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Due to the impacts of COVID-19 East Bay EDA is following direction from public health officials regarding in-person events and meetings. Some upcoming events may be migrated to remote/virtual platforms. We look forward to resuming in-person events at a future date when deemed appropriate. Please visit our COVID-19 page for the latest business resources and community updates.


East Bay EDA hosts signature events that are members-only as well as open to the public. Please visit the archive below for information and materials from past events.

2020 East Bay Innovation Awards

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 | 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The 8th annual East Bay Innovation Awards has gone virtual! Join us for a fun-filled evening presented by Kaiser Permanente, where the 2020 awardees will be revealed. Stay tuned for exciting announcements on entertainment and the unveiling of our 2020 Oaklandish t-shirt. In the spirit of innovation and community, this year’s celebration will also feature an opportunity to support economic recovery.

2020 Speaker Series: Made in the East Bay

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join us for Made in the East Bay, a 2020 Speaker Series webinar just in time for Manufacturing Day. We’re excited to feature the perspectives and strategies from East Bay manufacturing leaders as they discuss their response to the continually changing COVID-19 environment. This program is presented in partnership with Manex and open to both members and non-members. Register today!


2020 Speaker Series: Return to the Green

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 | Watch Video Recording

Thanks to all who joined us for Return to the Green, a webinar exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on the professional and college sports world. We hosted a thought-provoking discussion with our panelists, including Taj Tashombe of the Oakland Athletics, Jennifer Simon-O’Neill of Cal Athletics, and Coach John Beam of Laney College, who was recently featured in Season 5 of Last Chance U on Netflix. Please take a moment to watch the video recording!

2020 Speaker Series: Workplace Reimagined

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | Watch Video Recording

Thank you for participating in Workplace Reimagined, a webinar exploring the built environment and employee safety during a pandemic and beyond. Craig Rice, AIA, LEED AP, and Carissa Mylin, IIDA of SERA Architects gave a special presentation on the changing landscape of work environments and best practices from the industry. Huge thanks to Megan Lehtonen of OSIsoft for moderating our Q&A session. Download your copy of the presentation.

2020 Speaker Series: Restaurant Relaunch

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | Watch Video Recording

Thank you for joining us for Restaurant Relaunch, our Speaker Series webinar. Jay Coldren and Alex Barrow from Streetsense delivered an engaging presentation and Q & A session on restaurant and bar reopening during COVID-19. The event provided a platform to learn more about industry best practices and challenges during these times. Visit Streetsense to download a copy of the Pandemic Relaunch Toolkit. An updated version of the toolkit will be availble on June 26.

2020 Spring Membership Meeting

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | Watch Video Recording

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the online presentation of our annual Spring Membership Meeting and the unveiling of the 2020-2021 East Bay Economic Outlook Report. This year’s event, “The Building Blocks to Recovery” featured a presentation by Dr. Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics. We were also joined by Danny Wan, Executive Director of the Port of Oakland. Download a copy of the presentation slides for a limited time.


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