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North Bay Business Journal Economic Outlook Summit

Thursday, February 29, 2024 • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM PST

$75.00 - $650.00

Event Details

Join the North Bay Business Journal in its annual Economic Outlook Summit at Sonoma State University on Thursday, Feb. 29th, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. We are thrilled to partner with Sonoma State University in hosting this Summit.


The Economic Outlook serves as an educational space for the business community, where the North Bay Business Journal finds subject matter experts to discuss current challenges or trends within the North Bay region of business.


This year, the theme hones in on artificial intelligence, or AI, which is emerging further and further into our everyday lives.

Topic: Unlocking the Power of AI: Fueling North Bay’s Business Competitiveness and Shaping Future Education.


Alexander "Sasha" Sidorkin, Chief AI Officer and Director, National Institute on Artificial Intelligence in Education

Keynote: Three Myths and One Real Worry: AI in Education and Workforce.




Dr. Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics, Sonoma State University

Presenting: Economic Forecasts as Artificial Intelligence? The Volatile Outlook for 2024 and Beyond.



Dr. Emily Harburg, CEO and Founder of PairUp, a platform for meaningfully connecting networks.

Presenting: AI + Human Connection: Can technology bring us together, rather than pulling us farther apart?



Dr. John Sullins, Professor of Philosophy, Director of Programming for the Center for Ethics Law and Society,

Sonoma State University

Presenting: Responsible Use of Generative AI in Higher Ed



Fiza Shaukut, CEO and Co-Founder, Patient First.AI

Presenting: AI to Improve Student Wellness and Wellbeing



 Event Details

Registration & Networking | 7:30 to 8:30 am

Program | 8:30 - 11 am

Where: Sonoma State University Ballroom, 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park


Venue Information

Sonoma State University Ballroom
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Organizer Information

North Bay Business Journal


416 B Street
Ste A.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 521-5231

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