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Shaping Debates on Technology Innovation

ITIF hosts a rich program of panel discussions, debates, roundtables, and conferences featuring distinguished authors, prominent policymakers, influential thinkers, and other leaders on issues shaping the course of technology innovation.

Upcoming Events

March 29, 2023|Register Now

The Future of Manufacturing and Innovation in Germany and the United States

Join ITIF and OECD to explore policy questions that arose in the context of the OECD Review of Innovation Policy: Germany, but which have relevance to both the United States and Germany.

April 4, 2023|Register Now

Lessons From the Rise and Fall of Japan’s Life-Sciences Innovation Ecosystem

Please join ITIF for an expert panel discussion examining where Japan faltered in this sector, what it must do to restore its life-sciences innovation leadership and competitiveness, why that would be in the best interests of both Japan and the United States—and what America must do to avoid following in Japan’s footsteps.

April 6, 2023

What Are the Consequences of Backdoors for Online Privacy?

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation to discuss the potential benefits and costs of end-to-end encryption and what law enforcement access to user data could look like in the future.

April 18, 2023|Register Now

Fostering User Safety in AR/VR Technology

Join ITIF for a panel discussion with policymakers and thought leaders about how to ensure that users can enjoy the benefits of AR/VR technology safely.

April 20, 2023|Register Now

How Digital IDs Can Transform Government Services

Please join ITIF for a discussion on national digital IDs, which focuses on the potential benefits and concerns surrounding this technology as well as the legal and technical barriers for use.

April 26, 2023|Register Now

IP Stories: Women and IP (A World IP Day Event)

WIPO’s theme for World IP Day 2023 is “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity.” To celebrate, ITIF highlights the stories of a few of the women who rely on IP rights to accelerate innovation and creativity. Join us for these first-hand accounts of how IP enables and benefits creators, innovators, and society alike.

April 27, 2023|Register Now

Reviving America’s Hamiltonian Tradition to Win the Economic Competition With China

Please join ITIF for an all-day conference with leading experts and policymakers to explore why and how Washington can look to Hamiltonianism for guidance in how to win the techno-economic contest with China.

May 11, 2023|Register Now

The Implications of Japan’s New Economic Security Law

Please join an expert panel to discuss Japan’s efforts and the implications for U.S. policy.

Past Events

March 24, 2023

Preserving a Virtuous Cycle: The Economics of Biopharmaceutical Innovation

Watch the release event of a new report that examines the dynamics that underpin the economics of biopharmaceutical innovation and how to maintain a supportive environment that keeps the United States in the lead of life-sciences innovation.

March 23, 2023

How AR/VR Can Help Expand Apprenticeship Programs

Watch the panel discussion with policymakers and industry leaders about how the use of immersive technologies could bolster the efforts to increase apprenticeship offerings and enrollment in the United States. The event will feature remarks by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE).

March 21, 2023

AI-Generated Art: Boom or Bust for Human Creativity?

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on how generative AI works, how artists are using these tools, and whether AI-generated art will be a boom or bust for human creativity.

March 20, 2023

U.S. Spectrum Allocation Needs Reform: Lessons From the C-Band Controversy

Join ITIF and Eno for a discussion on what the spectrum allocation process looks like, where it falters, and how to reform spectrum allocation to promote long-term safety and productivity. Food and beverages will be provided to all in-person attendees.

March 16, 2023

Petrochemicals Without the Petro: A New Initiative?

Watch to learn more about these exciting innovations and to discuss a federal initiative (such as a DOE EarthShot) to accelerate them.

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