Aspen Forum 2022

AUGUST 14 – 16, 2022

For additional information, or Complimentary Press registration contact Jane Creel at [email protected].

Sunday, August 14

  • 6:45 PM Welcome Address
    Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 7:00 PM Fireside Chat with The Honorable Alan Davidson
    The Honorable Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce
    Cristiano Lima (moderator), Tech Newsletter Reporter, The Washington Post

Monday, August 15

  • 8:10 AM Academic Keynote Address: Startup Ventures in an Age of Great Power Rivalry
    Fiona Murray, William S. Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean of
    Innovation and Inclusion, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • 9:00 AM Is “Designed in America, Made in China” Sustainable? Whither the Future of Globalization and Supply Chains?
    Austin Carson, Founder and President, SeedAI
    J. Brad Jensen, McCrane/Shaker Chair in International Business, Center for Business and Public Policy, Georgetown University
    Xiaomeng Lu, Director, Geotechnology Practice, Eurasia Group
    Samm Sacks, Cyber Policy Fellow, New America
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute 
  • 10:00 AM Fireside Chat: How Are the States Affecting Antitrust, Privacy, and Other Policies?
    Doug Peterson, Attorney General, State of Nebraska
    Phil Weiser, Attorney General, State of Colorado
    Leah Nylen (moderator), Antitrust Reporter, Bloomberg News
  • 10:45 AM Major Developments in Antitrust Policy
    Dennis Carlton, David McDaniel Keller Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    Judy Chevalier, William S. Neinecke Professor of Finance and Economics, Yale University
    Wolfgang Kopf, Senior Vice President, Group Public and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom
    Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
    Joshua Wright, Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute and Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Technology Policy Institute
  • 12:00 PM Fireside Keynote with Marc Ganzi
    Marc C. Ganzi, Chief Executive Officer, DigitalBridge
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 1:00 PM Are the Metaverse and Web 3.0 Real or Hype and What are the Policy Issues?
    Hilary Allen, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University
    Edward Bowles, Global Director, Public Policy, Meta Financial Technologies
    The Honorable Caroline Pham, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    Sujit Raman, General Counsel, TRM Labs
    Kevin Werbach, Chairman & Professor, Legal Studies & Business Ethics and Liem Sioe Liong/First Pacific Company Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    Sarah Oh Lam (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

7:00 PM

Is a Lack of Coordination Among Government Agencies Harming U.S. Spectrum Policy?
Peter Davidson, Vice President, Intelsat
Justin Faulb, Chief of Staff and Legal Advisor, Wireline and National Security, Federal Communications Commission
David Goldman, Director, Satellite Policy, SpaceX
Dale Hatfield, Executive Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Thomas Hazlett, Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson University and Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Ed Hearst, Vice President, Government Relations, Astra
Preston Padden, Principle, Boulder Thinking, LLC
Tom Power, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, CTIA
Paroma Sanyal, Senior Consultant, The Brattle Group
Jennifer A. Warren, Vice President, Civil & Regulatory Affairs, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Thomas Lenard (co-moderator), Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Technology Policy Institute
Sarah Oh Lam (co-moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

How Much Do People Value Privacy Around the World and What Does That Mean for Policy?
Jane Horvath, Chief Privacy Officer, Apple
Chris Martin, Principal, Policy Innovation Head of North America, Access Partnership
Alan Raul, Partner, Privacy and Cybersecurity and Practice, Sidley Austin LLP
Leila Rouhi, Vice President, Trust and Privacy, Amazon
Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
Shane Tews (moderator), President, Logan Circle Strategies

What Will a Mature Streaming Market Look Like?
Julia Jenks, Vice President, Worldwide Research & Information Analysis, Motion Picture Association
Eric Lieberman, Chief Counsel, Streaming Services, The Walt Disney Company
Laura Martin (moderator), Senior Media and Internet Analyst, Needham and Company, LLC

Tuesday, August 16

  • 8:00 AM The Role, Structure and Long-Term Implications of Connectivity in Ukraine
    Ruth Berry, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Information and Communications Policy, Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, U.S. Department of State
    Olga Boichak, Lecturer in Digital Cultures, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney
    Cristin Goodwin, General Manager and Associate General Counsel, Microsoft
    Jamil Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director, National Security Institute, and Assistant Professor of Law & Director, National Security Law & Policy Program, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
    Neil Potts, Vice President, Trust & Safety Public Policy, Meta
    David Gross (moderator), Partner, Wiley Rein, LLP
  • 9:00 AM Fireside Chat: Investing in Entrepreneurs: What Are the Policy Aids and Obstacles?
    Ben Slivka, Advisor, Angel Investor, Philanthropist, and Software Engineer
    Sarah Oh Lam (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 9:30 AM Content Moderation: Can Government Set Objective Rules That Do Not Violate Free Speech and Unfairly Benefit Incumbent Politicians?
    Stuart Brotman, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Julie Owono, Member, Facebook Oversight Board, Executive Director, Internet Without Borders, Fellow, Digital Civil Society
    Matt Perault, Founder, Open Water Strategies and Director, Center on Technology Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Heidi Tworek, Associate Professor and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia
    Kat Walsh, General Counsel, Creative Commons
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Senior Fellow and President, Technology Policy Institute
  • 10:45 AM Fireside Chat: North American Telecommunications Regulators
    Ramiro Camacho Castillo, Commissioner, Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico
    Ian Scott, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
    Geoffrey Starks, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
    Mignon Clyburn (co-moderator), Principal, MLC Strategies, LLC
    Bryan Tramont (co-moderator), Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
  • 11:45 AM How Can the States Distribute Broadband Subsidies Effectively?
    David Don, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Comcast NBCUniversal
    Evan Feinman, Director of Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program, U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIA
    Mark Jamison, Director and Gunter Professor, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
    Evelyn Remaley, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
    Brandy Reitter, Executive Director, Broadband Office, State of Colorado
    Greg Rosston (moderator), Gordon Cain Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Director of the Public Policy Program, Stanford University
  • 1:00 PM A New Era of Broadband Competition?
    Jonathan S. Adelstein, Managing Director and Head of Global Policy and Public Investment, DigitalBridge Investment Management
    Michelle Connolly, Professor of the Practice, Economics Department, Duke University
    Patrick Halley, President and CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Association
    Lisa Scalpone, Head of Country Development, Project Kuiper, Amazon
    Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Senior Fellow and President, Technology Policy Institute


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