Future of Inland Empire Focus of Symposium at Cal Poly Pomona

Future of Inland Empire Focus of Symposium at Cal Poly Pomona

It is one of the nation's fastest growing regions and now the Inland Empire is the subject of a one-day symposium for academic researchers, business and community leaders.

EMPIRE will provide a comprehensive forecast of social, political and economic trends for the Inland Empire on Wednesday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kellogg West Conference Center and Lodge.

The event is sponsored by Cal Poly Pomona, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the San Bernardino Sun, Arrowhead Credit Union and Majestic Realty Co.

The opening session, Different Counties; Same Planet, will provide a comparison of living and working in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Breakout session topics will include: Inland Empire Economics; Voters and Public Policy; Future Workforce Expectations; and Inland Empire Housing 2020.

The luncheon will include a keynote address by Robert Bruegmann, a nationally-recognized historian of architecture landscape and the built environment. His recent book Sprawl addresses the long-term social and economic impact of urban development. He is a professor of art history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Other speakers will include:

  • Greg Hunter, assistant professor of Economics
  • John L. Korey, professor of Political Science
  • Jill Nemiro, associate professor of Psychology & Sociology
  • Michael Reibel, professor of Geography & Anthropology
  • Mohammad Safarzadeh, professor of economics
  • Faye Wachs, assistant professor of Psychology & Sociology
  • Esmael Adibi, director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research and Anderson Chair of Economic Analysis at Chapman University
  • Lyn Greene, political consultant
  • Jeremy S. Lurey, founder and principal of Plus Delta Consulting

Business and community leaders who have a vested interest in the Inland Empire are invited to attend the symposium. Individual tickets are $90 and a table of 10 is $700. For reservations, call (909) 869-4299.

For more information, visit www.empiresymposium.com.