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Events This WeekChocolate Talk and TastingEvent Date: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Chocolate ChocolateVenue Address: 1130 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 United States See map: Google Maps Join Chocolate Chocolate on Monday, July 11 from Noon-2pm as world-renown Chef Jeff Shepherd, creator of Lillie Belle Farms, comes to meet & greet customers. Voted one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the country by Dessert Professional magazine, the Chef will also be toting a few of his decadent samples; so don't miss the event of the summer!

Developing Science, Technology, and Innovation Indicators for the Future July 11-12, 2011 20 F Street NW Conference Center Washington, DC 20001 If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open to the public or need more information please contact: Anthony Mann: or (202) 334-3266

Agenda: DAY 1: Monday, July 11, 2011 8:00-9:00 a.m. - REGISTRATION IN LOBBY (Breakfast available in main foyer) 9:00-9:10 a.m. - WELCOME AND OVERVIEW

Chairs: Robert Litan (Kauffman Foundation) and Andrew Wyckoff (OECD) Connie Citro (National Academies/CNSTAT) Steve Merrill (National Academies/STEP) 9:10-10:35 a.m. - SESSION I: NEXT-GENERATION STI STATISTICSFRAMEWORKS AND DATA Objective: Identify what the federal statistical system can produce now regarding science, technology and innovation trends. Specific measures of business and university inputs and outputs, and related outcomes and impacts are welcomed. What can be done now with existing surveys and administrative data? What do users want that requires new methods of gathering and disseminating data (types of data, linkages of agency surveys and periodicity)? What should NCSES produce to meet demand? Chair: Bob Litan (Kauffman Foundation) Discussant: John Rolph (USC) Presenters: John Haltiwanger (U. Maryland) Matthieu Delescluse (European Commission) Alicia Robb (Kauffman Foundation) Stefano Bertuzzi (NIH) 10:35-10:45 a.m. - BREAK (refreshments available in lobby) 10:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. SESSION II: INTERNATIONAL STI INDICATORS: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS Objective: Identify recent developments in measuring STI and what is currently planned for the future. Discussion should reveal what has been successfully and unsuccessfully measured. What are critical bottlenecks and perceived opportunities? Policy relevance of indicators is key. What global STI metrics and indicators should NCSES develop in the near and medium term (the next 5-10 years)? Chair: Michael Mandel (U. Penn) Discussant: Andrew Wyckoff (OECD) Presenters: Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College Business School, UK) Brian MacAulay (NESTA, UK) Hugo Hollanders (UNU-MERIT, Netherlands) Shinichi Akaike (Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan) Cheonsik Woo (Korean Development Institute) 12:45-1:45 p.m. LUNCH (in main foyer) 1:45-3:45 p.m. SESSION III: NEXT-GENERATION STI STATISTICS: FRONTIER METHODS Objective: Identify frameworks and tools beyond survey instruments that yield measurements of research and commercialization productivity. Details on how a statistical agency can utilize these tools are key. Which tools are ripe for applications that NCSES should use to produce new STI indicators? Chair: Geoff Davis (Google) Discussant: Richard Freeman (Harvard U.) Presenters: Erik Brynjolfsson (MIT) Lee Giles (Penn State U.) Carl Bergstrom (U. Washington) Richard Price ( 3:45-4:00 p.m. BREAK (refreshments available in lobby) 4:00-5:00 p.m. SESSION IV: ROUNDTABLE: INDUSTRY, ACADEMIC AND GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVES Objective: Identify what firms, universities and statistical agencies can be expected to contribute to data inputs for STI indicators. Determine new uses for STI indicators at firms, particularly multinationals. Establish what policymakers and university SPO/technology transfer managers need to know in their respective decision-making processes. Where will the indicators be used and why, and why have they not already been developed? What are the new data inputs and new statistical outputs that should be the laser focus for NCSES in the 5-10 years? Chairs: Barbara Fraumeni (U. Southern Maine) Discussants: Nick Donofrio (IBM) Richard Freeman (Harvard U.) David Goldston (Natural Resources Defense Council) 5:00-5:10 p.m. - WRAP-UP Chairs: Robert Litan and Andrew Wyckoff Study Director: Kaye Husbands Fealing (National Academies/CNSTAT) 5:10-7:30 p.m.- RECEPTION (in main foyer) 7:30 p.m. - ADJOURN

DAY 2: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:00-8:30 a.m. - REGISTRATION IN LOBBY (Breakfast available in main foyer) 8:30-10:45 a.m. - SESSION V: INTERNATIONAL STI INDICATORSNEW REGIONS Objective: Identify new STI indicators initiatives. Includes presentations on emerging economies measurement of STI diffusion and impacts. Discussion of service sector measures and measures of design activities. What indicators should NCSES develop to measure technological diffusion and design? Chair: Carl Dahlman (Georgetown U.) Discussant: Fred Gault (UNU-Merit) Presenters: Howard Alper (Science, Technology and Innovation Council, Canada) Changlin Gao (Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development) Philippe Mawoko (NEPAD, South Africa) Gustavo Crespi (Inter American Development Bank; Uruguay) Jayanta Chatterjee (Indian Institute of Technology) 10:45-11:00 a.m. - BREAK (refreshments available in lobby) 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. - SESSION VI: SUB-NATIONAL STI INDICATORS Objective: Identify state and regional indicators of entrepreneurial activities and hot-spots of innovation. What indicators should NCSES develop to measure state and regional STI and diffusion activities? Chair: Lee Wilkinson (SYSTAT) Discussant: David Goldston (Natural Resources Defense Council) Presenters: Andrew Reamer (George Washington U.) Robert Atkinson (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation) Maryann Feldman (North Carolina) David Winwood (APLU presenter)/ Robert Samors & Dana Bostrom (by telephone for Q&A) 12:45-12:50 p.m. - Wrap-up Chairs: Robert Litan (Kauffman Foundation) and Andrew Wyckoff (OECD) 12:50-2:00 p.m. - LUNCH (in main foyer) 2:00 p.m. ADJOURN

The Inter-American Development Bank Staff Association is pleased to invite you to the

Fabricio Lara Exhibit Opening Reception Monday, July 11, 6:00 p.m. Inter-American Development Bank Staff Association Gallery (13th Street entrance) 1300 New York Avenue NW (202) 623-2217

The exhibit will remain open to the public until the afternoon of Friday, July 22, 2011

Monday through Friday, 12:00pm to 6:00pm - No IDB parking available

Travel by metro is recommended - The closest metro stop is Metro Center

USGLC is pleased to announce Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the latest addition to its Annual Conference

Secretary Clinton will address the impact of development and diplomacy on Americas economic prosperity. Space is limited, so RSVP today.

July 12-13, 2011 Grand Hyatt Washington 1000 H Street NW Washington, DC 20001

Visit our Conference Pages Online If you have any questions, please contact Molly Lester at (202) 730-4156.

Innovation isnt just about the latest new gadget; its the vital spark that improves the quality of our lives. At Innovation Works, National Journal will look at the link between new cutting-edge innovations and the public policy environment that incubates these new technologies. Join us as we discuss how best to tap tomorrows hottest innovations with the potential to spur job growth throughout the economy. CONFERENCE AGENDA 8:00a.m. 8:30a.m. 8:30a.m. Registration and Innovation Station Showcase Welcome and Introductions

8:35a.m. 9:30a.m. Foreshadowing the Future The top five innovations that will drive economic growth in the next 10 years and what government and the private sector are doing to drive these innovations Moderated by:

Jim Tankersley, Economic Correspondent, National Journal


Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Ceci Connolly, Senior Adviser, McKinsey Center for Health Reform Ronald A. Klain, President, Case Holdings Dr. Arun Majumdar, Director, Advanced Research Projects AgencyEnergy, United States Department of Energy Simon J. Tripp, Senior Director of Technology Partnership Practice, Battelle

9:30a.m -10:00a.m Moderated by:

Keynote Speech: Boosting U.S. Competitiveness Through Innovation

Michael Hirsh, Chief Correspondent, National Journal


John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

10:00a.m. 11:00a.m. What Best Drives Innovation? An agenda of deregulation and tax cuts or an agenda of public investments, loan guarantees and mandates? Moderated by:

Matt Cooper, Editor, National Journal Daily


Reed E. Hundt, Principal, REH Advisors Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Member, U.S. House of Representatives Daniel Pacthod, Director, McKinsey & Company Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association

11:00a.m. 11:15a.m.

Re-Charge/Re-Fuel Break

11:15a.m. 12:15a.m. Innovation Idea Labs 1. One-on-One Keynote Interview: View from the Hill Idea Lab Key Innovation Initiatives and Legislation in the 112th Congress Moderated by:

Major Garrett,Congressional Correspondent, National Journal


Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives

2. Telecommunications Idea Lab This lab will discuss how changes in spectrum policy are impacting broadband, wireless and broadcast and the development of next generation technologies. Moderated by:

Bruce Gottlieb, General Counsel, National Journ