SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SaaStr Annual,
the world's largest non-vendor B2B software conference, today
announced its program for the SaaStr Annual 2021 Conference on
September 27-29. SaaStr Annual 2021, the 7th annual global
gathering, will take place concurrently at the San Mateo County
Event Center and online to facilitate a safe and comfortable
gathering for all attendees.
SaaStr Annual, the world's largest non-vendor B2B software
conference, today announced its 2021 program for Sept. 27-29.
The three-day conference will bring together more than 25,000
hybrid attendees (in-person and digitally) made up of global SaaS
founders, executives and venture capitalists for a series of
high-quality content sessions and networking opportunities. During
the conference, more than 300 leading SaaS CEOs and other leaders
will share their hard-earned learnings and actionable insights to
help attendees scale up and grow companies faster. SaaStr also
facilitates more than 1,000 one-on-one meetings between attendees,
Q&As and mentoring sessions throughout the conference.
"Each year, SaaStr brings together the very best leaders in the
SaaS, B2B and Cloud industry. We've brought together our community
of executive leaders and rising startups since the first Annual in
2015, and are thrilled to be back to hosting this event as an
in-person conference this year," said SaaStr CEO and Founder,
Jason Lemkin. "SaaStr was founded on
the basis of bringing the SaaS community together, and we've put
together what we believe are industry-leading health & safety
guidelines in order for us to do so together again in 2021."
The SaaStr Annual will be the first major business meeting to be
held in-person in San Mateo
County. SaaStr has been working closely in conjunction with
San Mateo county officials and the
San Mateo County Event Center, to ensure all those attending
in-person will feel safe and comfortable to do so. Throughout the
COVID-19 pandemic, the San Mateo County Event Center served the
community as an integral resource to fight the virus. More than
25,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered at SMEC and to date,
more than 90,000 vaccines have been given on site.
"Covid has had a profound and long term impact on the Meeting
and Events Industry," John Hutar,
President and CEO at San Mateo
County/ Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
said. "As case rates continue to drop in our region and
vaccinations increase, the SaaStr Annual conference scheduled for
September 27-29 is proof that we are
returning to more normal times."
"The San Mateo County Event Center has a long standing tradition
of hosting live tech-based events in the heart of Silicon Valley,"
said Dana Stoehr, CEO of the San
Mateo County Event Center. "After more than a year and a half
without hosting large-scale in person events, we are excited to
welcome the SaaStr Annual 2021 Conference to the event center in
the safest and most responsible way possible."
All three organizations: SaaStr, San
Mateo County/ Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau,
and the San Mateo County Event Center have been collaborating to
set a path for a large scale meeting of this size to take
SaaStr as the organizer of Annual event will expect all
attendees, speakers and sponsoring companies to adhere to its
health & safety protocols including:
- Vaccine requirements for all in-person attendees. SaaStr
will be implementing a proof of vaccination system to verify
vaccinated status amongst those in attendance. Additionally, in
accordance with California's
blueprint and guidelines for re-opening, SaaStr will have up to
5,000 attendees per day.
- Temperature checks and secondary rapid COVID testing each
day of the event. Everyone attending SaaStr Annual will be
required to undergo a temperature check prior to entry. SaaStr will
employ various mechanisms to temperature-screen attendees,
including passive scanning of all attendees prior to entry to the
venue each day. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 Fahrenheit
will not be permitted to attend. Where useful in conjunction with
vaccine certifications, rapid COVID testing will also be used to
promote a safe gathering.
- Outdoor Gathering. The majority of the SaaStr
Annual event will take place outside on the external grounds of the
San Mateo County Event Center. Any indoor activations and
activities will be governed by the use of acceptable face
coverings, such as masks.
- Increased sanitization and hand washing. SaaStr and the
San Mateo County Event Center will implement increased hand
sanitation stations and hand washing stations. Those in attendance
will be expected to frequently wash and sanitize their hands.
- Physical distancing. In addition to hosting the majority
of the event outside to promote a greater comfortability amongst
attendees and promote free air flow, SaaStr has adjusted the
event's layouts and guidelines to promote physical distancing
between attendees. Floor and distance markers will be instituted to
help attendees maintain a safe distance. The fairgrounds
itself extends across a spacious 48 acres, and Annual will spread
attendees across the grounds.
Speakers for the multi-day event include Jennifer Tejada, CEO at PagerDuty, Anjali Sud, CEO at Vimeo, Ali Ghodsi, CEO at Databricks, Ariel Cohen, CEO of TripActions, Olivier Pomel,
CEO of Datadog, Stephanie Buscemi,
CMO of Confluent, Sara Varni Bright,
CMO of Twilio, Lakshmi Hanspal, Global Chief Security Officer of
Box, and many others.
SaaStr already has more than 100 partners on-board to exhibit
during the Annual conference.
To sign up for the SaaStr Annual conference, tickets and
exhibiting sponsorship information are available online at
SaaStr is the world's largest community of SaaS executives,
founders and entrepreneurs. Our mission is to share the best
learnings, insights and practices around building and scaling SaaS
and Cloud businesses. Founded in 2012 by serial enterprise
entrepreneur Jason M. Lemkin, SaaStr
has grown into a social community of more than 500,000 SaaS
founders and executives with over 3,000,000 monthly views, and two
major industry conferences. SaaStr's goal is to help every SaaS
entrepreneur get from $0 to
$100M ARR with less stress. Learn
more at SaaStr.com.
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About the San Mateo Event Center:
For the past year, the San Mateo Event Center has been unable to
host most events, but instead played a vital role in protecting our
health care workers and most vulnerable populations by service as a
COVID-19 testing site, operations hub and supply center, 250-bed
temporary overflow hospital, and vaccine distribution center for
the San Francisco Bay Area. To
date, the Event Center has administered 250,000 COVID-19 tests and
vaccinated more than 90,000 individuals. This June, the Event
Center will welcome back the San Mateo County Fair which makes its
return after remaining closed in 2020 due to the pandemic.