Back in 2014, one of the key recommendations from our LA Tech Agenda report that looked at what needed to be done to strengthen L.A.'s tech ecosystem was to attract world-class conferences and events to the region.
The lack of events with world class speakers was one big reason we decided to start doing our own events.
Finally, it's starting to happen. Of course, for a while, we've seen conferences like Recode's Code Conference (and All Things D) before it take over Terranea -- but it's a bit of an oasis outside L.A. As is the WSJ D.Live Conference down in Laguna Beach. And Upfront Ventures has built a world-class annual summit of its own.