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Reforming Californias Politics

Reforming California Politics

October 11, 2013 10:00am-12:00pm

Cal Poly Performing Arts Center Pavilion

Co-sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Technology & Public Policy at Cal Poly, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC, UCLA Department of Political Science, California Common Cause and the Rescue California

This event brings together leading reformers throughout California to discuss making the system of California governance more open, responsive and citizen-focused. Panelists will discuss cutting edge practices and proposed reforms to enhance citizen engagement at both local and state levels.

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Coast Conference

COAST Conference - Connecting Science to Sacramento

October 4, 2013, 9:00am-5:00pm

Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

A one-day workshop bringing legislators, committee staff, state agency personnel, policy consultants, and journalists together with faculty, community leaders, and the public to discuss successful strategies to bridge the gap between academia and Sacramento.

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Fuels Summit

Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit - Better Fuel Choices for California’s Economy and Environment

August 27, 2013, 11:00am-5:00pm

Sheraton Grand, Sacramento

This half-day educational summit was targeted to policymakers interested in engaging with leading companies in the clean transportation industry. With several bills related to clean transportation and alternative fuels pending in the legislature, it was a relevant time to learn about the latest developments and the role state policy has to play for this sector, including:

  • Recent market and technological developments in clean, low-carbon transportation
  • The role of state policies and incentives – what is working and what is not?
  • Regional perspectives on needs, challenges, and benefits
Pathway to 2050

Pathway to 2050 - Achieving California’s Advanced Energy Goals

August 20, 2013, 8:00am-1:00pm

Sheraton Grand, Sacramento

Bring industry leaders and state officials together, this event showcased industry perspectives and insights on critical issues tied to California's energy system, focusing on market transformation and what is needed in order for the state to be on track to meeting future energy goals.