2015 Fall Public Affairs Conference

Marina del Rey, California
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you have questions or would like to register please send your registration form to events@calchamber.com. Or you can call the CalChamber office at 916-444-6670 x263.

2015 Fall Public Affairs Conference
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 1:00 PM -
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
(855) 556-3478
4375 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, California 90292
United States

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A general agenda is now available - click here.

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


Assessing the victories and setbacks of the first half of the 2015-16 California legislative session, plus forecasting the priorities for the second half, will be major topics of discussion at the CalChamber Public Affairs Conference this year. 

Did gains at the ballot box in 2014 manifest themselves in creating a legislature willing to work on and support issues pertinent to the needs of California employers? You’ll get some answers and be able to ask your own questions at our afternoon panel of legislators, titled “Big Battles and Major Victories - 2015 Year in Review,” moderated by Jeanne Cain, CalChamber executive vice president, policy, on Tuesday, November 3. Following this panel discussion, we will be hosting a reception with the panel participants. 

A discussion with legislators on “The Wizards of What's Next - 2016 Second Year Session Preview,” moderated by CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, November 4. New bills and the two-year leftovers will be covered, and again you will have ample opportunity to ask your questions and mix and mingle with legislators at the reception immediately following this panel.

Our featured speaker at the Wednesday luncheon will be media pundit, focus group and survey guru Dr. Frank Luntz. Frank is the best-selling author of “Words that Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear.” In addition to his work in politics and with the media, he has a client list that reads like the who’s who of the Fortune 500, advising companies such as Merrill Lynch, Coca Cola and the U.S. Navy. If you’ve seen Frank in one of his numerous TV appearances, then you know that he is both entertaining and informative

Finally, lest we forget, 2016 is an election year and we will have three panel sessions with insiders from both major parties offering insights and predictions on key statewide and legislative races as well as the upcoming ballot initiatives. 

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.


Legislators Confirmed to Participate:
  • Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • Senator Steve Glazer
  • Senator Janet Nguyen
  • Assembly Member Catharine Baker
  • Assembly Member Bill Brough
  • Assembly Member Cheryl Brown
  • Assembly Member Ling Ling Chang
  • Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  • Assembly Member Tom Daly
  • Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez
  • Assembly Member David Hadley
  • Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • Assembly Member Chad Mayes
  • Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
  • Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  • Assembly Member Miguel Santiago


Conference Registration Costs:

Conference registration includes the Tuesday and Wednesday Receptions.

CalChamber Public Affairs Council &       $450
Board Members

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



90% refund for cancellations if notified in writing by Friday, October 23, 2015.  


Click here for sponsorship details. Please email danielle.fournier@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 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:  Friday, October 23, 2015

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