The Future of Innovation

Technological innovation has unlocked some of the greatest increases in well-being in human history, proving to be a strong force that regularly outpaces existing regulations and entrenched industries. When confronted with the challenges of operating within an outdated framework, new competitors will often argue to their critics that these are not the regulations they are looking for. But how should governments respond?

While some will regularly invoke a precautionary principle, arguing that there is a need for government intervention to prevent harm, those who favor permissionless innovation argue that such an approach is a trap.

For the new sharing-economy models, the coming Internet of Things, drone policy, encryption, or other areas of innovation, what is the proper role of government and when is it appropriate for the state to strike back?

Please join the Charles Koch Institute and a panel of experts to discuss the importance of innovation, emerging technologies, and the proper role of the state.

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom by Adam Thierer.

Please note space is limited.

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Eric Alston, senior policy and research analyst, Charles Koch Institute


Maura Corbett, CEO and founder, Glen Echo Group

Michael Petricone, senior vice president of government affairs, Consumer Technology Association

Berin Szoka, president, TechFreedom

Adam Thierer, senior research fellow, Mercatus Center