2015 Forum Scheduled for August 16 – 18
Contact: Amy Smorodin
February 23, 2015 – Online registration is now open for the 2015 Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum, scheduled this year for August 16 – 18.
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, “The Government Back in Business: Revenge of the Regulators?”
Regulation is back in vogue. From network neutrality to big data and the internet of things, an increasingly prevalent tendency is to look to Congress or regulatory agencies for solutions to real or perceived problems. Today, policymakers favor pre-emptive interventions, consistent with the “precautionary principle” of regulation. What accounts for the newfound infatuation with the regulatory state? Are we ignoring lessons from academic research regarding regulation? How will today’s policies affect innovation in technology-creating and technology-using industries? Discussion panels and speakers at the 2015 TPI Aspen Forum will focus on this new-found confidence in the regulatory state and its possible consequences.
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 tech entrepreneurs Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel; Intel CEO Paul Otellini; Intuit CEO Brad Smith; Pandora Founder Tim Westergren; Experian North America CEO Victor Nichols; Purdue President Mitch Daniels; Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen; Representative Scott Tipton; Former U.S. House members Rick Boucher and Cliff Stearns; Former Senator Mark Udall; FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Commissioners Julie Brill, Maureen Ohlhausen and Joshua Wright; former FTC Chairman William Kovacic; and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and former Commissioner Robert McDowell. Past speakers also include Wall Street Journal columnist and former Publisher Gordon Crovitz; Ambassador David Gross; and economists Susan Athey, Tim Bresnahan, Dale Jorgenson, Hal Varian, and Erik Brynjolfsson.
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/.