Tuesday, November 8, 2011

America's Edge or Not

Innovation and America's Future. 11/10, 8:00-11:00am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: The Atlantic Magazine. Speakers: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX); Assistant Labor Secretary Jane Oates; and Jay Timmons, CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Has the U.S. lost its edge in science and technology and what can it do to reverse this negative trend? 11/10, 9:00-10:30am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Arizona State University (ASU).Speakers: Thomas Kalil, deputy director for policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Patrick Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Deborah Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness; Jennifer Harper-Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation; William Kiczuk, vice president of Raytheon; Celia Merzbacher, vice president of innovative partnerships at the Semiconductor Research Corporation; Kathleen Weiss, director of government relations at First Solar; and Mitzi Montoya, dean and vice provost at Arizona State University Polytechnic campus.

Can America Get Its Entrepreneurial Groove Back? 11/15, 8:15am-1:15pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Martin Neil Baily, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies; Joseph L. Rice, III, Chairman, Private Capital Research Institute; David Brooks, Columnist, New York Times; Martin Neil Baily, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies; Aaron Chatterji, Associate Professor, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; Michael Klein, Former Chairman, Citi Institutional Clients Group; Richard P. Jaffe, Member, Executive Board, Association for Corporate Growth, Partner, Duane Morris LLP; Joncarlo Mark Founder, Upwelling Capital; Heather Slavkin, Senior Legal and Policy Advisor, Office of Investment, AFL-CIO; Harry Wilson, CEO, MAEVA Advisors; Mark Wiseman, Executive Vice President, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Josh Lerner; Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School, President, Private Capital Research Institute; Robert E. Litan, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies; Carl Shapiro, Member, President’s Council of Economic Advisers; Ron Bloom, Former Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy; Joel Kurtzman, Chairman, The Kurtzman Group, Senior Fellow, the Milken Institute; A.G. Lafley, Former CEO, Procter & Gamble, Member, President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness; Karen Mills, Administrator, Small Business Administration.

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