State of the Net Conference 01/18/11

About the Conference | Agenda | Speakers | Onsite registration will be available on January 18 and 19 at the Hyatt Regency | 2010 Conference


Tuesday, January 18, 2011
2:00 pm Author's Corner: Can Innovation Drive the Economic Recovery?

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From broadband to emerging technologies, what role might innovation play in driving an economic recovery and job creation in the United States? Which government policies hold the most promise for 2011? Join us for a riveting conversation between authors Gary Shapiro and Kevin Maney (invited) moderated by Michael Mandel

- Gary Shapiro, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream (2011).
Shapiro is the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) [bio]
- Kevin Maney, Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don't (2010).
Maney was a technology reporter at USA Today for 22 years and a contributing editor to Conde Nast Portfolio. He writes for The Atlantic, Fortune, and Fast Company. His fourth book will be published fall 2011.
- Michael Mandel, (moderator Editor-in-Chief, Visible Economy and Former Chief Economist at BusinessWeek.
Mandel holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and is Senior Fellow at Wharton's Mack Center for Technological Innovation and Senior Fellow at the nonpartisan Progressive Policy Institute.

* Subject to change. More panels and keynotes may be added.

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This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.