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Impact Week Conference 2022: The Future of L.A.
 
April 18–22, 2022

Impact Week 2022 focused on the future of Los Angeles by examining what our extraordinarily diverse city looks like right now. We considered the factors contributing to the life experience — and disparities — in L.A. and discuss how different sectors interconnect. We examined the built environment, inequitable food access, public green spaces, the mayor’s Sustainable City Plan , the burgeoning tech economy of Silicon Beach, improvements in public transit alongside skyrocketing real estate prices, growing numbers of unhoused people and soaring temperatures amid worsening drought.

In six years, the world will be watching when Los Angeles takes center stage as host of the 2028 Summer Olympics. Will the city present itself as a thriving and healthy metropolis? How will the city showcase its willingness to innovate and incorporate diverse thoughts to create social action? Which local corporations are seeding positive changes now that will sow benefits come 2028?

To attempt to answer those questions and inspire discussion, we heard from a range of panelists and keynote speakers from both the private and public sectors. We seek change-makers from the grassroots level to the heights of industry who recognize UCLA’s research, education and service missions as crucial to the future of our region. By examining different L.A. neighborhoods, Impact Week 2022 trained a lens on the business solutions best poised to improve the social determinants of health for Los Angelenos.

2022 Schedule
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Marion Anderson Hall Grand Salon
Keynote: Investing in Partnerships and Innovation for the Future of L.A.

Deidre Lind, Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles
Tara Roth, Goldhirsh Foundation

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5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Marion Anderson Hall Grand Salon
Panel: Social Determinants of Health: Zip Code vs. Genetic Code – What Matters More?

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12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Marion Anderson Hall Grand Salon
Keynote: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in L.A. Real Estate Development

Jason Lombard, Managing Director, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Partnership

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5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Event on Zoom. Zoom details will be sent to those who register. 

Panel: Overcoming Barriers to Affordable Housing in L.A.

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9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
North Terrace 
Mindfulness Activity: WalkGoodLA presents An Impactful Reset

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11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Virtual Event on Zoom. Zoom details will be sent to those who register
Faculty Lecture: ESG and Supply Chains - Uncovering the Blindspots

Chris Tang, Distinguished Professor, Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration, Faculty Director, Center for Global Management, UCLA Anderson

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5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Marion Anderson Hall Grand Salon
Talk/Workshop: Innovation for Equitable Futures

Presented by UCLA Anderson IDeA (Innovation & Design at Anderson)

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Energy Innovation Day

Presented by Energy Cleantech Association

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Marion Anderson Hall Grand Salon
Panel: The Future of Electric Vehicles in Los Angeles

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12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Marion Anderson Hall Grand Salon
Panel: Transformation to 100% Clean Energy in Los Angeles

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10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Marion Anderson Hall Grand Salon
Conference

Half-day conference that featured speakers envisioning the future of Los Angeles and the role of business in shaping that transformation. Culminated in a reception for attendees. See Past Schedule Below.
 

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Conference Schedule

10:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Magali Delmas, UCLA Anderson, Faculty Director Center for Impact@Anderson

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Keynote: Shaping a City for 2028 and Beyond: An Olympic Vision

John Harper, Chief Operating Officer, LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Dean Antonio Bernardo, UCLA Anderson School of Management 

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch

North Terrace

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Panel: Three Recipes for Food Equity
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Panel: Green Space in Los Angeles: Access, Improvement, Growth
2:15 p.m.
Reception

North Terrace

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Partners
 
 
Relive the Highlights of Past Impact Week Conferences
 

The biggest Impact Week Conference to date, UCLA Anderson welcomed more than 49 speakers, 673 attendees over five days.

Social entrepreneurs pitched their social enterprises and ideas as part of Impactathon®, an interactive social impact workshop and hackathon.

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