Gubernatorial Candidates'  Forum


2018 California Gubernatorial Candidates' Forum
Hosted by the California Council for the Social Studies
Sunday, March 25, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Town and Country Resort and Conference Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Highlighting the 2018 California Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference will be an exciting, live, in-person forum featuring the leading gubernatorial candidates. These candidates competing for the seat of Governor of California will each be discussing their platforms and positions on one of the three most important issue to the majority of Californians – education. They will be focusing on social studies education and civic learning in particular, along with other important issues regarding the future of California. The forum will be moderated by Matthew Hall,  Editorial and Opinion Director for the San Diego Union-Tribune.
To date, the majority of leading candidates have confirmed their attendance including:

Travis Allen (Republican)
Member, California State Assembly

John Chiang (Democrat)
California State Treasurer 

John Cox (Republican)
Business Executive

Delaine Eastin (Democrat)
Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Antonio Villaraigosa (Democrat)

Former Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Registration to the conference includes complimentary preferential seating thanks to our generous and noteworthy forum co-sponsors: The San Diego Union-Tribune, ABC 10News, c3 Communications, Pearson Learning Services, National Geographic/Cengage, McGraw-Hill Education, the University of San Diego School of Law, and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools. We are grateful to be working with such an esteemed group of media professionals. With this level of publishing talent working with us we have no doubt that this event will not only be carried by a variety of local media, but will likely get picked up by press statewide in media markets large and small across the many regions of our great state.
Register for the conference today at California Council for the Social Studies - Attendee Registration 2018. We will likely have over 1100 people in attendance, so please register early and secure your seat, it will be a great forum for all of us to be part of!

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Sponsors for the Gubernatorial Candidates' Forum




California Council for the Social Studies
Serving K-16 Educators Statewide
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