Future Forum Series

LAEDC’s Future Forums series includes four events each year that deep dive into burgeoning industries like transportation, cannabis, digital entertainment, aerospace, and others. As technological innovation and globalization take the economy in new directions, this region is destined to be an incubator for business opportunities. Each Future Forum will offer a chance to learn about the trends ahead, the workforce demands required and most importantly, the opportunities available ahead.

Our theme for this year, Pathways to a Carbon Neutral Economy, will focus on hydrogen, goods movement, and the green and blue economies.

Upcoming future forum events

Future of Clean Hydrogen

Thursday, October 6, 2022
8:30 – 11:00 AM
Cross Campus – South Bay

This Future Forum will explore the role clean hydrogen plays in decarbonization, how investments into clean hydrogen will impact the economy, current and future projects being developed, and opportunities for a future workforce.

Future of Goods Movement

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
8:30 – 11:00 AM
Port of Long Beach

This Future Forum will explore decarbonization in the goods movement ecosystem, how investments into clean technology will impact economics, health and the environment, current and future projects being developed, and opportunities for a future workforce.

The Future of A Just Transition to a Green Economy

Thursday, March 23, 2023
3:00 – 5:30 PM
Los Angeles Central Library

A Just Transition means greening the economy in a way that is as fair and inclusive and creating fair work opportunities that leaves no one behind. This Future Forum will explore a Just Transition to a Green Economy and how the current regional plan will impact economics, community, and the environment. Join us for an interactive conversation with industry experts. Networking wine reception to follow.

Future of the Blue Economy

Thursday, June 8, 2023

The LAEDC Future Forum series is presented by our partner, California State University, Dominguez Hills.

For additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shane Cullen, Sr. Events Manager, at [email protected].