Our annual invitation-only meeting for Brainstorm Tech community members–leaders from FORTUNE 500 companies, the top emerging entrepreneurs of the tech world, and the most important investors who finance–them will be held November 30-December 1 in Half Moon Bay CA.

We invite you to join us over the next year as we discuss how leading technology companies have led the acceleration of digital transformation; assess the most important trends in tech, from artificial intelligence to the adoption of 5G to the ascension of cloud computing; hear from tech’s hottest investors; dissect how the most important topics of the year affect tech, from social media and electoral safety to working from home and social justice. We will gather virtually throughout 2021, culminating in our in person conversation in November.


For big companies, entrepreneurs, and investors alike, it’s essential to stay ahead of fast-breaking trends: becoming part of the Brainstorm Tech community can make the difference between finding a competitive edge or being disrupted into oblivion. In 2021 conversations will continue throughout the year, culminating in our annual meeting in November. 

2020 discussion participants included Cruise CEO Dan Ammann; SB Opportunity Fund Founding Member Stacy Brown-Philpot; Head of Google for Startups, U.S Jewel Burks Solomon; WhatsApp Head Will Cathcart; SV Angel Co-managing Partner Ron Conway; New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham; Silver Lake co-CEO Egon Durban;  Under Armour CEO Patrik Frisk; IBM CEO Arvind Krishna; Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian; Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Donna Langley; Square Co-founder Jim McKelvey; Rakuten CEO Mickey Mikitani; Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and People Deirdre O’Brien; MIRROR CEO Brynn Putnam; Accenture CEO Julie Sweet; PagerDuty CEO Jen Tejada; Summit Partners Managing Director Melanie Whelan and Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson. 

Brainstorm Tech Co-chairs

Michal Lev-Ram

Senior Writer, FORTUNE; Co-chair

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Andrew Nusca

Digital Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

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Aaron Pressman

Senior Writer, FORTUNE and Co-chair

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Lucinda Shen

Reporter, FORTUNE and Co-chair

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Membership Benefits

Virtual or in person, we’ll have the great “gets,” surprising and engaging demos, fast paced interviews, the inside scoop on where the smart money is going, the latest in tech trends and a critical look at the role it played in the recent national election. We’ll talk about how the issue of race has changed us all, how the pandemic has affected us and our roles and responsibilities and how we see the future. We’ll still be the place you come to hear from top executives and bold thinkers talking about everything from the Cloud to retail, investment to biotech, transportation to social media, hardware to software.

Your Fortune Brainstorm Tech membership affords opportunities for learning, engaging, networking, and sharing initiatives. 

Benefits include: 
Participation in ongoing community conversations with your fellow members
Participation in the 2021 live annual conference. 
Community contact directory 
Complimentary invitations, for you and executives from your company, to exclusive Fortune virtual events.
Premium-level access across all FORTUNE media platforms 

Brainstorm Tech annual membership is $8,500 and the membership fee must be received before the conference pass is issued or access is provided to member benefits. 


The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA


Contact Us

For Speaker Suggestions:

To suggest a speaker for Brainstorm Tech, please complete the form at the link below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.
Click here to suggest a speaker. 

For Participation:

FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech membership is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable and includes all member benefits through our 2021 in-person conference.
Diana Connors
Tel: 1-866-661-3840
E-mail: brainstormtech@fortune.com

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information.
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler
E-mail: fortunesponsorships@fortune.com

For Press Inquiries:

Alison Klooster, Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE
Tel: 646-437-6613
E-mail: alison.klooster@fortune.com