Fifth Annual Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Loyola Marymount University
Forecast LA is an annual conference that explores the civic and economic concerns, cultural identities, and levels of satisfaction of residents and leaders in the Los Angeles region. The conference aids decision makers in shaping the future of LA by providing annual snapshots of the region.
The Fifth Annual Forecast LA was held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Loyola Marymount University. The conference showcased results from its 2018 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey of 2,411 adult residents and featured presentations from:
Timothy Law Snyder
President, Loyola Marymount University
Councilmember, District 14, City of Los Angeles
Fernando J. Guerra
Director, Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Larry J. Kosmont
President and CEO, Kosmont Companies
Associate Director, Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Assessor, Los Angeles County
In addition to our stellar slate of speakers, this year we partnered with Marketplace for a panel discussion on Silicon Beach and its impact on the region. Moderated by Joanne Griffith, panelists included: Brett Brewer, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Crosscut Ventures; Billy Chun, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development, City of Los Angeles; Joseph Daverin, Software Engineer, Silicon Beach; James Suarez, CEO and Owner, Fineman Suarez.
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- 2014 Conference Information
Held on Wednesday, April 19, the 2017 Forecast LA conference showcased results from 2,404 telephone surveys of residents and featured presentations from LMU President Timothy Law Snyder, StudyLA Director Fernando Guerra, City of Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson, Kosmont Co. President and CEO Larry Kosmont, Study LA Associate Director Brianne Gilbert, LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty Hicks, and LA 2024 CEO Gene Sykes.
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Held on Wednesday, April 20, the 2016 Forecast LA conference showcased results from 2,425 telephone surveys of residents and 52 interviews with public school superintendents from LA County. Speakers included LMU's own Fernando Guerra and Shane P. Martin, economist Chris Thornberg, City of Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin, Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder County Clerk Dean Logan, and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
Held on Tuesday, April 7, the 2015 Forecast LA conference showcased results from 2400 telephone surveys of residents and 57 interviews with city managers. Speakers included LMU President David W. Burcham, Fernando Guerra, economists Chris Thornberg and Jordan Levine, Supervisor Don Knabe, LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Oakley, SMC Superintendent-President Chui Tsang, and State Treasurer John Chiang.
Held on Tuesday, February 25, the 2014 Forecast LA conference showcased results from 2400 telephone surveys of residents and 60 interviews with mayors. Speakers included LMU President David W. Burcham, Fernando Guerra, economists Chris Thornberg and Jordan Levine, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, KPCC Host Larry Mantle, additional mayors, and an LA deputy mayor.