I am going to be in Palo Alto, CA from March 21st to March 26th or
27th. I want a list of places to go or events to register for/attend
within Palo Alto or nearby cities (within 3-4 hours driving distance)
where I can:
1. Network with top executives, preferable from Fortune 1000
companies. Even better if execs are from big companies that make
consumer products or products targeted at 18 to 24 year olds. Finding
conferences or events where product development directors/managers/VPs
show up would be great. Second best kind would be marketing innovation
2. Meet interesting people who can help me develop sales and
operations on the west coast.
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I am going to Palo Alto, CA mainly because it is the home of Stanford
University and of IDEO, the leading innovation consulting firm (which
is my industry).
Getting a list of places/events/tentative-schedule would be great!
For example, a place that I am considering going to is the Xerox PARC Forum
Here's a networking event I found (But this is a bad one because it
looks like no Fortune 1000 people go there)
I've even considered going to job fairs held in colleges in that area
to meet people from Fortune 1000s, but I will probably not see any
important people there. It may be a backup plan, though.