Forecast LA

Fifth Annual Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Loyola Marymount University

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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

Jose Huizar
Councilmember, District 14, City of Los Angeles

Fernando J. Guerra
Director, Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Professor, Departments of Political Science and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Larry J. Kosmont
President and CEO, Kosmont Companies

Brianne Gilbert
Associate Director, Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Lecturer, Departments of Urban and Environmental Studies and Political Science

Jeffrey Prang
Assessor, Los Angeles County

In addition to our stellar slate of speakers, this year we partnered with Marketplace for an engaging panel discussion on Silicon Beach and its impact on the region. Moderated by Joanne Griffith, panelist 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.


Downloadable Files

2018 Forecast LA Conference Book

Presentation - 2018 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey - Fernando Guerra

Presentation - California Economy - Larry Kosmont

Presentation - Personal Finance, Household Finance, Social Cohesion - Brianne Gilbert

Presentation - Silicon Beach - Brianne Gilbert

Presentation - Conference Survey - Fernando Guerra