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Grow Conference


The Rise of Urbanization in the Heart of Orange County
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Grow Conference


The Rise of Urbanization in the Heart of Orange County
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

From Portland to Austin, SoMa to SoHo, LA Live to the San Diego Gas Lamp District, a movement back to the urban core is revolutionizing the way people live, work, and play. The center of urbanization in Orange County lies in its only 20-hour, transit oriented, culturally rich and diverse city—Santa Ana. For developers, investors, employees, entrepreneurs, real estate brokers, and residents, Santa Ana represents the backdrop of creative innovation. From its thriving arts and culture, eclectic culinary scene, cutting edge retailtainment, modern transportation environment, forward thinking educational pathway to success and a sustainable economic development plan, Santa Ana epitomizes the very best of new urbanisim. The GROW conference is a standing room only annual gathering of senior level executives, city stakeholders and senior level city officials and a not to be missed culinary
experience after party in the electric East End of the downtown.

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Speakers


Speakers


our speakers

We are pleased to announce the speakers for GROW, a distinguished line up of city, community, and business leaders driving the vision of Santa Ana’s urbanization. This group of executives share the distinction of being subject matter experts with a passion to define a new culture that will change the way people live in Orange County.

 

MICHAEL WEISMAN

Partner/CEO - Amusement Park
Founder/CEO - The Values Institute

David L. Elliott

President/CEO
Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce

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Raul Godinez

City Manager

 
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STEVEN MENDOZA

Executive Director
Santa Ana Community

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MINH THAI

Executive Director
Santa Ana Planning and Building Agency

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RICHARD SUDEK, PH.D

CIO & Executive Director
Applied Innovation UCI

 
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DR. LINDA ROSE, ED.D

President
Santa Ana College

Dr. Stefanie P. Phillips

Superintendent of Schools
Santa Ana Unified School District

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GARY MATKIN, PH.D

Dean of Continuing Education
Vice Provost
Career Pathways UCI

 
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Framroze Virjee

President
California State University Fullerton

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RYAN CHASE

Principal
S&A Properties & East End DTSA
President - Downtown Inc.

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JONATHAN MAHER

Senior General Manager
Centennial Real Estate

 
 
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Schedule


Schedule


2:15pm-2:45PM

VIP Reception


2:30PM-3:00PM

Registration


3:00pm-3:15pm

Introduction - All American Boys Choir


3:15pm-3:40PM

Development/Smart City

Featured Speakers:
Raul Godinez - City Manager
Steve Mendoza - Executive Director of Santa Ana Community Development
Minh Thai - Santa Ana Planning and Building Agency Executive Director


3:40pm-3:55pm

Keynote

Richard Sudek Ph.D - Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director Applied Innovation UCI


3:55pm-4:20pm

Education

Featured Speakers:
Dr. Linda Rose, Ed.D - President Santa Ana College
Fram Virjee - President, CSUF
Dr. Stefani Phillips, Ed.D - Superintendent for Santa Ana Unified School Distict
Gary Matkin, Ph.D - Dean of Continuing Education & Vice Provost of Career Pathways UCI


4:20pm-4:45pm

Retailtainment

Featured Speakers:
Ryan Chase - Principal S&A Properties & East End DTSA President-Downtown Inc.
Jonathan Mayer - Senior General Manager, Centennial Real Estate


4:45pm-5:00pm

Closing Remarks: Mike Weisman - Partner/CEO Amusement Park


5:00pm-5:30pm

 Cocktail Reception and Networking


5:30pm-7:30pm

Taste of East End - Featuring Food & Drink Samples From Some of Santa Ana's Best Restaurants

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Registration


Registration


$75 General Admission • $50 Chamber Members & Affiliate Organizations
(ULI, CoreNet Global, NAIOP, ICSC, BIA)

Price of Admission Includes a "Taste of East End" – Food & Drink Samples From Some of Santa Ana's Best Restaurants

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Sponsors


Sponsors


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

The GROW Conference is an important undertaking, and could not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.  From government agencies to financial institutions to development companies, and from higher learning institutions to utilities to local nonprofits,
our sponsors have confirmed their loyalty to the city and their commitment to the highest standard of living for our workforce. We are grateful for the enthusiastic response of the business community in making our Conference possible.



BECOME A SPONSOR

Though time is now short, there are still opportunities for your company or organization to have a high-profile presence at the GROW Conference.  There are still many levels from which to choose, but time is of the essence. If you’d like to participate as a corporate or table sponsor, be sure to register soon. Don’t miss the 2018 GROW Conference in Santa Ana!


 

Gold Sponsor - $10,000

• Acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor at event
• High-visibility inclusion of logo in all event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website
• Full page display ad in event printed program
• 20 event registrations
• 10 tickets to V.I.P. reception with City key staff
• Display table included if desired

Bronze Sponsor - $2,500

• Acknowledgement as a Bronze Sponsor at event
• Inclusion of logo in all event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website
• Quarter page display ad in event printed program
• 6 event registrations
• 4 tickets to V.I.P. reception with City key staff
• Display table included if desired

Display Table - $750

• Acknowledgement as a Table Sponsor at event
• Inclusion of organization name in event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website
• 2 event registrations

Silver Sponsor - $5,000

• Acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor at event
• High-visibility inclusion of logo in all event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website
• Half page display ad in event printed program
• 10 event registrations
• 6 tickets to V.I.P. reception with City key staff
• Display table included if desired

Corporate Sponsor - $1,000

• Acknowledgement as Corporate Sponsor at event
• Inclusion of organization name in all event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website  
• 4 event registrations
• 2 tickets to V.I.P. reception with City key staff

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Location


Location


yost theater ORANGE COUNTY

Firmly established amidst dozens of historic and imposing landmarks of Orange County, The Yost is located front and center on the East Street Promenade of Santa Ana’s Historic East End District. A renown cornerstone of the city, The Yost is in close proximity to the Old Orange County Courthouse, the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and the United States Courthouse, and just steps away from popular restaurants, cinemas, coffee shops, lounge cafes, craft breweries and trendy boutiques. Nearby, locals and tourists alike stroll the wide, tree-lined streets of the adjacent Artists Village and Calle Cuatro, both distinct historic districts that offer an eclectic mix of galleries, outdoor malls and indoor food markets, all contributing to the vibrant cultural appeal of Santa Ana.

 
 

Location

Yost Theater Orange County
307 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA

DATE & TIME

Wednesday Sept. 25, 2018 - 2:30 -5:30


BE SURE TO REGISTER TO
GROW WITH US TODAY!