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The Innovation Consensus: Economic Growth in 2013 and Beyond

The Innovation Consensus: Economic Growth in 2013 and Beyond


8:30am - 1:30pm

April 19, 2012

Kaiser Family Foundation

1330 G Street NW

Washington, DC


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The Technology Policy Institute, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and Silicon Flatirons are pleased to 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. Despite its importance, the issue is getting relatively little attention. The half-day conference will explore issues surrounding America’s innovation and competitiveness challenge and how to move the issue to the front and center of our political system support from both sides of the aisle.


Registration for The Innovation Consensus: Economic Growth in 2013 and Beyond can be performed on the ITIF website.




(subject to change)


8:45 – 9:00 am



Rob Atkinson, ITIF

Tom Lenard, Technology Policy Institute

Jon Sallet, Silicon Flatirons


9:00 - 9:25 am

Kick-off Keynote


Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)


9:25 - 10:40 am

Panel: Where is America and Why?


Peter Coy, Bloomberg Business Week

Rob Atkinson, ITIF

Rebecca Blank, Department of Commerce  

Rosabeth Kanter; Harvard Business School

Charles R. Hulten, University of Maryland

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10:40 - 11:00 am

Keynote: Can the Public Be Enlisted Behind a National Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda?


John Zogby, JZ Analytics


11:00 - 11:15 am



11:15 am - Noon

Can We Forge a Bipartisan Consensus on Innovation and Competitiveness?


Jim Fallows, The Atlantic (moderator)

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)


12:10 - 1:25 pm

Lunchtime Panel: What Should America Do (and what can it agree upon)


Rana Foroohar, Time Magazine (moderator)

Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI)

Thomas Lenard, Technology Policy Institute

Jonathan Sallet, Silicon Flatirons


1:25 - 1:30 pm

Closing Remarks



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