Events

2018 Bentonville Conference on American Life

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The inaugural Bentonville Conference on American Life convened thought leaders from the worlds of business, media, and government to explore the numerous challenges facing American families today. EIG Executive Director Steve Glickman moderated an enlivening panel on the economic revitalization of communities, focusing on how community and economic development officials...

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CityAge: The New American City

Grand Hyatt Washington

The 7th edition of CityAge: The New American City gathered a select national network of urban leaders in Washington, DC on November 29 & 30 to look at how to build opportunity amid the major demographic and technological changes happening in American urban regions. Prior editions of the event have...

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2017 Rise of the Rest Road Trip

Over the past three years, Economic Innovation Group has been a proud partner on Revolution’s Rise of the Rest tour. Revolution and EIG have traveled to cities across America, learning about local startups across the country are deriving countless insights about the political and social factors that allow entrepreneurship to...

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National Governors’ Association 2017 Policy Institute for Governors’ Economic Advisors

Governor Calvert House, Annapolis, MD

The 2017 Institute for Governors’ Economic Policy Advisors brought together governors’ top economic development staff to network, learn from each other, and hear from experts who follow economic development trends across the states. The discussion topics included: entrepreneurship; model capital access programs for small business; venture capital in states; technology...

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Startups and Entrepreneurship: Creating Jobs and Revitalizing Communities

North Auditorium at the Capitol Visitors Center

The Economic Innovation Group, New Democrat Coalition, 1776, Venture for America, and GENERATION STARTUP hosted an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup and a discussion about empowering startups and building thriving communities. John Lettieri, Co-founder and Senior Director for Policy and Strategy at Economic Innovation Group, moderated...

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Rise of the Rest Policy Summit 2017

Russell Senate Office Building, Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325)

On Thursday, March 30, the Economic Innovation Group and Revolution brought together legislators, journalists, and a group of more than 100 founders, business leaders, and investors from the 26 cities visited on Steve Case’s and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest bus tour to discuss the current state of entrepreneurship across...

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Union Market Talks: The New Urban Crisis

Union Market

Event Overview   EDENS, along with Urban Land Institute, Economic Innovation Group, and The Atlantic’s CityLab, invites you to the launch of best-selling author, Richard Florida’s new book, “The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About...

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21st Century Cures Act

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

Event Overview   On December 13th, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. This bipartisan legislation will significantly increase funding for scientific and medical research, and strengthen the process of translating scientific innovations into life-saving treatments for patients. The 21st Century Cures Act, which was...

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The Millennial Mindset

Georgetown University, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium

Event Overview   The results of a new survey of Millennials conducted by EIG and EY painted a complex picture of a generation convinced the economy is failing them, one that is willing to work hard to better their lot, and one that is very uncertain about what comes next....

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Millennials and the Economy

EIG Headquarters

Event Overview   On September 22nd, EIG and EY hosted a bipartisan discussion on the results of their national public opinion survey of Millennials. The survey gauged Millennial views on a variety of issues related to the economy and the challenges they face almost seven years into the recovery from...

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Democratic National Convention

Reading Terminal Market

Event Overview   On July 27th 2016 Economic Innovation Group organized a prime-time celebration of entrepreneurship ​with The Daily Beast at Reading Terminal Market on the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention​ in Philadelphia. Drinks and bites were served by Philly’s most famous food entrepreneurs, as well as music from Philly’s DJ...

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The American Dream in Distress

The Loft at 600 F

Event Overview   On March 16th, EIG hosted The American Dream in Distress, a panel discussion about the uneven economic recovery and the rise in populism. John Avlon of the Daily Beast moderated the discussion among panelists Janet Adamy of the Wall Street Journal, Jared Bernstein of the Center for...

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