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Reboot American Innovation Conference

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Reboot American Innovation Conference

May 6, 2019

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Check out all the videos from Lincoln Network's Reboot American Innovation conference. Additional information about the speakers and program can be found here.


8:15 AM
Continental breakfast

8:45 AM
Garrett Johnson, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Lincoln Network; Aaron Ginn, Co-Founder, Lincoln Network.

9:00 AM
Dr. Robert Zubrin, President, Pioneer Astronautics; and Contributing Editor, The New Atlantis.

9:30 AM
PANEL: Rebooting American innovation
Dr. Eli Dourado, Head of Global Policy and Communications, Boom Supersonic; Dr. James Poulos, Executive Editor, The American Mind; Tamara Winter, Communications Lead, Center for Innovative Governance Research; and Garrett Johnson, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Lincoln Network.

10:20 AM
PANEL: Redesigning the regulatory state: Institutional design and the governance of innovation
Colleen Chien, Justin D'Atri Visiting Professor of Business Law, Columbia Law School; Ryan Radia, Senior Policy Counsel, Lincoln Network; Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and Berin Szoka, President, TechFreedom.

11:10 AM
FIRESIDE: Oversight, expertise, and assessment: Science and technology in the federal government
Dr. Timothy Persons, Chief Scientist, Government Accountability Office; and Zach Graves, Head of Policy, Lincoln Network.

11:40 AM
FIRESIDE: When do we get flying cars?
Brent Skorup, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Jamie Boone, Vice President of Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association; and Matt Parlmer, Founder and Lead Engineer, Ohlogen.

12:10 PM

1:10 PM
PANEL: Creating an American Shenzhen: Startup cities and technology zones
Dr. Mark Lutter, Executive Director, Center for Innovative Governance Research; Chris Koopman, Senior Director, Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University; Ross Gillfillan, Director of Strategic Communications, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Editor in Chief, Reason.

2:00 PM
PANEL: Is China destined to out-innovate us?
Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation; Andy Keiser, Fellow, The National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School; Samo Burja, Founder, Bismarck Analysis; and Dr. Samantha Ravich, Chairman, Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation, Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2:50 PM
PANEL: From the lab to the battlefield: Maximizing defense innovation
Pablo Carrillo, Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs; Linda Lourie, Associate General Counsel (Acquisitions & Logistics), Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense; Eric Lofgren, Emergent Ventures Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and Pasha Moore, Head of Events, Lincoln Network.

3:40 PM
PANEL: The cathedral vs. the bazaar: Will the future be dominated by walled gardens?
Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation, Charles Koch Institute; Matt Stoller, Fellow, Open Markets Institute; Heather West, Head of Americas Policy, Mozilla; and Helen Andrews, Managing Editor, Washington Examiner.

4:30 PM
FIRESIDE: Commercializing the final frontier

Dr. Alexander MacDonald, Senior Economic Advisor, Office of the Administrator, NASA; Caleb Watney, Technology & Innovation Fellow, The R Street Institute.

5:00 PM
FIRESIDE: A look into the deep future: From 2020 to 2120
Ari Wallach, Founder, Longpath; and Jeremiah Johnson, Co-Founder and Policy Director, Neoliberal Project.

5:30 PM

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