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Aspen Forum 2019


2019 THE INTERNET AT A CROSSROADS
AUGUST 18-20, 2019

For additional information, contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press should contact Lindsay Poss at [email protected].

Sunday, August 18

  • 6:00 pm Opening Reception and Welcoming Remarks
    The Honorable Phil Weiser, Attorney General, State of Colorado

Monday, August 19

  • 8:45 am Opening Keynote
    Susan AtheyProfessor of Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Founding Director, Shared Prosperity and Innovation Initiative and Associate Director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
  • 8:45 am Will Tech Ever Make Us More Productive?
    Susan Athey
    , Professor of Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Founding Director, Shared Prosperity and Innovation Initiative and Associate Director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
    Carol Corrado
    , Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program, The Conference Board
    Leonard Nakamura, Emeritus Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    Pai-Ling Yin
    , Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Director, Technology Commercialization Initiative, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
    Scott Wallsten 
    (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 9:45 am Techlash: Why Did it Happen and How to Respond
    Jane Bambauer
    , Professor of Law, University of Arizona
    Andrew Keen
    , Author, Founder and Executive Producer, FutureCast, and Contributor, TechCrunch
    Randal C. Picker
    , James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago The Law School
    Hal Varian, 
    Chief Economist, Google
    Thomas Lenard 
    (moderator), Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Technology Policy Institute
  • 9:45 am Law & Regulation of Cryptocurrency
    Stuart Alderoty, General Counsel, Ripple
    Sarah Oh (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

  • 12:00 pm Luncheon Keynote
    Jaron Lanier
    , Computer Scientist, Composer, Artist and Author
  • 1:45 pm How Many Gs Do We Need? (And Does the U.S. Need to Be First?)
    Rob Alderfer
    , Vice President, Technology Policy, CableLabs
    Donna Epps
    , Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, Verizon Communications
    Dale Hatfield
    , Executive Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship
    Thomas Hazlett
    , Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics in the John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University
    Cathryn Ross
    , Director, Regulatory Affairs, BT Group
    Scott Wallsten
     (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 7:00 pm Dinner and Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    FCC & NTIA Transition Team
    Blair Levin
    Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
    Gregory Rosston
    Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University and Gordon Cain Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
    Jay Schwarz
    , Vice President, Public Policy, Comcast
    Shane Tews
    , Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
    Bryan Tramont
    , Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
    Scott Wallsten
     (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy InstituteFTC & DOJ Transition TeamAlden F. AbbottGeneral Counsel, Federal Trade Commission
    Neil Chilson
    , Senior Research Fellow, Technology and Innovation, Charles Koch Institute
    Svetlana Gans
    , Associate General Counsel, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
    Brian Huseman
    , Vice President, Public Policy, Amazon
    Ginger Zhe Jin
    , Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, College Park and Scholar, Amazon
    Lawrence J. White
    , Robert Kavesh Professorship in Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
    Thomas M. Lenard
     (moderator), President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy InstituteBlockchainStuart Alderoty, General Counsel, Ripple
    Lisa Goldman, Senior Counsel, Consumer Protection Subcommittee, House Energy & Commerce Committee
    Lily Liu, Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, Earn.com
    Jodee Rich, Co-Founder and CEO, PeopleBrowsr and NFT.Kred
    Bill RockwoodLegislative Assistant, Congressman Darren Soto (Blockchain Caucus Co-Chair)
    Landon Zinda, Legislative Director, Congressman Tom Emmer (Blockchain Caucus Co-Chair)
    Sarah Oh (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy InstituteEmbedding a Culture of Evidence-Based Policymaking in Government: Next Steps

    Tim Bradley, Minister Counsellor for Industry, Science, and Education, Embassy of Australia
    Peter Fatelnig, Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
    Cathryn Ross, Director, Regulatory Affairs, BT Group
    Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
    Robert Hahn (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Tuesday, August 20

  • 8:30 am An Antitrust Discussion
    The Honorable Makan Delrahim
    , Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
    Brian Sullivan
    , Anchor and Senior National Correspondent, CNBC
  • 9:00 am What is the Future of Entertainment? Streaming Innovation: New Outlets, New Threats
    Delara Derakhshani
    , Senior Counsel, Tech Policy, Entertainment Software Association
    Mitch Glazier,
     Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Recording Industry Association of America
    Jean Prewitt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Film & Television Alliance
    Michael D. Smith
    , Professor of Information Technology and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University
    Jan van Voorn
    , Executive Vice President and Chief of Global Content Protection, Motion Picture Association
    Laura Martin
     (moderator), Senior Analyst, Entertainment, Cable and Media, Needham & Company LLC
  • 10:15 am The Fractured Internet: Is it Already Too Late for Humpty Dumpty?
    Fiona Alexander
    , Distinguished Policy Strategist in Residence, School of International Service, American University
    Chris Martin
    , Head of Region, Asia and US, Access Partnership
    Masahiko Nittono
    , General Manager and Chief Corporate Representative, NTT Corporation
    Jamie Susskind, Vice President Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Technology Association
    Shane Tews
    , Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
    Ambassador David Gross 
    (moderator), Partner and Co-Chair, Telecom, Media and Technology Practice, Wiley Rein LLP
  • 11:15 am How is Washington Affecting the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem?
    Gil Beyda
    , Managing Director at Comcast Ventures and Founder and Managing Partner at Genacast Ventures
    Maryann Feldman
    , Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Adjunct Professor of Finance at Kenan-Flagler Business School, and Research Director at UNC Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
    Dimitri Sirota
    , CEO and Co-Founder, BigID
    Sarah Oh
     (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 12:15 pm C-Band: Endgame?
    Claude Aiken
    , President and Chief Executive Officer, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association
    Kathleen Ham
    , Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, T- Mobile
    Ross Lieberman
    , Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association
    Peter Pitsch,
     Head of Advocacy and Government Relations, C-Band Alliance
    Blair Levin 
    (moderator), Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

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