The Center for Economic Research & Forecasting

The Cal Lutheran team is one of California's best — which of course often means being willing to share bad news as well as good. Their presentation skills are exceeded only by the accuracy of their forecasting.

– Joel Kotkin, author, speaker and futurist

Upcoming Events

2015 Central Oregon Economic Forecast:

January 29, 2015

Stay tuned for more information for the upcoming forecast and conference.

 

Ventura County Economic Forecast:

November 14, 2014

The event will be held at the Serra Center - 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo CA 93012 from 11:00am - 2:00pm.

For more information, please view the Formal Invitation. Event Agenda.

Registration fee: $175 online or $200 at the door (lunch included)

20 Questions in 20 Minutes with Bill Watkins and Tim Gallagher at the Sema Show in Las Vegas, NV!

November 3rd, 2014

Emerging Markets & Trends: 20 Questions: Examining the Economic Climate.

When: November 3rd, 2014 - 10:15am-11:15am

The event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N254

For more information, please visit: http://www.semashow.com/event/2014/11/03/emerging-markets-trends-20-questions-examining-the-economic-climate-em1

 

Bill Watkins presents at the Valley Industry & Commerce Association's Business Forecast Conference:

October 3rd, 2014

The conference will be held at the Burbank Airport Marriot Friday, October 3rd, 2014 from 7:00am - 2:00pm.

For more information on this upcoming event, please visit: http://www.vica.com/pages/BusinessForecastConference/

20 Questions in 20 Minutes with Bill Watkins and Tim Gallagher:

October 9, 2014

 

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica presents: 20 Questions in 20 Minutes with Bill Watkins and Tim Gallagher:

August 22, 2014

The program begins at 12:30pm and the speaker is on at 1:00pm for approximately 20-25 minutes.

The event will be held at the Riviera Country Club - 1250 Capri Drive Pacific Palisades, California 90272.

SM Rotary Club - http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?accountid=7943

Special Note: The Riviera Country Club does not allow denim jeans.

June 30, 2014: Bill Watkins presented our Quarter 2 forecast at Reuters Global Markets Forum

January 30, 2014

November 8, 2013

California & United States Economic Forecast:

June 20, 2013.

Oregon & United States Economic Forecast:

May 14, 2013.

California & United States Economic Forecast:

March 19, 2013. Sacramento, CA.

The 2013 Central Oregon Economic Forecast:

January 31, 2013

Registration and breakfast will start at 7:00 am and the seminar starts at 8:00 am. Register: Individual / Table for 10

The event will be held at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center in Bend, Oregon.

The Central Oregon Association of Realtors and Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board will be providing Continuing Education credit for attending this event. CPA attendees can also gain continuing education credit for attending this event.

Presenters Include:

  • Dr. Bill Watkins, the Central Oregon Economic Forecast
  • Craig R. Barrett, Retired CEO Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation
  • Dr. Knute Buehler, MD, Former Candidate for Secretary of the State of Oregon
  • Katherine Klingensmith, Executive Director Economic Policy Strategist, USB FS Wealth Management Research.

Registration Details:

  • Early Bird Registration (until December 20, 2013) $85
  • $100 from December 21, 2013 through January 30, 2013
  • Late registration: $125 the morning of the event
  • Table for 10: one price, now until the event: $800

US/California Quarter 4 Economic Forecast:

December 12, 2012: Bill Wakins will present our Quarter 4 forecast at a Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

 

Ventura County 2013 Economic Forecast:

November 9, 2012: Camarillo, California. Event information here.

Oregon Quarter 4 Economic Forecast:

October 25, 2012: Bend, Oregon.

US/California Quarter 3 Economic Forecast:

September 27, 2012: Thousand Oaks, California

Oregon Quarter 3 Economic Forecast:

July 26, 2012: Bend, Oregon.

US/California Quarter 2 Economic Forecast:

June 28, 2012: Bill Watkins will present our Quarter 2 forecast at a California Manufacturers and Technology Alliance event in Sacramento on June 28, 2012. Event information here.

Oregon Quarter 2 Economic Forecast:

April 20, 2012: Bend, Oregon.

Ventura County Economic Forecast: 2 seminars!

March 29, 2012

East County Seminar: 7:30am - 10:00am, includes breakfast. Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at California Lutheran University.

West County Seminar: 11:00am - 1:30pm, includes lunch. Crowne Plaza: 450 East Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA.

CERF Director Bill Watkins will present the Ventura County Economic Forecast. The Publication will be distributed to all attendees.

Online registration: $175 (At door registration day of the event $200)


Event Flyer
for more information.

 

The 2012 Central Oregon Forecast

January 18, 2012

Registration and breakfast will start at 7:00 am and the seminar starts at 8:00 am.

Presenters Include:

  • Bill Watkins, the Central Oregon Economic Forecast
  • Andrew Sorkin, author, Too Big to Fail, …more
  • Tim Boyle, President/CEO, Columbia Sportswear Company, …more
  • Dr. Martin Regalia, Senior V.P. and Chief Economist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (via Satellite) …more

More detailed information -> click Here.

Oregon 2011 Quarter 4 Forecast

Oregon Economic Forecast Director Bill Watkins will present the fourth quarter forecast for the state and the nation. 

The event will be held at the Oxford Hotel in Bend, Oregon from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Registration Details

  • Early Bird Registration (until October 20)  $10
  • October 21st to 26th and in-person October 27th, 2011 registration $20

Click HERE to register Online.

Location Details: Oxford Hotel – Minnesota Room – 10 NW Minnesota Avenue, Bend, OR 97701

California State Forecast

September 28, 2011, 7:30am - 10:00am, Downtown LA, more information coming soon!

The publication: Third Quarter 2011 California and United States Economic Forecast will be distributed to all attendees.

Join community leaders, business persons, and government officials for a statewide economic update from CERF. Seating is limited.

North Santa Barbara County Forecast

September 8, 2011, 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Brought to you by: CERF and the Economic Alliance of Northern Santa Barbara County (EconNSBC):

Speakers/Agenda:

  • Bill Watkins, "Northern Santa Barbara County Economic Assessment and Forecast"
  • Joel Kotkin, "The Big Picture - Creating Opportunity in a Global Economy"
  • Delore Zimmerman, "High Performance Communities for the Global Networked Economy"
  • There will be topic-specific small group break-outs

The publication: 2011 North Santa Barbara County Economic Forecast will be distributed to all attendees.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Join community leaders, business persons, and government officials for a region-wide economic update from CERF.

More information coming soon!

Event announcement brochure: here

Oregon State Forecast

July 22, 2011, 10:00am - noon, Brasada Ranch, Powell Butte, Oregon

$20 Includes: lunch, networking, and publication.

The publication: Second Quarter Oregon Economic Forecast will be distributed to all attendees.

Join community leaders, business persons, and government officials for a statewide economic update from CERF.

California State Forecast

June 23, 2011, 7:30am - 10:00am, Woodland Hills Hilton, 6360 Canoga Avenue

$35 Includes: breakfast, networking, and publication. Register: Online. Call Mariam Popal: (805) 493-3091

The publication: Second Quarter California and United States Economic Forecast will be distributed to all attendees.

Join community leaders, business persons, and government officials for a statewide economic update from CERF. Seating is limited.

Ventura County Economic Forecast: 2 seminars!

February 17, 2011

East County: 7:30am - 10:00am, includes breakfast. Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at California Lutheran University.

West County: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, includes lunch. Ventura Beach Marriot, 2055 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura.

CERF Director Bill Watkins will present the Ventura County Economic Forecast. The Publication will be distributed to all attendees.

Jack O'Connell, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction will speak on the State of Education.

Online Registration ($150 per seat) is available. In-person registration the day of the event is $175.
 

United States and California Economic Forecast

September 27, 2010
7:00pm - 11:00pm

CERF Director Bill Watkins presented the United States and California Economic Forecast

Ventura County Economic Forecast seminar

March 31, 2010
8:00am - 11:00am

CERF Director Bill Watkins presented the Ventura County Economic Forecast. The Publication was distributed to all attendees. The event was held on the CLU campus at Lundring Events Center. Registration started at 7:30am.

Online Registration

The online registration rate is $175, while registration at the door will be $195.

 

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