ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
Diversity & The Creative Economy: Learn how nurturing inclusion can foster economic mobility and prosperity for Laguna Beach, Orange County and beyond.
The Laguna Beach LGBTQ Heritage & Culture Alliance, along with Visionary Sponsor and real estate investment firm Laguna Beach Company, and Title Sponsor, Bank of America, will provide a platform for community members, as well as business, civic and education leaders, to learn how to take the word ‘diversity’ from being an elusive catchword to being a prosperous future with clear benefits to the economics, social vitality and well-being for everyone.
World-renowned keynote speaker Richard Florida, authority on cultural diversity, creativity and economics, will address increasing local and regional socio-economic disparities and challenges. Based on his proven model of 4T’s of economic development – Talent, Tolerance, Technology and Territorial Assets, Florida offers a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring economic growth and prosperity for all.
“My research has long suggested that tolerance and openness are key drivers of economic growth, I’m thrilled to join the LGBTQ Alliance in Laguna Beach and talk about the region’s future for inclusive prosperity,” said Richard Florida.
Attendees include 400+ leaders from business, civic, legislative, cultural, and education sectors from Laguna Beach and Orange County.
Montage Laguna Beach Resort & Spa
30801 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
ABOUT THE LAGUNA BEACH LGBTQ HERITAGE & CULTURE ALLIANCE
The Laguna Beach LGBTQ Heritage & Culture Alliance exists to ensure residents and visitors find their lives reflected and honored in the policies, arts, culture and celebrations within the City of Laguna Beach.
Comprised of leaders from business, civic, educational, cultural and citizen sectors, the Laguna Beach LGBTQ Heritage & Culture Alliance collaborates on several initiatives within Laguna Beach, including Laguna Beach Pride, Laguna Beach Heritage & Culture Month, Story Corps Archives, Rainbow Radio on KX 93.5, Rainbow Reflections in Stu News, Laguna Beach Patriot's Day Parade, Fourth of July at West Street Beach, and Club Q Laguna at Susi Q Senior Center.