The Technology Policy Institute's Eleventh Annual

Aspen Forum

at Charlottesville

Tech Policy Lessons Learned From the Pandemic

This year’s TPI Forum will be the place to discuss everything we’ve learned from the pandemic about technology policy with government, industry, and academic leaders.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused people to rely on technology to a degree unimaginable only a few months earlier. “Sheltering in place” was more bearable and less disruptive as people turned to the internet and tech tools for work, school, entertainment, socializing, shopping, healthcare, and more. Yet, every benefit from technology highlighted remaining challenges.

Through panel discussions, keynotes, fireside chats and off-the-record breakout sessions, participants will sort through experiences with the pandemic to discuss what we learned about tech policy—what worked, what did not, what we still need to understand, and how policy can make technology work for everyone.

We understand the concerns about attending a conference in this time of social distancing. We promise to have plenty of space, indoors and out, for you to breathe and think.

The Boar's Head Resort provides attendees a comfortable, inviting environment to meet, network, and learn about the latest in tech policy and research.


2019 Agenda

The past year's Aspen Agenda featured Jaron Lanier, Susan Athey, and Makan Delrahim as keynotes, and panels on techlash, productivity, and much more.

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Video Recordings of Panels

Missed last year's Aspen? Or went to Aspen, but now looking to relive the experience? Link to all the videos from this year's Aspen forum below.


Aspen Forum 2020 takes place at the Boar's Head Resort. Attendees are able to experience gorgeous foliage and views throughout the duration of the conference.

2019 speakers

Alden Abbott
Claude Aiken
Rob Alderfer
Stuart Alderoty
Fiona Alexander
Susan Athey
Jane Bambauer
Gil Beyda
Tim Bradley
Julie Brill
Neil Chilson
Carol Corrado
Susan Creighton
Makan Delrahim
Delara Derakhshani
Donna Epps
Peter Fatelnig
Maryann Feldman
Svetlana Gans
Mitch Glazier
Lisa Goldman
David Gross
Kathleen Ham
Dale Hatfield
Thomas Hazlett
Brian Huseman
Ginger Zhe Jin
Andrew Keen
Jaron Lanier
Blair Levin
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Ross Lieberman
Lily Liu
Christopher Martin
Laura Martin
Ruth Milkman
Leonard Nakamura
Masahiko Nittono
Noah Phillips
Randal Picker
Peter Pitsch
Jean Prewitt
Jodee Rich
Bill Rockwood
Cathryn Ross
Gregory Rosston
Jay Schwarz
Dmitri Sirota
Rebecca Slaughter
Michael Smith
Brian Sullivan
Jamie Susskind
Shane Tews
Bryan Tramont
Jan van Voorn
Hal Varian
Phil Weiser
Lawrence White
Pai-Ling Yin
Landon Zinda
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