2024 Santa Clara County Children's Summit

Friday, April 19, 2024 | 9:30 - 3:00

Santa Clara Marriott

2700 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara

Cultivating Caring Communities

Important Information for You

Time and Location:

  • 9:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Check-in begins at 9:15.)

  • We will be in the Grand Ballroom, Marriott Santa Clara, 2700 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara (Enter the main lobby, the location, pass the registration desk and turn left to the Grand Ballroom.)

  • It will be open seating (No/few assigned tables). If you want to sit as a group, it is recommended that someone from your group arrive early and save seats. Although it is also nice to mix it up.  You are going to leave the Summit with new friends!


Kids in Common is paying for parking. (So don’t panic when you see the parking prices.)

  • Be sure you bring your parking ticket in with you so you can validate it. (And don’t lose it!)
  • If you are able to carpool, please do. It is good for the environment and saves us a bit of cash. 😊

Meals/Food at the Summit

  • Breakfast will be LIGHT. Kind and Nature Valley breakfast bars, yogurt, fruit, coffee and tea. If you are a big breakfast eater, please have some protein before you arrive. 
  • Water – In order to take care of the environment, we will not have bottled water, but water stations.
  • Lunch – We will have box lunches (with sandwich or salad, fruit and cookie) after the design session (around 1:00 p.m.) The choices are:
  • Roast Beef Sandwich Nudo (Nudo means the mayo and mustard are on the side)
  • Chicken Italiano Sandwich (the aioli has bacon in it)
  • Southwestern Fiesta Salad (Vegetarian/Gluten Free)
  • Kale and Quinoa Salad (Vegan/Gluten Free)

  • NOTE – if you have a nut or other allergy and haven’t been in communication with Dana about it, please email Dana at dbunnett@kidsincommon.org and let me know which meal you want. Those with nut allergies will pick up a meal designated for them. (Note – the kitchen is not nut-free so there is a risk of atmospheric exposure.)

Health and Safety

  • There will be a lot of people working together in an indoor space. Because of this we encourage you to take a COVID test on Thursday night. Or if you have signs/symptoms of an illness, please do not attend. Please see information about requesting a refund below. 

  • Please feel free to wear a mask and take other precautions to protect your health.

  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the registration table and other places throughout the room.

Unable to Attend/Refunds

  • You may receive a refund through Thursday, April 18th through the Eventbrite site. If you know you are unable to attend, do try to handle your refund through Eventbrite. If you are having trouble with the site, please email Dana at DBunnett@KidsinCommon.org and place REFUND in the subject line.

  • If you wake up Friday morning, under the weather and unable to attend, please email Dana at DBunnett@KidsinCommon.org. Please indicate if you would like a refund or if you would like your ticket price to be a donation.   

  • If you are unable to attend,and have a sponsored seat (you are a presenter, sponsor, youth leader or volunteer), please email Dana at DBunnett@KidsinCommon.org and let her know. This will keep her from ordering extra food that might go to waste.


Notes to Special People:

  • Speakers/Presenters: There will be a table near the front of the room for you. Please go there.

  • Youth Leaders: Cleo should be in contact with you. There will be tables near the front of the room for you. If you can arrive by 9:30, you will have a chance to connect with each other.

  • Volunteers: Dana will be sending something out to you today/tonight. If you don’t receive it, please contact her at DBunnett@KidsinCommon.org.

We cannot wait to see all of you special people at the Children's Summit on Friday!


  • Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Healthier Kids Foundation
  • Santa Clara County Social Services Agency
  • FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
  • Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Excite CU
  • Gardner Health Services
  • Grail Family Services
  • Valley Health Plan
  • Pivotal
  • Pacific Clinics
  • United Way Bay Area
  • Sobrato Philanthropies
  • Bill Wilson Center
  • United Way Bay Area
  • Celebrating Families
  • Child Abuse Prevention Council

If you have any questions email dbunnett@kidsincommon.org.