2020 California “Ideas in Action” Policy Conference

February 19, 2020
1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA, USA

The 2020 California Vision:
How Free Market Ideas Can Address the New Decade’s Major Challenges

As California enters a new decade, policymakers should look to the free market for solutions to the issues shaping up as the state’s major challenges over the next ten years – health care, entrepreneurship and the future of work, homelessness, and education.


Join us for PRI’s second annual California “Ideas in Action” Policy Conference and hear policy experts, opinion leaders, and real life changemakers at informative panel discussions on:

• Preventing Future Power Outages, Wildfires Through the Governor’s Executive Powers
• Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity
• School Choice as a Tool to Help Special Needs Students Beat the Odds
• Homelessness in California


Keynote Speaker:  The Hon. Janice Rogers Brown

Former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Former Associate Justice, California Supreme Court


Followed by a reception celebrating the publication of False Premise, False Promise:  The Disastrous Reality of Medicare for All by Sally C. Pipes, PRI President, CEO and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Capitol View Room (15th Floor)
1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814



11:30am    Doors open, registration begins
Noon        Luncheon and keynote speaker
1:30pm     Presentations and Panel Discussions
5:30pm     Reception celebrating the new book
False Premise, False Promise by Sally C. Pipes


For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Dannerbeck, Events Consultant, at [email protected] or (415) 250-9206.


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Featured Speakers


  • Sally C. Pipes, PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy
  • The Hon. Daniel Kolkey, Chair of PRI’s California Reform Committee
  • Dr. Wayne Winegarden, Director of PRI’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation and Senior Fellow in Business and Economics
  • John Kabateck, Kabateck Strategies
  • Lorraine Salazar, Sal’s Mexican Restaurants and Immediate Past Chairperson of the California Restaurant Association Board of Directors
  • Vignesh Ganapathy, Head of Government Relations, Postmates
  • Damon Dunn, PRI Fellow in Business and Economics
  • Lance Izumi, Senior Director, PRI’s Center for Education
  • Bill Lucia, President and CEO, EdVoice
  • Carrie Carlson, Regional Coordinator for a Northern California independent study charter school
  • Sarah Bailey, Love of Learning Homeschool Learning Center
  • Kerry Jackson, Fellow, PRI’s Center for California Reform
  • Christopher Rufo, PRI Adjunct Fellow
  • Joseph Tartakovsky, PRI Adjunct Fellow




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