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California—State of Change
Date: December 3, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Magnolia and Camellia rooms
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Bank of the West
California Business Properties Association
The California Endowment
California State Association of Counties
packard foundation

First 5 LA

The James Irvine Foundation
league of california cities
The nature conservancy
Silver giving foundation
Southern California Edison
Stuart Foundation

After years of economic turmoil, California has entered a period of reform and reinvention. Electoral innovations, major changes to our corrections and health care systems, and renewed leadership in climate and energy policy—these changes will affect the lives of all Californians. Will they result in a better future for the Golden State? This December, as California's newly elected leaders develop their policy agendas for 2015, the Public Policy Institute of California will host a wide–ranging discussion about the future Californians want and the policy choices needed to achieve it.

Welcome and Keynote
Event video (left): Nancy McFadden from the office of the governor and Mark Baldassare, PPIC president and CEO. Right: Mark Baldassare sums up.
California's New Leadership
Session 1 video (left): California Assemblymembers Rocky Chávez, Lorena Gonzalez, and Chris Holden; Gregory Rodriguez of Zócalo Public Square; and Hans Johnson, PPIC senior and Bren Fellow. Moderator’s view (right): Gregory Rodriguez.
PPIC’s Hans Johnson sets the context
Government 2.0
Session 2 video (left): State Controller and Treasurer-elect John Chiang; Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin; Antonio Villaraigosa, USC policy professor and former Los Angeles Mayor; John Myers of KQED News; and Patrick Murphy, PPIC research director. Moderator’s view (right): John Myers.
PPIC's Patrick Murphy sets the context
Economic Shifts
Session 3 video (left): Antonia Hernández of the California Community Foundation, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, Allan Zaremberg of the California Chamber of Commerce, John Diaz of the San Francisco Chronicle, and PPIC research fellow Sarah Bohn. Moderator’s view (right): John Diaz.
PPIC's Sarah Bohn sets the context
Cutting Edges
Session 4 video (left): Jeff Morales of California High-Speed Rail Authority, Mary Nichols of the California Air Resources Board, Art Torres of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison, and Ellen Hanak, PPIC senior fellow. Moderator’s view (right): Patt Morrison sums up.
PPIC’s Ellen Hanak sets the context