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    2019 Bay Area Global Benefits Conference
    2019 Bay Area Global Benefits Conference
    Multiple dates between April 30, 2019 and May 02, 2019

    **This event is sold out. If you have questions about the conference, please contact SVEF (**

    Commemorating Silicon Valley Employers Forum’s 25th year

    The Silicon Valley Employers Forum, a non-profit coalition, comprised of the most powerful and influential high-tech global benefits employers, is proud to celebrate its 25th year anniversary in 2019. To celebrate our success, we are thrilled to host a Bay Area Global Benefits Conference.

    Program Overview

    Be a driver of change and consider how you can disrupt global benefits. This conference is an exclusive opportunity to bring together dynamic speakers who have the passion to think big and broad. What better way than to engage with like-minded benefits professionals who can propel the future of work to provide an exceptional employee experience, while meeting the needs of the multi-generational workforce. This event is open to employers who manage benefits for their organization and vendor sponsors.

    What will your key takeaways be?

    • Gain insights on the latest trends from industry leaders on how to keep your programs fresh in the areas of total rewards, diversity & inclusion, total well-being, purpose-driven health, mental health & resiliency, and more.
    • Find the best benefits strategies and programs critical to meet the needs of a multi-generational and diverse workforce.
    • Learn actionable insights on creating and evolving an exceptional employee experience.
    • Discover strategies and tactics on ways successful organizations thrive.
    • Share best practices with senior HR and benefits executives.
    • Network, network, network.

    Pre-Conference Reception and Registration: April 30, 2019

    Join us for cocktails and network with industry leaders, colleagues, and peers to kick off the conference!

    Plenary Sessions: May 1 and 2, 2019

    Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything | Vic Strecher, University of Michigan School of Public Health

    Vic Strecher, an award-winning pioneer in the field of behavioral science and professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health will discuss the importance of how purpose affects our overall health and happiness.

    Total Rewards and The Future of Work: Purpose and Certainty in an Era of Disruption | John Bremen, Willis Towers Watson

    This not-to-be-missed session is jam-packed with insights on human capital sustainability and how purpose, rewards, benefits and employee experience can converge to drive a powerful talent value proposition.

    A Multi-Generational Workplace: It's (Really!) A Good Thing | Cam Marston, Generational Insights

    Cam Marston is the leading expert on generational change and its impact on the workplace and marketplace. Take a deep dive into the complex nuances of generations and come away with a clear understanding of how to bridge the chasm between your organization and employees, how generational differences impact benefits usage and how to structure plan offerings to get the most from benefits.  

    The Shifting Landscape of Benefits and Global Wellbeing in 2025 | Dr. Lorna Friedman, Mercer and Chris Bruce, Thomsons Onlline Benefits

    What will the world of benefits and global wellbeing look like in 2025? Discover which key tech and health trends are set to impact the role of benefits. Mercer and Thomsons Online Benefits will share their insights on cutting edge digital health and fintech trends on the horizon that you can take advantage of now. 

    Using Big Data to Make Big Changes | Dr. Adam Wolfberg, Ovia Health

    One of the biggest challenges for benefit and health promotion programs is demonstrating and ensuring the adoption of new behaviors. Dr. Adam Wolfberg, chief medical officer at Ovia Health, will discuss how benefits products can incorporate Big Data, AI and machine learning to engage participants and change behavior, resulting in improved health outcomes and reduced healthcare costs.

    Changing The Stigma on Mental Health | Facebook

    Of the 1 in 5 adults who experience a mental illness in any given year, more than half go without treatment. Learn how Facebook is taking on mental health through #OpenUp, an initiative designed to reduce stigma and increase awareness about its mental health programs.   

    The New Millennial Family: Disrupting Family Benefits for a New Generation | Katherine Ryder, Maven Clinic, and speakers from Snap Inc.

    Meeting the needs of millennials requires a family benefits strategy that provides whole-person care and supports every pathway to parenthood. Learn how modern solutions can provide the personalized care millennials demand, while reducing maternity-related costs and improving female employee retention, and share how Snap Inc. is doing just that.

    A Business Imperative and Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter | Adobe, ServiceNow, and Twitter

    Diversity and inclusion are at the core of any organization’s culture. A strong D&I strategy aligned with business objectives is no longer a nice-to-have, but an integral part of ensuring a diverse and inclusive culture. Learn how benefits strategies can build positive change in your workplace from forward-thinking leaders in Silicon Valley.  

    Total Rewards and The Employee Experience | Adobe and Cisco, moderated by John Bremen, Willis Towers Watson

    In this session, total rewards leaders from Adobe and Cisco share their secrets to creating world class Total Rewards offerings and the key differentiators in benefits that make their organizations great places to work and provide for an exceptional employee experience.

    Lead. Innovate. Inspire. | Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn, moderated by Juniper Frost, Fidelity Investments

    Don’t miss this lively panel discussion moderated by Fidelity Investments with panelists from Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn as they dig into the thinking behind innovative benefits designs.

    Benefits best practices from Comcast NBCUniversal, Facebook, Gap Inc., Google, HPE, LinkedIn, Lowe's Companies, Micron, NetApp, Palantir, PepsiCo, Salesforce, and ServiceNow.

    Additional sponsored sessions by Accolade, Aon, Big Health, Bright Horizons, Crossover, Espresa, Fidelity, Grand Rounds, Lyra Health, meQuilibrium, Progyny, Spring Health, Virgin Pulse and more!


    DoubleTree Hotel

    2050 Gateway Pl | San Jose, CA 95110


    Double Tree Hotel (event block sold out)

    Courtyard Marriott San Jose (about half of a mile from the event):

    1727 Technology Drive, San Jose, California 95110

    Discounted rate: $349/night

    Contact information: Catrina Corona (

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    Registration information:

    **This event is sold out. If you have questions about the conference, please contact Heather Baptista (**

    Note: Attendance to this conference is only open to those focused on corporate HR, total rewards, and benefits roles for their companies' employees and families or SVEF approved vendor sponsors.

    You’re in Good Company

    This event will include thought leaders from human resources, benefits, health care, wellness, communications, total rewards, talent management, and human resource administration. Some of the companies that have attended our previous events: 

    Adobe Systems, Advanced Micro Devices, Agilent Technologies, Alibaba, AMD, Ancestry, Applied Materials, Avaya, Autodesk, Boeing, Box, Cadence Design Systems, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Dell, Dolby, Dropbox, eBay, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Flex, Gap, Genentech, Gilead, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP Inc, Hitachi Vantara, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Keysight Technologies, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research, Lenovo, Levi, LinkedIn, Lyft, Marvell, Micron Technology, Microsoft, Mozilla, NetApp, Netflix, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductors, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, PayPal, Pinterest, Qualcomm, Ross Stores,, Samsung Electronics America, Seagate Technology, ServiceNow, Silicon Valley Bank, Slack, Snapchat, Square, Inc., Symantec, Synopsys, Tesla, Texas Instruments, Twitter, Veritas, Visa, VMware, Wells Fargo, Western Digital, Workday, Zendesk

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