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Two Keynote Speakers Announced for League Annual Conference

July 24, 2015
The League of California Cities® announces two keynote speakers for the 2015 Annual Conference & Expo in San José this Sept. 30–Oct. 2. 
Join fellow city colleagues for these entertaining and informative sessions: 
  • Greg Lucas, California State Librarian, “If You Build It They Will Come The Huge Civic Payoff of 21st Century Libraries” Throughout history, cities have been the incubators of civic, cultural, educational, and economic innovation in California. City officials don’t need to look any further than their local public library for a hotbed of innovation and a major catalyst for building a stronger city. Join former political reporter and now California State Librarian, Greg Lucas, as he takes you on a tour of the ways in which community libraries are engaging citizens, transforming the way we learn and grow, helping expand local economies, and providing vibrant and energetic urban places that attract entrepreneurs, families, potential employees, and tomorrow’s leaders. Greg will be speaking at the opening general session which starts at 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the San José Convention Center.
  • Cam Marston, Leading Expert on the Impact of Generational Change, "A Workplace in Transition” Only yesterday, Generation X entered the workplace and managers were perplexed with their behavior. Today Gen X’ers are the managers and are struggling to accommodate and retain the Millennial generation (aka Gen Y). Millennials are the single largest generation in the workplace. Though fluent with technological communications (they don’t prefer it, they mandate it), their ability to empathize in person has been stymied due to an increase in handheld technology. Still very relevant are the Boomers who are busier than they had ever thought they’d be at this point in their lives and careers. Learn the ins and outs of a workplace in transition. Get tips on working with, and for, each of the different generations and enjoy a humorous approach to mixing them all together. Cam will be speaking at the general session which starts at 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the San José Convention Center. 
Register before Aug. 5 and receive $50 off registration. Registration and more information can be found on the League’s website.

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