2013 Summit Program: Advancing the Triple Bottom Line

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333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Pre-Summit Activities: Thursday, November 7

Objectives: Encourage participation of key leaders and allies by providing subject-specific opportunities to share ideas, deepen understanding of Action Team proposals, and make the connection between proposals and job creation.

1:00 pm          

Registration Opens

1:00 to 1:30 pm

Orientation for New Summit Participants
This session is optional for new Summit participants. An identical session is offered at 5:15 pm.

1:30 to 3:30 pm                                                               

2013 Summit Action Team Convenings

  • Advancing Manufacturing: featuring Manufacturing iHub discussion
  • Capital: featured panel highlighting regional financial intermediaries
  • Housing: featuring California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency Secretary Anna Caballero
  • Infrastructure: featuring Treasurer Bill Lockyer, California Transportation Agency Undersecretary Brian Annis, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, chair of Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, and Chris Taylor of West Coast Infrastructure Exchange
    Non-Summit Registrants are welcome to join the Infrastructure Convening. Register here.
  • Regulations: featuring Paul Martin of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and a representative of Code for America
  • Workforcefeaturing a panel highlighting a shared investment approach to career technical education
  • Working Landscapes: featuring Secretary John Laird and California Department of Food and Agriculture Senior Science Advisor Amrith Gunasekara
3:45 to 5:00 pm

Defining Triple-Bottom-Line Prosperity: State and Regional Indicators of Success
Featuring Sunne Wright McPeak of California Forward, Louise Bedsworth of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, Allison Joe of the Strategic Growth Council, and economists John Husing, Jon Haveman, Doug Henton and Jerry Nickelsburg

5:15 to 5:45 pm

Orientation for New Summit Participants
This session is optional for new Summit participants. It will present the same information as the 1 pm new Summit participant session, so there is no need to attend both sessions.


6:00 pm

Welcome Remarks
Featuring Lenny Mendonca of 
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and California Forward, President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. of the Los Angeles City Council and political cartoonist Tom Meyer

6:30 to 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception (menu)

Summit Day: Friday, November 8

Objectives: Inspire and engage participants to refine and affirm proposals, develop a pragmatic implementation plan and secure commitments from individuals and organizations to contribute to needed change.

7:00 am

Breakfast and Registration (menu)

8:00 am

Summit Welcome and Roadmap for the Day
Featuring Carl Guardino of Silicon Valley Leadership Group as master of ceremonies

8:10 am

Keynote Panel: The Imperative of the Summit
Dr. Laura Tyson, former chair of the U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisors; Michael Rossi, senior advisor to the Governor on jobs; Ashley Boren of Sustainable Conservation; Jim Earp of the California Alliance for Jobs; Antonia Hernandez of the California Community Foundation and Jessie Knight of San Diego Gas & Electric

8:55 am

Inspire, Engage, Commit
Featuring Sunne Wright McPeak of the California Emerging Technology Fund and California Forward

9:00 am

Interactive Session #1: Engage
Participants will engage in small group planning for implementation of Action Plans for the seven initiatives: access to capital, advancing manufacturing, housing, infrastructure, workforce development, regulations, and working landscapes

10:00 am

Key Themes from Interactive Session #1: Engage
Featuring Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, vice chair of Assembly Education and Agriculture Committees; Assemblymember Jose Medina, chair of Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy; Assemblymember Cristina Garcia and others

10:15 am                                                          

The State Perspective
Featuring Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg; Senator Bill Emmerson, vice chair of Senate Budget and Fiscal Review committee; Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Nora Campos; Assemblymember Jeff Gorell, vice chair of Assembly Committee on Budget; and Paul Granillo, Inalnd Empire Economic Partnership and theCalifornia Stewardship Network

10:45 am


11:00 am

Interactive Session #2: Commit
Participants will engage in large group planning and identify commitments to implement action plans.

11:45 am



Networking Lunch (menu)
Introductory remarks by Thomas Ashbrook, Bridgepoint Education

1:00 pm

Regions Rising
Keynote address by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom

1:30 pm

Key Themes from Interactive Session #2: Commit
Featuring the 2013 California Economic Summit Action Team leads

2:00 pm

The Local Perspective
Featuring Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia; Mayor of Monrovia Mary Ann Lutz, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Pasadena Area Community College Trustee Anthony Fellow

2:45 pm

Commitment to Action
Featuring Kish Rajan of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
, introduced by Chris Harrington of Toshiba and the Orange County Business Council

2:55 pm


Additional Confirmed Participants

  • Assemblymember Ed Chau
  • Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi
  • Assemblymember Rudy Salas
  • Dave Regan, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West

Summit Goals: Inspire, Engage, Commit

1.      Refine and prioritize the proposals identified by Summit Action Teams.
2.      Develop pragmatic ways to pursue implementation, including coalition-building and communications.
3.      Strategize how to overcome challenges and barriers to implementation.
4.      Galvanize commitment from individuals and organizations for specific contributions to the implementation efforts.

This page was last updated on November 5, 2013.