May 11-14, 2020
San Diego Convention Center

The only event for sustainable, purpose-led business transformation — and the leaders behind it.

May 11-14, 2020
San Diego Convention Center
The only event for sustainable, purpose-led business transformation — and the leaders behind it.

What is Kindred 2020?

Consumers, employees, and business leaders are no longer making their decisions based solely upon products and benefits — they are evaluating “sustainability”, “purpose”, and “impact” — and what companies they transact with say, stand for, and do. Businesses must now adapt to this new normal.

Kindred 2020 is America’s most important event for sustainable, purpose-led business transformation, where over 2,000 corporate, nonprofit, and cultural leaders gather to take action, transform, and grow their businesses and relationships for a world that is demanding more responsibility and accountability.

As sustainability and purpose become a top priority for businesses, the number of organizational stakeholders is growing. Kindred 2020 is the only event that brings them all together.

Be a part of Kindred 2020 and find more ways to do more business — and make a greater impact — with the world’s most purposeful decision-makers.

KINDRED 2020 SPEAKERS

Amy Smith, Chief Giving Officer

Amy Smith

Chief Giving Officer, TOMS

Amy Smith joined TOMS in 2016 as Chief Giving Officer to oversee all aspects of TOMS Giving.
This entails managing 70+ global giving partners, measuring giving program impact, experiential
engagement with internal and external partners, and leading employee Giving Trips to the
regions where TOMS gives. TOMS provides shoes, sight, and water as part of our Giving
Partners overall health and education programs to help drive meaningful impact and engage the
community. Amy also manages the impact grants program, in which TOMS contributes to non-
profits that are working on today’s most pressing issues, including homelessness and ending
gun violence.

Amy was previously the Chief Strategy Officer and President of Action Networks for Points of
Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Prior to joining Points of
Light, Amy held several management positions at Apple helping to lead their retail initiative
including international real estate development, store design, construction execution and store
operations. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in Materials and Logistics Management from
Michigan State University.

Baron Davis

Entrepreneur, Investor & Founder Baron Davis Enterprises

Entrepreneur, investor, and two-time NBA All-Star and record-holder, over a thirteen-year career, Baron Davis played for the Charlotte Hornets, the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the New York Knicks. Known for his electrifying style on the court, Davis was a powerful point guard, who won national acclaim for executing in crucial, high-pressure moments, when his team needed him the most. As a businessman, Baron was one of the original investors for Vitaminwater and helped launch Thrive Market.

Baron is also the founder of several companies, including Sports and Lifestyle in Culture (SLIC), The Black Santa Company, Business Inside the Game (BIG) and No Label—each with the objective of combining creative talent with original publication and production to develop and provide educational and empowering stories that appeal to global audiences of all ages.

Baron also served as producer of several acclaimed documentaries including Crips and Bloods: Made In America, 30 for 30: Sole Man, and The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce.

Chancelor “Chance the Rapper” Bennett

Founder & President, SocialWorks

Chancelor “Chance the Rapper” Bennett, is a humanitarian, three-time Grammy Award-winning artist and has undoubtedly changed the music industry forever without signing a record deal. In addition, Bennett seeks to bring that same level of freedom and empowerment to youth around the world with his charitable efforts through his organization, SocialWorks. At just 26 years old, the Chatham native has made it a point to use his ever-growing popularity to give back to his hometown, Chicago. In 2014, Bennett used #savechicago to stop gun-violence for 42 hours and since then, there was no looking back. During the next 5 years, whether it be through hosting a monthly high school OpenMike series at Chicago’s Public Library, donating $1 million to mental health services in Chicago, or raising over $4 million for Chicago’s Public School system, Bennett makes it a priority to help in any way he can. As the Founder and President of SocialWorks, his nonprofit created to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement, Bennett will continue to reshape what is possible through freedom and access for the youth of Chicago and across the globe.
Daneille Azoulay, Head of CSR

Danielle Azoulay

Head of CSR and Sustainability, L’Oréal USA

Danielle Azoulay is the head of CSR and Sustainability for L’Oréal USA. As part of her role, she oversees the implementation of L’Oréal’s global sustainability program Sharing Beauty With All which addresses environmental and social impacts across L’Oréal’s value chain. Prior to joining L’Oréal USA, Danielle established the environmental sustainability program at Marc Jacobs International and worked on supply chain sustainability issues at PVH.

Throughout her career, Danielle has developed and executed sustainability strategies to reduce supply chain impacts, drive positive change upstream, create business value, and increase stakeholder engagement. Specifically, Danielle has designed and implemented goal-oriented programs for impact areas such as responsible chemicals management, waste management, carbon emissions, water quality, and more.

Danielle has an M.A. in Environmental Conservation and Education from New York University where she focused her studies on climate change impacts to consumer products companies.

David Heath, Co-Founder & CEO

David Heath

Co-Founder & CEO, Bombas

David Heath is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bombas. Prior to the launch in 2013, David dedicated two years to rigorous product testing and refinement to create the best performing and most comfortable sock available, while staying true to their mission of helping those in need. David holds a BA from Babson College with majors in Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship. Previously, he led business development as one of the founding employees at UrbanDaddy followed by joining the new media acquisitions and strategy team at Yucaipa Companies. As a true serial entrepreneur, David has founded three companies, with one successful exit, and has invested and consulted on a range of start-up businesses from concept, through launch and continued growth. David has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, NBC TODAY Show, CBS This Morning, ABC Good Morning America, Bloomberg TV and in The New York Times, and was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017.
Gail Tifford, Chief Brand Officer

Gail Tifford

Chief Brand Officer, WW International

Gail Tifford joined WW – the new Weight Watchers – in March 2018 as Chief Brand Officer. In this role, Tifford is responsible for activating the evolution of the WW brand. Prior to WW, Tifford was Vice President of Media North America and Global Digital Innovation for Unilever, where she led media strategy and implementation across the paid, owned and earned ecosystem for all Unilever categories and brands. In this role, she served as a member of the Unilever Global Media Leadership Team and oversaw Unilever’s global new media strategy and digital investment opportunities. Tifford is passionate about empowering women and co-founded GALvanize, Unilever’s women’s business network.

Previously, Tifford was Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at Viacom, where she worked with an array of leading marketers in the development of multi-platform media and marketing programs for the MTV and VH1 brands.

Earlier in her career, Tifford spent more than 10 years at Unilever working across many different brands in a variety of marketing roles. As Brand Development Director for Beverages, she was responsible for long-term strategy, including innovation and communication for the Lipton brand in North America. Prior to that role, Tifford was the Director of Marketing Excellence, responsible for cultivating superior talent and helping to build a growth-centric organizational culture across the Marketing function.

Tifford serves on the Boards of Directors of MAKERS@; the Association of National Advertisers; the AdCouncil; and Fossil Group, Inc. She also serves on the Board of Tufts Hillel. Tifford is also co-founder of the #SeeHer initiative of the Association of National Advertisers. Tifford received the first annual Women’s Media Center Marketing for Change

Award in 2017 and was recognized as a 2016 AdAge Media Maven and Working Mother of the Year by the Advertising Women of New York in 2013.

Tifford received her B.A. from Tufts University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Mary Sculley, VP, Client Strategy

Mary Sculley

VP Client Strategy, WarnerMedia IMPACT

Mary Sculley is vice president of client strategy and IMPACT, WarnerMedia Ad Sales. Sculley is a media industry veteran and entrepreneurial sales leader with deep experience creating marketing partnerships across all media platforms. Her career spans various traditional and new media organizations, including an accomplished tenure at NBC News and NBC Universal. She was also part of the activist community in the LGBTQ movement and remains active today.

Kimberly Davis

Executive Vice President, NHL

Kimberly Davis joined the National Hockey League as Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives and Legislative Affairs in December 2017. In this newly created role reporting to Commissioner Gary Bettman, she leads League-wide efforts to attract, retain and develop fans – with a specific focus on new and underrepresented audiences – through culture, youth participation, and social impact initiatives.
Matthew McCarthy, CEO

Matthew McCarthy

CEO, Ben & Jerry's

As the CEO of Ben & Jerry’s, Matthew leads an iconic and pioneering global brand that continually breaks the rules on how business can be a force for good in the world. He steers and serves a global team of passionate ice cream aficionados and aspiring activists, and is responsible for Ben & Jerry’s long-standing 3-part mission of delivering economic, product and social mission impact in all the communities and countries where the company operates.

In addition to being CEO, Matthew is a member of Ben & Jerry’s independent Board of Directors and is a member of Unilever’s global Foods & Refreshments leadership team. Before taking his current role, Matthew was Vice President of Unilever’s Foods division in North America, where he also sat on the US country board. In his 22 years with Unilever, Matthew has led a number of classic and entrepreneurial brands across the Foods and Personal Care divisions, including Hellmann’s, Knorr, AXE, Dove & Dove Men+Care. Matthew headed up Men’s Grooming for Unilever, which included the acquisition of Dollar Shave Club. His work has received a number of industry recognitions, including Cannes Gold Lion, One Show Gold Pencil, IAB MIXX and Adweek’s Brand Genius award.

Matthew has a deep passion for driving social impact and systemic change through the power of business. He considers himself an aspiring activist, learning every day how better to leverage the power of brands & business to address pressing social and environmental challenges.

Erica Ford, Founder/CEO

Erica Ford

Founder/CEO, LIFE Camp Inc.

LIFE Camp Inc. Founder and CEO Erica Ford provides high-risk, inner city youth with valuable tools needed to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system. She has been working successfully on the front lines of violence intervention and prevention for more than 30 years and is one of the lead architects of the NYC Crisis Management System, New York Peace Week and the Orange 4 Peace campaign, all of which bring attention and awareness to the current work and continued needs around violence prevention across the nation.

The Crisis Management system, a $36 million investment by the NYC Mayor’s Office among 22 sites throughout the five boroughs, is one of the major reasons for NYC being recognized as the “Safest big city in America” two years in a row, with LIFE Camp Inc. being celebrated as one of the leaders in co-producing public safety under the innovative and tireless leadership of Erica Ford.

In the 1980s, crack use and gun violence were occurring daily in South Jamaica Queens, where Erica has lived since childhood. Her earliest days of activism began at York College (CUNY) where she received a B.A. in Political Science while serving as President of the Black Student Caucus and the Evening Student Government; for three consecutive years, she successfully led thousands of youth in protest against tuition hikes. In 1994, she co-founded The Code Foundation with her friend, the late Tupac Shakur and others, with a mission to keep young people out of jail and to decrease gun and gang violence. In 1998-99, The Code co-coordinated the Million Youth March, whereby tens of thousands of youth from across the country rallied against injustices and strengthened their platforms. In 2002, the tragic murders of two local children inspired the creation of LIFE Camp (Love Ignites Freedom Through Education).

Her consistent dedication to reducing violence among youth New Yorkers has garnered Erica countless local, national and international awards and recognition from notable figures in government, business, education and civil service. When asked what inspires Erica to do this work, she affirms: “This is not a job, this is my LIFE; my undying love keeps me committed to my people until my glory day takes me away.”

Who Attends Kindred 2020?

Kindred 2020 will attract over two thousand business, nonprofit, and 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
  • C-Suite leaders representing Operations, Sustainability, People, Brand, Marketing and Supply Chain
  • Nonprofits
  • Influential content creators
  • Activists
  • Social impact investors
  • Service providers
  • Technology suppliers
  • Recycling, renewable energy & alternative fuels
  • Research and equity analysts
  • Press, publishers, media companies
  • Public policymakers 
  • Think tanks, research organizations & NGOs
  • 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
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Sponsor & Partner

Over 200 companies will exhibit at and partner with Kindred 2020 to be a part of our growing ecosystem for social impact. We offer technology companies and solution providers a uniquely large, yet highly qualified and curated audience, including senior decision makers and influencers.

Our exhibit hall will feature experiential activations and breakouts while our Hosted Meeting Program will curate approximately 3,000 onsite meetings.

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Kindred 2020 presents an unparalleled opportunity to:
  • Raise brand awareness
  • Engage with clients, decision-makers, and prospects
  • Launch new products, companies, or initiatives
  • Fundraise or source investments
  • Interact with a highly engaged, high profile audience

Who Sponsors Kindred 2020:

  • Brands
  • Agencies & Consultancies
  • Employee Recruiting & Wellness
  • Supply Chain & Packaging
  • Waste, Recycling & Renewable Energy
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Donation & Grant Management
  • CSR & Impact Measurement
  • ESG Software
  • Influencer Marketing Platforms
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Utilities
  • Law Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Media & Publishers
  • AdTech & MarTech
SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Become a Force Multiplier

Discover new ways to take action, transform, and grow your business and  relationships for a world that is demanding more responsibility and accountability. Click here for full agenda.

Provocative Conversations

Hear from the world’s most effective change agents and learn new ways to take action, transform, and grow your organization, business, and relationships for a world that is demanding more responsibility and accountability.

Masterclasses

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

Hosted Programs

Senior-level brand decision-makers will be connected in productive settings engineered to produce positive outcomes.

Experiential Activations

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

Brands

QUALIFYING BRAND PROFESSIONALS GET FREE TICKETS AND SUBSIDIZED TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS TO KINDRED 2020

At Kindred 2020, brand marketing & communications, CSR, and corporate decision-makers convene to learn how to transform and optimize their organizations, products, partnerships, and communications for social purpose and impact. Leave with the tools  to collaborate better with peers, nonprofits, influencers & creators, service & technology providers, and investors.

If you work for a brand, you may qualify for complimentary Kindred 2020 tickets and $750 in travel and accommodation reimbursement with our Hosted Brands Program. The travel/hotel reimbursement is based on receipts submitted following the event. To qualify, you must be responsible for buying or evaluating technology or solutions & service providers  and willing to attend up to six 20-minute onsite meetings. Enroll early and you’ll get to pick the companies you want to meet as part of our double opt-in process. You will not need to miss any agenda sessions for these meetings.

Click here to apply now for the Kindred 2020 Hosted Brands Program. Space is limited and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Brands may also qualify for special individual and bulk purchase rate tickets available here.

Brands

QUALIFYING BRAND PROFESSIONALS GET FREE TICKETS AND SUBSIDIZED TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS TO KINDRED 2020

At Kindred 2020, brand marketing & communications, CSR, and corporate decision-makers convene to learn how to transform and optimize their organizations, products, partnerships, and communications for social purpose and impact. Leave with the tools  to collaborate better with peers, nonprofits, influencers & creators, service & technology providers, and investors.

If you work for a brand, you may qualify for complimentary Kindred 2020 tickets and $750 in travel and accommodation reimbursement with our Hosted Brands Program. The travel/hotel reimbursement is based on receipts submitted following the event. To qualify, you must be responsible for buying or evaluating technology or solutions & service providers  and willing to attend up to six 20-minute onsite meetings. Enroll early and you’ll get to pick the companies you want to meet as part of our double opt-in process. You will not need to miss any agenda sessions for these meetings.

Click here to apply now for the Kindred 2020 Hosted Brands Program. Space is limited and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Brands may also qualify for special individual and bulk purchase rate tickets available here.

Nonprofits

At Kindred 2020, nonprofits will have many opportunities to learn how to navigate brand and corporate partnerships and connect with brands and influential content creators who are aligned with their missions. 

You may also have an opportunity to participate in on-site workshops (Quests) that put your organization in a collaborative environment with creators and brands who are committed to making conversations about important issues easier for millions of people to participate in, and too loud to ignore.

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Nonprofits

At Kindred 2020, nonprofits will have many opportunities to learn how to navigate brand and corporate partnerships and connect with brands and influential content creators who are aligned with their missions. 

You may also have an opportunity to participate in on-site workshops (Quests) that put your organization in a collaborative environment with creators and brands who are committed to making conversations about important issues easier for millions of people to participate in, and too loud to ignore.

ATTEND

Creators

QUALIFYING INFLUENCERS AND CREATORS GET FREE TICKETS AND SUBSIDIZED TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS TO KINDRED 2020.

If you are an influencer and/or content creator who recognizes both the power and responsibility of your platform or just want to make a bigger social impact, then you should be at Kindred 2020. In our immersive Quest programming, designed for creators, you will unlock your potential to become a force multiplier for good.

Creators will dive deep into several areas of impact alongside brands and nonprofits who share your mission and purpose. You may also qualify for complimentary Kindred 2020 tickets and $750 in travel and accommodation reimbursement with our Hosted Creator Program. The travel/hotel reimbursement is based on receipts submitted following the event. To qualify, you must have a monetizable social media presence and participate in a Quest onsite. Enroll early and you’ll get to pick the Quest you want to be in. You’ll also be able to attend all general sessions and other programming such as masterclasses.

Click here to apply now. Space is limited and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Creators

QUALIFYING INFLUENCERS AND CREATORS GET FREE TICKETS AND SUBSIDIZED TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS TO KINDRED 2020.

If you are an influencer and/or content creator who recognizes both the power and responsibility of your platform or just want to make a bigger social impact, then you should be at Kindred 2020. In our immersive Quest programming, designed for creators, you will unlock your potential to become a force multiplier for good.

Creators will dive deep into several areas of impact alongside brands and nonprofits who share your mission and purpose. You may also qualify for complimentary Kindred 2020 tickets and $750 in travel and accommodation reimbursement with our Hosted Creator Program. The travel/hotel reimbursement is based on receipts submitted following the event. To qualify, you must have a monetizable social media presence and participate in a Quest onsite. Enroll early and you’ll get to pick the Quest you want to be in. You’ll also be able to attend all general sessions and other programming such as masterclasses.

Click here to apply now. Space is limited and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Kindred Quests

Kindred will be hosting unique opportunities for creators to gather alongside a nonprofit and brand coalition to become a force multiplier on an area of impact. Combine your talents with expertise in the field to build an initiative that shifts culture and changes lives. 

Creators interested in participating must apply through our Hosted Creator Program
ATTEND AS A CREATOR
Nonprofits and brands interested in learning more can request information on how to partner and participate in quests.
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Kindred Quests

Kindred will be hosting unique opportunities for creators to gather alongside a nonprofit and brand coalition to become a force multiplier on an area of impact. Combine your talents with expertise in the field to build an initiative that shifts culture and changes lives. 

Creators interested in participating must apply through our Hosted Creator Program

ATTEND AS A CREATOR

Nonprofits and brands interested in learning more can request information on how to partner and participate in quests.

LEARN MORE

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.
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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.
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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 11-14, 2020
San Diego Convention Center
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Prices will go up on January 11, 2020

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

General Participant

$1,900

Qualifying Brands

$1,600

*must be a direct employee of a company that sells goods, products, or services to consumers. All passes purchased will be subject to review.

Nonprofit Participant

$950

*must be a direct employee of an organization with an active 501C3 or other government approved nonprofit status

Creator Participant

$500

*must be open to partnering with brands, nonprofits, or other organizations to create partnered content on their platforms.

May 11-14, 2020
San Diego Convention Center
Prices will go up on January 11, 2020

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

General Participant

$1,900

Qualifying Brands

$1,600

*must be a direct employee of a company that sells goods, products, or services to consumers. All passes purchased will be subject to review.

Nonprofit Participant

$950

*must be a direct employee of an organization with an active 501C3 or other government approved nonprofit status

Creator Participant

$500

*must be open to partnering with brands, nonprofits, or other organizations to create partnered content on their platforms.

STAY CONNECTED

FREE TICKETS AND SUBSIDIZED HOTEL/TRAVEL FOR QUALIFIED CREATORS & BRANDS

With our Hosted Creators & Brands Program, we provide complimentary tickets and travel/hotel reimbursement of up to $750. Space is limited and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

FREE TICKETS AND SUBSIDIZED HOTEL/TRAVEL FOR QUALIFIED CREATORS & BRANDS

With our Hosted Creators & Brands Program, we provide complimentary tickets and travel/hotel reimbursement of up to $750. Space is limited and decisions are made on a rolling basis.