2013 Forum Scheduled for August 18 – 20
Contact: Amy Smorodin
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, “Creative Destruction and Growth: Policy Choices.”
The IT revolution has been the poster child for Schumpeterian creative destruction, yielding innovations whose effects on our lives extend far beyond statistics on R&D spending imply. From infrastructure to applications, experimentation with technologies and business models has been essential to the success of the Internet economy. A policy environment that permits such experimentation is crucial for this era’s creative destruction to continue. Discussion panels and speakers at the 2013 TPI Aspen Forum will focus on competition, privacy, data security, and other regulatory policies critical to the health of Internet economy.
The TPI Aspen Forum brings together leaders from business, government, and academia to discuss and debate the key public policy issues affecting information and communications technology in a relaxed, informal setting. Previous Forums have featured such notable speakers as Senator Mark Udall; tech entrepreneurs Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel; Intel CEO Paul Otellini; Intuit CEO Brad Smith; Harbinger Capital Partners CEO Philip Falcone; Pandora Founder Tim Westergren; Experian North America CEO Victor Nichols; AT&T Labs CEO Krish Prabhu; FTC Commissioners Julie Brill, Maureen Ohlhausen, Edith Ramirez and Tom Rosch; former FTC Chairman William Kovacic; and FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Robert McDowell. Past speakers also include Wall Street Journal columnist and former Publisher Gordon Crovitz; ICANN Chairman Stephen Crocker; European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association Chairman Luigi Gambardella; and economists Susan Athey, Tim Bresnahan, Dale Jorgenson, Hal Varian, Erik Brynjolfsson and Catherine Tucker. More information on previous years’ Forums is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/aspen2013/.
More information on previous forums is available on the TPI website.
Details on the agenda and speakers will be announced soon. Registration can be performed on the TPI website. A discounted registration price is available for industry attendees until July 1. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] for complimentary registration.
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/.