The Innovation Consensus: Economic Growth in 2013 and Beyond
8:30am - 1:30pm
April 19, 2012
Kaiser Family Foundation
1330 G Street NW
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
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
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