Event Archive

November 18, 2008

Find out which states are leading, and which are lagging, in the United States’ transformation to a global, entrepreneurial, digital, and knowledge- and innovation-based New Economy, when ITIF releases its 2008 State New Economy Index. The Index, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, ranks states on 29 indicators in five key areas—knowledge jobs, globalization, entrepreneurial dynamism, IT, and innovation—on the extent to which their economies are effectively structured to operate and compete regionally as well as globally. The report also lays out an innovation-based policy agenda designed to help states succeed economically in these turbulent times.

November 17, 2008

In this event, ITIF will discuss the findings from a recent report that explores the impact of IT on energy. In addition, ITIF will be joined by a panel of experts from leading IT companies to discuss new innovations in energy-efficient computing, the overall net impact of IT on energy consumption, strategies to promote “green” uses of IT.

October 14, 2008

ITIF hosted a breakfast forum on Tuesday, October 14th with Dr. Erica Fuchs, Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Fuchs discussed the results of a new study examining the role of the Defense Advanced Research Products Agency (DARPA) between 1992 and the present on innovation in the United States.

October 8, 2008

ITIF will host a forum to discuss the release of a major new report Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution, a companion to the 2007 report Digital Prosperity.

October 2, 2008

ITIF hosted a forum with Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie to discuss the release of a major new report Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution, a companion to the 2007 report Digital Prosperity.

September 30, 2008

ITIF will host a breakfast forum with Dr. Gregory Tassey to discuss his new book The Technology Imperative and how national technological investments can spur economic growth.

September 25, 2008

ITIF and Silicon Flatirons host a conference to discuss how the next administration should spur innovation.

September 10, 2008

ITIF will host a forum discussing U.S. competitiveness in science and technology, and release a report responding to RAND’s U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology report.

September 9, 2008

ITIF calls for an end, or at least a serious de-escalation, of the conflict.

July 15, 2008

ITIF hosted a breakfast forum with Dr. Richard Lipsey that discussed technical change and economic growth. Dr. Lipsey is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at Simon Fraser University and author of the award winning book, Economic Transformation: General Purpose Technologies and Long Term Growth.

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