PASADENA, Calif. (March 23, 2022) – Registration now open!  Join us for the highly anticipated #ThisGen2022: A Youth Empowerment Forum on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® event, which features industry leaders and thought-provoking panel discussion, is designed to engage Southern California youth and inspire them to be courageous, confident and intentional with the choices that impact their future. The half-day event will be held in Pasadena, outside on the front lawn of the iconic Tournament House, headquarters of the Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game®.

With the success of the inaugural #ThisGen in 2019, #ThisGen2022 will continue to bring together high school and college-aged students throughout the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area to discuss various topics related to career, networking and personal development. #ThisGen2022 will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registration for the no cost, half-day event is now open and available online here!

The annual event will feature a diverse group of speakers and include two panels, a breakout session with lunch and a keynote address. Speakers slated to attend include:


Anedra Edwards, Visual Effects Editor

Marvel Studios


Johnathan Franklin, Director of Social Justice and Football Development

Los Angeles Rams


Britt Johnson, On-Air Host & Producer

Dallas Cowboys


Drew Rios, Creator

Rogue & Fox Floral Co.


Kristine Rodriguez, Founder/CEO

GRL Collective


Jose Zelaya, Senior Character Designer/Visual Development

Walt Disney Television Animation Studios

For complete speaker bios, visit here, and follow @Rose_Parade on Instagram for panelists updates.

Registration is complimentary, and all Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students are eligible to receive six hours of work-based learning credits for graduation. The event will allow attendees to learn about breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles, and following their passions and dreams.

For more information about #ThisGen2022, contact