2017 CalChamber Public Affairs Conference

October 17, 2017 – October 18, 2017 all-day
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Santa Monica
CalChamber Events Dept.

Register by September 15 for early bird rates at: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2013071

This year’s conference will give meeting participants a substantive view of some of the major policy challenges facing legislators in the final year of the two-year session. Topics such as housing, healthcare and technology will be discussed and debated at three bipartisan legislative panels. You’ll gain insight on these meaty topics from the key policy makers and have ample opportunity to ask your own questions.

Equally important to what policy makers think is what the voters think on these and other key issues. The 2017 conference once again will be kicked off by a presentation of “The People’s Voice—CalChamber’s Annual Survey of California Voter Attitudes” from our pollsters at PSB. As in previous years we will learn if legislative priorities match up with voters’ priorities. And if voters have other priorities, what are they?

Of course, around the corner is another election year and there will be plenty of politics to discuss. We will take a close look at the 2018 California political landscape where voters will be asked to choose the state’s next governor, as well as pick among candidates for the other seven constitutional offices. Additionally, there will be panel discussions on legislative and congressional races as well as any initiatives that may appear on the ballot. These panels will include leading campaign experts from both political parties.

New this year on the agenda is a dinner on Tuesday night, October 17 at Herringbone Restaurant – just across the street from the Loew’s Hotel. We will be taking over the restaurant, giving everyone the opportunity for dining and discussions in the relaxed, contemporary atmosphere representative of iconic California beach living.

A busy and informative conference agenda is being finalized, but this will give you a flavor of what is in store. Be sure to sign up today and take advantage of the special early registration fee. Conference updates will be sent as we confirm speakers and panelists.