Senior Fellow Richard Bennett will present on on IP transition panel regarding how the pace of change in today’s telecommunications marketplace demands constant vigilance to keep up with the latest technologies. The devices that many of us use every day – smartphones, tablets, e-readers – are easy to “get.” But what about the networks these products rely on? How do they work, and are they able to keep up? Just as the black rotary dial gave way to the iPhone, so too are fundamental changes occurring in our networks, only it’s more difficult to see and understand. We’re moving from a system that has relied on copper connections and circuit switches to one that will be reliant upon fiber optics and Internet protocols. USTelecom has invited experts to discuss these changes, from an historical and engineering perspective. Visit the USTelecom website for more information.
EAC Grant Funding: Accessibility Research, Election Administration and Voting Systems
Senior Analyst Daniel Castro will be part of the EAC discussion on the results of grant funded work and how recent innovations in accessibility research may be applied to the future of election administration and voting systems. The event will be webcast live & feature a Twitterfall on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Visit the EAC website for more information.
The Global New Energy Summit
ITIF Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Stepp will present at the fifth annual Global New Energy and Manufacturing Summit a tthe Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Summit will run from April 14-16, 2013. Register here.
2013 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Annual Blank Rome LLP Symposium
Senior Analyst Matthew Stepp will present as part of the 2013 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Annual Blank Rome LLP Symposium that will address the science, law, and policy of decarbonization, a strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by replacing major fossil fuel uses with non-carbon alternative technologies. Scientists, legal scholars, economists, and policy experts will assess whether a combination of new "clean" replacement technologies is a realistic and feasible way to maintain our standard of living while eliminating or sharply reducing the major sources of greenhouse gases that are causing climate change.
The Symposium takes place on Saturday, April 13, from 9 AM to 3:00 PM, in Room 101 of Villanova University School of Law. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3.5 substantive CLE credits.
To register, visit http://velj2013.eventbrite.com/.
Bahrain International e-Government Forum 2013
ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro will present at the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2013. The annual forum, which will offer attendees the opportunity to exchange information, experiences and expertise in the field of ICT, will address the most up-to-date technological developments by focusing on a variety of key topics and programs.
ITIF president Rob Atkinson will deliver the keynote address at the STGlobal Conference. STGlobal Consortium is an international, interdisciplinary organization of leading graduate programs in science and technology policy (STP) and science and technology studies (STS). Its mission is to inspire and challenge graduate students to contribute to the forefront of research on science and technology policy and social issues, and to foster mutual understanding in the S&T community.
Innovation Economics: Growth and Living Standards in a Global Economy
The Policy Network in London will host a lunchtime debate on Innovation Economics: Growth and Living Standards in a Global Economy featuring Rob Atkinson on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Register with the Policy Network.
Europe and America in the New Race for Global Advantage: Will Both Win?
Over the last decade, both the European and U.S. economies have felt the impact of a new race for global innovation advantage, and the troubled state of both economies shows that neither has responded effectively to this challenge. Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, President of the Washington, DC-based ITIF, and author of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Innovation Advantage will discuss how nations and the world are competing for innovation advantage, what the implications are for the U.S. and European economies, and what both regions must do to win the race and restore robust economic growth.
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