The annual Sun Valley Forum accelerates the transformation to sustainable, equitable, and secure economies and communities.

The Sun Valley Institute’s annual Sun Valley Forum gathers several hundred leaders and luminaries, trailblazers and changemakers from across the globe for three days together to accelerate action toward a healthy, equitable, and resilient world. Each year the Forum sparks new cross-sector collaborations, mobilizes capital towards promising ideas, and inspires uncommon thinking. Attendees span leaders and innovators from business, government, investment, advocacy, the food system and energy, sports and entertainment, academia, the arts and philanthropy. Nestled in the beautiful Wood River Valley and surrounded by five mountain ranges, participants connect in the theater and conference gathering rooms, on nature trails and around the dining table. We hope you will join us for this powerful gathering for action!



The Magic of the Sun Valley Forum

“Having participated in this event last year, we witnessed the level of thought leadership among attendees and are really looking forward to participating this year.” – Michael Cohen, President, Cypress Creek Renewables, Forum Presenting Sponsor 2018

“The Forum is a unique gathering of thought leaders, changemakers and educators, all ready to take action. We recognize that, whatever sector we represent, the issues of resiliency and sustainability are critical to our survival.” – Julie Shafer Davitz, Head of Philanthropy & Purpose Investment, BNP Paribas / Bank of the West, Forum Sponsor 2016, 2017, and 2018

“The program was excellent, the attendance and enthusiam were impressive and you thought of everything…The Institute is a tremendous idea, and the focus on resilience really resonates with me right now.” – Silda Wall Spitzer, Forum Speaker 2016

“It was a totally amazing event. The best part of it is the eclectic mix of people you’re so good at gathering together. Honored and grateful to be part of it.” – Jeff Goodell, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone, Forum Speaker 2015, 2017, and 2018

“There may be no greater concern for investors than climate risk, yet very few have begun taking the next step – consideration about resilience. The Sun Valley Institute is pioneering this discussion like no other. Having attended the conference I highly recommend it to any forward-thinking impact investor. Plus, it is a lot of fun!” – Dana Lanza, CEO and Co-Founder, Confluence Philanthropy, Forum Speaker and Partner