Past Event

California's Economic Future: Staying Competitive in a Flat World

Thu, Apr 15 2010 - 6:00pm

Part of The Chevron California Innovation Series

This program is sold out

Laura Tyson, Economist; Member, President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board; Chair, Council of Economic Advisors for President Clinton; Professor and Former Dean, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Paul Saffo, Managing Director, Discern Analytics; Visiting Scholar, Stanford Media-X Research Network
Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Investors
Robert Klein, J.D., Chairman, Governing Board of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Robert Hertzberg, Former Speaker, California State Assembly; Partner, Mayer Brown LLP; Environmental Entrepreneur
Sydnie Kohara, News Anchor, CBS 5 Television - Moderator

How can California remain economically competitive with the eager, talented and educated middle classes emerging in China, India and elsewhere? How can the California Dream be prevented from turning into a California Nightmare? Gold drove the first economic boom, and information technology fostered California’s most recent revolution of jobs and growth. What will be next? As the world becomes flat, globalization presents challenges. Will Californians innovate their way out? Prominent Californians (including a world-renowned economist, urban analyst and business innovators) discuss the issues challenging the state's business environment and provide insight into what must be done to ensure economic success.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:15 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Part of The Chevron California Innovation Series. Exclusive print media sponsor: San Francisco Business Times. Photo courtesy of Steve Wampler and dipster87/Flickr.