Thursday February 11, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PST
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SBCTC Conference Center 
1231 I Street
3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Kathy Brown 
Capitol Weekly 

Public Pensions 

Capitol Weekly and the University of California, UC Center present: PUBLIC PENSIONS. This day-long conference will be held in Sacramento on February 11, 2016.

There are more than 80 public pension funds in California, ranging from giants like CalPERS and CalSTRS to local funds operated by cities and counties. While critics call for changes to the system, labor seeks to protect a secure retirement system for their members. This day-long conference will look at what comes next.

Nearly two dozen experts, including state and local officials, regulators, union leaders, pension reform activists, journalists and fiscal analysts will discuss the future of Public Pensions in California.

Panel 1
Fiscal impact: Follow the Money
John Bartel, Bartel Associates; Cheryl Eason, CalPERS; Dave Low, California School Employees Assocition; Jason Sisney, Legislative Analyst's Office
Moderator: Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee

Panel 2 
Jennifer Baker; 
California Teachers Association; Terry Brennand, Service Employees International Union; Richard Costigan, CalPERS Board of Directors; Sarah Zimmerman, Californians for Retirement Security
Moderator: Dan Borenstein, Contra Costa Times

Keynote Address
John Chiang, California State Treasurer 

Panel 3
Local Issues
Christy Bouma, California Professional Firefighters; Amy Brown, Public Retirement Journal; Michael Coleman, League of California Cities; Faith Conley,  California State Association of Counties
Moderator: Allen Young, Sacramento Business Journal

Panel 4
Ed Derman, CalSTRS; Steve Maviglio, Forza Communications; Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator; Chuck Reed, former mayor of San Jose 
Moderator: Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times

Registration rate is $199. Special $99 rate for California state government staff.

A limited number of no-cost scholarships are available for students, and for anyone for whom cost is an issue.  Contact Kathy Brown at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.

The Public Pensions conference will be held in Sacramento at 1231 I Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814. Registration includes lunch and all conference materials.

For Sponsorship information, contact Tim Foster at (916) 444 7665 or tim.foster@capitolweekly.net or Michelle Matheson at 916 669 9372 or michelle@aim-point.com.

For Registration information contact Kathy Brown at (916) 444 7665 or kathy.brown@capitolweekly.net.

For questions about content, please contact John Howard at (916) 444-7665 or john.howard@capitolweekly.net.

Thanks to our sponsors: The California Endowment, The Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, The California Center for Civic Participation, The California Channel, The Gualco Group, Comcast Spotlight, KP Public Affairs, The State Building and Construction Trades Council and California Professional Firefighters, DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler and Grassroots Lab.