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TPI Aspen Forum Breakout Sessions Finalized

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Topics for the discussions, which will be held under Chatham House Rule, are: FTC-DOJ Transition, FCC-NTIA Transition, Blockchain, and Evidence-Based Policy.

The Technology Policy Institute has confirmed participants for the 2019 Aspen Forum breakout sessions. The four informal sessions, conducted concurrently under Chatham House Rule, will create tech policy transition roadmaps for a first- or second-term administration in 2020, analyze Blockchain policy, and discuss ways to expand evidence-based policy in government.

The Aspen Forum is scheduled for August 18-20. To register, click here.  The concurrent breakout sessions occur on Monday evening, August 19 at 7 p.m. MDT.

Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute will moderate the session titled “FCC & NTIA Transition Team.

Confirmed panelists are:
Blair LevinSenior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Gregory RosstonDirector, Public Policy Program, Stanford University and Gordon Cain Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Jay SchwarzVice President, Public Policy, Comcast
Shane TewsVisiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Bryan TramontManaging Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
Thomas M. Lenard, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at TPI, will moderate a session titled “FTC & DOJ Transition Team

Confirmed presenters are:
Alden F. AbbottGeneral Counsel, Federal Trade Commission
Neil ChilsonSenior Research Fellow, Technology and Innovation, Charles Koch Institute
Svetlana GansAssociate General Counsel, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
Brian HusemanVice President, Public Policy, Amazon
Ginger Zhe JinProfessor of Economics, University of Maryland, College Park and Scholar, Amazon
Lawrence J. White, Robert Kavesh Professorship in Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU
Thomas M. Lenard (moderator), President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Sarah Oh, Senior Fellow at TPI, will moderate the “Blockchain” panel.

Confirmed presenters are:
Stuart AlderotyGeneral Counsel, Ripple
Lisa GoldmanSenior Counsel, Consumer Protection Subcommittee, House Energy & Commerce Committee
Lily LiuCo-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, Earn.com
Jodee RichCo-Founder and CEO, PeopleBrowsr and NFT.Kred
Bill RockwoodLegislative Assistant, Congressman Darren Soto (Blockchain Caucus Co-Chair)
Landon ZindaLegislative Director, Congressman Tom Emmer (Blockchain Caucus Co-Chair)
Sarah Oh (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Robert Hahn, Senior Fellow at TPI, will moderate the “Embedding a Culture of Evidence-Based Policymaking in Government: Next Steps” panel.

Confirmed presenters are:
Tim BradleyMinister Counsellor for Industry, Science, and Education, Embassy of Australia
Peter FatelnigMinister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy, Delegation of the European Union to the U.S.
Cathryn RossDirector, Regulatory Affairs, BT Group
Hal VarianChief Economist, Google
Robert Hahn (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Register today to discuss this and other important tech policy issues at #TPIAspen.
For Additional Information: 
Jane Creel, 202-828-4405, jcreel@techpolicyinstitute.org

Press Contact for Complimentary Registration: 
David Fish, 571-389-4446, dfish@techpolicyinstitute.org

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a think tank that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change. 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. More information is available at http://www.techpolicyinstitute.org/.