Forecast LA

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Downtown Los Angeles


The sixth annual Forecast LA conference was held on the morning of Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown LA. The conference showcased the results from the 2019 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey of 2,008 adult residents. The sold-out event had over 400 people in attendance. 

Click here for the 2019 Forecast LA conference publication.

Click here for the 2019 Forecast LA event photos



Forecast LA

Forecast LA is an annual conference that explores the civic and economic concerns, cultural identities, and levels of satisfaction of Los Angeles residents and leaders.

Now in its sixth year, the conference aids decision makers in shaping the future of the region. It integrates a triad of forecasting metrics – the opinions of residents, the opinions of leaders, and traditional economic indicators – to provide a timely and unique perspective into the civic, economic, and cultural realities of the region through a comprehensive framework that demonstrates trends across demography, geography, and time. This holistic approach distinguishes Forecast LA from other regional forecasts which focus solely on economic indicators and exclude resident opinion and leader perspective.

Forecast LA has emerged as on one of Southern California’s premier forecasting conferences. The conference draws hundreds of executive-level corporate representatives, investors, entrepreneurs, capital sources, and government and civic leaders. 


2019 Conference Program

Reverend Robert Walsh, S.J., Chancellor, Loyola Marymount University

Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Opening Remarks
The Honorable Alex Villanueva, Sheriff, Los Angeles County

2019 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey
Brianne Gilbert, Associate Director, StudyLA

Forecast LA: Changes and Challenges
Larry Kosmont, President and CEO, Kosmont 

Downtown LA
Jessica Lall, President and CEO, Central City Association

Hate Crimes in Los Angeles
The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

2019 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey
Fernando Guerra, Director, StudyLA
with Jayna Ortiz '20, Alden Lundy '19, and Andrew Brown '19

Moderator: Fernando J. Guerra, Director, StudyLA
Jessica Lall, President and CEO, Central City Association
Mary Leslie, President, Los Angeles Business Council
Anna Magzanyan, Publisher and CEO, Los Angeles Business Journal
Maria Salinas '87, President and CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce


Previous Conferences

For more information about previous Forecast LA conferences, including publications, presentations, and event photos, click the images below: