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2013 Speaker Series on California's Future
A Conversation with California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

Applied Materials Foundation

The California Endowment

The James Irvine Foundation

Nicolas Berggruen Institute

Pacific Life Foundation

The Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation

Sierra Health Foundation

Southern California Edison

Stuart Foundation

Union Bank

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Knowledge partner:
McKinsey & Co

Date: June 6, 2013
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. (Registration begins 11:30 a.m.)
Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J Street, Gardenia Room
Sacramento, CA

Please join us for a conversation with California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg about the future of the state. Senator Steinberg will talk with PPIC president Mark Baldassare about important issues facing California, including financing K–12 education, reforming the initiative process, and governing in a time of budget surplus.


11:30 a.m. Registration begins

11:45 p.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. Welcome

Donna Lucas, founder and CEO, Lucas Public Affairs

12:20 p.m. Presentation
Jui Shrestha, research associate, PPIC

12:25 p.m. Conversation and Q&A
Darrell Steinberg, president pro tem, California State Senate

Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

1:15 p.m. Adjourn

Event Video

California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare

Donna Lucas

Darrell Steinberg and Mark Baldassare

The 2013 Speaker Series on California’s Future brings together thought leaders from across the political and geographic spectrum with a common goal—to think critically, constructively, and collaboratively about realistic solutions to California’s many challenges and build a better future for the state. The series features local, state, and national leaders discussing the major issues facing California—from education to climate change to the economy to governance.

As a private operating foundation, PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it endorse, support, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office.