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

Since 2014, Forecast LA has aided decision-makers in shaping the future of the region. It presents 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 through a comprehensive framework that demonstrates trends across demography, geography, and time. This well-rounded approach distinguishes Forecast LA from other regional forecasts which focus solely on economic indicators and exclude the opinions of residents and leaders.

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

2020 Forecast LA

Out of an abundance of caution over the spread of COVID-19, the annual Forecast LA conference previously scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been canceled. We look forward to sharing the data with you in other ways.

StudyLA's annual Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey is the largest annual general social survey of any metropolitan area in urban America.

This year's survey, conducted earlier in the year before the pandemic, involved 15-minute telephone interviews and online surveys with over 2,000 adult Los Angeles County residents. Residents were asked a range of questions about quality-of-life perceptions, personal economic wellbeing, overall life satisfaction, and various topical issues. The survey was administered in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean. The margin of error is ±3.0%.

Conference Book
The survey's findings are published in the annual Forecast LA conference book.

StudyLA will send out printed copies to anyone who is interested. Print distribution will take place later in 2020. Click here to request a copy.

Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey
Many of the survey's findings have been shared over the last few months. Find reports and media hits here.

StudyLA researchers are available to discuss Forecast LA and the Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey. For questions or comments, please email StudyLA's Associate Director Brianne Gilbert at brianne.gilbert@lmu.edu.

Previous Conferences

Learn more about previous Forecast LA conferences and access conference books, presentations, and photos

2014 Forecast LA

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2015 Forecast LA

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2016 Forecast LA

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2017 Forecast LA

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2018 Forecast LA

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2019 Forecast LA

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