengthening relations between the United States and China.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Bank of the OrientAlaska AirlinesKaiser PermanenteMcKinsey & CompanyHong Kong Economic & Trade Office, and host Merchants Exchange Productions. Thank you also to the Asia Foundation for supporting the event.

Read more about the BAC’s work with China>>

The Pacific Summit

June 5, 2020, Virtual Event

The Pacific Summit is one of the Bay Area Council’s most anticipated and thought-provoking events of the year designed to spur dialogue and promote new ideas and solutions among the Bay Area’s thought leaders.

Read more about our speakers and agenda>>

Bay Area Economic Profile Report Release Event

Presented by Fifth Third Bank


Join us as the Economic Institute releases its 11th Profile of the Regional Economy. Attendees will dive into cutting edge economic data and insights about the region and the important role it plays in the national and global economies.

Annual Meeting of Members


Business Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony


Join us for the Bay Area Council’s signature event celebrating the region’s top business and civic leadership.

Read about the Hall of Fame awards and past honorees>>

Sacramento Day


Members will have the opportunity to discuss the issues most important to the region’s business community with constitutional officers, legislators, top administration officials, and the state’s foremost opinion leaders. The day of meetings typically culminates in a reception and dinner with the Bay Area Caucus. Advocacy meetings will focus on Bay Area Council’s priority policies.

Washington D.C. Advocacy Day

March 22-26, 2021

Participating in this day will open the door for conversation and collaboration with the key decision makers who write, review and pass legislation on major policy issues that impact your business. Contact Anna Sciaruto –

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