San Diego Mayor's Forum on Innovation

When: Wed Sep 5, 2012 2pm to 3pm 

Where: San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts

Event Status: confirmed

Event Description:


September 5, 2012 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park

Join the San Diego Innovation Alliance in partnership with KPBS for a discussion with mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner on their vision for San Diego as an innovation region.

Creativity and innovation characterize the new economy challenging San Diego and cities around the world. What do we have to do to prepare ourselves, and our region, to succeed and survive in this new global economy? The next mayor of San Diego will have to make some of the tough choices, which will affect us all. The two mayoral candidates will be joined by moderator Erik Anderson of KPBS and an esteemed panel including:

Joyce M. Gattas, Ph.D., Dean, SDSU College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Mark Cafferty, President, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
Tom Murphy, former Mayor of Pittsburgh, and Senior Fellow, Urban Land Institute

1:45 – Check in
2:00 – Introduction from Erik Anderson, KPBS, and opening remarks from the candidates
2:15 – Questions from panelists in the following topic areas:
Architecture and Land use
Arts & Culture Assets
New Education Initiatives Including STEAM
Sustainable (Green) initiatives
City Uses of New Technology
Attracting and Nurturing a Creative Class to San Diego
2:55 – Wrap
RSVP by September 3 to Please include your name, organization and email address.

Audience members are encouraged to send questions to
Media contact: Kim Richards,, 619-708-4430

This event will be recorded and available for viewing from the KPBS website starting September 6.

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