2017 Fall Public Affairs Conference

Santa Monica, California
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
2017 Fall Public Affairs Conference
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:00 PM -
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
(310) 458-6700
1700 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90401
United States

Map and Directions

Registration for this event is now CLOSED. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Brincat at 916-444-6670 x212.

Registration Deadline - October 5, 2017!

A general agenda is available here.

*The agenda will be updated regularly as we confirm speakers and panelists.

Legislators Confirmed to Participate:

  • Assembly Member Catharine Baker
  • Assembly Member Raul Bocanegra
  • Assembly Member Anna Caballero
  • Assembly Member Matt Dababneh
  • Assembly Member Brian Dahle
  • Assembly Member Tom Daly
  • Assembly Member Vince Fong
  • Senator Steve Glazer
  • Assembly Member Adam Gray
  • Assembly Member Tim Grayson
  • Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • Assembly Member Kevin Kiley
  • Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • Assembly Member Marc Steinorth
  • Senator Henry Stern
  • Senator Scott Wilk


This year’s conference will give meeting participants a substantive view of some of the major policy challenges facing legislators in the final year of the two-year session.  Topics such as housing, healthcare and technology will be discussed and debated at three bipartisan legislative panels.  You’ll gain insight on these meaty topics from the key policy makers and have ample opportunity to ask your own questions.


Equally important to what policy makers think is what the voter’s think on these and other key issues.  The 2017 conference once again will be kicked off by a presentation of “The People’s Voice—CalChamber’s Annual Survey of California Voter Attitudes” from our pollsters at PSB.  As in previous years we will learn if legislative priorities match up with voter’s priorities.  And if voters have other priorities, what are they?


Of course, around the corner is another election year and there will be plenty of politics to discuss.  We will take a close look at the 2018 California political landscape where voters will be asked to choose the state’s next governor as well as pick among candidates for the other seven constitutional offices.  Additionally, there will be panel discussions on legislative and congressional races as well as any initiatives that may appear on the ballot.   These panels will include leading campaign experts from both political parties. 


New this year on the agenda is a dinner on Tuesday night, October 17 at Herringbone Restaurant – just across the street from the Loew’s Hotel.  We will be taking over the restaurant, giving everyone the opportunity for dining and discussions in the relaxed, contemporary atmosphere representative of iconic California beach living.


A busy and informative conference agenda is being finalized, but this will give you a flavor of what is in store. Be sure to sign up today and take advantage of the special early registration fee. Conference updates will be sent as we confirm speakers and panelists.


We look forward to seeing you in Santa Monica.


Conference Registration Costs:

Conference registration includes the dinner at Herringbone Santa Monica on Tuesday and the reception on Wednesday evening at Loews.

CalChamber Public Affairs Council &       $450
Board Members

Non-Public Affairs Council &                    $800
Non-Board Members


90% refund for cancellations if notified in writing by Thursday, October 5, 2017.  


Click here for sponsorship details. Please email events@calchamber.com if you are interested in becoming a sponsor..


Contact Information

  • CalChamber Events Department
    Phone: 916-444-6670

Payment Instructions

  • Payment is due at the time of registration.  A credit card is required to register online.   If you prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to the California Chamber of Commerce, then mail it along with the registration form.
    Registration forms and checks can be mailed to:
    California Chamber of Commerce
    Attn: Events Department
    P.O. Box 1736
    Sacramento CA 95812-1736

    Registration Deadline:  Thursday, October 5, 2017

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