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“Innovation and Micro-financing” was the central theme of Indiegogo’s founder, Danae Ringelmann, yesterday at a Small Business congressional hearing. She describes Indiegogo’s crowdfunding platform as people-powered financing with “perks” offered to donors who fund projects they care about, whether ideas or causes, businesses, artists and non-profits.

On May 14, 2013, Adam Chapnick, Evangelist, Indiegogo spoke to Town Hall Los Angeles on "The Promise and Possibilities of Crowdfunding." Chapnick discussed how crowdfunding engages donors directly with a project, breaks rigid pricing systems, and unlocks the creative process to involve potential funders. "I am here to tell you that crowdfunding provides many benefits to you, but only one of them is funding."

On May 7, 2013, Town Hall Los Angeles presented the panel discussion "Changing Faces of Health Care: Who Will Take Care of You?" sponsored by The California Wellness Foundation. The panel was moderated by Magdalena Beltran-del Olmo, Vice President of Communications, The California Wellness Foundation and featured these panelists: Dr. Kevin Lohenry, PhD, PA-C, Program Director, USC Primary Care Physician Assistant Program, Department of Family Medicine & Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine; Angela L.

The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President & CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, spoke at Town Hall Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Her speech, "The Second Decade After 9/11 - Should Our Homeland Security Response Be Different?" addressed the fact that the US does not have a clear Homeland Security strategy. Her speech was timely given the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks prior.

Stan Kasten, President & CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers, spoke to Town Hall on April 17, 2013. His speech, "Building a Franchise," shared how he plans to make the Los Angeles Dodgers the franchise that others are measured against. "Our fans deserve the best - the best players, the best baseball and the best experience."



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