Venice Town Hall: Silicon Beach - Thursday, April 12
The Venice Neighborhood Council and the Venice Chamber of Commerce will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2012 to discuss the emergence of "Silicon Beach" in Venice and Westside communities.
Venice, long known as a bastion for creative types such as artists and musicians, is undergoing an economic transformation as it becomes home to a newer group of creative pioneers from the tech industry. "The creative spirit in Venice is attractive to companies which are locating here in greater number," according to Venice Chamber of Commerce President Alex Rosales.
A panel discussion entitled "The Emergence of Silicon Beach," moderated by LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl will follow. The discussion will focus on an array of topics including: why these companies are moving to Silicon Beach, what they mean to the area's economy in terms of jobs and average wages, the city of Los Angeles' role in bringing businesses to the Westside, and the limitations that hold back growth.
"Our culture in Venice has always lent itself to creativity and we are seeing a renaissance of industry as a result," stated Venice Neighborhood Council President Linda Lucks. "With this town hall we offer a golden opportunity to bring together members of the Venice tech and residential communities to mingle in a social setting."
The event will be held in the Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd (enter from Westminster Ave.) starting at 6:30pm.
This event is free and open to the public. Contact Matt.Kline@VeniceNC.org or call 310-421-8627 with questions.
RSVP for event at Venicetownhall@venicenc.org