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Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021

Search Fund CEO Conference

The Search Fund CEO Conference will include speakers, investor meetings and networking opportunities for search fund CEOs and frequent investors.
Open to
Stanford Community


On Campus

Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Attendees will learn from successful CEOs, GSB faculty, and board experts from within and outside the search fund community about building and leading search fund operating companies. In addition, the conference will include speakers, small shareholder meetings, and opportunities to connect with peers and friends.


  • Registration priority will be given to CEOs, serial search investors, and board members.
  • The conference has very limited space for searchers who have raised capital and are conducting a search and is not intended for prospective searchers.
  • All attendees must be approved and registered in advance. No walk-ins will be permitted, and there will be no onsite registration.
  • Payment Deadline: November 1, 2021


The General Atlantic Professor and Coulter Family Faculty Fellow at Stanford GSB, and Co-author of Humor, Seriously
Executive Coach, Lecturer in Management at Stanford GSB, and Co-author of Humor, Seriously
Hospitality Entrepreneur, Author, and Founder of the Modern Elder Academy
Founder, Former CEO, and Chairwoman of, Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates, and Executive Chairwoman of The Wing

Tuesday, December 14th Schedule

8:00am – 5:00pm

Investor meetings for individual companies

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Evening cocktail reception

Wednesday, December 15th Schedule

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and light refreshments

9:00am – 4:00pm

Speakers, lunch, and networking opportunities

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Evening cocktail reception

Investor and Board Meetings

CEOs interested in arranging investor meetings for December 14 should contact Sara Heston.

It is requested that companies refrain from holding board meetings on December 14 or 15. If you would like assistance scheduling a meeting for December 13 or 16, please contact Sara Heston. 


For those approved and registered for the conference, we recommend the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel.

Important COVID-19 Restrictions

  • By registering for this conference, you agreed to follow all Search Fund CEO Conference, Stanford University, Santa Clara County, and California State COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, which may include mask-wearing and social distancing. Due to changing conditions, updated COVID-19 information for visitors can be found here. Future public health restrictions may necessitate the postponement of the conference.
  • To ensure the safety and public health of our Stanford University community, visitors must complete this Daily COVID-19 Health Attestation on the same day they plan to visit a Stanford campus prior to their arrival. Proof of completed COVID-19 Health Attestation is required prior to entering the event. Any visitor unable to attest is NOT approved for onsite access.
  • All visitors coming to a Stanford campus event must have a Government Issued ID and meet ONE of the following criteria: 1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR 2) receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival onsite. test

Questions? Contact

Assistant Director, Search Fund Project, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies