Tomorrow, the BSR Conference 2019 will kick off in San Jose, California. As we host our Conference in Silicon Valley for the first time, we’re thinking a lot about disruption—and not only in the typical “tech-speak” sense: As we’ve seen far too many times this year—most recently with the devastating wildfires in California—the climate crisis is impacting communities in very powerful ways; there is disquiet among society about the very nature of capitalism, including from prominent business leaders themselves; and employees are rising up, walking out, and demanding action from their companies to “walk the talk” when it comes to their values.
These are just some of the transformations creating a new climate for business. In this era of rapid change and disruption throughout nearly every facet of society, how can business help pave the way for people, planet, and companies to thrive? If business is to deliver on the promise of shared prosperity, we need to explore entirely new ways of thinking.
And that’s exactly what we’re setting out to do with the best minds in sustainability over the course of the next three days. We’ll hear from inspiring plenary speakers, host outcome-oriented sessions and workshops, and provide a space for innovative thought, powerful connections, and the momentum needed to advance the dialogue on the future of business. Whether you’re joining us in person or online, here are the best ways to follow along:
1. Catch the livestream.
If you can’t make it to San Jose, we’ll broadcast most plenary sessions in a live video feed. Visit the livestream registration page to sign up and watch the plenaries from anywhere in the world.
2. Get social.
No matter your favorite social media platform, we’ll be there:
- Twitter: We’ll live tweet the entire event from @BSRnews using the hashtag #BSR19.
- Instagram: Follow our Instagram account, @bsrorg, for exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks at the Conference. Post your photos using #BSR19—and don’t forget to tag us!
- And more: Explore the biggest launches and best photos from the week on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Flickr.
3. Ask questions.
We’re opening up some of our plenary sessions for questions from Twitter—ask our keynote speakers your burning questions using #BSR19 for the chance to have them answered live.
4. Follow up.
Conference passes—and single-day passes!—are still available, so if you’re in the area, join us. Whether you’re with us in the plenary hall or participating virtually this week, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on #BSR19.