The CalMatters Ideas Festival

1230 J Street , Sacramento, CA 95814
The two-day CalMatters Ideas Festival will bring together people who care about and have the power to impact California’s most pressing challenges positively.  Join us as we present thought-provoking, journalism-led discussions around important California issues. Over two days, you’ll take part in engaging, solutions-focused networking opportunities and panel discussions Event Highlights: Broadband Breakfast hosts discussions about digital equity and the future of internet access. Zócalo Public Square leads the opening session aiming to bridge community dialogues and foster a culture of knowledge. Programming including keynote speeches, panel discussions, book signings, and networking opportunities. Exclusive Treats and Surprises: Complimentary coffee, lunch, and unexpected delights throughout the festival. Featured Speakers Include: Julián Castro, CEO, Latino Community Foundation Leon E. Panetta, Chairman, The Panetta Institute for Public Policy Barbara McQuade, Former US Attorney, author, and MSNBC contributor Mike Madrid, Political Consultant Greg MacGillivray, Award-winning IMAX Filmmaker