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The TPI Aspen Forum brings together leaders from business, government, and academia to discuss key public policy issues affecting information and communications technology.  This year’s theme is, “Technology Policy and the Economic Recovery.”


The tech sector is crucial to the economic recovery and to our prospects for long-run growth.  Discussions at TPI’s Aspen Forum will explore how technology and communications companies are faring and how the current economic and regulatory climate is affecting their ability to drive growth and productivity as they have in the past.


Speakers at this year's Forum include:


  • Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Harvard University and Chief Economist, Microsoft
  • Dorothy Attwood, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T
  • Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Brian Cute, Chief Executive Office, Public Interest Registry
  • Kyle Dixon, Vice President, Public Policy, Time Warner Cable
  • Mike Gallagher, President, Entertainment Software Association
  • David Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Tony Hadley, Vice President of Government Affairs, Experian
  • Mark Israel, Senior Vice President, Compass Lexicon
  • Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University
  • Robert McDowell, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Mark McLaughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Verisign
  • Victor Nichols, CEO, Experian
  • Chris Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State
  • Michael Powell, President and CEO, NCTA
  • J. Thomas Rosch, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • John Ryan, Chief Legal Officer, Level 3 Communications
  • Tom Tauke, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, Verizon
  • Shane Tews, Vice President, Global Public Policy, VeriSign
  • Peter Thiel, President, Clarium Capital
  • The Honorable Mark Udall, U.S. Senate
  • Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
  • Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School
  • Daniel Weitzner, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Joe Waz, Altura LLC


The agenda for this year's event can be found here.


For additional information, contact Jane Creel at  Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at


Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit think tank that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and inform policymakers by producing independent, rigorous research and by sponsoring educational programs and conferences on major issues affecting information technology and communications policy. The Technology Policy Institute is a 501(c)(3) research and educational foundation.



Featured speakers


The Honorable Mignon Clyburn


Dale Jorgenson


The Honorable Robert M. McDowell



 The Honorable J. Thomas Rosch



 Victor Nichols



  Peter Thiel


 The Honorable Mark Udall