THE FUTURE IS HERE: Los Angeles, California
DATES: December 5-7, 2023
LOCATION: ASU California Center and the Los Angeles City Club in downtown Los Angeles
Can we think beyond conventional boundaries to achieve needed solutions?
The Ten Across geography—from California to Texas to Florida—features a diverse range of socio-economic, demographic, and climate related challenges. With an election year looming, the divisions in the country continue to widen, especially between red and blue states, urban and rural populations, and the major political parties. While the public is relatively consistent in its view on many critical issues, the distance between varying points of view has been exaggerated by social media, recent state legislation, and various court rulings.
California is often touted as the standard bearer for the rest of the country regarding environmental awareness and equitable public policies. It also boasts the largest economy in the United States and would be ranked 5th in the world if it were a stand-alone nation. The sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles and its array of diverse communities is made possible by some of the most complex—and vulnerable—infrastructure in the U.S. with the strains of climate change necessitating new modes of operation for the future. This is made more interesting as other states and political leaders attempt to cast the “California model” as out of step with the country.
LA and CA provided an ideal setting for examining the issues of water, energy, global commerce, transportation, housing, environmental justice, and insurable risk—hallmarks of the Ten Across initiative.
Summit Session Recordings
Listen in as experts share their insights and dialogue about some of the most challenging issues facing the country today and the boundaries—either physical or regulatory—that must be overcome to make way for needed innovation and achievable solutions leading to a more sustainable and inclusive future.
Featured Opening Session with Ron Brownstein
Summit Panel Discussions
10X Resilience Officer Network
This workshop focused on the critical projects and initiatives taking shape across the Ten Across region with a deep dive into a multi-faceted platform designed to assist resilience leaders in visualizing, measuring, tracking, modeling, planning, and making the case for needed resources and budget to support long-term resilience planning
Pre-Summit Ten Across Data Network Workshop – Part 1
Pre-Summit Ten Across Data Network Workshop – Part 2
Pre-Summit Climate Communications Workshop (Part 1)
Pre-Summit Climate Communications Workshop (Part 2)
What our past attendees had to say about their summit experience:
“I appreciate how the summit provides a deepened understanding of the intersectionality of climate change, academia, politics, and the general public and how it broadens relationships across an ecosystem of change agents all providing and sharing solutions to combat human created challenges with human created solutions.2023 Los Angeles Summit attendee survey feedback.
“I enjoyed the provocative nature of the speakers–we need to be challenged and civilly discuss differing opinions, and still be colleagues. This is the dialogue paradigm at 10X.”2023 Los Angeles Summit attendee survey feedback.
“I love how we get to learn how problems are getting solved in a way that we can use in our own work from brilliant, incredible, and experienced people ready to share and excited to learn.”2023 Los Angeles Summit attendee survey feedback
“The program is amazing. The topics of discussion are current, important, and engaging and you have experts presenting and interacting with the audience. The attendees are passionate about solving complex issues that we are facing and they represent the groups who will be doing much of that important work. The summit is built in a way to encourage meeting others and building a network which can work together to improve the future.”2023 Los Angeles attendee survey feedback
A special thank you to our summit sponsors.
Interested in becoming a Ten Across sponsor? Contact Rae Ulrich.