6th Annual “California Ideas in Action” Sacramento Conference

February 13, 2024
12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA, USA
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You are invited to attend PRI’s 6th Annual

“California Ideas in Action”
Sacramento Conference

“The 5 Issues for 2024”

Featuring Keynote Speaker
Golden Together Founder & CEO and Fox News Contributor

Moderated by
Sally C. Pipes
PRI President, CEO and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy


Tuesday, February 13, 2024


Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Capitol View Room
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Doors open:  11:30 AM
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker:  Noon
Panel Discussions:  1:10 to 4:45 PM


5 Issues for 2024

How Government Is Failing on Voters’ Key Concerns and How Free Market Ideas Can Turn Things Around

Recent surveys show the economy, homelessness and housing, crime, climate change, and debt are the top issues for voters in advance of the 2024 elections.  On each of these issues, Sacramento and Washington are failing those they aim to help the most, particularly the vulnerable and the working class.  The 6th Annual PRI “California Ideas in Action” conference will explore in depth these “5 Issues for 2024.”  PRI scholars, elected officials, media voices, and real life changemakers will show how market-based ideas offer actionable solutions to these 5 key problems for California and the nation, and provide a realistic path forward compared to the failed status quo.

Panels and presentations:
  • Get a sneak preview of PRI’s new initiative showing how key bills and budget items really affect the economy and taxpayers
  • Learn what actually can be done to reduce homelessness in California
  • Hear a panel of experts discuss how we can reform criminal justice policy to put victims first
  • Listen to education reforms discuss how lowered academic standards hurt California’s students and the economy
  • Watch the author of Time to Think Small discuss how private sector innovation is key to addressing climate change

For inquiries, contact Laura Dannerbeck at (415) 250-9206.

Featured speakers:

Dr. Wayne Winegarden,
PRI Senior Fellow in Business and Economics

Steven Greenhut

Steven Greenhut,
Director, PRI’s Free Cities Center

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The Hon. Thien Ho,
Sacramento County District Attorney

Elizabeth Funk Headshot SQ

Elizabeth Funk,
Founder and CEO, Dignity Moves

Steven Smith

Steve Smith,
PRI Senior Fellow in Urban Studies

Nina Salarno Besselman SQ

Crime Victims United President
Nina Salarno Besselman

The Hon. Morgan Gire,
Placer County District Attorney

Lance Izumi,
Senior Director, PRI’s Center for Education

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Todd Myers,
Director, Center for the Environment, Washington Policy Center; Author of Time to Think Small: How Nimble
Environmental Technologies Can Solve the Planet’s Biggest Problems

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