U.S. Competitiveness: A New Conversation with New Opportunities

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave NE Columbus Room
Washington, DC 20002
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There is a growing sense of urgency for bipartisan commitment to restoring America's competitive edge through innovation. In that spirit, ITIF hosts a seminal half-day conference on how the United States can revitalize economic growth by boosting innovation and productivity in existing industries while also advancing emerging growth sectors such as nanotechnology, biotechnology and mobile broadband. How can we find the right mix of private sector dynamism and government support, as well as the political consensus required, to stay ahead of global competition and boost long-term prosperity?

The event features remarks by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, panel discussions with entrepreneurs, policy experts and Administration officials, as well as a conversation with former House Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon and former Rep. Vernon Ehlers on the political dynamics of innovation policy.

View the U.S. Competitiveness Facts slideshow #1.

View the U.S. Competitiveness Facts slideshow #2.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Susan Davis
U.S. Representative
California
Presenter
Paul E. Jacobs
Chief Executive Officer
Qualcomm
Presenter
Scott Deutchman
Deputy CTO for Telecommunications
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Presenter
John Leibovitz
Deputy Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
FCC
Presenter
Cameron Powell
President and Chief Medical Officer
Airstrip Technologies
Presenter
Jon Taplin
Managing Director, Annenberg Innovation Lab
University of Southern California
Presenter
Eliza Krigman
Reporter
Politico
Moderator
Vernon Ehlers
Former Member
House of Representatives
Presenter
Baron Hill
Former Member
House of Representatives
Presenter
John Cranford
Managing Editor for Enterprise Reporting
Congressional Quarterly
Moderator
Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator
Minnesota
Presenter