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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.

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Upcoming Events

Oct 28
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Virtual Event

Achieving Digital Equity for California’s Students

Upcoming October 28, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The importance of digital connectivity in K–12 education has never been more apparent. Did student access to devices and the internet improve during the pandemic? Did unprecedented investments in broadband help close equity gaps in digital access? PPIC researcher Joseph Hayes will outline key findings from a new report, and a panel of experts will discuss how local, state, and national stakeholders can continue working together on this vital issue.

Nov 4
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Virtual Event

Policing in California

Upcoming November 4, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Recent debates over police reform have centered on how law enforcement officers engage with the communities they serve—and ways to increase transparency and accountability. PPIC researchers Magnus Lofstrom and Deepak Premkumar will discuss key takeaways from new research that examines law enforcement stops, use of force and misconduct, and the stark racial disparities in police interactions.

Nov 15
Lake Kaweah California With Drought Conditions
Three-Day Virtual Conference

Seizing the Drought: Water Priorities for Our Changing Climate

Upcoming November 15, 16, and 17

The PPIC Water Policy Center will convene a diverse group of experts to discuss how to tackle the highly disruptive effects of climate change on our water system. It’s clear that we must step up our game to cope with the increasingly severe, warm droughts that are coming our way. This year’s conference will identify immediate actions we can take to boost the state’s resilience.

Past Events

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · October 21, 2021

A Conversation with Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Virtual Event · October 7, 2021

Targeted K–12 Funding and Student Outcomes

Virtual Event · September 30, 2021

Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

Virtual Event · September 23, 2021

Improving California’s Water Market

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · September 2, 2021

California’s 2021 Recall Election

Virtual Event · August 26, 2021

Improving Career Education Pathways into California’s Workforce

Virtual Event · August 18, 2021

Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · August 10, 2021

Reopening K–12 Schools: A Conversation with Linda Darling-Hammond

Virtual Event · July 29, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

Virtual Event · June 24, 2021

Health Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants in California

Virtual Event · June 16, 2021

California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · June 11, 2021

Reopening California: A Conversation with HHS Secretary Mark Ghaly

Virtual Event · May 26, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · May 19, 2021

Preparing for the Next Wildfire Season

Virtual Event · May 6, 2021

Is California Ready for Drought?

Virtual Event · April 29, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Virtual Event · April 20, 2021

Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools

Virtual Event · April 14, 2021

Vote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · April 8, 2021

A Conversation with Secretary of State Shirley Weber

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · April 6, 2021

A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla

Virtual Event · April 1, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 25, 2021

Women and the Pandemic Economy

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 23, 2021

Vaccinating California

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 4, 2021

Reopening California’s Schools

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · February 26, 2021

A Conversation with California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro

Sutton Family Speaker Series — Virtual Event · February 18, 2021

A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake

Virtual Event · February 11, 2021

The Path to Healthy Headwater Forests

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · February 4, 2021

A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

Virtual Event · February 2, 2021

Building Resilience for Cities and Farms with Water Partnerships

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · January 26, 2021

A Conversation with Leon Panetta

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · December 10, 2020

A Conversation with Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos

Virtual Event · December 8, 2020

Income Inequality and Economic Opportunity in California

Virtual Event · November 20, 2020

A New Era of Student Access at California’s Community Colleges

Three-Day Virtual Conference · November 12, 2020

Building a Water-Resilient California

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · October 6, 2020

A 2020 Election Preview

Virtual Event · September 29, 2020

Increasing Community College Transfers: Progress and Barriers

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · September 23, 2020

Assessing Proposition 15

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · September 17, 2020

Fiscal Realities for Local Government

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · August 27, 2020

A Conversation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · August 14, 2020

A Conversation with Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · August 7, 2020

A Conversation with California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · August 5, 2020

A Conversation with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Sutton Family Speaker Series — Virtual Event · July 17, 2020

New Realities for Higher Education

Virtual Event · July 1, 2020

Proposition 47 and Racial Disparities in California

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · June 19, 2020

Tackling California’s Homelessness Crisis

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · June 5, 2020

A Conversation with Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Virtual Event · May 21, 2020

A Review of San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plans

February 21, 2020

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future · February 3, 2020

Countdown to Census 2020

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future · January 29, 2020

A Conversation with Governor Gavin Newsom