Calendar | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DNC Policy Forum: How the Next Administration Can Foster Innovation, Boost Productivity, and Increase U.S. Competitiveness

Jul 27 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad Street SEI Innovation Studio, Philadelphia, PA, 19102, United States

No matter who wins the 2016 election, the next president and Congress will face difficult economic and innovation policy challenges, ranging from stagnant productivity growth, to questions about government limitations on encryption, to building a workforce with the skills needed in the modern economy. Join ITIF for a panel discussion at the Democratic National Convention featuring business leaders and Members of Congress to explore ways the 45th president and 115th Congress can work together to shape policies to foster innovation, boost productivity, and make the United States more competitive in the global economy.

Teaching for Tomorrow in the Creative Economy

Jul 27 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Field House, 1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, United States

At the Democratic National Convention, The Atlantic will pause to consider the implications of computer technology for how teachers teach and how students learn, and the policies that govern the trajectory of both.

Navigating the New Matchmaker Economy: The Role of Antitrust and Regulation

Jul 28 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20052, United States

Today, we are increasingly living in the Matchmaker Economy. So are antitrust authorities and sectoral regulators. They increasingly encounter matters involving matchmakers. Some of these matters involve new business models, disruptive innovation, and the collision of new and old industries? Some also involve platforms that have quickly achieved massive reach and influence. What—if any—issues do these multisided platforms raise and what—in any—changes in analytical approaches do they require?

Disrupting the Narrative: Unlocking Stories of Diversity in Tech

Jul 29 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bloomberg Tech, 140 New Montgomery 22nd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105, United States

Today, Black and Latino students earn about 18% of computer science bachelors degrees, but make up only about 5% of the tech workforce at the industry's leading companies. Media coverage has been a critical component in the effort to diversify tech, shining a spotlight on low numbers of minorities employed at tech companies and what companies are doing to address it. Join us as New America CA Fellow Laura Weidman Powers, co-founder and CEO of CODE2040, asks leading journalists in the field to talk about how they see their role, what they choose to cover, and the future of diversity in the tech industry.

Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting

Aug 1 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Boulder, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO, 80305–3328, United States

The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary to assist in developing and maintaining spectrum management policies that enable the United States to maintain or strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of communications technology, services, and innovation; thus expanding the economy, adding jobs, and increasing international trade, while at the same time providing for the expansion of existing technologies and supporting the country’s homeland security, national defense, and other critical needs of government missions.

FCC Open Meeting August 2016

Aug 4 2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals
Improvements to Benchmarks and Related Requirements Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
Ensuring Just, Reasonable, and Fair Rates for Inmate Calling Services

Open Meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Aug 23 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
University of Minnesota, 420 SE 23rd Avenue TCF Bank Stadium-DQ Club Room, 3rd Level, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, United States

The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities for organizations and consumers in securing the digital economy.


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