Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:15 PM PST
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The Sacramento Masonic Temple 
1123 J Street
Third Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Shoka Shafiee 
Capitol Weekly 

A Post-Mortem of the 2018 Election 

Join Capitol Weekly and the McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy on Thursday, November 8 in Sacramento for A Post-Mortem of the 2018 Election.

This program promises to be an exciting, unique and informative overview of the November 6 election providing analysis, opinions and insight. What happened? Why? What happens next?

A score of experts and insiders will discuss the results of the election and provide a look-ahead at what it means for 2019 – and beyond. 

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Check in, coffee

9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcoming remarks, Jon Wainwright, McGeorge Capital Center for Law and Policy; Tim Foster, Open California

9:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Panel 1: Congress and the National Picture
Did the "Blue Wave" materialize and sweep Democrats to power in Congress - or not? 

Panelists: Cynthia Bryant, California Republican Party;Lisa Gasperoni,LG Campaigns; Katie Merrill, Merrill Strategy Group; Paul Mitchell,Political Data Inc.; Parke Skelton, SG&A Campaigns; Rob Stutzman, Stutzman Public Affairs
Moderated by Dan Morain, CALmatters


10:45 a.m. - 11.55 a.m. Panel 2: The Ballot Propositions                                                                 We'll examine the high profile, high-dollar battles over Prop 6 (Gas Tax Repeal) and Prop 10 (Rent Control) as well as the lesser-followed but important initiatives decided by voters on November 6.

Panelists: Brandon Castillo, Bicker, Castillo and Fairbanks; Jim Deboo, Deboo Communications; Joel Fox, Fox and Hounds; Steve Maviglio, Forza Communications; Mary-Beth Moylan, McGeorge School of Law;
Moderated by Marisa Lagos, KQED


Luncheon KeynoteAce Smith of SCN Strategies, Introduced by John Howard, Capitol Weekly

1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Panel 3: Statewide Races and the Look-Ahead
What happened in the Governor's race, statewide elections, Assembly and state Senate? And, what do the results portend?

Panelists: Kim Alexander, California Voter Foundation; Jennifer Jacobs, Sunshine Strategy; Rose Kapolczynski, Rose K Campaigns; Jason Kinney,California Strategies; Mindy Romero, California Civic Engagement Project; Marty Wilson, California Chamber of Commerce 
Moderated by Katy Murphy, The Mercury News

2:10 p.m. Closing Remarks

Tickets are available at the regular rate of $199. Registration includes lunch and all conference materials. Special $99 rate for California state government staff. 

The 2018 Election Post-Mortem Conference will be held in Sacramento on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, from 9AM to 2:15PM at 1123 J Street.

Seating IS limited.  Reserve your ticket now! 

No-cost scholarships are available for students, and for anyone for whom cost is an issue. Contact Shoka Shafiee at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.

For Sponsorship information, contact Tim Foster at (916) 444 7665 or tim.foster@capitolweekly.net.

For Registration information contact Kathy Brown at (916) 444 7665 or shoka.shafiee@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, KP Public Affairs, California Professional Firefighters, The Western States Petroleum Association, Southern California Edison, Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern California, Capitol Advocacy, COPS Voter Guide, Capitol Public Radio, The Metropolitan Water District, Pandora, Lucas Public Affairs, USC Price School of Public Policy, Perry Communications, The California Channel, and The California Center for Civic Participation