The Annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting has been affectionately referred to as the “Woodstock for Capitalists” and although it started out small, has seen crowds as large as 44,000. At the meeting, shareholders will get to vote on a variety of topics, get hefty discounts at several Berkshire companies, and most importantly, attend a Q&A session with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger themselves. Normally in order to attend, you have to own at least one share of Berkshire Hathaway stock. Both Class A and Class B shareholders are eligible.
However, last year the company set a precedent in live streaming the event. It was a huge success and the stream drew in a huge Internet audience of around 17 million people. This year, Yahoo and Berkshire Hathaway have announced that they once again be live streaming the meeting.
The 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s Meeting has been set for May 6, 2017 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. For those intrepid shareholders who are making the trip, a badge must be obtained to get into the exclusive event and to take advantage of the shareholder-only offers.
For the rest of us, however, the most important parts (including pre-meeting interviews, a tour of the exhibitors, and the Q&A with Buffett and Munger) will be streamed on this page. Prior to the event, that link will lead you to a cached copy of last year’s meeting.
During the Q&A, which usually lasts a few hours, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett will be fielding questions submitted by shareholders and journalists around the country, so there will likely be quite a bit of good information. Be sure to bring a pencil!