The new year has arrived, is speeding along and February looms! It's not just a question of racing time; it's these mini-Rip Van Winkle experiences ("What? It's the 11th of January? How did that happen?") that seem strange. We have planned a roster of speakers and events that we think is both important and interesting. I hope you agree.
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Heads up!!!!!!! Our website will be down for maintenance from the 22nd of December through the 25th!!!!!!!!! 2013. What a stunning thought. As we rush from one holiday joy (or chore) to another we will also be building wonderful programs for you. Town Hall's offices will be closed from Monday, Dec. 24 until Tuesday, Jan. 1 (although we'll still be communicating with some of the most astonishing speakers you will definitely want to know). We will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2. In the meantime, check out the great programs we have lined up for 2013 on our events page.
This year brings to mind Einstein's relativity of time - and this year certainly went (relatively) faster than others! But as you sort through the solicitations, felicitations and long family and friend letters - think about how lucky we are to be here, now. Los Angeles in the 21st Century is a vibrant component of a vibrant nation. We wish you the very best, safest, warmest and most fulfilling holiday and New Year.
The Presidential election is over, the disagreements at dinner tables and diner tables has quieted, and now we get to do it again! A'int we the lucky ones? So stay with us for another cycle as we try to unpack the various issues and what they mean. The races for City positions will become increasingly heated and interesting in the next few months - and we will bring you the best information we can - as we have for the last 75 years. Jon Goodman, President
There's a new and frightening descriptor of voters floating around - the "low-information voter." The phrase was coined by political scientist Samuel L. Popkin to describe those who vote without knowing much about the issue or candidate and, indeed, the world in which they live. You and I - because of our involvement with Town Hall Los Angeles - do not fit in that category. Nonetheless, because of California's system of propositions it's often easy to be well informed about most things but poorly informed about others.
Our September 15th panel, "Social Media 2.0: Transforming Industries and Consumer Behavior" was another eye-opening and informative discussion. Tony Uphoff, CEO of UBM TechWeb is a social media guru of irrefutable reputation and expertise. He asked panelists Eric Brosum of PainePR, Harry Lin of Idealab and Dr.
Los Angeles, CA – Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – “Common Core Standards: One Size Fits All?” is the topic of a panel discussion presented by Town Hall Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at New Roads School in Santa Monica. Angelenos will have an opportunity to ask educators what impact the new federal core curriculum standards will have on California's students.
In case you were wondering what the most frequently asked question is at Town Hall, allow us to share. “Why should I become a Member?” That question is quickly followed by, “What’s the difference in the levels of membership?” The answer to the first question is simple. If you are at all interested in the economic and civic life of this city, you should join Town Hall LA.
Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – "Social Media 2.0: Transforming Industries and Consumer Behavior," is the topic of a panel discussion presented by Town Hall Los Angeles on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at City National Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Angelenos will have an opportunity to ask about how social media networks and smartphones are changing business.
Los Angeles, CA – Wednesday, August 31, 2011 – In commemoration of the upcoming 10-year anniversary of 9-11, Town Hall Los Angeles is proud to be a community partner with the RAND Corporation in presenting Brian Michael Jenkins, coeditor of the recent RAND study “The Long Shadow of 9/11: America’s Response to Terrorism,” on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at RAND Corporation in Santa Monica.
On Tuesday, August 23rd, Town Hall Los Angeles and Corwin Press presented "Full STEAM Ahead! Part 2: Hands-On Strategies for 21st Century Education." This education series was designed to demonstrate best classroom practices in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. The second event was sponsored by Corwin Press and City National Bank.
It's not uncommon for us to see past and upcoming speakers in the news, but when five of them appear in the same New York Times Article, we bring it to your attention. In the August 12th article, "In Los Angeles, a Police Force Transformed," Chief Charlie Beck, former COP, William Bratton, Founding Dean of the UCI School of Law, Erwin Chemerinsky, civil rights attorney, Constance Rice, and former police commissioner and Grove owner, Rick Caruso, are all cited.
Los Angeles, CA – Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – “Full STEAM Ahead! Part Two: Hands-On Strategies for 21st Century Education” is the topic of a one-day conference taking place on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.