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February 2, 2010 – The Technology Policy Institute will be holding its first annual Aspen Forum next August 22-24 on the topic “Innovation and Critical Policy Choices: Is the United States Losing its Edge.” Innovation and technological change are crucial to the nation’s long-run economic health and ability to improve standards of living, as well as to our ability to address national challenges in energy, the environment, health care and other priority areas. The United States has long been a leader in innovation, but there is growing concern that the U.S. is losing its edge.

The TPI Aspen Forum will bring together leaders from business, government, and academia in a relaxed, informal setting to discuss and debate the key public policy issues surrounding information and communications technology. The Forum will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions, and workshops on the following topics:

  • Is the U.S. still a worldwide leader in innovation or is it falling behind? Is the U.S. maintaining an economic environment conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship?
  • How should government encourage innovation directed at national priorities such as health care, energy, and the environment? Should policies target specific industries with high-growth potential?
  • What are the implications for innovation of major policies, including:

o Broadband
o Competition/Antitrust
o Intellectual Property
o Privacy and Data Security

  • What challenges and opportunities do China and India pose?

Details on the agenda and speakers will be announced soon. For additional information, contact Jane Creel at [email protected].

Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a 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.

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