THE FUTURE IS HERE: Los Angeles, California
December 5-7, 2023
LOCATION: ASU California Center and the Los Angeles City Club in downtown Los Angeles
REGISTRATION OPENS: September 11, 2023
REGISTRATION RATES: $475 individual; $375 group rate (4 or more from the same company/organization)


Can we think beyond conventional boundaries to achieve needed solutions?

The Ten Across geography—from California to Texas to Florida—features a diverse range of socio-economic, demographic, and climate related challenges. With an election year looming, the divisions in the country continue to widen, especially between red and blue states, urban and rural populations, and the major political parties. While the public is relatively consistent in its view on many critical issues, the distance between varying points of view has been exaggerated by social media, recent state legislation, and various court rulings.

California is often touted as the standard bearer for the rest of the country regarding environmental awareness and equitable public policies.  It also boasts the largest economy in the United States and would be ranked 5th in the world if it were a stand-alone nation. The sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles and its array of diverse communities is made possible by some of the most complex—and vulnerable—infrastructure in the U.S. with the strains of climate change necessitating new modes of operation for the future. This is made more interesting as other states and political leaders attempt to cast the “California model” as out of step with the country.

LA and CA provide an ideal setting for examining the issues of water, energy, global commerce, transportation, housing, environmental justice, and insurable risk—hallmarks of the Ten Across initiative.

Join us in Los Angeles where we will demonstrate how the Ten Across region provides a unique lens of the challenges facing the country today and the boundaries—either physical or regulatory—that must be overcome to make way for needed innovation and achievable solutions leading to a more sustainable and inclusive future. 

Topics to be explored include:

  • State of the Nation: Can we build a sustainable future in a time of distrust? 
  • The National Climate Assessment: What it tells us and how we must respond 
  • Power Sharing: What is the connectivity between local, regional, and national grids?
  • Water Diplomacy: Can the Colorado and the Mississippi Rivers be models for decision-making.
  • Automation + Electrification: How will they equitably shape the built environment?
  • The Heat is On: The summer of 2023 and our adaptation strategies for a warmer future. 
  • Everything, Everywhere, All at Once: Is the future insurable and can California lead the way?
  • On the Move: Can national boundaries hold against the pressures of climate change? 
  • Los Angeles: In a place where storytelling is an industry, what is the real LA narrative? 
  • Housing for All: A grand challenge with local, regional, and national implications. 
  • Recovery of the City: Imagining Los Angeles and 10X urban centers in 2030…and beyond.
  • Can We Handle the Truth? Journalists report from the front lines of climate change. 

Speakers details coming soon!


What our past attendees had to say about their summit experience:

“I appreciate the thought leadership which the Summit delivers, the quality of content, the diverse variety of voices which are heard, and the possibilities for meaningful follow-up actions and progress which flows out of the type of attendees you bring in.”

2023 Houston Summit attendee survey feedback.

“The Ten Across Summit was top-notch in every way including speakers and networking opportunities.”

2023 Houston Summit attendee survey feedback.

“The topics are extremely timely and relevant and provide deep dives into challenging issues with brilliant minds.”

2023 Houston Summit attendee survey feedback

“The summit provides you the opportunity to elevate the profile of your own work and receive constructive feedback and possible resources.”

2023 Houston Summit attendee survey feedback