California Conferences: A quarterly series hosted by Capitol Weekly,examining critical public policy issues. Each event includes bipartisan panels, a keynote presentation and is filmed for later broadcast online.
For more information on any events call Capitol Weekly’s Tim Foster at 916 444 7665.
Join Capitol Weekly for CALIFORNIA VOTES, A 2022 Election Preview. Through spirited discussion and reasoned debate, four panels will explore the strengths and weaknesses of proposed Ballot Propositions. The Keynote will examine the June 7 Primary.
Join Capitol Weekly for a look at Criminal Justice policy in the Golden State. A score of experts, insiders and elected officials will discuss crime and current approaches to punishment, incarceration and rehabilitation.
Join Capitol Weekly for a look at California’s energy future. A score of experts, insiders and elected officials will discuss the state’s energy policies and ambitious goals to combat climate change.
Join Capitol Weekly for CALIFORNIA’S MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, an online Conference hosted by Capitol Weekly, Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Our annual look at health care in the Golden State focuses on California’s escalating mental health crisis. Sen. Susan Eggman will deliver the Keynote.
Join Capitol Weekly for the The 2021 Top 100 Party at a lively VIRTUAL reception on Wednesday, August 25. You’re invited to celebrate with us and be the first to find out who made Capitol Weekly’s 2021 Top 100 List.
Join us for an informative update on California’s Housing Crisis. Three panels of experts, insiders and elected officials will discuss the status of the state’s Housing Crisis and the policy solutions being proposed to help solve it.
A POST-MORTEM OF THE 2020 ELECTION
Capitol Weekly and the McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy present
A Post-Mortem of the 2020 Election Thursday, November 5
A score of experts and insiders will discuss the results of the election and provide a look-ahead at what it means for 2021 – and beyond. Keynote address by Ace Smith of SCRB Strategies.
Our annual look at health care in the Golden State focuses on this year’s unprecedented public health emergency: COVID-19. Exactly six months and one day after the first Shelter-in-Place order, we will examine the response to the crisis and look at what comes next.
Join Capitol Weekly online for the first-ever Virtual Top 100 Party on Tuesday, August 11. You’re invited to celebrate with us and be the first to find out who made Capitol Weekly’s 2020 Top 100 List.
A Conference on Housing – February 18, 2020
Join Capitol Weekly for a Conference on Housing, to be held in Sacramento on February 18, 2020.
A score of experts and insiders including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Asm. David Chiu and Mike Gatto will discuss new legislation and other proposed solutions. Senator Scott Wiener will deliver the Keynote
Join Capitol Weekly for CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES, a conference to be held on November 6, 2019, in Sacramento.
Devastating California wildfires have killed hundreds of people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses in the past decade, with 2018 being the most destructive wildfire season in California history. We examine the impacts of these unprecedented disasters – and what can be done to mitigate the state’s fire danger.
This day-long conference will be held on May 22, 2019 in Sacramento and will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel. Our Keynote speaker will be Senator Robert Hertzberg.
This day-long conference will be held on February 28, 2019, and will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel. Our keynote speaker will be Senator Scott Wiener.
A POST-MORTEM OF THE ELECTION – NOVEMBER 8, 2018
Join Capitol Weekly and the McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy on Thursday, November 8 in Sacramento for A Post-Mortem of the 2018 Election.This program promises to be an exciting, unique and informative overview of the November 6 election providing analysis, opinions and insight. What happened? Why? What happens next?
Join Capitol Weekly for the Tenth Anniversary of the Top 100 at a lively end-of-session reception on Tuesday, August 14. You’re invited to celebrate with us at this very special mixer. Enjoy a hosted bar, delicious snacks and live entertainment from the Little Charlie Caravan in one of the most beautiful historic settings in the city. You’ll have fun! You’ll be the first to receive a copy of Capitol Weekly’s 2018 Top 100 Book.
CALIFORNIA HOUSING CRISIS – FEBRUARY 8, 2018
Half the state’s households struggle to afford the roof over their heads, and homeownership in the state is at its lowest rate since the 1940s. Dwindling inventory and market forces beyond regulatory control have caused skyrocketing prices in many areas. What can be done to ease the crisis? Our Keynote speaker will be Senator Jim Beall.
HEALTH CARE in CRISIS – September 21, 2017
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California continues to lead the nation – if not the world – in setting ambitious goals for carbon emission reductions. But many questions remain how to achieve 40 percent GHG emission reductions in a state with a rapidly growing and diverse population and more than 27 million vehicles.
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A POST-MORTEM OF THE ELECTION, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
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We dissect the results of the November 8 General Election less than 48 hours after the polls close. This exciting, informative overview looks at what happened, why, and what happens next? Over two dozen experts and insiders will discuss the results of the election and provide a look-ahead at what it means for 2017 – and beyond.
Former Governor Gray Davis will deliver the Keynote address.
For more information call Capitol Weekly at 916 444 7665
CALIFORNIA HEALTH, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
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Health care is a major issue in today’s California. Thus far, the governor’s call for a special legislative session has not produced solutions — will the 2016 elections? We will examine health care policy in California, including the expansion of Medi-Cal, and the impact and performance of Covered California, the state’s health benefit exchange.
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CALIFORNIA VOTES: A 2016 Ballot Measure Forum,Sept 8, 2016 –REGISTRATION CLOSED —
Capitol Weekly and Capital Public Radio present CALIFORNIA VOTES: A 2016 Ballot Measure Forum, which will examine six of the most important measures on the November ballot. We’ll examine Proposition 53: Public Works Projects; Proposition 55: Tax Extension; Proposition 61: Prescription Drug Costs; Propositions 62 & 66; The Death Penalty; Proposition 64; Marijuana Legalization. The event will be held Thursday, September 8 in Sacramento. Admission is free, but registration is required.
Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 Party, August 9, 2016 –REGISTRATION CLOSED —
Each year, Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 names the most powerful movers and shakers in California politics – everyone except elected officials. We look at those who devote their professional lives to fighting for – or against – issues of state politics and policy, including lobbyists, bureaucrats, activists, trade group leaders, capitol staffers and even journalists. Tuesday, August 9, 5:30-7:30.
WATER: 2016, APRIL 28, 2016 –REGISTRATION CLOSED–
As Californians live through a historic drought, the state’s leaders seek solutions to an age-old problem. New groundwater rules, restrictions on water use, and fights over proposed storage and transportation projects loom in 2016.
PUBLIC PENSIONS, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 –REGISTRATION CLOSED–
Capitol Weekly and the University of California, UC Center present: PUBLIC PENSIONS. This day-long conference will be held in Sacramento on February 11, 2016.
EDUCATION, NOVEMBER 12 2015 –REGISTRATION CLOSED–
We look at California’s education landscape: with battles between charter schools and the educational establishment, and the Vergara decision hovering over all, uncertainty is the only given.
HEALTH CARE, SEPTEMBER 23 2015 –REGISTRATION CLOSED–
We will examine health care policy in California, including the impact and performance of Covered California, the state’s health benefit exchange.
Keynote speaker is Diana Dooley, Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Capitol Weekly will unveil the 2015 Top 100 List at a special end-of-session reception at the Senator Hotel on Tuesday, August 25. You’re invited to celebrate with us at this lively mixer featuring drinks and a special Tapas 100 appetizer menu. You’ll have fun – and you’ll be the first to receive a copy of Capitol Weekly’s 2015 Top 100 Book!
CALIFORNIA GAMING, MAY 21 2015 –REGISTRATION CLOSED–
On May 21, 2015, Capitol Weekly & UC Center will host California Gaming, a day-long conference looking at the serious business of gaming in California. Gaming – casinos, horse racing, cardrooms – is big business in California; the stars are aligning this session for major changes to this growth industry. This will be the 15th conference since 2010 on critical state issues jointly sponsored by Capitol Weekly and the University of California’s UC Center.
WATER 2015, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 –REGISTRATION CLOSED–
On February 19, 2015, Capitol Weekly & UC Center will host a conference: WATER 2015, a day-long program looking at the future of water in California. WATER 2015 will feature two dozen water experts and decision makers looking at water policy in California. Panelists will discuss The Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the distribution of supplies, storage options, the impact of the Water Bond, new groundwater legislation, and conservation of the state’s most precious resource. Our Keynote speaker will be California State Senator Lois Wolk, (D-3rd District). This day-long event will be held in Sacramento on February 19, 2015.
A POST-MORTEM OF THE 2014 ELECTION, NOVEMBER 6, 2014 –REGISTRATION CLOSED–
Join Capitol Weekly, UC Center and Leadership California Institute on Thursday, November 6 in Sacramento for A Post-Mortem of the 2014 Election. This program promises to be an exciting, unique and informative overview of the November elections providing analysis, opinions and insight. Immediately following the Post-Mortem conference will be a Welcome Reception for new legislators. The reception is free to all conference attendees. The day-long conference will be held in Sacramento on November 6, 2014.
HEALTH CARE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 –REGISTRATION CLOSED–
One year after the launch of Covered California, Capitol Weekly and the University of California UC Center Sacramento present A Conference on Health Care, examining the California health care landscape. We’ll examine the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and look at how the ACA is shaping the future of health care in California. The day-long conference will be held in Sacramento on September 23, 2014.
THE TOP 100, AUGUST 19, 2014 –REGISTRATION CLOSED–
Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 is a highly anticipated annual publication profiling the biggest, non-elected names in Sacramento. Each year we announce the list at a lively cocktail reception in Sacramento. The 2014 Top 100 Party will be held at the Senator Hotel on August 19, 2014.
ONLINE GAMING, MAY 22, 2014 –REGISTRATION CLOSED–
On May 22, 2014, Capitol Weekly & UC Center will host A Conference on Online Gaming, a day-long program looking at the future of online gaming in California. This will be the 11th conference since 2010 on critical state issues jointly sponsored by Capitol Weekly and the UC Center.
WATER, FEBRUARY 20, 2014 –REGISTRATION CLOSED– Farmers need it, environmentalists protect it, Southern California wants it and Northern California has it. With a population of nearly 39 million, the demand for water is unprecedented in a state that has experienced disputes over water virtually since its inception. On February 20, 2014, Capitol Weekly & UC Center will host A Conference on Water, a day-long program looking at the future of water in California.