San Jose Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in San Jose as a leading authority on online marketing, demographics (including the Millennial Generation) and global business trends (including ‘big data’ and business intelligence). He lives in Walnut Creek and has spoken in Silicon Valley many times, including events in San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain View and Palo Alto. Patrick is the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. If you are planning a business conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center on San Carlos Street, the Ramada San Jose Convention Center, the Corinthian Event Center and Ballroom or some other convention space in San Jose, California, Patrick will deliver the buzz and energy you’re looking for. As a motivational speaker, his #1 objective is to leave attendees excited, inspired and energized to take action and see tangible results.

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San Jose has many conference facilities, including:

  • San Jose Convention Center on West San Carlos Street
  • Hilton San Jose on South Almaden Boulevard
  • San Jose Marriott on South Market Street
  • Hayes Mansion on Edenvale Avenue
  • Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center on South Second Street
  • Other meeting spaces in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and Mountain View


General Information about San Jose, California, for Meeting Planners

Making your plans for a great business conference or convention in San Jose, California? Here are a few interesting facts about the fabulous city you are going to visit: San Jose, California is where nostalgic Spanish history meets the famous modern-day Silicon Valley. Exploring this city, you will come upon impressive 19th-century architecture juxtaposed alongside streamlined, contemporary buildings. The city is surrounded by sweeping parks and green spaces and framed on its northern borders by the majestic San Francisco Bay. San Jose is the third-largest of all California cities, and the San Francisco Bay’s largest city in both population and space. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Silicon Valley

Dozens of business conferences will be taking place in San Jose in 2014. SPIE will be hosting SPIE Advanced Lithography 2014 at the San Jose Marriott on South Market Street in February. The 6th Annual Intelligent Content Conference: Breaking Down Barriers will be organized by The Rockley Group & The Content Wrangler, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose at Gateway Place in February. In March, The Society of Systematic Innovation is hosting The 5th International Conference on Systematic Innovation at the Event Center at San Jose State University. IEEE Computer Society will be hosting the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy at The Fairmont San Jose on Market Street in May.

2013 Business Conferences in San Jose, California

The city of San Jose is hosting a number of large conferences and conventions in the upcoming year. These gatherings include the 2013 CAEYC Annual Conference by the California Association for the Education of Young Children which will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in March. In addition, the mLearnCon is hosting the 2013 Mobile Learning Conference & Expo Conference & Expo in June 18 at the Fairmont San Jose. Moreover, the Face & Body Northern California is hosting their 2013 Annual Conference at the McEnery Convention Center in August, while the USENIX is hosting their 11th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies at Fairmont San Jose.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in San Jose

San Jose Toastmasters clubs are a great place for California aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Rollertoasters Club meets at City of San Jose City Hall on East Santa Clara Street (Wednesday at 12:05 PM), Spartans Toastmasters – SJSU meets at San Jose State University – College of Business on One Washington Square (Wednesday at 7:15 PM), Adobe Fontificators Club meets at Adobe Systems, Inc. on Park Avenue (Wednesday at 12:00 PM) and Silicon Valley JETS (Japanese English Toastmasters) meets at NTT America on Technology Drive (Friday at 7:00 PM).

San Jose Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Make time to dine while you’re in San Jose for business meetings! You can’t go wrong for breakfast or brunch at Bill’s Café. Ask for one of their famous Mimosas to go with your huge omelets and home fries! Looking for the perfect gourmet dinner? Make reservations at Le Papillon, San Jose’s top restaurant, offering contemporary and French haute cuisine. The chef produces consistently excellent traditional French dishes, each with their interesting, updated twists. For a fabulous choice in local Tex-Mex, go to Tu Mero Mole and try their incredibly tasty Tacos Al Pastor. This is the true taste of today’s San Jose!

San Jose Attractions for Conference Delegates

There is much to see and do during your business trip to magnificent San Jose, California! See the city’s oldest parish, magnificent St. Joseph Cathedral, for starters. A visit to this San Jose landmark will instantly reset your internal computer. Another popular tourist destination is the Municipal Rose Garden, an official historic landmark for the city of San Jose, which offers innumerable photo ops and the glories of nature. One of the up-and-coming attractions in the city is the Tech Museum, which features four stunning, separate galleries to explore and enjoy.

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