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NLC Chairman Chris Kelly
NLC Board of Directors
NLC Los Angeles Chapter
Building toward the Future and the Progressive Bench
Friday & Saturday, March 13-14, 2015
The Globe Theater
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
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Registration is $25 and includes light breakfast and lunch. NLC has special hotel room rates at the Sheraton Universal Hotel (333 Universal Hollywood Drive, 91608). You can reserve a room at the hotel in the NLC room block by calling 888-627-7186 /7184 for central reservations and reference the "NEW LEADERS COUNCIL ROOM BLOCK" when calling.
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NLC Board of Directors ~ NLC Los Angeles
2015 West Coast Conversation
March 13 - 14 | Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, March 14: Globe Theater Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
9:30 am – 9:45 am: Welcome: Chris Kelly, Chairman of the Board, New Leaders Council
10:00 am – 10:30 am: The Importance of the next generation of leadership
Hon. Lucy Flores, Former Nevada State Assembly Member
10:30 am – 11:30 pm: Community Engagement: Building key strategies for community engagement through activists, philanthropists, and government
Neil Spears, NLC Los Angeles
Hon. Fiona Ma, California Board of Equalization
Stella Kim, Western Director of Strategic Campaigns, Young Invincibles
Alexandra Acker Lyons, President AL Advising
11:45 pm – 12:45 pm: Environment and energy policy in CA leading the nation
Hon. Graham Richard, CEO of Advanced Energy Economy
Jena Price, Legislative Affairs Director, California League of Conservation Voters
Parin Shah, Senior Strategist, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
RL Miller, Environmental Caucus California Democratic Party
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch & Keynote: The digital evolution of media: what that means to the entertainment industry and consumers
Robert Hayes, Executive Vice President, Digital, NBC Entertainment
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: Entertainment and Progressive Action
Brittany Ballard, NLC Los Angeles
Greg Propper, Partner Propper Daley
Wendy Cohen, Principal & Partner Picture Motion
Darnell Strom, Executive Director, Creative Artist Agency Foundation
Stephen Nemeth, CEO of Rhino Films
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm: City of Los Angeles: A City of the Future
Peter Marx, Chief Innovation Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm: Building the Progressive Bench
Eric DeSobe, NLC Los Angeles
David Winkler, Vice President of Project New America
Councilmember Esmeralda Soria, City of Fresno
Kate Maeder, NLC San Frnacisco
4:50 pm – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Universal Studios Tour
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Networking Reception at Universal Studios Globe Theater
Keynote Speaker (in progress)
This panel will discuss how the entertainment industry, specifically film, can act as a vehicle for igniting social change through the education of progressive public policy and our current cultural landscape. We will hear from members of the film industry on their experience with this medium to advocate for social change.
California is often though of as the leader in progressive environmental and energy policy, taking on challenges in water, transportation, housing and more. This panel will discuss current or upcoming initiatives in California and around the country, with highlights of recent important successes at the local, state and national level and a look to the future.
This panel will host a discussion on different models used across sectors to engage various communities and promote social change. We will hear from advocates in the non-profit sector, from philanthropists and from members working in local and state governments on how they connect with or influence their respective communities.
Different points of view will discuss the current political landscape after the last election cycle, what it takes to be successful young candidate, and the state of current campaign management.
New Leaders Council is a 501 (c) (3) public charity dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders and to providing those leaders with the tools they need to succeed. NLC does not engage in political or legislative activities of any kind, does not support or oppose any candidate for public office, and serves only as an educational leadership training ground.
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