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BLD: Bay Area B Corp Leadership Development 2016

BLD Bay Area Committee

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee
Conference + Reception
Includes a light breakfast and healthy lunch from New Leaf Community Markets, evening drinks, and all the B-keeping knowledge you can absorb. Ticket price simply covers our costs.
Ended $50.00 $3.49
Reception only   more info Ended $7.00 $1.34

Event Details



Join B Lab and Beneficial State Bank for the third annual BLD Conference, an all-day event exclusively for Certified B Corporations. Bay Area B Corps will come together to share best practices and learn how to better use your B Corp certification as a platform to dramatically improve your individual and organizational leadership. Events will sell out, so register early!



Keynote by Max Ventilla, CEO of AltSchool

Max Ventilla is a serial entrepreneur and currently founder and CEO of AltSchool, a startup reimagining primary education for U.S. schools. Most recently, he was part of the founding team of Google+. 




8 - 9am

Registration & light breakfast

9 - 10am Welcome & Keynote by Max Ventilla, CEO, AltSchool
10 - 12pm StoryLabs: The art and science of meaningful connection - Free Range Studios
12 - 1pm Healthy lunch provided by New Leaf Community Markets
1 - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions:

  • How to Dramatically Enhance Your Business by Hiring Diverse Candidates, Overcoming Bias, and Maximizing Inclusion - Exygy and Change Catalyst
  • Going Transparent: Fostering Trust to Build a Better Business - Future State and World Centric
  • Effectively Communicating Your B Corp Certification to Clients and Customers - Fetzer Vineyards and Beneficial State Bank  
2:30 - 2:45pm Break
3 - 4:30pm Open Cafe - LIFT Economy
4:30 - 5:00pm  Closing
5:00 - 6:30pm Reception sponsored by New Resource Bank & Dharma Merchant Services

BLD Reception: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

The day will culminate in a reception. Dharma Merchant Services and New Resource Bank have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship which speaks to the core of the new economy. Since inception, Dharma and New Resource Bank have worked together to prove sustainability and transparency should be key values in finance. They are proud to sponsor this year’s BLD Reception together to continue making the B Corp community stronger.



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When & Where

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

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BLD Bay Area Committee

The 2016 BLD Bay Area Committee is comprised of Ryan Honeyman and Kevin Bayuk of LIFT Economy, Meghan Marsh King, Brand Strategist (and wife of B Corp employee Alex King), and Jocelyn Corbett from B Lab San Francisco with marketing support from Kristin Broussard, Sun Light & Power. BLD Bay Area is organized for B Corps by B Corps. 

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