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2019 Annual Conference: Foresight Philanthropy

SCG 2019 Annual Conference

 

fore·sight

/ˈfôrˌsīt/

noun

The ability to predict or the action of predicting what will happen or be needed in the future.
 

Foresight Philanthropy

SCG’s 2019 Annual Conference, Foresight Philanthropy, is the gateway for funders to sharpen your grantmaking strategies, invigorate cross-sector collaborations, and get ready to be more dynamic changemakers by using the tools of futurism. 

In the early 20th century, futurists were inspired by speed, technology, and modernity to create an avant-garde art movement. More recently, the private sector has been using foresight to analyze trends and recognize patterns to determine what is possible, preferable, and probable in the future.

Why futurism? Because shifting demographics and cutting-edge technologies are changing the world we live in faster than ever. Nonprofits and social movements are already adjusting the ways in which they are working to meet new challenges and opportunities from artificial intelligence to climate change. 

Now, it’s our turn. How can philanthropy prepare and adapt to the coming societal and environmental transformations? How can we anticipate and act on what our particular communities will need? How do we pave future-focused pathways that are equitably accessible to all people, especially those with marginalized identities? In doing so, how can we learn from our history in order to do better and avoid the mistakes of the past? 

This is a time of great urgency and tremendous possibility. We have the opportunity to adopt the tools of futurism to move our grantmaking practices and cross-sector collaboration strategies forward into a dramatically different tomorrow. 

Join over 600 colleagues for a day filled with interactive plenaries, inspiring keynote speakers, and skill-building workshops designed to propel us into Foresight Philanthropy. 

When: 
Monday, September 9, 2019
7:30am - 6:00pm PDT
Where: 
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fee: 
Members: $400.00
Non-Members: $950.00
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Registration Fees

Early bird registration is open until July 19, 2019.

 
$400 for SCG members
$950 for non-member grantmakers

Regular registration after July 19, 2019.

 
$475 for SCG members
$950 for non-member grantmakers

Members of Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers can register at the SCG member rate. Contact us for more information.

 

For sponsorship registration, please contact Alexis Smart at [email protected]

 

 

Transfer/Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, your registration may be transferred to another individual within your organization. All transfer requests must be submitted via email to [email protected]. To cancel your registration, sign in to your SCG website account, and click on “My Account.” Next, click on “Registrations” and then hit the “Cancel” button next to the event you cannot attend. All ticket sales are non-refundable.

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7:30 AM
REGISTRATION

8:00 AM
NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:30 AM
OPENING PERFORMANCE: DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE COMPANY

8:45 AM
WELCOME REMARKS
Beatriz Solís, Chair, Southern California Grantmakers Board of Directors; Director of Healthy Communities (South Region), The California Endowment
Christine Essel, President & CEO, Southern California Grantmakers

9:00 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE—DISABILITY & INNOVATION: THE UNIVERSAL BENEFITS OF INCLUSIVE DESIGN FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Haben Girma, Disability Rights Lawyer
 

Keynote session supported by WITH Foundation

9:30 AM
CHALLENGING OUR HISTORICAL ASSUMPTIONS TO IMPROVE OUR FUTURE
Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr., Chief Equity Officer, National Training Institute on Race and Equity

10:30 AM
NETWORKING BREAK
 

Networking break supported by Blackbaud

11:00 AM
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

12:30 PM
LUNCH, HEART OF PHILANTHROPY AWARD

1:00 PM
THE FUTURE STARTED YESTERDAY

Trista Harris, President, FutureGood

 

An increasing rate of change makes the already challenging work of doing good, even more difficult. We are all are trying to make the world a better place but are often using yesterday’s information to do so. What if we could predict the future and prepare for the coming realities that will impact our grantees and our communities? Join Trista Harris as she takes us on an interactive journey where she’ll uncover tools to create the future.

2:00 PM
NETWORKING BREAK
 

Networking break supported by Foundant Technologies

2:30 PM
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

4:00 PM
BREAK

4:15 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE

5:00 PM
COCKTAIL HOUR

6:00 PM
ADJOURN

 

Keynote Speakers

Haben Girma

Disability Rights Lawyer

Trista Harris

FutureGood

Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr.

National Training Institute on Race and Equity

Breakout Speakers

Celine Coggins

Grantmakers for Education

John Garcia III

California Community Foundation

Nichole Hoeflich

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Nichole Hoeflich

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

 

            

                   

 

             

           

                                   

   

      

        

                    

            

                                

 

                    

                         

                  

          

 

 

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, click here or contact Andie Byrd at (213) 680-8866 ext. 226 or [email protected].

InterContinental Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Vehicle entry on 7th St. between Figueroa and Francisco

Front Desk: +1 (213) 688‑7777
Website: dtla.intercontinental.com

 

Conference Hotel

Secure your room at the InterContinental Hotel at the Southern California Grantmakers rate.

 

Driving Directions

Directions from the North
  • Take CA-110 South and exit on South Beaudry Avenue
  • Turn left on Wilshire Boulevard
  • Turn right on Flower Street
  • Turn right on 7th Street
  • Entrance will be on the right

Directions from the South
  • Take I-110 North and keep right toward Downtown Los Angeles exits
  • Take exit 22B for James M Wood Boulevard/9th Street and merge onto 9th Street
  • Make a left onto South Figueroa Street
  • Make a left onto 7th Street
  • Entrance will be on the right

Parking Information

Valet parking is available at the Intercontinental at a discounted rate of $20 per vehicle. It can be accessed on 7th Street, between Figueroa & Francisco. Once your vehicle has been dropped off, proceed to the EVENTS door entrance.

Registration is located on the 5th floor of the hotel in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom Foyer.

Self-parking is available at The Bloc located at 700 S. Flower Street. Parking rates are $2.75 for every 10 minutes ($35 maximum rate). Early Bird rates offered from 6:00 am – 9:00 am for a $8 flat fee.

 

Public Transportation

The closest metro stop is 7th St / Metro Center. Use the exit on Figueroa & 7th Street and walk about 1 minute to the hotel. Click here or the image below to download the full Metro map.

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