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Former Governor Mitch Daniels to Speak at TPI Aspen Forum

Former Governor Mitch Daniels to Speak at TPI Aspen Forum

2013 Forum Scheduled for August 18 – 20

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

August 2, 2013 – Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., President of Purdue University, will be the featured dinner speaker at the Technology Policy Institute’s 2013 Aspen Forum, scheduled for August 19 – 21. In his remarks, Daniels is expected to share his thoughts on innovation in higher education.

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. became the 12th president of Purdue in January 2013, at the conclusion of his term as governor of Indiana. Daniels was elected Indiana’s 49th governor in 2004 and re-elected in 2008, receiving more votes than any candidate for public office in the state’s history. He spearheaded reforms to strengthen the Indiana economy, and improve the ethical standards, fiscal condition and performance of state government. He has also served in top leadership roles at the Hudson Institute and Eli Lilly, as well as under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. Since arriving at Purdue, Daniels has made student affordability and student success top priorities, and he has pledged to keep a Purdue education within reach for students and families. Among his other top priorities are research impact, tech transfer, and commercialization of Purdue innovation. He is the author of three books. Daniels earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton and his law degree from Georgetown.

Additional keynote speakers and panelists at the 2013 Aspen Forum include FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Commissioners Joshua Wright and Julie Brill; Evan Kwerel, Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission; Hon. Rick Boucher, Partner at Sidley Austin LLP; Hon. Cliff Stearns, Senior Advisor at APCO Worldwide; Hon. Thomas Tauke, Former Executive Vice President at Verizon; R. Stanton Dodge, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dish Network; Robert W. Crandall, TPI Adjunct Senior Fellow and Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution; Kevin Leddy, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Time Warner Cable; Randal Milch, Executive Vice President, Public Policy and General Counsel at Verizon; Speek Founder and CTO Danny Boice; and Lisa Falzone, Founder and CEO of Revel Systems.

Registration for the Aspen Forum can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org.

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