Entrepreneurship and Innovation

September 23, 2011 // 8:30am2:00pm

As America continues to find its footing in the post-recession globalized world, entrepreneurship and innovation remain two key facets of potential growth.  The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are hosting a conference on September 23, 2011 to explore these subjects in greater depth.  The conference is to begin with an opening keynote from Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), followed by two panels of experts from industry, policy, and academia, with a concluding address from Carl Schramm, President & CEO of the Kauffman Foundation.

Featuring: Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO); Carl Schramm, President and CEO, Kauffman Foundation, Steve Merrill, Executive Director, Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, National Academies; John Duffy, Professor, University of Virginia Law School; Doug Comer, Professor, Purdue University; Mike Nelson, Professor, Georgetown University; Bill Bonvillian, Director, Washington Officer, MIT; Ken Jarboe, President, Athena Alliance; Jon Dudas, President, FIRST; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy.

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Kent Hughes // Public Policy Fellow
    Former Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • President and CEO, Kauffman Foundation
  • Congressman (D-CO)
  • President, Athena Alliance
  • Executive Director, Science, Technology, Economic Policy, National Academies
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