Innovation Night

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13th Annual Innovation Night

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Virtually, 4 pm – 6 pm PT


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ABOUT THIS YEAR’S EVENT

This year, we are taking Innovation Night virtual!

We’re honored to recognize the efforts of the countless San Diego companies and organizations working on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. Our expanded Innovation Night Gallery, now gone virtual, is the perfect place to share with other companies, scientists and the community at large the work YOUR company is doing in this regard. There will be several days of access to online networking, perusing the sponsor galleries and viewing Playhouse performances.

Our main event will feature an engaging conversation “Creating Art in the Time of COVID” with Christopher Ashley (The Rich Family Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse and Tony Award-winning director of Come From Away), Pradeep K. Khosla (Chancellor, University of California San Diego), Jeffrey Seller (Tony Award-winning producer of Hamilton and director of Fly) and Dr. Eric Topol (Gary & Mary West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine and Professor of Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research) to discuss how theatres have gone digital, adjusted to social distancing, and what potential future testing and vaccines mean for a return to live theatre.

Also featuring:

  • An introduction by Joseph Panetta, President & CEO of Biocom and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer
  • Special Invited Guest Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health
  • Live networking opportunities via video chat and exciting La Jolla Playhouse artistic offerings

 


Innovation Night

WHY INNOVATION NIGHT

As a leader in innovation on stage, La Jolla Playhouse couldn’t be a better organization to host this extraordinary event each year, bringing San Diego’s flourishing community of science and technology innovators together for an evening of creative exchange. Over the last 13 years, funds raised at Innovation Night have enhanced the Playhouse’s own “R&D” efforts – including our signature play development programs, Without Walls (WOW) series of immersive and site-based theatre, as well as ongoing artist commissions and residencies – all while facilitating partnerships among artists and leaders in San Diego’s life sciences, biotech, high-tech, clean-tech and telecommunication industries.
 


Innovation Night

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Main Event: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Virtually, 4 pm – 6 pm PT

  • Upon registration, you will have access to the digital networking section, Mix and Mingle, to upload your personal contact information and begin reaching out to fellow attendees.
  • On October 7, additional sections of the event will open, including access to peruse the Innovation Gallery spaces and La Jolla Playhouse Behind the Scenes and Performance Art.
  • On October 13, La Jolla Playhouse Digital WOW performances, You Are Here: A Homebound Travelogue and Listen with the Lights Off will become available.
  • On October 14 at 3:30 pm Pacific Time, join us for a Happy Hour with Seven Caves distillery and learn how to make the perfect craft cocktail.
  • On October 14 from 4 to 6 pm enjoy an engaging conversation, “Creating Art in the Time of COVID,” with Christopher Ashley (The Rich Family Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse and Tony Award-winning director of Come From Away), Pradeep K. Khosla (Chancellor, University of California San Diego), Jeffrey Seller (Tony Award-winning producer of Hamilton and director of Fly) and Dr. Eric Topol (Gary & Mary West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine and Professor of Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research) to discuss how theatres have gone digital, adjusted to social distancing, and what potential future testing and vaccines mean for a return to live theatre.

 


Sponsorship Opportunities

Premier Sponsor

Premier Sponsor: $15,000
Fair Market Value: $1,800*

  • Corporate logo and Premiere Sponsor recognition on all event collateral
  • Opportunity to host and display in the virtual Innovation Night Gallery
  • 40 tickets to attend Innovation Night
  • Two designated individuals will be invited to join the Innovation Night Host Committee

In addition to the benefits and visibility at Innovation Night on October 14, 2020, all corporate sponsors of $5,000 or more will enjoy Corporate Circle benefits through December 31, 2021, including:

  • Logo recognition on the Potiker Theatre Corporate Sponsors signage (100,000+ impressions)
  • Logo included in all theatre programs for the season on the Corporate Sponsors page (100,000+ impressions)
  • Logo and link on the Corporate Sponsors page of LaJollaPlayhouse.org (1,000 impressions)
  • 20% corporate discount on tickets for La Jolla Playhouse productions
  • Opportunity to host a pre-show or virtual event for your guests in one of our spaces or via Zoom (additional fees and restrictions may apply)
  • Bring the Playhouse to your place with an introduction to Innovation Lab. La Jolla Playhouse has developed a new corporate training program that teaches team building and collective problem-solving in the business environment through theatre strategies. Innovation Lab focuses on creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, utilizing improv theatre and innovative facilitation. This workshop can be held virtually for up to 50 participants.

*Fair Market Values: Ticket = $45

Gallery Exhibitor

Gallery Exhibitor: $5,000
Fair Market Value: $900*

  • Opportunity to host and display in the virtual Innovation Night Gallery
  • 20 tickets to attend Innovation Night

In addition to the benefits and visibility at Innovation Night on October 14, 2020, all corporate sponsors of $5,000 or more will enjoy Corporate Circle benefits through December 31, 2021, including:

  • Logo recognition on the Potiker Theatre Corporate Sponsors signage (100,000+ impressions)
  • Logo included in all theatre programs for the season on the Corporate Sponsors page (100,000+ impressions)
  • Logo and link on the Corporate Sponsors page of LaJollaPlayhouse.org (1,000 impressions)
  • 20% corporate discount on tickets for La Jolla Playhouse productions
  • Opportunity to host a pre-show or virtual event for your guests in one of our spaces or via Zoom (additional fees and restrictions may apply)
  • Bring the Playhouse to your place with an introduction to Innovation Lab. La Jolla Playhouse has developed a new corporate training program that teaches team building and collective problem-solving in the business environment through theatre strategies. Innovation Lab focuses on creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, utilizing improv theatre and innovative facilitation. This workshop can be held virtually for up to 50 participants.

*Fair Market Values: Ticket = $45

Startup Exhibitor

Startup Exhibitor: $1,000
Fair Market Value: $225*

  • Opportunity to host and display in the virtual Innovation Night Gallery
  • 5 tickets to attend Innovation Night

*Fair Market Values: Ticket = $45

Corporate Attendee Sponsor

Corporate Attendee Sponsor: $1,500
Fair Market Value: $450*

  • 10 tickets to attend Innovation Night

*Fair Market Values: Ticket = $45

To sponsor the event, contact Rebecca Goodman, Corporate Relations Manager, at [email protected]ljp.org or (858) 228-3059.

Individual Event Ticket: $45
Fair Market Value: $45

  • 1 ticket to attend Innovation Night

 
If you are unable to attend, please consider supporting innovation at the Playhouse by clicking here: INNOVATE.givesmart.com
 


Make Connections


 


Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who have committed early and again to support La Jolla Playhouse:

Premier Sponsors

Dowling & Yahnke Qualcomm

 

Additional Sponsors

Biocom Connect
Illumina Nuvasive
ResMed logo San Diego Gas & Electric
TEGA Therapeutics

 

In-Kind Sponsors

CEG Interactive Photo Booth Seven Caves Spirits
Show Imaging, Inc.

 


Innovation Night Planning Committee

  • Tim Scott Co-Founder and CEO, TEGA Therapeutics
  • Denise Bevers Co-Founder, KindredBio
  • Randy Clark Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer, Sempra North American Infrastructure
  • Ed Dennis Chancellor Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Pharmacology, UC San Diego
  • Brian Dovey Partner, Domain Associates
  • Mick Farrell CEO, ResMed
  • Luke Gulley Account Executive, Show Imaging, Inc.
  • Mike Krenn President and CEO, The Beachhead and Connect with SD Venture Group
  • Joe Panetta President, CEO, and Member, Board of Directors, Biocom
  • Don Rosenberg Executive VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Ivor Royston CEO and President, Viracta Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Susan Tousi Senior VP of Product Development, Illumina
  • Mary Walshok Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension, UC San Diego

 

Past Honorees
  • 2018/2019: Peter Farrell, ResMed
  • 2017/2018: Greg Lucier, NuVasive
  • 2016/2017: Dr. Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm
  • 2015/2016: Jay Flatley, Illumina
  • 2014/2015: Dr. J. Craig Venter, J. Craig Venter Institute, Human Longevity, Inc., Synthetic Genomics
  • 2013/2014: Alan Gold, BioMed Realty
  • 2012/2013: Duane Roth, Connect
  • 2011/2012: Ivor Royston, Forward Ventures
Past Participants
  • Bank of America
  • BDO USA
  • BioMed Realty
  • Callan Capital
  • Carson Royston Group
  • Cooley
  • Dexcom
  • Dowling & Yahnke
  • Illumina
  • KindredBio
  • KPMG
  • La Jolla Institute for Immunology
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • NuVasive
  • ResMed
  • Qualcomm
  • Scripps Research
  • SDG&E
  • Sharp Electronics Corporation
  • TEGA Therapeutics
  • UC San Diego Health Sciences

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