LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Los Angeles #ELGLPopUps Agenda

Los Angeles Pop Up Conference

Serving our community can take many different shapes. In LA, we are addressing pressing issues and hearing from folks who have "Chosen Their Own Adventure" and are leading the way in their respective roles.  How will you choose your own adventure?

The Los Angeles #ELGLPopUps event is hosted at the Mexican-American museum and cultural center, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. LA Plaza is uniquely situated in the historical Downtown LA  across the street from the wonderful Olvera Street and a short hop, skip, and jump from the iconic Union Station.

Address: 501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Coffee is brought to you by ViewPoint Cloud and CPS HR Consulting, and light breakfast items by OpenCities.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Parking for LA Plaza

Public Transit, Ride Sharing, and Carpooling is strongly recommended. LA Plaza is a short 5-minute walk from Union Station! But we realize this is LA and you're probably going to drive.  There are a few parking lots surrounding our awesome venue; the City of LA "El Pueblo" parking lots are $9 a day.

A. El Pueblo Parking Lot #1
419 N Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

B. El Pueblo Parking Lot #2
615 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

C. 171 Arcadia St Parking
171 Arcadia Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

D. El Pueblo Parking Lot #4
426 Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

E. Metro Plaza Parking
711 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

F. Union Station Parking Lot B
800 N Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking for LA Plaza

9:00 - Yes, You Cannabis!

City Manager, Grover Beach, CA

Economic Development Director, Long Beach, CA

Cannabis Program Manager - Long Beach, CA

Executive Director and General Manager of the Department of Cannabis Regulation, Los Angeles, CA

With the legalization of recreational cannabis across California, cities have the opportunity to venture into a popular industry ripe with regulations and complications. Learn how cities are making recreational cannabis a part of their economic development and join a discussion on how they are addressing equity and fairness in their City’s approach.

10:20 - Empowering your Community

Program Director - Working Scholars

Cofounder, CEO & Lead Designer - The Burg

Digital Services Principal - Judicial Council of California

11:30 - Lunch Conversation with Jocelyn Ramirez, Todo Verde

Founder, Todo Verde

Todo Verde founder, Jocelyn Ramirez, is a vegan chef, college professor, yoga instructor, and advocate for healthy food access in her community. Jocelyn has partnered with local nonprofit organizations to offer workshops ranging from healthy food demonstrations, social media strategies, and dialogues in relation to critical analysis of the industrial food system and traditional foodways. She now sits on the Leadership Board for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council.

12:30 - Successful Staff Development Programs

Human Resources Manager, Santa Maria, CA

Management Analyst, Santa Maria, CA

Human Resources Clerk, Santa Maria, CA

Join the City of Santa Maria as we get a Boots-on-the-Ground perspective into their award-winning Professional Development program, Shaping Hardworking Innovative Professionals of Santa Maria (SM SHIP). Learn about the work it takes to create supporting programs that include Transition and Readiness Training, staff-lead tours, Employee Service Awards, Speaker Series, a Mentoring Program, Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Studies, a Toastmasters club, Leadership Academy, Speed Coaching, and Spirit Days; It’s a lot. Learn how they are able to retain, motivate, and empower staff.

1:50 - Public Engagement: The 21st Century Leadership Skill

Dean of Pepperdine School of Public Policy, Senior Fellow, Davenport Institute

In an era of dramatic polarization, meaningful public involvement can lead to creative, community-supported, civic solutions. To do it effectively demands not only a set of skills, but also a new perspective on the role of our residents. Join us as we address public involvement as part of an overall discussion about democracy, citizenship, and community, that emphasizes new forms of civic engagement and how we can put the "public" back in to "public policy".

3:00 - Actionable Homelessness Policy

Director of Interim Housing, The People Concern

City Manager, Santa Monica, CA

Homelessness  impacts  all  facets  of  a  community  –  from social services to public safety, libraries and parks, sanitation and public works crews, retailers and  hoteliers, residents and tourists. Addressing the impacts of homelessness requires the coordination of efforts across numerous departments, community-based organizations, business community and regional partners. Learn how agencies are taking a developing a comprehensive approach that can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable people and support health, safety, and equity in the community.

4:00 - Hosted Social Hour

The Los Angeles #ELGLPopUps ends with a group #CityHallSelfie at the Los Angeles City Hall, and a social hour, hosted by Bang the Table, at Justice Tavern.

LA City Hall
Justice Tavern

Conference Hotel

ELGL has reserved a room block at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. To get the special rate, you must call in your reservations before September 28 to get the government rate.

 Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites - Call +1 213-624-1000

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