Region Rising Program

Day 1
20 Nov 2015

Registration Open

Come early and experience the JPMorgan Chase Collision Spot, visit a book signing with national bestselling author Richard Florida, thrive in the Kaiser Permanente Recharge Pavilion, shop in the Unseen Heroes West Coast Design Market, get hands-on in the Uptown Studios Innovation Space, connect in the Comcast Technology Expo, and enjoy a host of interactive exhibitors from around the region.
Richard Florida

The Rise of the Creative Class

Known for his most recent book, “The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited,” Region Rising kicks off with famed author Richard Florida who will discuss the importance the creative class plays in establishing our region’s competitive advantage, paving our economic future, and how his creative class theories can apply to the Sacramento region.
Richard Florida

Blueprint to the future

A decade ago residents came together to create a shared vision for the region through 2050. In 2014, we marked 10 years of the implementation of the Sacramento Region Blueprint—a bold vision that defines a preferred strategy for how the region should grow using smart-growth principles and performance-based planning to address regional growth patterns and transportation investment priorities. Since the award-winning Blueprint was adopted, we’ve lived by a set of common principles that guide planning and investment decisions across the Sacramento region to this day.  Enhanced housing options, transportation choices, mixing land uses, conserving natural resources, and infusing quality development are all part of the legacy of Blueprint.

Making our region the most livable in the nation

How does California’s Capital region rank in quality of life and overall livability? Are we prepared for the needs of our communities for the next 10 years? And 50 years? We will gauge our performance across broad livability indicators that measure our economic, social, and environmental health.  It’s a chance to understand where we can take action to improve quality of life outcomes that benefit us all.
Bill Mueller

A Capital Food Economy

Economies around the world compete for prized industries, jobs, investment and a quality workforce, yet there’s no other place on earth that can match a regional food economy like ours. The Sacramento region sits at the heart of world’s largest agricultural food system, feeding nations across the globe and innovating new approaches to reduce hunger. Hear how the region can further advance economic vitality by leveraging our unparalleled food and agricultural assets.
Dr. Glenda Humiston

Learn + Mingle

Time to play!  Experience the JPMorgan Chase Collision Spot, thrive in the Kaiser Permanente Recharge Pavilion, shop at the Unseen Heroes West Coast Design Market, get hands-on in the Uptown Studios Innovation Space, connect in the Comcast Technology Expo, and enjoy a host of interactive exhibitors from around the region.

Networking Lunch

Walk to Thrive with Kaiser Permanente for a short stroll from the Convention Center to the Capitol Grounds and enjoy a savory lunch prepared by some of the region’s most celebrated farm-to-fork restaurants.

Arts + Culture

Enjoy a special musical performance by University of the Pacific’s Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet.

Leadership + Exchange

The Sacramento region possesses its own unique assets, defining character and people with passion, but there’s still much we can learn from how other communities are getting it right. This Leadership Exchange features public and private sector leaders from other American metro areas who will share how their communities maximized public-private partnerships to work on preserving and promoting their quality of life.
Robert Grow
Andrew Gruber
Scott Syphax
Ron Corbin
Michael Skipper

A region on the rise

After years of vision and investment, our region is at a tipping point.  In many ways, Vivek Ranadivé epitomizes plans put to action. He made national headlines in 2013 when he purchased the Sacramento Kings franchise, saving the team from a potential relocation. Today he stands as the central figure in shaping Sacramento’s future – and its skyline – as the world’s state-of-the art Golden 1 Center rises to its rightful place in downtown Sacramento. Ranadivé will open up about why he decided in invest in the Sacramento region, the importance of building remarkable places, and what we can expect next.
Vivek Ranadivé

People + Place + Priorities

It’s the mixture of people, place and priorities that make a community not just good, but great. Come socialize at the after-event celebration in the Experience Hall and exchange ideas and inspirations from today’s program with some of our region’s brightest thought leaders and change-makers.