About the 2023 Forum

IECF’s 3rd Annual Policy Forum will provide an exciting opportunity to gather in person with local, regional and state leaders, innovators, and groundbreakers around five policy priority areas that are key to the Inland Empire’s resilience and success.

Join us as we learn about exciting policy efforts underway! Together, we’ll boldly reimagine how we capture public and private resources that will empower long-lasting and substantial changes for the benefit of our communities.

Watch a Special Message from our President & CEO Michelle Decker!

2023 Forum Speakers

IE Change-Makers Who Lead

Our growing list of speakers include these statewide leaders and regional leaders.

Schedule at a Glance

Day One - Wednesday, August 9th

8:00am – 9:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am Opening Plenary with the Inland Empire Legislative Caucus
10:30am –11:30am Collaborative Session on Communities that Thrive
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Fireside Chat
1:15pm – 2:30pm Panel Discussion on the Culture of Philanthropy
2:30pm – 3:45pm Breakout Sessions: Advocacy & Power Building I  Media & Journalism I  Funding & Philanthropy I  Data & Research
4:00pm – 5:00pm Closing Plenary with Locally Elected Officials
5:15pm Happy Hour Reception on the Plaza

Day Two - Thursday, August 10th

8:00am – 8:45am Breakfast & Networking
8:45am – 9:00am Keynote Opening Session with California Chief Service Officer, Josh Fryday
9:45am – 12:00pm Working Sessions: Education Equity I Inclusive Economic Development I Housing I Health I Climate & Environment
12:00pm –1:00pm Closing Lunch Plenary with Local Elected Officials



Thank you to our Forum sponsors! For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brie Griset Smith, SVP of Charitable Giving & Marketing at bgrisetsmith@iegives.org.

Amazon   •    Harbor Freight Tools Foundation, LLC   •   Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity (IEGO) •  Randall and Janell Lewis & The Lewis Group of Companies 

Partners for Better Health  •   Western Wind Foundation  •   Wingate Foundation 

Skip to content