The Innovation Consensus: Economic Growth in 2013 and Beyond

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 8:45am to 1:30pm
Kaiser Family Foundation
1330 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
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The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Silicon Flatirons and the Technology Policy Institute host The Innovation Consensus: Economic Growth in 2013 and Beyond.

American cannot grow and create jobs without innovation. And America cannot solve its fiscal challenges without growth. Yet America's innovation potential, and the global competitiveness that it must fuel, is being challenged by trends both domestic and foreign. And yet despite its importance, the issue is getting relatively little attention. Nonetheless, thinkers across the political spectrum have begun to focus on common-sense solutions. The conference will explore the issues of why and how America’s innovation and competitiveness challenge is serious and what needs to happen to move the issue to the front and center of our political system support from both sides of the aisle.

Panelists: 
Chris Coons
United States Senator
Delaware
Presenter
Mark Warner
United States Senator
Virginia
Presenter
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
Rebecca M. Blank
Deputy Secretary
Department of Commerce
Presenter
Charles R. Hulten
Professor of Economics
University of Maryland
Presenter
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship
Harvard
Presenter
Thomas M. Lenard
President and Senior Fellow
Technology Policy Institute
Presenter
Jonathan Sallet
Partner
O'Melveny and Meyers LLP
Presenter
John Zogby
Managing Director
JZ Analytics
Presenter
Peter Coy
Editor
Bloomberg Businessweek
Moderator
James Fallows
National Correspondent
The Atlantic
Moderator
Rana Foroohar
Assistant Managing Editor
TIME
Moderator