January 8 – 10, 2019
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California

Diamond Sponsors

Sara Brown

Founder & CEO

Sara Brown Events

As founder and CEO of Sara Brown Events based in San Diego, Sara Brown brings over 20 years of meeting and event planning experience to corporate companies nationwide. Sara is a guru within her niche market of developing corporate events for the technology industry and has worked with many fortune 500 companies in the tech space. 

The passion behind Sara’s work starts with her understanding of her clients’ audiences. She follows the latest business trends, studies current submarkets and new innovations, and surrounds herself with influential thought leaders that all lead to making lasting impressions for her clients. Sara strives to breech what is normal, to challenge old methods, and to generate inspiring experiences for her clients as well as her clients’ guests. 

Leading with strategy, professionalism, and authenticity, Sara is a pioneer in incorporating technology and state-of-the-art production into her events, where her method creates one-of-a-kind experiences that lead to meaningful interactions. Her unique approach to tracking ROI on all of her projects empowers her clients to capitalize on their successes and make improvements for future events.

Sara’s greatest career accomplishments include producing Cox Business’ Top Tech Exec Awards, her local non-profit fundraising impact, and her powerful partnerships with a number of Fortune 500 Companies, including Cisco and Qualcomm. 

Due to Sara’s innovative planning, Cox Business’ Top Tech Exec Awards has become the largest award recognition program in the country since its humble start in 2007 and has led Cox Business to expand the event program to both Las Vegas and Phoenix markets. Her impact with a variety of local children focused non-profits has resulted in over 2 million dollars in funding for multiple organizations annually. 

A 2018 Woman of Influence nominee and a 2017 San Diego Business Journal: Business Woman of the Year finalist, Sara enjoys mentoring and advising aspiring business leaders and event planners that share her motivation. On the personal side, Sara is a devoted wife and mother of two children, golf enthusiast and extremely active in supporting her local community.