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Regulating in the Digital Age

May 9, 2013


Hotel Monaco - Paris Ballroom
700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

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Regulation is a polarizing political issue – but it doesn’t have to be. To renew America’s economic strength and dynamism, we need a regulatory environment friendlier to innovation and entrepreneurship. At the same time, it is essential that we have a regulatory structure that strongly protects public health, safety and the environment, while keeping powerful economic actors honest.
This conference will explore alternatives to this “all or nothing” debate. It will examine common sense ways to reduce regulatory drag and compliance costs, update and reform key regulatory bodies, and remove obstacles to innovation, without eviscerating tough health and environmental safeguards.

9 a.m. Opening Remarks: Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) (invited), Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) (invited)
9:30 a.m. Roundtable 1: Modernizing Economic Regulation for the 21st Century
Moderator: Will Marshall, PPI
Blair Levin, Gig.U
Robert Litan, Bloomberg Government and author of
The Need for Speed

11 a.m. Roundtable 2: New Ideas for Pruning Old Rules
Moderator: Greg Ip, The Economist
Michael Mandel and Diana G. Carew, PPI
Richard Williams, Mercatus Center
Cary Coglianese, UPenn Law School
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. Roundtable 3: Regulating mHealth : Enabling Digital Innovation in Health Care
Moderator: Michael Mandel, PPI
Divya Kallamadi, WellDoc
Mark Coblitz, Comcast