May 11-13, 2020
San Diego Convention Center

Where Influence Meets Impact.

Kindred 2020 is the only event where content creators, brands, and nonprofits gather to learn, partner, and change the world for the better.

CONNECT
May 11-13, 2020
San Diego Convention Center

Where Influence Meets Impact.

Kindred 2020 is the only event where content creators, brands, and nonprofits gather to learn, partner, and change the world for the better.

CONNECT
Kindred 2020 is the definitive event for bringing together the leading changemakers critical to accelerating the next wave of important social movements. This gathering for our times will recognize, catalyze, and amplify collaborations amongst the purpose-driven content creators, brands, and nonprofits who are redefining influence through positive social impact.

Why Attend?

No Better Place Than Here.
No Better Time Than Now.

Whether you’re building an audience, a movement, or a brand, the stakes have never been higher, as purpose and profit have become inextricably linked. Over three immersive, provocative days at Kindred 2020, you’ll have the opportunity to connect to, learn from, be inspired by, and collaborate with the creators, brands, and nonprofits who are making popular culture the currency of change.
Joining over a thousand cultural innovators together in a uniquely collaborative and productive environment, you will help make complicated conversations about society’s most pressing issues easier for millions to participate in, and the volume too loud to ignore.

Become a force multiplier

Become a force multiplier by discovering new ways of working with your peers, creators, nonprofits, companies, and other cultural leaders to make a difference in areas of impact that include (but are not limited to):

AMERICAN JUSTICE
REFORM

Help to reduce mass incarceration. Catalyze changes to unjust probation and parole laws. Make recidivism less likely by helping the reformed re-integrate into society.

DIVERSITY &
INCLUSION

Empower more inclusion and representation in media. Compel companies to enact modern diversity and equal pay policies. Help bring an end to bullying and hate.

EDUCATION

Raise awareness of the ways in which we can improve access and quality of education.

EXTREME POVERTY &
HOMELESSNESS

Address the systemic issues leading to poverty and homelessness.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

Ensure that people of all economic backgrounds are empowered with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to make informed and effective decisions about their money.

GUN VIOLENCE

Draw attention to the health crisis in communities besieged by the gun violence epidemic. Help reduce unnecessary firearm injury.

MENTAL HEALTH

Make mental health stigmas a thing of the past. Bring access to care to communities in need.

NUTRITIONAL ACCESS

Help eliminate food deserts. Make access to healthy food a right, not a privilege.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT
& ASSAULT

Help to end a culture of complacency around violence against women. Change cultural norms around the definitions of masculinity and heteronormative behavior.

SUSTAINABILITY & THE
CLIMATE CRISIS

Make sustainable supply chain decisions a no-brainer. Help eliminate single-use plastics. Promote policy that can help stem global warming.

VOTING RIGHTS

Help to ensure every citizen can realize their right to vote, and has equal access to voting stations.

What you’ll experience at Kindred 2020:

Provocative Talks

Hear from the world’s most effective change agents who are using their platforms to make difficult conversations easier to participate in, and too loud to ignore.

Masterclasses

Learn how to best collaborate with creators, brands, and nonprofits to realize the true potential of purpose through action.

Workshops

Collaborate in real-time with creators, brands, nonprofits, social media platforms, and service, data, and technology providers to make a measurable difference in our areas of impact and beyond.

Curated Connections

Creators and decision-makers from brands and nonprofits will be connected in productive settings engineered to produce positive outcomes.

Experiential Activations

Learn about, experience, and sample the brands, products, and initiatives who are breaking through by doing good.

Art x Culture

Inspiring performances and installations will change the way you look at, listen to, think about, and feel mission, purpose, and impact.

What you’ll experience at Kindred 2020:

Provocative Talks

Hear from the world’s most effective change agents who are using their platforms to make difficult conversations easier to participate in, and too loud to ignore.

Masterclasses

Learn how to best collaborate with creators, brands, and nonprofits to realize the true potential of purpose through action.

Workshops

Collaborate in real-time with creators, brands, nonprofits, social media platforms, and service, data, and technology providers to make a measurable difference in our areas of impact and beyond.

Curated Connections

Creators and decision-makers from brands and nonprofits will be connected in productive settings engineered to produce positive outcomes.

Experiential Activations

Learn about, experience, and sample the brands, products, and initiatives who are breaking through by doing good.

Art x Culture

Inspiring performances and installations will change the way you look at, listen to, think about, and feel mission, purpose, and impact.

Who Attends Kindred 2020?

Kindred 2020 will attract over a thousand cultural leaders passionate about purpose and social impact, who want to connect to, learn from, and collaborate with each other.

"No more talking about it - now this is finally happening. Can't wait for Kindred. Brand and content creators unite."

Ross MartinCEO, Blackbird

“Now more than ever communities need brands, content creators, and nonprofits to come together as one to make CULTURE the currency of change in order to break through the noise and maximize impact — Kindred 2020 is the ultimate unifier that will make the difference.”

Rich AntonielloCEO & Founder, Complex
  • Influential content creators
  • Activists
  • Brand CEOs, CMOs, PR, HR, and CSR leaders
  • Nonprofits
  • Social Impact Investors
  • Service Providers
  • Technology Suppliers
  • Research & Equity Analysts
  • Publishers & Media Companies
  • Press
  • Public Policymakers
  • Think Tanks and Research Organizations
  • Influential content creators
  • Activists
  • Brand CEOs, CMOs, PR, HR, and CSR leaders
  • Nonprofits
  • Social Impact Investors
  • Service Providers
  • Technology Suppliers
  • Research & Equity Analysts
  • Publishers & Media Companies
  • Press
  • Public Policymakers
  • Think Tanks and Research Organizations
Kindred 2020 will attract over a thousand cultural leaders passionate about purpose and social impact, who want to connect to, learn from, and collaborate with each other.

"No more talking about it - now this is finally happening. Can't wait for Kindred. Brand and content creators unite."

Ross MartinCEO, Blackbird

“Now more than ever communities need brands, content creators, and nonprofits to come together as one to make CULTURE the currency of change in order to break through the noise and maximize impact — Kindred 2020 is the ultimate unifier that will make the difference.”

Rich AntonielloCEO & Founder, Complex

Creators

If you’re a content creator who recognizes both the power and responsibility of contributing to popular culture, then you should be at Kindred 2020, where you will have the opportunity to unlock your potential to make an outsized impact on the world, alongside leaders from brands and nonprofits who share your mission and purpose.

Whether you’re an activist, entertainer, or a subject matter expert (or all of the above), we want you to be more successful and comfortable using your platforms for good, and we will put you in a position to have fruitful experiences and connections with the entire ecosystem of people, companies, and organizations working hard to do the same.

ATTEND AS A CREATOR

Your FREE Creator Access to Kindred 2020

As a creator, you qualify for a discounted pass to Kindred 2020, but you may also qualify for a complimentary ticket and hotel/travel reimbursement through our Curated Connections program. To qualify, you must be a content creator and take up to six 20-minute onsite meetings with brands who share your passion and purpose. Enroll on time and you’ll get to pick the brands you want to meet and/or work with. Conversations do not overlap with agenda sessions, so you won’t miss a thing.

This program has limited availability, so apply now to secure your spot.

Creators

If you’re a content creator who recognizes both the power and responsibility of contributing to popular culture, then you should be at Kindred 2020, where you will have the opportunity to unlock your potential to make an outsized impact on the world, alongside leaders from brands and nonprofits who share your mission and purpose.

Whether you’re an activist, entertainer, or a subject matter expert (or all of the above), we want you to be more successful and comfortable using your platforms for good, and we will put you in a position to have fruitful experiences and connections with the entire ecosystem of people, companies, and organizations working hard to do the same.

Your FREE Creator Access to Kindred 2020

As a creator, you qualify for a discounted pass to Kindred 2020, but you may also qualify for a complimentary ticket and hotel/travel reimbursement through our Curated Connections program. To qualify, you must be a content creator and take up to six 20-minute onsite meetings with brands who share your passion and purpose. Enroll on time and you’ll get to pick the brands you want to meet and/or work with. Conversations do not overlap with agenda sessions, so you won’t miss a thing.

This program has limited availability, so apply now to secure your spot.

ATTEND AS A CREATOR

Brands

Doing good is now very good for business. Purpose and profit are now inextricably linked. Whether you’re a brand who is built on purpose, who is trying to chart your way, or anywhere in between, you’ll learn from leading CMOs, CEOs, and CSR professionals about how their work, including with creators and nonprofits, has successfully communicated their authentic commitments to purpose through culture — and how to measure impact on the world and the bottom line.

You will also have the opportunity to engage attendees onsite in immersive environments and activations that communicate your brand’s mission and purpose, while meeting with content creators aligned with your purpose as part of our Curated Connections program. You may even find the faces of your next purpose-led campaign.

There is no better stage to announce your brand’s big, bold commitment to making a difference.

Brands

Doing good is now very good for business. Purpose and profit are now inextricably linked. Whether you’re a brand who is built on purpose, who is trying to chart your way, or anywhere in between, you’ll learn from leading CMOs, CEOs, and CSR professionals about how their work, including with creators and nonprofits, has successfully communicated their authentic commitments to purpose through culture — and how to measure impact on the world and the bottom line.

You will also have the opportunity to engage attendees onsite in immersive environments and activations that communicate your brand’s mission and purpose, while meeting with content creators aligned with your purpose as part of our Curated Connections program. You may even find the faces of your next purpose-led campaign.

There is no better stage to announce your brand’s big, bold commitment to making a difference.

Nonprofits

Kindred 2020 is an environment where action prevails. As organizations on the front lines of impact, we want to make sure you are also at the intersection of collaborations between creators and brands who are driven by purpose.

At Kindred 2020, you will learn how brands and nonprofits are forging important new partnerships, and how to work better with creators to accelerate your efforts through the power of popular culture.

ATTEND

Nonprofits

Kindred 2020 is an environment where action prevails. As organizations on the front lines of impact, we want to make sure you are also at the intersection of collaborations between creators and brands who are driven by purpose.

At Kindred 2020, you will learn how brands and nonprofits are forging important new partnerships, and how to work better with creators to accelerate your efforts through the power of popular culture.

ATTEND
SPEAKERS

Kindred’s speakers are among the world’s most effective change agents who are using their platforms to make difficult conversations easier to participate in, and too loud to ignore.

APPLY TO SPEAK
VIVIANA ALVAREZ

Head of Sustainability – North America
Unilever

TED BUNCH

Chief Development Officer
A Call to Men

RAFI FINE

Co-Founder & President
Fine Brothers Entertainment

ERICA FORD

Founder & CEO
LIFE Camp, Inc.

JAKE HOROWITZ

Co-Founder, Editor-at-Large
Mic

KAT GORDON

Founder & CEO
The 3% Movement

TAYLOR LORENZ

Staff Writer
The Atlantic

MATTHEW MCCARTHY

CEO
Ben & Jerry’s

SUSAN MCPHERSON

Founder & CEO
McPherson Strategies

APRIL REIGN

Founder
#OscarsSoWhite

IAN SCHAFER

Co-Founder & CEO
Kindred

MICHAEL SKOLNIK

Co-Founder & Partner
The Soze Agency

KINDRED ADVISORY COUNCIL
LUVVIE AJAYI

NYTimes Bestselling Author, Speaker, Professional Troublemaker
Awesomely Luvvie

VIVIANA ALVAREZ

Head of Sustainability – North America
Unilever

MICHAEL ANGELAKOS

Musician (Passion Pit)
Founder & Program Director
Wishart Group

RICH ANTONIELLO

Founder & CEO
Complex

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AFDHEL AZIZ

Founder, Chief Purpose Officer
Conspiracy of Love

BONIN BOUGH

Founder & Chief Growth Officer
Bonin Ventures

HEIDI BROWNING

EVP Chief Marketing Officer
National Hockey League

SABRINA CALUORI

EVP, Digital and Social Media
HBO

TOBY DANIELS

Co-founder & CEO
Crowdcentric
Founder of Social Media Week

ERICA FORD

CEO & Founder
LIFE Camp, Inc.

LEE ANNE GRANT

Former Head of Business Development & Partnerships
Brandless

AKILAH HUGHES

Comedian, Writer, YouTuber

SCOTT KEENEY

Founder & CEO
Dash Radio

ROSS MARTIN

CEO
Blackbird

STACY MINERO

Global Head of Content Creation
Twitter

SAM OLSTEIN

Executive Director of Marketing
General Electric

MARSHALL OSBORNE

VP Business and Partnerships
Shots Studio

KENDALL OSTROW

Head of Innovation
United Talent Agency

KENDRA PEAVY

VP of Global Communications
S’well

ANTHONY RAPP

Actor, Author, Activist

JESSE REDNISS

EVP, Data Strategy, WarnerMedia
GM, WarnerMedia Innovation

SHACHAR SCOTT

Global Head of Brand Marketing
Snapchat

NELSON SWITZER

Former Chief Growth Officer
Loop Industries

SIMON TIKHMAN

Managing Partner
The Fund at First Access Entertainment

PAULA VEALE

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Ad Council

SPEAKERS

Kindred’s speakers are among the world’s most effective change agents who are using their platforms to make difficult conversations easier to participate in, and too loud to ignore.

APPLY TO SPEAK
VIVIANA ALVAREZ

Head of Sustainability – North America
Unilever

TED BUNCH

Chief Development Officer
A Call to Men

RAFI FINE

Co-Founder & President
Fine Brothers Entertainment

ERICA FORD

Founder & CEO
LIFE Camp, Inc.

JAKE HOROWITZ

Co-Founder, Editor-at-Large
Mic

KAT GORDON

Founder & CEO
The 3% Movement

TAYLOR LORENZ

Staff Writer
The Atlantic

MATTHEW MCCARTHY

CEO
Ben & Jerry’s

SUSAN MCPHERSON

Founder & CEO
McPherson Strategies

APRIL REIGN

Founder
#OscarsSoWhite

IAN SCHAFER

Co-Founder & CEO
Kindred

MICHAEL SKOLNIK

Co-Founder & Partner
The Soze Agency

KINDRED ADVISORY COUNCIL
LUVVIE AJAYI

NYTimes Bestselling Author, Speaker, Professional Troublemaker
Awesomely Luvvie

VIVIANA ALVAREZ

Head of Sustainability – North America
Unilever

MICHAEL ANGELAKOS

Musician (Passion Pit)
Founder & Program Director
Wishart Group

RICH ANTONIELLO

Founder & CEO
Complex

View More v

AFDHEL AZIZ

Founder, Chief Purpose Officer
Conspiracy of Love

BONIN BOUGH

Founder & Chief Growth Officer
Bonin Ventures

HEIDI BROWNING

EVP Chief Marketing Officer
National Hockey League

SABRINA CALUORI

EVP, Digital and Social Media
HBO

TOBY DANIELS

Co-founder & CEO
Crowdcentric
Founder of Social Media Week

ERICA FORD

CEO & Founder
LIFE Camp, Inc.

LEE ANNE GRANT

Former Head of Business Development & Partnerships
Brandless

AKILAH HUGHES

Comedian, Writer, YouTuber

SCOTT KEENEY

Founder & CEO
Dash Radio

ROSS MARTIN

CEO
Blackbird

STACY MINERO

Global Head of Content Creation
Twitter

SAM OLSTEIN

Executive Director of Marketing
General Electric

MARSHALL OSBORNE

VP Business and Partnerships
Shots Studio

KENDALL OSTROW

Head of Innovation
United Talent Agency

KENDRA PEAVY

VP of Global Communications
S’well

ANTHONY RAPP

Actor, Author, Activist

JESSE REDNISS

EVP, Data Strategy, WarnerMedia
GM, WarnerMedia Innovation

SHACHAR SCOTT

Global Head of Brand Marketing
Snapchat

NELSON SWITZER

Former Chief Growth Officer
Loop Industries

SIMON TIKHMAN

Managing Partner
The Fund at First Access Entertainment

PAULA VEALE

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Ad Council

Activate & Sponsor

Kindred 2020 brings together the world’s largest community of creators, brands, nonprofits, and other influential cultural leaders accelerating the next decade of social movements. It offers purpose-driven brands, platforms, media companies, publishers, and service & technology providers the opportunity to engage these leaders (and press) in experiences that communicate your commitment to social impact. Our Curated Connections program will facilitate more than 2,000 onsite meetings and workshops with creators aligned with your purpose.

APPLY TO SPONSOR & ACTIVATE
MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT
Kindred 2020 presents an unparalleled opportunity to:
  • Build awareness of your commitment to purpose.
  • Authentically engage with cultural leaders who can amplify your impact.
  • Launch bold, new commitments to purpose to influential creators and the media.
KINDRED PARTNERS

Cover Kindred 2020 Onsite

Join media, journalists, bloggers and analysts from around the world and cover the announcements and provocative conversations shaping the next decade of important social movements.
APPLY FOR PRESS PASS
OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Kindred 2020 strives to be one of the most sustainable events in the world.

Our efforts include, but will not be limited to the following:

Eliminating disposable or single-use plastics
Composting excess food, and using compostable or reusable containers, napkins, and utensils
Reducing onsite carbon emissions
Working with food vendors who make it a priority to source food sustainably and/or locally
Using renewable energy wherever possible
Providing composting and recycling bins in event areas
Creating positive contributions to the San Diego community
Holding ourselves accountable and measuring total sustainability targets as a baseline to improve upon
May 11-13, 2020
San Diego Convention Center
STAY CONNECTED
Prices will go up on September 24

Group ticket rates are available, email groups@kindred.live to purchase 4 or more General Admission passes for your team.

Nonprofits purchasing 2 or more passes should use the ID Code NONPROFIT to get a reduced rate of $500/pass.

General Admission

$1,600

Nonprofit Tickets

$650

Creator Passes

$500/Free through Curated Connections program

May 11-13, 2020
San Diego Convention Center
Prices will go up on September 24

Group ticket rates are available, email groups@kindred.live to purchase 4 or more General Admission passes for your team.

Nonprofits purchasing 2 or more passes should use the ID Code NONPROFIT to get a reduced rate of $500/pass.

General Admission

$1,600

Nonprofit Tickets

$650

Creator Passes

$500/Free through Curated Connections program

STAY CONNECTED