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Thursday, February 25th
9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

Argyros Forum 209ABC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Panel #1 - Improving Democratic Engagement: How Do You Create The Right Environment for Local Democracy?

Fred Smoller, Chapman University
Tom Tait, Mayor of Anaheim
Rick Cole, City Manager of the City of Santa Monica, California
Matt Leighninger, Vice President for Public Engagement, and Director of the Yankelovich Center for Public Judgment, at Public Agenda
Antonio Gonzalez, President of the William C. Velasquez Institute

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Lunch and Poster Session

Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State

Beckman Hall 404

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

3:00 PM

Panel #2 - Democracy and Public Spaces

Georgiana Bostean, Chapman University
Arthur Blaser, Chapman University
Sam Adams, Former Mayor of Portland, Oregon and Director of the World Resources Institute U.S. Climate Initiative
Clarence Eckerson Jr., Director of Streetfilms
Mia Lehrer, Urbanist, Mia Lehrer and Associates

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Panel #3 - Reconsidering Cities and Counties for the 21st Century

Fred Smoller, Chapman University
Tim Draper, Venture capital investor and founder and CEO of Innovate Your State
Myron Orfield, Director of the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota
William Fulton, Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University
Peter Hong, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives at California State University, Los Angeles

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Panel #4 - Lessons from Abroad: What Are the Best Ideas for Creating an Effective 21st Century Local Government?

Joe Mathews, California and Innovation Editor, Zocalo Public Square
Bruno Kaufman,
Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor of Vienna, Austria
Daniel Schugurensky, Head of Arizona State University’s (Argentina) Participatory Governance Initiative

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM