allianceThursday, October 20th, 2016 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Midtown, Radisson Hotel | 3540 S. Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA 90007

Highlighted Speakers 

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From left to right: Representative Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus; CA Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), Chair of the Assembly Education Committee; USC Rossier School of Education, Dean Karen Symms Gallagher, Ph.D; KPCC’s Early Childhood Development Correspondent, Deepa Fernandes

Join us for our fourth annual statewide conference

Alliance 2016: Inspiring Communities for Student Success 

Alliance 2016 is a convening of hundreds of community, education, business, and philanthropic leaders to celebrate parents and strengthen partnerships for greater student success. Our day-long program features the best of relevant workshops, inspiring keynote speakers and honors Target Corporation, partner leaders and others in our community committed to closing the academic achievement gap and empowering parents. Join Us!

Summit Agenda

For more details on the the different topics, speakers and events please scroll down.

Watch our videos to check out previous Alliance Summits

 Individual tickets (includes lunch): $195

Lunch Ticket Only with Special Keynote Speaker/Panel Event: $100

Group tickets (3+): $175/person

Sponsorship Packages starting from $1,000

This year’s featured topics, speakers and events (announcements happen twice a week):

Local Control Funding Formula, Excellence In Parent Engagement Award, Honoring Target CorporationGrowth MindsetUSC Rossier School of Education Dean Karen Symms Gallagher to speakNavigating School Choice,  Assemblymember, Patrick O’Donnell Confirmed to Speak, Supporting Quality Preschools for All Children, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) Confirmed to Speak

For Sponsorship Information

Please download the Alliance 2016 Sponsorship Deck

Important Registration Policies

  1. Payment method. The Eventbrite system accepts most credit cards as a method of payment. Once the payment has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with event details and payment information.
  2. Transfer fee.If you need to transfer your registration to a colleague at a later date, please contact Lupe Miranda directly. We will process one transfer maximum on one individual registration. The transfer fee is $15.00 per transfer. Transfer requests must be submitted by Thursday, October 6th. After the specified deadline, transfer requests will not be accepted.
  3. Refunds.Full refunds minus a $15 administrative fee will apply to all requests received by Thursday, October 6th. Refunds after this date will not be processed. To receive a refund, please contact Lupe Miranda.
  4. PO (Purchase Order). For payment with a PO, please contact Lupe Miranda directly at or 213-201-3905.

To book a room(s) at the Radisson, please visit

For assistance with registration, please contact:

Lupe Miranda, Program Coordinator


Self Parking


  1. Turn right onto first driveway- front of hotel (northbound on Figueroa Street).
  2. Stop at Radisson Hotel parking attendant to purchase your parking permit.
  3. Follow pathway into parking structure behind hotel, turn right at the end of the driveway (parking attendant will provide directions).
  4. You do not have to stop at built-in booth as you have a parking permit.
  5. If you did not stop at the Radisson Hotel parking attendant, you can purchase your parking permit at the USC Parking Booth.
  6. Parking is $12.00
  7. Use west exit of parking structure and walk toward Radisson Hotel.
  8. Enter through automatic double-doors of Radisson Hotel; take elevator to second level.
  9. Exit elevator, turn left then right toward Grand Ballroom (you will pass restrooms on your right and walk through pre-function area).