California Forward advocates for shared prosperity across all of the state’s regions and for improved government performance and accountability.

CA Fwd is currently partnered with the Governor Newsom Administration on its Regions Rise Together initiative for building a plan for inclusive, sustainable growth across California.

We are also the home of the California Economic Summit, a multi-partisan effort fueled by business, equity, environmental, and civic leaders from across the state’s diverse regions. This robust network concentrates on ensuring that all Californians have access to the California Dream, including economic opportunity, stable housing, quality jobs and a healthy environment.

Below is a list of upcoming and past events. Join us!

2022 California Economic Summit

The 2022 California Economic Summit will be held in Bakersfield on October 27-28 and will continue the progress to build policies that build a shared prosperity for all Californians in every region. Join us!

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February 11 - April 29, 2021

Building Equitable Economies Webinar Series

How can we reimagine a California that is more equitable and resilient, where we redress the racial and economic inequities that have made the California Dream increasingly elusive for far too many?

The Building Equitable Economies Webinar Series delved into critical issues from criminal justice, housing, climate resiliency to broadband access and youth engagement. The series brought together experts for powerful conversations centered on moving the state forward through community empowerment to build more equitable economies.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Criminal Justice Roundtable: Accountable Law Enforcement

Building on CA FWD’s Justice System Change Initiative, check out our coverage on this impactful webinar in partnership with the Cato Institute. Learn more as we explore a new model that can help increase accountability for misconduct among law enforcement.

Regions Rise Together
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Regions Recover Together

Read the recap of stories and watch the full videos of the Regions Recover Together plenary session and workshops.