September 4, 2001
13th California Conference -
Energy and 'Our Year of Disconnect'
insiders, energy sector strategists, academics and others
will meet for a two-day retrospective on California's energy
crisis at the 13th annual Envisioning California Conference,
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4 - 5 at Sacramento's Sheraton Grand
The conference is sponsored by the Center for California Studies
at California State University, Sacramento and the Sacramento
Center of the University of Southern California's School of
Policy, Planning and Development.
This year's theme is "Our Year of Disconnect - The Politics
of Power in California."
The featured speaker will be Joseph P. Kennedy II, chairman
and president of Citizens Energy Corporation in Boston, who
will speak at the Oct. 5 luncheon at the Sterling Hotel. The
conference kicks off with a keynote presentation by Jim Glassman,
Arianna Huffington, Matthew Miller and Robert Scheer, hosts
of public radio's "Left, Right and Center."
Among more than two dozen other speakers will be S. David
Freeman from Gov. Gray Davis' office, State Senator Debra
Bowen and California State Librarian Kevin Starr.
Sessions will focus on the lessons learned from the state's
energy problems, as well as lessons that may have been missed
and what is yet to be learned by California and the rest of
Early registration (postmarked by Sept. 21) is $75 and general
registration is $100, with other pricing options available
for certain events. Student registration for panels only is
free, and $40 for panels and meals.
More information is available by contacting the Center for
California Studies at (916) 278-6906 or visiting www.csus.edu/calst.
Additional media assistance is available by contacting public
affairs at (916) 278-6156.
Thursday, Oct. 4
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Reception, dinner, keynote presentation
Jim Glassman, Arianna Huffington, Matthew Miller and Robert
Scheer - hosts of public radio's "Left, Right and Center,"
KCRW, Santa Monica
Friday, Oct. 5
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Panel: The Rise, Fall and Future of Alternative Energy in
Panel: The Human Face of the Energy Crisis
10:45 - 12:15 p.m.
Panel: Dick Cheney Versus Hiram Johnson: Utility Regulation
in Texas and California
Panel: Stop the Presses: A Roundtable on the Media's Role
in the Energy Crisis
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Address: Joseph P. Kennedy II, chairman
and president of Citizens Energy Corporation in Boston
Held at Sterling Hotel, 1300 H Street, Sacramento
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Panel: Public vs. Private: Who Should Own Utilities?
Panel: The Octopus Revisited: Themes of Power in California
Art and Literature
3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Plenary Session: Lessons From our Year of Disconnect: A Roundtable
on California's Utility Deregulation Crisis
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Reception and entertainment by the Default Trio
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