President Obama To Visit Cross Campus Today

In a sign of how far and wide the growth of Southern California's high tech industry has traveled, it appears that President Barack Obama will be speaking at Santa Monica's Cross Campus on Thursday--in the heart of Silicon Beach. According to the White House, President Obama will be visiting Los Angeles starting on Thursday afternoon, with plans to visit the coworking space sometime before attending a political fundraiser at the home of Gwyneth Paltrow. In a schedule released from the White House, Obama is scheduled to give a speech at Cross Campus around 2:45pm, and will participate in a town hall with members of the Cross Campus community after that. The appearance by Obama offers up a huge opportunity to the Silicon Beach technology community to connect with the White House, and also marks a major win for Cross Campus in cementing its role as a key part of the growth of Silicon Beach. Cross Campus said it will stream the visit online.