Reminder: You are Invited – Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE) Presents a conference:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Friday, September 23th:  8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center

As America continues to find its footing in the post-recession globalized world, entrepreneurship and innovation remain two key facets of potential growth.  The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are hosting a conference on September 23, 2011 to explore these subjects in greater depth.  The conference is to begin with an opening keynote from Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), followed by two panels of experts from industry, policy, and academia, with a concluding address from Carl Schramm, President & CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.


8:30-9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Keynote Address: Congressman Jared Polis

9:00-10:15 a.m. – Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ken Jarboe, President, Athena Alliance

Mike Nelson, Professor, Georgetown University

Bill Bonvillian, Director, MIT Washington Office

Moderated by: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy

10:15-10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30-11:45 a.m. – Intellectual Property, Regulation, and Entrepreneurship

John Duffy, Professor, University of Virginia Law School

Doug Comer, Professor, Purdue University

Steve Merrill, Executive Director, Science, Technology, Economic Policy, National Academies

Jon Dudas, President, FIRST Robotics

Moderated by: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy

12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00-1:30 p.m. – Luncheon Keynote: Carl Schramm, President & CEO, Kauffman Foundation

RSVP acceptances only, or by calling (202) 691-4206

Posted by: PAGE Staff


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