2016 Summit

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Collaboration on a regional scale. It’s happening.

2016 Partnership Summit

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
11AM to 5PM

Enjoy Videos Presented at the Summit!

It’s been a decade since the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley began bringing together experts and leaders committed to a common vision — a prosperous economy, quality environment, and social equity throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

The Partnership provides an organizational framework for collaboration to connect, collaborate, and advocate around issues impacting the quality of life in the eight-county San Joaquin Valley.

Revisit how far we’ve come together, celebrate our collective achievements, and prepare for the challenges yet ahead.

Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
New Exhibit Hall
700 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721

  • Meet Our Keynote

    James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic

    Mr. Fallows has written for The Atlantic for more than 30 years. For the last three years, he and his wife, Deborah, have traveled across the country as part of their American Futures project, documenting how society is adjusting to the economic, environmental and technological opportunities and challenges of this era.

    As part of this project, Mr. Fallows has traveled to the San Joaquin Valley to learn what’s happening here. He will share his perspective on the importance of the San Joaquin Valley to California and beyond.

  • Program

    Welcome & Acknowledgements Mike Dozier, Partnership Secretariat Lead Executive
    It All Started When Ashley Swearengin, Partnership Chair, Mayor of Fresno
    It Just Makes Good Sense Joseph I. Castro,President,
    California State University, Fresno
    Putting Our Region on the Map Mayor Swearengin
    Keynote Speaker James Fallows, The Atlantic
    Looking Forward Mike Dozier
    Panel Discussion Plan Regionally, Acting Locally
      Mayor Swearengin
      [Co-Panelist Name Unavailable]
    Moderator Mike Dozier
    Video Presentation Past, Present and Future: The Evolution of the Partnership
    Panel Discussion Past Partnership Board Members
      Connie Conway, Former Member,
    California State Assembly, 34th District
      Sunne McPeak, Executive Director,
    California Emerging Technology Fund
      Corwin Harper, Vice President,
    Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano
      Current Partnership Board Members
      Secretary Karen Ross,
    California Department of Food & Agriculture
      Carole Goldsmith, President,
    Fresno City College
      Luisa Medina, Director of Development,
    Central California Legal Services
    Moderator Peter Weber, Champion of the San Joaquin Valley
    Reception Following