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Preparing for the 2020 Census

June 12, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Center for Social Innovation,
UC Riverside
900 University Avenue, INTS 1300
Riverside, CA 92521


About the Program

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. With political representation and billions in federal funds on the line for California, the importance of an accurate count cannot be overstated. Is the Inland Empire prepared? This panel will explore the opportunities and challenges of the 2020 Census for the region, assessing readiness and discussing the implications of these efforts for expanding civic engagement in the future.

Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Breakfast will be provided. Go to Lot 24 for free parking.

This event is co-hosted by the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside, the California Complete Count Committee, and the Public Policy Institute of California.

PPIC’s Census 2020 activities are supported with funding from the California Community Foundation, the California Endowment, the California Health Care Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Sunlight Giving.


8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Michelle Decker, president and CEO, The Community Foundation
Kathleen Kelly Janus, author and lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship, Stanford University
Eric McGhee, research fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Deborah Phares, project manager for Census 2020, The Community Foundation
Karthick Ramakrishnan, founding director, Center for Social Innovation, University of California, Riverside

9:30 a.m. Audience Q&A

9:45 a.m. Adjourn


Steven Bliss
Media Contact
Hannah Noonan
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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