2020 TPI Aspen Forum Agenda


October 19

How has the pandemic changed our views on privacy, and what does that mean for existing and future regulation and legislation?

Jane Bambauer

Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, The University of Arizona

Maureen Ohlhausen

Section Chair, Antitrust & Competition Law Firm Partner, Baker Botts

Hal Varian

Chief Economist, Google

Andrew Smith

Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection

Catherine Tucker

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management Science and Professor of Marketing at MIT Sloan, Chair of the MIT Sloan PhD Program

Tom Lenard (moderator)

TPI Senior Fellow and President Emeritus

How is the world regulating privacy, and what does that mean for the US?

Bruno Gencarelli

Head of European Commission International Data Flows and Protection Unit

Andrea Jelinek

Chair, European Data Protection Board; Director, Austrian Data Protection Authority

Catherine de Fontenay

Commissioner, Australia Productivity Commission

Scott Wallsten (moderator)

President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

More speakers TBA

Book talk: "How Innovation Works"

Lord Matt Ridley


Robert Hahn (moderator)

TPI Distinguished Senior Fellow

Antitrust and Competition

October 20

Antitrust and the FTC in the Next Administration

Edith Ramirez

Co-Head of Antitrust and Competition and Partner in Privacy in Cybersecurity, Hogan Lovells

Rebecca Slaughter

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Christine Wilson

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Joshua Wright

Professor and Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University

Debate: Should we have a Digital Regulator?


October 21

A digital cold war? China and the US Post-COVID

Fiona Alexander

Distinguished Fellow in Residence at American University's Internet Governance Lab and the founder of Salt Point Strategies

Aynne Kokas

Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia

Samm Sacks

Cybersecurity Policy and China Digital Economy Fellow, New America

Miriam Sapiro

Co-Head of Sard Verbinnen & Co’s Washington D.C. office and Vice Chair of SVC Public Affairs

David Gross (moderator)

Partner and Co-Chair, Telecom, Media and Technology Practice, Wiley Rein LLP

Book talk: "China: The Bubble that Never Pops"

Tom Orlik, Chief Economist, Bloomberg Economics


October 22

The Digital Divide: Pandemic Lessons and Solutions from Around the World

Ceri Howes

Head of Regulatory, Opensignal


Larry Irving

Principal, The Irving Group

Judith Mariscal

Executive Director, Centro Latam Digital and Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

Greg Rosston

Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University and Gordon Cain Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Scott Wallsten (moderator)

President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Fireside Chat

Ajit Pai

Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Brian Sullivan (moderator)

“Worldwide Exchange” Anchor & Senior National Correspondent, CNBC

Broadband and the FCC: Successes and Challenges

Brendan Carr

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Mignon Clyburn

Principal, MLC Strategies, Open Society Foundations Leadership in Government Fellow and Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Rob McDowell

Partner, Cooley LLP and Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Geoffrey Starks

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Bryan Tramont (moderator)

Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Media and Content

October 23

Fireside Chat

Kevin Mayer

Former CEO, TikTok and Chief Operating Officer, ByteDance

Laura Martin (moderator)

Senior Analyst, Entertainment, Cable and Media, Needham & Company LLC

Streaming and Bundling

Andrew Wallenstein

President and Chief Media Analyst, Variety Intelligence Platform

Ali Yurukoglu

Associate Professor, Economics, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Scott Wallsten (moderator)

President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Additional Speakers TBA

Section 230 and the Election

Neil Fried

Principal, DigitalFrontiers Advocacy

Eric Goldman

Professor of Law and Co-Director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law

Jamie Susskind

Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the Consumer Technology Association

Sarah Oh (moderator)

Senior Fellow, TPI

Additional speakers TBA

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