The Economist Presents “Ideas Economy: Innovation” on March 23 – 24 (Discount Available)

The EconomistThe Economist will present Innovation: Entrepreneurship for a Disruptive World at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley on March 23 and 24.  This program is part of The Ideas Economy series produced by The Economist.

This event will bring together senior-level executives across sectors and functions, including: chief executives, chief innovation officers, chief technology officers, strategic planners, heads of research, business development executives, and senior directors with responsibility for advancing innovation in their organizations.  Speakers will include:

  • Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer, Square
  • Susan Hockfield, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Scott Cook, Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit
  • Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer, United States
  • Chinedu Echeruo, Chairman and Founder, Hopstop.com
  • Robert B. Reich, ChancellorÆs Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Prith Banerjee, Senior Vice-president, Research, and Director, HP Labs
  • Arati Prabhakar, Partner, US Venture Partners
  • George W. Buckley, Chief Executive Officer, 3M
  • Krisztina “Z” Holly, Vice-provost, Innovation University of Southern California
  • KR Sridhar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bloom Energy
  • Dr. Charles Camarda, Senior Advisor for Innovation, NASA
  • Henry Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor, Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • Christopher Cox, Vice-president, Product, Facebook
  • Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, X PRIZE Foundation
  • Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Sir Harold Evans, Author, ôThey Made America: From the Steam Engine to the
  • Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer, SpaceX

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The Economist Presents “Innovation: Fresh Thinking for the Ideas Economy” on March 23 – 24 (Discount Available)

The EconomistThe Economist will present Innovation: Fresh Thinking for the Ideas Economy at Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley on March 23 and 24.  This event is the first in a new series from The Economist on the "Ideas Economy" that will bring together top thinkers from around the world to discuss and debate the most important ideas of our time. 

This initial event will focus on Innovation and is intended to expand and challenge established thinking about what innovation is, where it comes from, and how to make it work.  Speakers will include:

  • Larry Brilliant – President, Skoll Global Threats Fund
  • Tim Brown – Chief Executive Officer, IDEO
  • Ed Catmull – President, Pixar and Disney Animation Studios
  • Joi Ito – Chief Executive Officer, Creative Commons
  • Steve Jurvetson – Managing Director, Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson
  • Jordan Kassalow, Founder, VisionSpring
  • David Kelley – Head, Stanford Design School; Founder, IDEO
  • Andrew Kuper - President, LeapFrog Investments
  • Stephen Linaweaver – Associate Principal, GreenOrder
  • Mary McDowell – Chief Development Officer, Nokia
  • Jacqueline Novogratz – Founder, Acumen Fund
  • Dan Reicher, Director, Climate Change and Energy Initatives, Google.org
  • Christina Romer – Chair, White House Council of Economic Advisers
  • Nathan Wolfe – Director, Global Viral Forecasting Initiative

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The Economist Presents “Corporate Citizenship: Doing Well by Doing Good” on March 15 – 16 in New York (Discount Available)

The EconomistThe Economist will present Corporate Citizenship 2010: Doing Well By Doing Good in New York City on March 15 and 16. This event will bring together leaders from the private, non-profit and public sectors to discuss and debate how companies can play a more positive leadership role in society.  Attendees will also hear from visionary leaders who are dedicated to exploring new models to make capitalism work for the greater good.  Speakers will include:

  • President Bill Clinton
  • Charles Best – Founder, DonorsChoose.org
  • Ben Cohen – Co-Founder, Ben & Jerry’s
  • Alex Cummings – Chief Administrative Officer, Executive VP, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Scott Griffith – Chairman and CEO, Zipcar
  • Melanie P. Healey – Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble
  • Jeffrey Hollender – Chief Inspired Protagonist and Co-Founder, Seventh Generation
  • Fred Krupp – President, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Adam Lowry – Co-founder and Chief Greenskeeper, Method Products
  • Susan Smith Ellis – CEO, (RED)
  • Jim Whaley – President, Siemens Foundation
  • Gary White – Co-Founder and Executive Director, Water.org

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The Economist Presents The Carbon Economy Summit on November 17 – 18 (Discount Available)

The Economist

The Economist will present The Carbon Economy: New Opportunities for Green Business in Washington, DC on November 17 and 18. This event will explore how governments and the business community can find innovative solutions to address climate change while sustaining economic growth. Speakers will include:

  • David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, US Department of Energy
  • James E Rogers, Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy
  • Patrick Birley, Chief Executive, European Climate Exchange
  • Jason Grumet, Founder & President, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Michael Granoff, Head of Oil Independence Policies, BetterPlace
  • Jin Jiaman, Executive Director, Global Environmental Institute, China
  • Marcy Reed, SVP Public Affairs, National Grid
  • Alan Salzman, CEO, VantagePoint Venture Partners
  • Richard L. Sandor, Chairman and Founder, Chicago Climate Exchange
  • Chauncey Shey, CEO, SB China Venture Capital
  • David Sokol, Chairman, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company

Sessions will include:

  • The Global Framework for Climate Change Initiatives
  • The stimulus score card – how have stimulus spending and incentives changed the trajectory?
  • The outlook for a global carbon market
  • Where will the investment opportunities be – technology, renewables, or infrastructure?
  • A showcase for new technologies, innovations in renewable energy, energy mitigation, and green jobs that will change the way people think and live.

For questions on this event, you can contact Rosemary DiDomizio at 212-554-0627 or by e-mail at carboneconomyevent [at] economist.com.

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