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.
- Public Policy Fellow
- President and CEO, Kauffman Foundation
- Congressman (D-CO)
- President, Athena Alliance
- Executive Director, Science, Technology, Economic Policy, National Academies
- Professor, University of Virginia Law School
- Professor, Georgetown University
- Professor, Purdue University
- Director, Washington Office, MIT
- President, FIRST