The Innovation Economy Conference

The Innovation Economy Conference was held November 30-December 1, 2009 in Washington, D.C. The conference featured a day-and-a-half of conversation on what American policymakers, businesses, NGOs, and private citizens can do to maintain the innovation that can drive economic recovery and ensure long-term sustainable growth. (Read the Conference Wrap-Up Report).

The conference brought together leading educators, scientists, investors, legislators, business leaders, Administration officials and other experts including:

» Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
» U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner
» U.S. Representative Bart Gordon
» Larry Summers, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
» Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
» Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
» Austan Goolsbee, Staff Director and Chief Economist, President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board
» Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
» Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel
» Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of GE
» Michelle Rhee, Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
» Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Presented by Intel Corporation with The Aspen Institute, The PBS NewsHour and Democracy: A Journal of Ideas as content partners, the conference featured robust discussion on the issues key to innovation today, including investment in the context of the recession and the education of the next generation of innovators.

The Innovation Economy Conference Report