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Thursday, October 21, 2021

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration Check-In Desk
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CLOSING GENERAL SESSION & BREAKFAST
JUMP-STARTING AMERICA: HOW BREAKTHROUGH SCIENCE CAN REVIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE AMERICAN DREAM
  • Jonathan Gruber, PhD, Author, Ford Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, MIT
  • Philip Hockberger, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research, Waymaker Group (Moderator)

Featured on PBS NewsHour and praised by revered economic powerhouses such as Steve Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics, and Eric Schmidt, former CEO and executive chairman of Google, it has been quoted that "...This is the book America needs now."

Jonathan Gruber, co-author of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream, shares the story of the U.S.’s first growth engine beginning in 1940 with massive public investment generated breakthroughs in science and technology that first helped win WWII — and more importantly presents a blueprint for a second rebirth.

Jonathan's visionary, pragmatic, definitely controversial plan exemplifies the impact and requisite of job growth to jump-start a new American economy in places now left behind.

  CONFERENCE CONCLUSION / TRAVEL SAFELY
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Post-Conference Intensive: Additional Fees Apply

AURP Space Day: Building Space and Aerospace Communities on the Ground

Facilitator: Brian Darmody, CEO, AURP

Blast off at AURP’s inaugural SPACE DAY with a galaxy worth of discovery. Converging state, regional and national leaders, unearth the policy and tactics to cultivate innovation clusters on the ground as a observe and investigate the skies above.