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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)

Jonathan Gruber shares the story of the U.S.'s first growth engine beginning in 1940 with massive public investment generated breakthrough in science and technology that first helped win WWII - and presents a blueprint for a second rebirth.

The American economy glitters on the outside, but the reality is quite different. Job opportunities and economic growth are increasingly concentrated in a few crowded coastal enclaves. Corporations and investors are disproportionately developing technologies that benefit the wealthiest Americans in the most prosperous areas - and destroying middle class jobs elsewhere. To turn this tide, we must look to a brilliant and all-but-forgotten American success story and embark on a plan that will create the industries of the future - and the jobs that go with them. Jonathan shares a visionary, pragmatic, sure-to-be controversial plan that will lead to job growth and a new American economy in places now left behind. The untold story of how America once created the most successful economy the world has ever seen and how we can do it again.

 

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

Post-Conference Intensive: Additional Fees Apply

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

Facilitator: Brian Darmody, CEO, AURP

Jeff Bezos in Space X to Mars? Satellite Internet? Drones Delivering Heart Transplants? Studies conducted by Morgan Stanley predict that the Global Space Economy will grow to $1 Trillion by 2040. 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 an observer and investigate the skies above.