Pacific Council Programs - An Overview
Recognized widely as the West Coast’s premier foreign policy forum, the Pacific Council’s Members Weekend is our signature annual event. With a format designed to be deeply engaging to all participants, this invitation-only summit convenes more than 250 business, government, civic, and academic leaders from around the world to analyze and debate the most important global policy issues of our time. The Weekend combines the best of all worlds: high-level policy addresses, lively discussion and debate, and opportunities to meet and interact with peers and colleagues against the backdrop of stunning sunsets and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Please contact Savilla Pitt for information on this year's Members Weekend (October 11-12, 2013).
Pacific Council members have the opportunity to participate in conference calls with select global leaders on key global issues. By providing focused and timely attention to these important issues, the Conference Call Program is an integral part of the Council’s overall mission to stimulate thought and action by decision makers and opinion shapers about the opportunities and challenges posed by a changing world. Members may dial-in from the location of their choice. We convene 30-40 of these calls a year.
The Council hosts a variety of acclaimed speakers in such major West Coast locations as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Orange County, Palo Alto, and Seattle. Speakers meet with a mid-sized group of Pacific Council members for in-depth and off-the-record discussions of global affairs.
international trips and COUNTRY DIALOGUES
The inaugural Pacific Council Country Dialogue took place December 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. This was the first of numerous upcoming visits to global hot spots and places of concern and interest; additional delegations have since traveled to Iraq, Guatemala, and back to Afghanistan. The primary product of these trips is the ability of Pacific Council members to witness events and developments on the ground and to share insights from these experiences with other members of the Council. These fact-finding missions are scheduled to occur approximately once per quarter. Please contact us for more information.
The Pacific Council held its inaugural Spring Conference in April, 2010. An event designed for members, by members, this brand new annual event enabled the Council to tap deep wells of insight and expertise from within our membership network. With ample time for mingling, refreshment, and conversation between substantive and thought-provoking sessions, Spring Conference participants have a unique opportunity to get to know their fellow Council members in the relaxing setting of one of L.A.’s most exclusive private clubs.
WORKSHOPS & SUMMITS
Periodically, the Pacific Council hosts workshops and summits in which business, civic, government and sacademic leaders can engage in high-level, subject-specific dialogue.
The Pacific Council occasionally hosts galas to celebrate milestones or to honor special guests. Read more about our 15th Anniversary Gala (March 1, 2011) or about our Chairman's Gala on May 8, 2013.