Program

Events

The Manufacturing Competitiveness Imperative for the United States

July 31, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Craig Giffi will provide an overview of the current state of manufacturing in the United States and possible future impact of and importance of manufacturing to national prosperity, national security, and the entire innovation system. Giffi will be joined by Nayanee Gupta who will discuss how potential developments in advanced manufacturing could help sharply strengthen the American presence in manufacturing. To make the most of expected advances in manufacturing, the United States will also need to make a major commitment to develop, maintain, and upgrade workforce skills.
Webcast

Universities, High-skilled Immigration, and Regulatory Reform: Implications for America's Economic Future (Offsite)

July 13, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
A panel of experts will discuss key aspects of the Start-Up Act with a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the regulating of start-up companies, and the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to eventually quality for permanent residency visas.
Webcast

The Start-Up Act 2.0 and American Innovation

June 28, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
Senator Chris Coons is part of a bipartisan group of Senators that recently introduced the Startup Act 2.0 in the Senate. He will provide a keynote address on the Act followed by a panel discussion that will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act 2.0. There will be a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for visas for permanent residency, and the proposal to assess the impact of regulations.
Webcast

OECD Economic Survey of the United States, 2012

June 26, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
The OECD’s 2012 Economic Survey of the United States is an in-depth analysis of the U.S. economy and offers policy recommendations to promote sustainable economic growth and employment. The Survey also explores policy options to reduce income inequality and poverty. A special chapter in this year’s report is focused on fostering innovation.
Webcast

The Startup Act and America’s Entrepreneurial Economy (Offsite)

June 08, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
A panel of experts will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act with a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research and the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to eventually quality for permanent residency visas.

Are We Becoming A Nation of Renters?

May 22, 2012 // 8:00am4:30pm
Three years after the 2008 financial crisis, America’s housing market still languishes and millions of families are losing their grip on “The American Dream.” Join us for an in-depth conference featuring policymakers, practicing mortgage capital experts, and academics to discuss the concrete steps forward to repairing and improving America’s mortgage finance system.

Charting a Path in U.S. Education Reform

May 16, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
With the recession eroding school budgets, educators today are being forced to do more with less. Leading education reformer Paul Vallas and Kenneth Wong of Brown University discuss practical, tested, and cost-effective solutions to improve America’s K-12 schools.
Senator Mark Warner
Webcast

The Start-up Act: Building America’s Entrepreneurial Future

April 24, 2012 // 9:00am12:00pm
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), both first term Senators, discussed key components of the Start-up Act, which they have authored and introduced. The two Senators oulined why we need to keep talented people in the United States, especially in STEM fields and how the government can best serve entrepreneurs through regulations, taxes, and encouraging talent.
Webcast

Regaining America's Competitive Edge

March 28, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Once the world’s uncontested manufacturing powerhouse, the United States today must contend with stiff international competition for innovation, markets, and talent. An expert panel looks at ways to boost competitiveness—through fiscal, immigration, and education reform.
Webcast

Report Launch: Emerging Global Trends in Advanced Manufacturing

March 26, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
This report by Institute for Defense Analyses and done at the request of the National Intelligence Manager for Science and Technology in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, aims to identify emerging global trends in advanced manufacturing and to propose scenarios for advanced manufacturing 10 and 20 years in the future.

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