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Featured Keynotes Speaking at the League of California Cities® 2016 Annual Conference & Expo

June 24, 2016
The League of California Cities® announces two featured keynote speakers for its 2016 Annual Conference & Expo.
 
Registration is now open for the event which is scheduled for Oct. 5–7 in Long Beach. View this year’s conference schedule to read the great line-up of sessions and networking opportunities available for attendees. For more information, check out the annual conference announcement with session information.
Join fellow city colleagues for these entertaining and informative sessions: 

Jason Roberts, Founder of the Better Block Project
"Build a Better Block: How to Make Real Change in Your Community, Today"
How can we drive change in our communities and move past unproductive committees and outdated regulation?  How do we become the “bike part of town” and revitalize stagnant blocks?  In this funny, smart, energetic, and breathless talk, arts activist Jason Roberts of the Better Block Project encourages us to stop waiting around. Even if that means painting in our own crosswalks, bringing in our own trees, and blackmailing ourselves into action
 
Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner of Beacon Economic
"Fact and Fiction: What is really going on in the California Economy?"
There seem to be many worries about the ability for the current expansion to maintain momentum — China, oil, the Middle East, tech bubbles, and other issues have all caused brief periods of market panic. How sustainable is the economy in its current form?  How does ‘business unfriendly’ stack up? What are the future flash points that cities need to focus their attention on?
 
Lodging Information
 
There are several fantastic properties for lodging this year around the Long Beach Convention Center. Reduced hotel room rates are available for registered attendees and can only be reserved online using the links provided in your conference registration confirmation email. Phone reservations will not be available. 
 
Register early, as space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Dayna Casper.


 
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