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A Conversation with Tom Steyer

2017 Speaker Series on California's Future
May 11, 2017
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
(registration begins 11:30 a.m.)

Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

Please join us for a conversation with business leader and philanthropist Tom Steyer about the future of the state. He will talk with PPIC president Mark Baldassare about important issues facing California, from tackling climate change to navigating the federal-state relationship to addressing economic challenges and opportunities.

Register soon because we expect this event toreach capacity. There is no charge to attend and lunch will be provided.


11:30 a.m. Registration begins

11:45 a.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. Welcome
Phil Isenberg, former chair, Delta Stewardship Council

12:20 p.m. Conversation
Tom Steyer, president, NextGen Climate
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

1:05 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:15 p.m. Adjourn



Steven Bliss
Media Contact
Kelly Holt
Event Contact


Are there videos of PPIC events?

Yes, we record most of our events and make the video available on the PPIC event page within a couple days of the event.

Do you accept walk-in registration at PPIC events?

We accept walk-ins as room capacity permits. If you have questions about a specific event, contact Kelly Holt at

How do I learn about your event series sponsors?

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

Speaker Series on California’s Future

The 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. The series is supported by a variety of sponsors.

Sutton Family Speaker Series

The Sutton Family Speaker Series—made possible with a generous gift from Tom and Marilyn Sutton—features leaders and experts who have bold, innovative ideas that can help inspire much-needed change in California’s higher education system.

May I submit a question for the event speaker and/or panelists?

Before the event, questions may be submitted for consideration to Kelly Holt at At this time, questions submitted during the event may not be accepted.

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