Future Forums: The Transformation of L.A.’s Key Industries. Dive into Future Forums and learn how to stake your claim on the economy of the future. LAEDC’s Future Forums series of four events from September of 2017 through June of 2018 will be an opportunity to take a deep dive into burgeoning industries and topics that impact the everyday lives of Los Angeles County residents. As technological innovation and globalization take the economy in new directions, this region is destined to be an incubator for business opportunities that were only an entrepreneur’s dream a few years ago. Each Future Forum will be your chance to learn about the trends ahead, the workforce demands that will be required, and most importantly, the opportunities that will be available tomorrow.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Paul Irving, Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology
Focus: Aging Populations: the development of a successful business strategy as a critical approach to withstand the massive challenge posed by the aging megatrend of the 21st Century.
Paul Irving is chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and distinguished scholar in residence at the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. Irving also serves as chairman of Encore.org, a director of East West Bancorp, Inc. and Pharos Capital BDC, Inc., and an advisory board member at USC, Stanford University, the Global Coalition on Aging, and WorkingNation. He previously served as the Milken Institute’s president, an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University, and chairman and CEO of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a law and consulting firm. Author of “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose,” a Wall Street Journal expert panelist and contributor to PBS Next Avenue and Forbes, Irving is involved in initiatives at the National Academy of Medicine and the Bipartisan Policy Center, and was a participant in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. He was honored with the Janet L. Witkin Humanitarian Award by Affordable Living for the Aging, the Life Journey Inspiration Award by Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, and the Board of Governors Award by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. PBS Next Avenue named Irving an “Influencer” for his work in aging and longevity.