This week is the last chance to register in advance for Policy Insights 2015 on March 4th in Sacramento. Pre-registration ends this Friday, so don’t miss out on saving your spot at the premier conference for advocates, policymakers, researchers, and other leaders working to improve the lives of low- and middle-income Californians.
Why register for our annual conference? There are at least five good reasons:
1. Keynote by Ezra Klein. The editor-in-chief of Vox.com will discuss the intersection of data analysis, new media, and public policy, and what it means for California and the nation.
2. Perspectives on a Changing State. A luncheon plenary with State Senator Holly Mitchell, Zocalo Public Square’s Joe Mathews, and Manuel Pastor of USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity will examine the opportunities and questions presented by a changing California.
3. Policy Prospects for Creating a More Equitable Future. An afternoon plenary with recent legislative leaders John Perez and Darrell Steinberg and former state finance director Ana Matosantos will discuss how California can make policy choices that position the state for economic prosperity that is broadly shared.
4. A Variety of Workshop Sessions on Critical State Issues. Workshop sessions will examine state revenue options, strategies for addressing poverty in California, support for higher education, the federal policy landscape, sentencing reform, the state budget debate, current issues in K-12 education, and children’s health. (Read the full workshop descriptions.)
5. Birthday Cake. The California Budget Project is having its 20th anniversary this year. Come help us celebrate!
Be sure to sign-up by the advance registration deadline of this Friday so you don’t miss out. We look forward to seeing you on March 4th!
— Steven Bliss