Tech Entrepreneur Peter Thiel to Speak at TPI Aspen Forum

Tech Entrepreneur Peter Thiel to Speak at TPI Aspen Forum

2011 Forum Scheduled for August 21 – 23

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

April 20, 2011 – Peter Thiel, technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, will join other notable keynote speakers at the Technology Policy Institute’s 2011 Aspen Forum, scheduled for August 21 – 23. Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and investor in such tech companies as Facebook, LinkedIn, and SpaceX, is expected to share his perspective on the current economy and the environment for innovation in the technology sector.

Peter Thiel was a co-founder of PayPal, which now has more than 94 million active financial accounts and serves as a platform on which developers invent customized payment solutions for consumers and businesses. Thiel is also widely known as the first outside investor in Facebook and currently serves on its board. He is a founder of Clarium, a global macro fund manager, and was co-founder of Palantir Technologies. As a founder and partner in the Founders Fund, as well as through private investment, Thiel invests in the next generation of tech companies, such as SpaceX, LinkedIn, Causes, Quantcast, and RoboteX. In addition to his work in technology sector, Thiel established and funds the Thiel Foundation.

Additional keynote speakers at the 2011 Aspen Forum include Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, Harvard University Professor Dale Jorgenson, and Mark McLaughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of VeriSign. The event will also offer panel discussions on such topics as:

  • The Internet in a Post-WikiLeaks, Post-Egypt World
  • Information and Privacy: In Search of a Data-Driven Policy
  • Broadband and the Future of Video Delivery
  • Antitrust and Competition in High-Tech Industries
  • Cybersecurity: Public and Private Roles
  • Copyright and Digital Innovation
  • Health and IT

More details on the TPI Aspen Forum will be announced in upcoming weeks. Registration 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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