Los Angeles helped fulfill your dreams. What will you do to fulfill LA's dreams?
Future of Cities: Leading in LA's summit brings together leaders leaders from across the LA basin who will play an integral role in transforming the landscape of LA for the next 20 years. Here are some of the renowned speakers who are presenting on Oct. 19th at LACMA:
- Restauranteur and health advocate Bill Chait, who is championing healthy food and a healthy workforce.
- Media and civic leader Monica Lozano, who is working to expand Latino civic participation.
- The Advancement Project's John Kim, who won't stop until LA is caring, inclusive and just.
- KCRW's Madeleine Brand, who is moving LA's big questions from drive time to prime time.
- LACMA's Michael Govan, who is reimagining the place of art in LA.
Together, Bill, Monica, John, Madeleine, Michael and you can envision the LA we never imagined but always thought possible. Stay tuned...more civic leader participants will be revealed soon.
Who: A who's who of cross-sector leadership
What: Future of Cities: Leading in LA summit event
Where: Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
When: Monday, October 19, 2015, starting at 5pm
Why: To make civic leadership a top priority for LA
A vibrant future for Los Angeles depends on each of us, together. We look forward to seeing you on October 19th.
To purchase tickets visit: http://www.ticketbase.com/events/focla
Future of Cities: Leading in LA launched on June 2nd, bringing together more than 100 local innovators to begin a course-changing conversation about civic leadership for Los Angeles. LA is a world-class city on the verge of major changes, and we convened many of the people leading the way. The event began the dialogue about change and leadership for LA that will continue online and through our October 19 event.
Co- founder Donna Bojarsky announced the organization's anticipated programming focused on civic leadership, women, entertainment, design, and technology.
We are very excited to see that Future of Cities is already having an impact! KCRW, one of our valued sponsors, has just launched a new series with Madeleine Brand called Making L.A. The show features conversations with local experts in art, architecture, the environment and governance to explore what LA needs to make it better, to move it forward, and to make it the place we all want it to be.
Future of Cities is honored that among the people who attended and are committed to our initiative are Moby; the Director of LACMA, Michael Govan; architect Mia Lehrer; Los Angeles Magazine’s Mary Melton; our first Korean-American LA City Councilman David Ryu; LA Times architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne; KCRW’s Jennifer Ferro, CicLAvia co-founder Aaron Paley, co-founder of the tech developer community Sabio.la, Gregorio Rojas; and many others.
Our new civic endeavor will feature smaller salons to further our discussions about next steps for actions and creating some of the new structures we mentioned, including Municipal Art Society West, our online menu of LA leaders projects, and a surprise social media campaign. And at our first major public event in October, 2015, we'll bring together a cross section of accomplished civic, business, philanthropic, cultural and community leaders to ignite civic leadership in LA.