The Innovation Policy Saga 2006-2016

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW 7th floor
Washington, DC 20001
Add to Calendar23-06-2011 14:00:0023-06-2011 17:00:0015The Innovation Policy Saga 2006-2016DD/MM/YYYY

ITIF is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. Whatever contributions ITIF has made in enhancing public awareness of innovation’s central role in our economic health and in shaping public policies to improve U.S. capacity to innovate and compete, we have just begun. Whether the U.S. can marshal its formidable resources and talent to prevail in today’s innovation-driven and competitive world remains an open question. ITIF will explore this question in a high-level policy forum on June 23.

Dr. John Lechleiter, President and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, will offer keynote remarks on the urgency of closing America’s innovation deficit. Following his remarks, distinguished public and private sector leaders will discuss what the U.S. has done right or wrong in the last five years on innovation policy and what innovation policy should look like in 2016 (when ITIF marks its 10th anniversary) for the U.S. to meet the challenges it faces. Don’t miss this important and thought-provoking discussion.

Watch a special greeting from Rob Atkinson.

View the event agenda.

Read Rob Atkinson's opening remarks.

Panelists: 
Ron Blackwell
Chief Economist
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Unions
Presenter
Aneesh Chopra
Chief Technology Officer of the United States
Presenter
Chris Coons
United States Senator
Delaware
Presenter
John Engler
President
Business Roundtable
Presenter
Darrell Issa
U.S. Representative
California
Presenter
John C. Lechleiter
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Eli Lilly and Company
Presenter
Edward Luce
Chief U.S. Commentator
Financial Times
Presenter
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator