The conference is scheduled to take place Thursday morning in Ontario at Citizen's Business Bank Arena.
The agenda also includes a real estate panel with Randall Lewis of the Lewis Group of Companies and Steve Ruffner of KB Homes.
Professor Jerry Nickelsburg of the UCLA Anderson School of Management will deliver the state and national economic forecast. Claremont McKenna economist Marc Weidenmier of CMC will deliver an assessment of the Inland Empire economy.
California lost 8,400 jobs in August, according to a new round of data showing how weak job prospects are for the state's millions of unemployed residents.
Also this week, Cal Poly Pomona's President Michael Ortiz will present his eighth convocation on Monday.
Last year, Ortiz was optimistic about the new academic year - which begins Thursday - we'll see what his sentiments are for the 2011-12 school year are.
Claremont and Pomona have each chosen books for their community to read as part of an annual event in each city. In Claremont, it's Luis Alberto Urrea's "Into the Beautiful North." In Pomona, it's Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon."
Activities are getting under way. David Allen, who has read both books, will talk about the programs in both cities in his column later this week.