Past Events

October 14, 2008 - 9:00am
ITIF hosted a breakfast forum on Tuesday, October 14th with Dr. Erica Fuchs, Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Fuchs discussed the results of a new study examining the role of the Defense Advanced Research Products Agency (DARPA) between 1992 and the present on innovation in the United States.
October 8, 2008 - 8:00am
ITIF will host a forum to discuss the release of a major new report Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution, a companion to the 2007 report Digital Prosperity.
October 2, 2008 - 1:00pm
ITIF hosted a forum with Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie to discuss the release of a major new report Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution, a companion to the 2007 report Digital Prosperity.
September 30, 2008 - 9:00am
ITIF will host a breakfast forum with Dr. Gregory Tassey to discuss his new book The Technology Imperative and how national technological investments can spur economic growth.
September 25, 2008 - 8:30am
ITIF and Silicon Flatirons host a conference to discuss how the next administration should spur innovation.
September 10, 2008 - 9:00am
ITIF will host a forum discussing U.S. competitiveness in science and technology, and release a report responding to RAND’s U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology report.
September 9, 2008 - 9:00am
ITIF calls for an end, or at least a serious de-escalation, of the conflict.
July 15, 2008 - 9:00am
ITIF hosted a breakfast forum with Dr. Richard Lipsey that discussed technical change and economic growth. Dr. Lipsey is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at Simon Fraser University and author of the award winning book, Economic Transformation: General Purpose Technologies and Long Term Growth.
May 6, 2008 - 12:00pm
Despite the fact that most economists agree that increasing productivity is the most important goal for economic policy, few scholars have actually focused on what drives productivity and what governments can do. An exception to this is Bill Lewis, founding director of the McKinsey Global Institute and former partner at McKinsey & Company. At this ITIF Forum, Lewis discusses the results of his research and presents the findings from his book, The Power of Productivity: Wealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global Stability. See video, presentation slides, and other details from the recent event.
May 1, 2008 - 9:00am
Rob Atkinson presents the report "Explaining International Broadband Leadership," which examines OECD nations through in-depth case studies and statistical analysis.