2021 agenda

Sunday, August 15


6:30 PM

Scott Wallsten

President, TPI

Keynote Address

Phil Weiser

Attorney General, Colorado

6:45 PM

Monday, August 16

The Government's Role in Promoting Science and Technology 

Ashish Arora

Professor of Economics and Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Linda Cohen

Professor of Economics and Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Kaye Husbands Fealing

Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology

Prem Natarjan

Vice President, Alexa AI and Head of Natural Language Understanding, Amazon

Scott Wallsten, Moderator

President, TPI

8:15 AM

How is the U.S. 

Reshaping Antitrust?

Shane Greenstein

Martin Marshall Professor of Business Administration 

Maureen Ohlhausen

Partner and Co-chair, Antitrust & Competition Law Practice Group, Baker Botts

The Honorable Noah Phillips

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Carl Shapiro

Professor of the Graduate School (Haas) | Transamerica Chair in Business Strategy Emeritus

Howard Shelanski

Partner, Antitrust & Competition, Davis, Polk & Wardwell 

Tom Lenard, Moderator

President Emeritus and Senior Scholar, TPI

9:00 AM

A Discussion with Facebook Oversight Board Members

Michael McConnell

Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution-Chair, Co-Chair at Facebook Oversight Board

Julie Owono

Member, Facebook Oversight Board, Executive Director, Internet Without Borders, Fellow, Digital Civil Society

Cat Zakrzewski

Technology Policy Reporter, The Washington Post

10:15 AM

Media Industry Winners, Losers, and Policy by 2025

Tom Hazlett

Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics in the John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University

Laura Martin

Managing Director, Entertainment, Cable and Media, Needham & Company LLC

Michael Smith, Moderator

J. Erik Jonsson Professor of Information Technology and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College and Tepper School of Business

11:00 AM

Fireside Keynote:

Charlie Ergen

Charlie Ergen

Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, DISH and Echostar

Brian Sullivan, Moderator

Host of Worldwide Exchange and Senior Correspondent at CNBC

12:15 PM

How Should We Spend $100 Billion on Broadband?

Michelle Connolly

Professor of Economics, Duke University

Donald Cravins Jr.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, National Urban League

Dominique Harrison

Technology Policy Director, The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Greg Rosston

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

1:30 PM


How Should Platforms Moderate Content, and How Well are they Doing it? 

7:00 PM

Neil Chilson

Senior Research Fellow, Charles Koch Institute

Barbara Comstock

Senior Advisor, Baker Donelson

Steve DelBianco

President and CEO, NetChoice

Neil Fried

Founder, DigitalFrontiers Advocacy

Rick Lane

Founder and CEO, Iggy Ventures

Evan Swartztrauber

Director, Clout Public Affairs

Crystal Tully

Deputy Staff Director, United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

Sarah Oh, Moderator

TPI Senior Fellow


What Have we Learned About Privacy from the Pandemic, and What Does it Mean Going Forward?

7:00 PM

Julie Brill

Corporate Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, and Deputy General Counsel, Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft

Jane Horvath

Chief Privacy Officer, Apple

Amie Stepanovich

Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Jamie Susskind

Tech Policy Advisor, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

David Redl

Founder & CEO, Salt Point Strategies and Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado

Alan Raul, Moderator

Partner, Privacy and Cybersecurity and Practice, Sidley Austin LLP


Towards an Inclusive Tech Policy

Anita Banicevic
Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Paroma Sanyal

Senior Consultant, Brattle

Gabrielle Kohlmeier, Moderator

Associate General Counsel, Antitrust & Strategic Projects, Verizon

Samm Sacks, Moderator

Cyber Policy Fellow, New America

7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 17

Fireside Keynote:

Noopur Davis

Noopur Davis

Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Information Security Officer, Comcast

Shane Tews

President, Logan Circle Strategies

Does China Need the West?

David Gross

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Xiaomeng Lu

Senior Analyst, Geo-technology Practice, Eurasia Group

Samm Sacks

Cyber Policy Fellow, New America

Lixin Colin Xu

Lead Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank

Scott Wallsten, Moderator

President, TPI

Fireside Keynote: 

Chase Koch

Maurice Ferré

CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors, INSIGHTEC

Chase Koch

President, Koch Disruptive Technologies

Sarah Oh, Moderator

TPI Senior Fellow

A Discussion with North American Telecom Regulators

What are General Counsels' Major Policy Priorities? 

Jennifer Hightower

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Law and Policy, Cox Enterprises

Jennifer Newstead

General Counsel, Facebook

Karyn Temple

Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel, Motion Picture Association

Sarah Oh, Moderator

TPI Senior Fellow

8:30 AM

9:15 AM

10:15 AM

11:15 AM

12:30 PM