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PPIC Events

Our events feature viewpoints across the political spectrum, promoting constructive, thoughtful, and respectful dialogue on the issues that matter most to California.

Mar 12
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Virtual Event

Do Registration Reforms Add New Voters or Keep Californians Registered?

Upcoming March 12, 2024 · 11:00 am - 11:30 am

In recent years, new voter registration and voter address updates have surged—due largely to California’s new process for automatic voter registration. In a presentation of a new report, PPIC researcher Eric McGhee will outline the ways in which registration reforms have increased or maintained the voter rolls and join report co-author Mindy Romero in discussing efforts needed to improve voter engagement.

Mar 21
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2024 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online

Spotlight on Rural California

Upcoming March 21, 2024 · 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Rural California is vast—and varied. It faces unique challenges, from high poverty to sparse social services to a lingering digital divide. What are the most immediate challenges and how are leaders and stakeholders addressing them? Join PPIC for a conversation between James Gallagher, assembly Republican leader, and Tani Cantil-Sakauye, president and CEO of PPIC, followed by a panel discussion with state and local leaders.

Past Events

Virtual Event · February 27, 2024

Labor Force Participation in California

Virtual Event · February 23, 2024

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2024 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online · February 14, 2024

California’s Economic Future

2024 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online · January 24, 2024

A Conversation with Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas

Virtual Event · December 14, 2023

Factors and Future Projections for K–12 Declining Enrollment

Virtual Event · December 7, 2023

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Virtual Event · December 5, 2023

Understanding the Reach of the California Earned Income Tax Credit

Sutton Family Speaker Series — Virtual Event · December 1, 2023

A Conversation with California’s Public Higher Education Leaders

Virtual Event · November 16, 2023

Assessing Transitional Kindergarten’s Impact on Elementary School Trajectories

2023 Annual Water Conference — In-Person and Online · November 14, 2023

Stewarding California’s Wet Years

Virtual Event · November 9, 2023

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Economic Well-Being

2023 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online · November 7, 2023

A Conversation with Leon Panetta

Virtual Event · November 2, 2023

Health Conditions and Health Care among California’s Undocumented Immigrants

Virtual Event · October 31, 2023

Tracking Progress in Community College Access and Success

2023 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online · October 26, 2023

A Conversation with Chief Justice of California Patricia Guerrero

Virtual Event · October 5, 2023

Are Younger Generations Committing Less Crime?

Virtual Event · September 27, 2023

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

In-Person and Online · September 20, 2023

Managing Water and Farmland Transitions in the San Joaquin Valley

Virtual Event · September 14, 2023

Examining the Reach of Targeted School Funding

Virtual Event · September 12, 2023

Strengthening California’s Transfer Pathway

Virtual Event · September 7, 2023

Improving College Access and Success through Dual Enrollment

2023 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online · August 9, 2023

Funding Education in California

Three-Day Virtual Conference · July 18, 2023

Bridging California’s Digital Divide

Virtual Event · July 13, 2023

Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

Virtual Event · July 11, 2023

District Spending of One-Time Funds for Educational Recovery

2023 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online · June 28, 2023

A Conversation with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

Virtual Event · June 6, 2023

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2023 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online · May 22, 2023

A Conversation with California Attorney General Rob Bonta

Virtual Event · April 27, 2023

Making the Most of a Wet Year

Virtual Event · April 18, 2023

Pandemic Policymaking and Changed Outcomes in Criminal Courts

Virtual Event · April 13, 2023

Achieving Universal Broadband in California

Virtual Event · March 30, 2023

The Impact of Health Insurance on Poverty in California

Virtual Event · March 28, 2023

Pandemic Changes to Medi-Cal and Implications for Immigrant Farmworkers

2023 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online · March 8, 2023

Women in California’s Legislature

Virtual Event · February 9, 2023

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Arrests in California

Virtual Event · February 2, 2023

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2023 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online · January 26, 2023

A Conversation with California’s Legislative Leadership

2022 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · December 1, 2022

A Conversation with US HHS Secretary Becerra and California HHS Secretary Ghaly

Virtual Event · November 30, 2022

English as a Second Language at California’s Community Colleges

2022 Annual Water Conference — In-Person and Online · November 18, 2022

Surplus and Shortage: California’s Water Balancing Act

Virtual Event · November 10, 2022

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Economic Well-Being

Virtual Event · November 3, 2022

The Effects of COVID-19 on Transfer-Intending Students in California’s Community Colleges

Virtual Event · November 1, 2022

Solar Development in the San Joaquin Valley

Virtual Event · October 27, 2022

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Virtual Event · October 13, 2022

Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops

2022 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · October 6, 2022

2022 Election Preview

2022 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · October 4, 2022

Homelessness in California’s Cities

Virtual Event · September 29, 2022

How Hospital Discharge Data Can Inform State Homelessness Policy

Virtual Event · September 23, 2022

The Importance of CalFresh in Unstable Times

Virtual Event · September 15, 2022

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government