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Innovation Works Conference

National Journal Membership

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Innovation Works Conference

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Innovation isn’t just about the latest new gadget; it’s the vital spark that improves the quality of our lives. At Innovation Works, National Journal will look at the link between new cutting-edge innovations and the public policy environment that incubates these new technologies.

Join us as we discuss how best to tap tomorrow’s hottest innovations with the potential to spur job growth throughout the economy.


8:00a.m. – 8:30a.m.        Registration and Innovation Station Showcase


8:30a.m.                           Welcome and Introductions                                            


8:35a.m. – 9:30a.m.       Foreshadowing the Future

     The top five innovations that will drive economic growth in

     the next 10 years and what government and the private

     sector are doing to drive these innovations

Moderated by:
  • Jim Tankersley, Economic Correspondent, National Journal

  • Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Ceci Connolly, Senior Adviser, McKinsey Center for Health Reform
  • Ronald A. Klain, President, Case Holdings
  • Dr. Arun Majumdar, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, United States Department of Energy
  • Simon J. Tripp, Senior Director of Technology Partnership Practice, Battelle

9:30a.m -10:00a.m        Keynote Speech: Boosting U.S.  Competitiveness Through Innovation

Moderated by:

  • Michael Hirsh, Chief Correspondent, National Journal


  • John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.    What Best Drives Innovation?

An agenda of deregulation and tax cuts or an agenda of public investments, loan guarantees and mandates?

Moderated by:

  • Matt Cooper, Editor, National Journal Daily


  • Reed E. Hundt, Principal, REH Advisors
  • Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Daniel Pacthod, Director, McKinsey & Company
  • Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association

11:00a.m. – 11:15a.m.     Re-Charge/Re-Fuel Break


11:15a.m. – 12:15a.m.     Innovation Idea Labs

1. One-on-One Keynote Interview: View from the Hill Idea Lab

Key Innovation Initiatives and Legislation in the 112th Congress

Moderated by:

  • Major Garrett,Congressional Correspondent, National Journal


  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives

                       2. Telecommunications Idea Lab

This lab will discuss how changes in spectrum policy are   impacting broadband,  wireless and broadcast and the development of next generation technologies.

Moderated by:

  • Bruce Gottlieb, General Counsel, National Journal


  • Rebecca Arbogast, Head, Communications Regulatory Practice, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc
  • Susan Crawford, Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Christopher Guttman-McCabe, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, CTIA
  • John K. Hane, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop
  • Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institue
  • Bruce Mehlman, Founder and Partner, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc.

3. Social Media Idea Lab

This innovation lab will explore how federal, state and local governments as well as campaigns and elected officials are using social media to communicate with citizens in real time and respond to their needs and desire for civic engagement.

Moderated by:

  • David Beard, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Digital, National Journal


  • Sheila Campbell, Acting Director of the Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, GSA
  • Mark Drapeau, Ph.D., Director of Innovative Social Engagement, Microsoft U.S. Public Sector
  • Nicco Mele, Founder and Resident Futurist, Echo Ditto
  • Adam Sharp, Manager, Government and Political Partnerships, Twitter, Inc.
  • Robert Willington, CEO, Swift Current Strategies

12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.      Creative Genius: How Art and Culture Drive


A luncheon session for Washington’s most influential policymakers on how innovation takes place from some of America’s most creative minds. A firsthand conversation on what top innovators need to thrive.


Moderated by:

  • Linda Douglass, Vice President, Head of Corporate Strategic Communications, Atlantic Media Company


  • José Andrés, Owner, THINKfoodGroup

  • Marc Kushner, Chief Executive Officer, Architizer.com


With Special Thanks to Our Underwriters:

Note to Government Employees: In deference to the letter and spirit of applicable ethics regulations, this educational event is not intended for politically-appointed federal branch employees or for state and local government employees.  A description of this event - written for government ethics office review - may be requested by writing nredmond@nationaljournal.com.

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When & Where

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Atrium Ballroom, Concourse Level
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

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