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Volatile Demographics: How High and How Low?

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Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) (Map)
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28th Annual Demographics Workshop

 

The Southern California Association of Governments and the USC Price School of Public Policy are hosting the 28th annual Demographic Workshop on June 26 at the University of Southern California campus.

 

The Demographic Workshop has for decades been a significant resource for policymakers and business leaders to better understand the populations they serve. This year’s conference, "Volatile Demographics: How High & How Low?" will address the extraordinary volatility and uncertainty of the post-recession demographic and economic trends, accentuated by new policies of the Trump Administration. The workshop will be held on Monday, June 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center at USC.

 

This year’s conference will address the extraordinary volatility and uncertainty of the post-recession demographic and economic trends, accentuated by new policies of the Trump Administration. Concerns include the puzzling failure of fertility to rebound from its recession lows, as well as the uncertain course of immigration that had begun to rebound but now is being shifted by major policy changes.

 

The program also highlight the emergence of robotics in the employment picture. Our panel of engineering and industry experts will share an eye-opening presentation on the current use and potential of robotics, along with implications for the regional economy. The program will also feature a special luncheon keynote from Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes of Y Combinator Research on her work to pilot the concept of a universal basic income, a system which would give an unconditional minimum amount of economic support to all Americans. This idea could be applied as a strategy to mitigate the economic impacts of artificial intelligence on the workforce.

 

Please join SCAG and the USC Price School for Public Policy at the workshop on June 26 for this vital conversation about the forces shaping the region’s future. Early registration is $75 until June 12. Tickets for students are available for $25. The event is free for elected officials. AICP CM credits also are available. To reserve your seat and for more information, visit: www.scag.ca.gov/demographics

 

Supporting Partners:

  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • California State Census Data Center
  • California Department of Finance
  • California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • USC Population Dynamics Research Group